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Cliff Britton

Everton FC

9 appearances, 1 goal

P 9 W 7 D 0 L 2 F 29: A 11
78% successful

1934-37

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
810

Profile

Full name Clifford Samuel Britton
Born 27 August 1909 at Bush's Hill, Hanham, Gloucestershire [registered in Keynsham, Somerset, December 1909].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Clifford is the only son to George and Beatrice.  His father is a bootmaker and they live at Bush's Hill in Hanham.

Married to Bridget G. Moores [registered in Lewes, June 1944].
Died 1 December 1975 in Anlaby, Hull, aged 66 years 96 days [registered in Hull, December 1975].
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 11st. 0lbs [1935].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with local sides Hanham Athletic FC and then Hanham United Methodists FC and Bristol St George's FC. Britton joined Bristol Rovers FC as an amateur in 1926, turning professional in the 1928 close season.  After fifty league appearances, Everton FC paid a four-figure sum for Britton in June 1930. He guested for Aldershot FC during WW2. After 221 league appearances, and two goals, he retired in October 1945.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1930-31; FA Charity Shield winners 1932, runners-up 1933; FA Cup winners 1932-33; Football League Champions 1938-39;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) An appointment as Burnley FC's manager in October 1945 prompted Britton's retirement from playing. He returned to Everton FC as their manager on 21 September 1948 until his resignation in February 1956. Became the manager of Preston North End FC in August 1956 until he resigned in April 1961 after relegation. Becoming the manager of Hull City AFC in July 1961, he was then appointed as the club's general manager in November 1969, until his retirement in October 1971.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1946-47, 1953-54; FA Cup runners-up 1946-47; Football League runners-up 1956-57; Football League Division Three winners 1965-66;

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 600th players (600) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 194, 29 September 1934, Wales 0 England 4, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 25 years 31 days.
Last match No. 210, 17 May 1937, Sweden 0 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, aged 26 years 261 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1934-35, 1936-37;
Team honours British Championships shared 1934-35;
Individual honours England wartime (ten appearances), FA tour of South Africa (1939)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Turned out to have a talent for management, cut his teeth by becoming a sergeant-major in the 50th (Northumbrian) Division. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.46.

 

Cliff Britton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
9 8 5 810 1 810 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Cliff Britton - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 4 0 0 14 6 +8 0 0 3.50 1.50 100.0 +4
Away 5 3 0 2 15 5 +10 1 3 3.00 1.00 60.0 +1
All 9 7 0 2 29 11 +18 1 3 3.222 1.222 77.8 +5

 

Cliff Britton - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 5 3 0 2 10 7 +3 1 1 2.00 1.40 60.0 +1
Friendly 4 4 0 0 19 4 +15 0 2 4.75 1.00 100.0 +4
All 9 7 0 2 29 11 +18 1 3 3.222 1.222 77.8 +5

 

Cliff Britton - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1934-35 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 1 2.00 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1936-37 2 1 0 1 4 4 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 5 3 0 2 10 7 +3 1 1 2.00 1.40 60.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 3 0 2 10 7 +3 1 1 2.00 1.40 60.0 +1
All 5 3 0 2 10 7 +3 1 1 2.00 1.40 60.0 +1

 

Cliff Britton - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 9 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 9 full capsx

Age 25
1 194 29 September 1934 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start rh
2 195 14 November 1934 - England 3 Italy 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start rh
3 196 6 February 1935 - England 2 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start rh
4 197 6 April 1935 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start rh
Age 26
5 206 18 November 1936 - England 3 Ireland 1, Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent BC HW Start rh
6 207 2 December 1936 - England 6 Hungary 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start rh
7 208 17 April 1937 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start rh
8 209 14 May 1937 - Norway 0 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo tour AW Start rh
9 210 17 May 1937 - Sweden 0 England 4, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AW Start rh
- 211 20 May 1937 - Finland 0 England 8, Töölön pallokenttä, Helsinki AW reserve

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