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Austen Campbell

Blackburn Rovers FC, Huddersfield Town AFC

8 appearances, 0 goals

P 8 W 7 D 0 L 1 F 30: A 10
88% successful

1928-32

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
720

Profile

Full name Austen Fenwick Campbell
Born 5 May 1901 at 8 Prospect Terrace in Ebchester, county Durham [registered in Lanchester, Durham, June 1901]

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Elizabeth Ann is heavily pregnant with a child that would become Austen Fenwick. His father, Martin, is a coal mine hewer. They are married and they live with his mother Winifred, at 8 Prospect Terrace in Ebchester.

According to the 1911 census, Austin is the older of two sons, the other being Philip, with their parents, at 25 Margaret Street in Rowlands Gill. His father is still a coal mine hewer.
According to Passenger Lists, Austen Campbell was one of eighteen footballers on an FA Tour, courtesy of Canadian Pacific Railway Company, had left the port of Liverpool on 11 May 1931, bound for Montreal, Canada, on the Duchess of Richmond. They returned from Quebec, arriving at Southampton on 23 July 1931, on board the Empress of Britain. He was living at 29 Colandine Avenue in Salandine Nook in Huddersfield.

According to the 1939 register, Fenwick A. is a licensed victualler, married to Miranda and they live at 184 Earl Street North in the Shear Brow area of Blackburn.
Married to Miranda Hamer (b.16 June 1899) [registered as Austin F., in Blackburn, Lancs., June 1928].
Died 8 September 1981 in Blackburn, aged 80 years 126 days [registered as Austin Fenwick, in Blackburn, Lancs., September 1981].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 6lbs [1923]. 5' 9", 11st. 10lbs [1929]. 11st. 7lbs [1931]. 11st. 12lbs [1935].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with Spen Black & White FC before joining Leadgate Park FC. Played with Coventry City FC in 1919-20 but returned to the North-Eastern League with Leadgate Park FC again on 3 June 1921. Blackburn Rovers FC next signed Campbell on 19 February 1923, having beaten Burnley FC and Sheffield United FC to his signature. After 162 league appearances, scoring seven goals, Huddersfield Town AFC signed him for a 'considerable' transfer fee, on 13 September 1929, where he became club captain, scoring five goals in 193 league outings. Campell joined Jack Hill's Hull City AFC on 13 November 1935, however, he was placed on their 'transfer list' on 23 April 1936. On 8 September that year, Campbell joined Darwen FC in the Lancashire Combination, and remained with them for the season before retiring from the game.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1927-28, runners-up 1929-30; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1928; Football League Division One runners-up 1933-34;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions Cousin of Alan Brown (Burnley FC) and Alf Fenwick (Sheffield Wednesday FC and Reading FC). Campbell captained a side between Blackburn Rovers FC former players and East Lancashire CC, a chairty match at Ewood Park in April 1939.
He also played in a charity match in Blackburn between Policemen and Air Wardens in 1941. The match was abandoned after William Hamilton, a policeman, broke his arm. He was tripped by Frank Healless (son of Harry), and this was the first instance of a player (Hamilton) sueing another (Healless) for damages because of a foul on an opponent. Hamilton was awarded 150 damages on 28 July 1941. Campbell had given evidence.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 534th players (536) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 162, 22 October 1928, England 2 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 27 years 170 days.
Last match No. 180, 9 December 1931, England 7 Spain 1, a friendly match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 30 years 218 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1928-29, 1930-31, 1931-32;
Team honours British Championships shared 1930-31, winners 1931-32;
Individual honours FA Tour of Canada 1931;
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Was a pit boy in one of the Medomsley collieries. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.57/58.

 

Austen Campbell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
10 8 7 720 0 0 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.

 

Austen Campbell - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 4 0 0 17 4 +13 0 0 4.25 1.00 100.0 +4
Away 4 3 0 1 13 6 +7 1 1 3.25 1.50 75.0 +2
All 8 7 0 1 30 10 +20 1 1 3.75 1.25 87.5 +6

 

Austen Campbell - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 7 6 0 1 23 9 +14 1 1 3.286 1.286 85.7 +5
Friendly 1 1 0 0 7 1 +6 0 0 7.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 8 7 0 1 30 10 +20 1 1 3.75 1.25 87.5 +6

 

Austen Campbell - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1928-29 2 2 0 0 5 3 +2 0 0 5.00 3.00 100.0 +2
BC 1930-31 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 1 1 3.00 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1931-32 2 2 0 0 9 3 +6 0 0 4.50 1.50 100.0 +6
BC All 7 6 0 1 23 9 +14 1 1 3.286 1.286 85.7 +5
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 7 6 0 1 23 9 +14 1 1 3.286 1.286 85.7 +5
All 7 6 0 1 23 9 +14 1 1 3.286 1.286 85.7 +5

 

Austen Campbell - Match History
 

 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - 8 full appearances (720 min)x


Age 27
1 162 22 October 1928 - England 2 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start lh/ch
2 163 17 November 1928 - Wales 2 England 3, Vetch Field, Swansea AW Start lh
164 13 April 1929 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL reserve

 Club: Huddersfield Town A.F.C. - six full appearances (560 min)  

Age 29
3 173 20 October 1930 - England 5 Ireland 1, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW Start lh
4 174 22 November 1930 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start lh
5 175 28 March 1931 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start lh

Age 30
6 178 17 October 1931 - Ireland 2 England 6, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start lh
7 179 18 November 1931 - England 3 Wales 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool HW Start lh
8 180 9 December 1931 - England 7 Spain 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start lh

Age 31
184 7 December 1932 - England 4 Austria 3, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Fr HW injured withdrawn

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