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George Camsell

Middlesbrough FC

9 appearances, 18 goals
one penalty

P 9 W 6 D 1 L 2 F 29: A 9
72% successful

1929-36

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
810

Profile

Full name George Henry Camsell
Born 27 November 1902 in Framwellgate Moor, county Durham [registered in Durham, March 1903].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, George is the youngest of six children to Isaac and Mary. They live at 108 Pump Row in Framwellgate Moor. His father is a coal mine hewer.

Married to Isabella Hall [registered in Durham, March 1922].
Died 7 March 1966 in Middlesbrough, aged 63 years 100 days [registered in Middlesbrough, North Riding, March 1966].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 12lbs [1930].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s): Started his life as a pit boy, but played football with the Durham chapel team in 1921, and soon played for Esh Winning FC and Tow Low Town FC, from where he was offered a trial with Durham City FC, joining as an amateur in 1923, and turning professional in June 1924. His twenty goals in the 21 league appearances soon got him noticed, and so joined Middlesbrough FC on 6 October 1925 for a £800 transfer fee, cancelling out Durham's debt to the Boro. Camsell re-signed for a fifteenth season, on 6 April 1939, having amassed an astonishing 325 league goals in 419 league appearances, before the breakout of war suspended the League programme. On 11 November 1939, Camsell played for Stockton FC in the North-Eastern League, as he had not been picked for Boro' for that week. But he was soon picking out the goals for Boro again, well into his forties, making his final appearance in 1941.
Club honours: Football League Division Two winners 1926-27, 1928-29;
Individual honours: League's leading goalscorer in 1926-27, 59 goals in 37 league appearances;
Distinctions: Fronted an advertsing campaign in 1936 for Erimus Haircream, made by his native South Bank Chemical Company (left).
Camsell refereed the Berwick Infirmary Cup Final between West End United FC and Chirnside Amateurs FC on 23 July 1947. West End won 4-3. He was banned from doing the same in 1948, after a disgruntled 'fan' reported him for participation in non-FA Affiliated matches.

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 540th players (543) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 165, 9 May 1929, France 1 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, aged 26 years 163 days.
Last match No. 204, 9 May 1936, Belgium 3 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles, aged 33 years 164 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1929-30, 1935-36;
Team honours British Championship winners 1929-30;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Remained with Middlesbrough FC after retiring, firstly as a coach after WW2, appointed on 2 January 1947, and chief scout. From October 1956, he was the assistant secretary until his retirement in December 1963. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.58.
"LORRY DRIVER CLEARED AT DURHAM INQUEST.
"Evidence clearing a lorry driver was given by George Camsell, the Middlesbrough and international footballer, at a Durham inquest last night. John Morrison Clayton, a 75-year-old bonesetter, of Marton Moor Road, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, was killed when the motor-car driven by his wife ran into the back of a stationary lorry on the Great North Road, near Kimblesworth Bridge, on Friday night, and the inquest had been adjourned to determine whether the rear light on the lorry was burning at the time of the accident. The verdict returned was 'Accidental Death'. Camsell, who lives in Devonshire Road, Middlesbrough, said he was driving a car southwards about seven o'clock on the night of the accident, and saw the staionary lorry. It carried a bright red rear light, said Camsell, who added: 'I noticed the light, but the visibility was good and I should have seen the lorry even if there had been no lights.' The driver of the lorry, William Arthur Monkhouse, of Stockton, said his load slipped, so he pulled up beside an electric light standard to safeguard pedestrians. 'I cleaned my number plate—for the police are very particular—and I saw my red light was burning as I went away to telephone my firm,' he added. 'On my return after the accident a policeman pointed out that my rear light was out and I found that the adaptor had been twisted through having been hit by the car. When straightened the lamp lit.' "
- Thursday, 24 December 1936, The Sunderland Echo & Shipping Gazette

 

George Camsell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
10 9 3 810 18 45 min 6 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.

 

George Camsell - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 3 1 0 14 2 +12 0 2 3.50 0.50 87.5 +3
Away 5 3 0 2 15 7 +8 0 1 3.00 1.40 60.0 +1
All 9 6 1 2 29 9 +20 0 3 3.222 1.00 72.2 +4

 

George Camsell - Match Record - By Shirt Colour
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 8 5 0 2 26 9 +17 0 2 3.25 1.125 62.5 +3
Blue 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 9 6 1 2 29 9 +20 0 3 3.222 1.00 72.2 +4

 

George Camsell - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 3 2 1 0 10 1 +9 0 2 3.333 0.333 83.3 +2
Friendly 6 4 0 2 19 8 +11 0 1 3.167 1.333 66.7 +2
All 9 6 1 2 29 9 +20 0 3 3.222 1.00 72.2 +4

 

George Camsell - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1929-30 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 0 2 4.50 0.00 100.0 +2
BC 1935-36 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 3 2 1 0 10 1 +9 0 2 3.333 0.333 83.3 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 10 1 +9 0 2 3.333 0.333 83.3 +2
All 3 2 1 0 10 1 +9 0 2 3.333 0.333 83.3 +2

George Camsell - Match History
 

 Club: Middlesbrough F.C. - nine full appearances (810 min), 18 goals

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - nine full appearances (810 min)x


Age 26
1 165 9 May 1929 - France 1 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AW Start 59,86 cf
2 166 11 May 1929 - Belgium 1 England 5, Parc Duden Stadion, Bruxelles AW Start

32,34,37,60
cf
167 11 May 1929 - Spain England 3, Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid AL reserve
3 168 19 October 1929 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 42,80 cf
4 169 20 November 1929 - England 6 Wales 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham HW Start
16,61,75
cf

Age 31
5 190 6 December 1933 - England 4 France 1, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start 12,41 cf

Age 33
6 200 4 December 1935 - England 3 Germany 0, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start 42,66 cf
7 202 4 April 1936 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 31 cf
8 203 6 May 1936 - Austria 2 England 1, Praterstadion, Wien tour AL Start 54 cf
9 204 9 May 1936 - Belgium 3 England 2, Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles AL Start 2 cf

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