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Arthur Capes

Stoke FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 2
0% successful

1903

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Arthur John Burton Capes
He was not born with the middle name of Burton, but he certainly died with it.
Born 23 February 1875 in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire [registered in Burton-upon-Trent, June 1875]

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Arthur is the fourth of six children to licensed victualler Edwin and Ann. They live in The Railway Inn in Little Burton, Burton-upon-Trent, with two servants.

Cannot be found on the 1891 census.

According to the 1901 census, Arthur J. is now married to Ada and have one daughter, Sarah Ann. Arthur is a professional footballer and a plumber, living at 4 Beauvale Road, Nottingham.

According to the 1911 census, Arthur John, still married and with a son, Frederick William, now just a plumber, living at 72 Sutherland Road in Longton, Stoke.
According to passenger lists, Arthur arrived back in London from Australia on 9 November 1933 on boar the P&O Baradine, living at Victoria Street in Burton.

Married to Ada Annie Botham [registered in Nottingham, March 1899]
Died 26 February 1945 at 64 Hunter Street in Burton-upon-Trent, aged 70 years 3 days [registered in Burton-upon-Trent, March 1945]. Left £468 16s. 11d. to his son, Frederick William Capes, a blacksmith.
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 12st. 3lbs [1903].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with Burton Wanderers FC making 57 league appearances and scoring 23, before joining Nottingham Forest FC in the summer of 1896, where he scored 33 goals in 68 league outings. Joined Stoke FC on 25 April 1902 and returned sixty league appearances with eighteen goals. Joined Bristol City FC on 8 May 1904, making 29 league appearances, scoring seven. On 19 September 1905, Capes signed for Langton Hall FC, of the North Staffordshire Combination. He then spent the 1905-06 season with Swindon Town FC, scoring five in 22 Southern League appearances.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1897-98;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions His brother, Adrian, also played with Burton Wanderers FC and Nottingham Forest FC

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 288th players (289) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
Only match No. 79, 4 April 1903, England 1 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 28 years 39 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1902-03;
Team honours British Championships shared 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

no added information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.58.

 

Arthur Capes - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 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.

 

Arthur Capes - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Arthur Capes - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1902-03 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Arthur Capes - Match History
 Club: Stoke F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 28
1 79 4 April 1903 - England 1 Scotland 2, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HL Start il

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