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Edgar Chadwick

Everton FC

7 appearances, 3 goals (1 on his debut)

P 7 W 5 D 1 L 1 F 20: A 9
79% successful

1890-97

captain: none
minutes played:
630

Timeline

  Edgar Wallace Chadwick
Birth Monday, 14 June 1869 at 21 Bank Top, Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, June 1869]
Baptised Sunday, 11 July 1869 at St Peter's Church, Blackburn, by Henry Elwell.
 

According to the 1871 census, Edgar W. is the youngest of two sons, the other being Albert L., to Thomas and Susanah Ellen (née Pilkington). They live at 31 New Park in Blackburn, His father is a baker.

 

According to the 1881 census, Edgar Wallace now has three younger siblings, and the whole family now live at 115 King Street. His father is now a grocer.

 

According to the 1891 census, Edgar W. is a professional footballer living with his parents, and six of his younger siblings. His father is a grocer and baker, still living at 115 King Street.

Marriage to Jane Ellen Woodacre on Tuesday, 30 July 1895 at St Luke's Church in Blackburn. Edgar was a 26 year-old baker living at 115 King Street in Blackburn. Jane Ellen was a 27 year-old weaver living at 13 Dickinson Street. Edgar's father was a baker. Jane's father, William, is deceased and was an overlooker. The witnesses were a different William Woodacre and Elizabeth Ann Etta Chadwick.
They had two children, Alice Victoria (b.early 1901 & d.25 July 1901) and Phyllis (b.January 1904, d.1 July 1907)
 

According to the 1901 census, Edgar is still a professional footballer and is boarding with fellow footballer, Alfred Milward and his family, at 60 Cromwell Road in Shirley, Hampshire.

 

Not on the 1911 census, Edgar is likely in Europe coaching.
According to Passenger lists, Edgar, along with his wife, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, from Liverpool, on 14 June 1925 on board the SS Scythia. Edgar is retired and they reside in Blackpool and are heading to 9 Lake Street in New Bedford.

  According to the 1939 register, Edgar W. is married to Jane, living at 70 Lune Grove in Blackpool. Edgar is a retired master worker.
Death Wednesday, 14 February 1942 at The Craven Heifer, 1 Whalley New Road, Blackburn, aged 72 years, 245 days [registered in Blackburn, March 1942].
Buried at Blackburn Old Cemetery, also on the Whalley New Road.

Obituary

"EX-FOOTBALL STAR DIES AT BLACKBURN
"Mr. Edgar Chadwick, a noted football star, died to-day at the age of 72. He was a member of a talented Blackburn family, several members of which rendered conspicuous service to the game. Mr. Chadwick first linked up with the Blackburn Rovers after experience with a junior club, and it is recorded that he left the club for the sake of a paltry half a crown a week increase in his wages. He joined Everton and with Milward constituted one of the most famous wings in English football at that time. As an international inside left, he played at Goodison Park for some years and later had experience with Liverpool, Southampton, Burnley and Blackpool. He was a member of the F.A. team which went to the Continent in 1901, and was later sent across the Channel to act as coach by the F.A. He spent six years in Holland and had a spell in Germany, the last war preventing him entering upon a four year contract with a German club."
- The Lancashire Daily Post, Saturday, 14 February 1942.

"EDGAR CHADWICK DEAD

"Mr. Edgar Chadwick, an international inside left who gave great service to Blackburn Rovers and Everton, died at Blackburn on Saturday, aged 72. He left Blackburn Rovers to play for Everton in 1888, and after this went from success to success. He also played for Liverpool, Southampton, Burnley, and Blackpool. With Milward he constituted one of the most effective wings in English football. He was in the F.A. team which went to the Continent in 1901, and he later acted as a coach in Germany."
 -
Liverpool Daily Posty, Monday, 16 February 1942.
Probate "CHADWICK Edgar Wallace of 70 Lune-grove Blackpool died 14 February 1942 at 1 Whalley New-road Blackburn Probate Lancaster 19 June to Jane Ellen Chadwick widow.
Effects £2179 7s. 6d." [2019 equivalent: £103,439]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Lan-opc.org.uk &

Playing Career

Club(s) Started his junior career playing with the Little Dots FC club in 1884. He was playing for Blackburn Olympic FC in 1886-87. Joined Blackburn Rovers FC in 1887 and 'after faithfully promising the Rovers that he would play for them as an amateur next season', promptly signed for Everton FC in July 1888 along with his brother, Alf. Notts County FC had attempted to buy Chadwick in October 1897. Everton placed Chadwick on the transfer list on 17 May 1899 with a £200 asking price.
   'It has been constantly brought under my notice that I am about to retire from the football worlds. This is untrue. Why should I retire when I have good football in me? If I retire it will be because of the big transfer fee placed on me by the Everton directorate, thus hindering me from obtaining a decent situation. I have served the Everton and Liverpool public honorably and faithfully during my stay at Everton, and I think I have been treated unfairly. This will probably surprise my Everton friends.' - Sporting Life, Saturday, 29 May 1899
  The £200 pricetag was reduced after the Football League intervened at Chadwick's own appeal, on 30 May 1899, and he immediately signed with Burnley FC for £40. Following Burnley's relegation, in May 1900, Chadwick accepted an assignment to coach some players in Prague. On his return, Blackburn Rovers FC attempted to re-sign Chadwick in June 1900, but they refused to meet the £90 asking price, offering just £40. Chadwick complained to the Football League again, but this time, the League did not intervene and the transfer was unsuccessful. So Chadwick joined Southern League side, Southampton FC on 21 August 1900, the club of his cousin, Arthur. They were not required to seek his registration. After a brief interlude with Blackburn Etrurians FC, he made 52 Southern League appearances, scoring eighteen.
   'A single development of the League transfer system is reported from East Lancashire. Edgar Chadwick has bought his own transfer fro £35 from the Burnley Club, whose League player he was, with the object of returning to League football. It was understood he was anxious to join Blackburn Rovers, but it is now practically settled he will play for Liverpool next season.' - The Mercury, Friday, 2 May 1902.
  Joined Liverpool FC on 15 May 1902, and after their relegation, he transferred to Blackpool FC on 20 May 1904. Glossop FC signed Chadwick as their club captain in August 1905, and onto Darwen FC on 11 July 1906. Glossop had wanted to re-sign Chadwick, but he wanted to go closer to home. Guested for Blackburn Rovers FC during WWI and also made one appearance for Blackpool FC in December 1917, aged 47 years.

League History
413 appearances, 127 goals
Everton FC 1888-99, 270 appearances, 97 goals.
debut: 8 September 1888 Everton FC 2 Accrington FC 1.
Burnley FC 1899-1900, 31 appearances, ten goals.
debut: 2 September 1899 Glossop FC 2 Burnley FC 0.
Liverpool FC 1902-04, 43 appearances, seven goals.
debut: 6 September 1902 Liverpool FC 5 Blackburn Rovers FC 2.
Blackpool FC 1904-05, 34 appearances, eight goals.
debut (second division): 3 September 1904 Blackpool FC 0 Leicester Fosse FC 0.
Glossop FC 1905-06, 35 appearances, 5 goals.
debut (second division): 2 September 1905 Glossop FC 1 Gainsborough Trinity FC 0.
last (second division): 28 April 1906 Glossop FC 1 Leeds United AFC 2.
Club honours Football League runners-up 1889-80 ( 22 apps, nine goals), Champions 1890-91 (22, ten gls); Division One third place 1892-93, 1895-96, runners-up 1894-95 (28, 11 gls);
FA Cup runners-up 1892-93 (seven apps, three gls), 1896-97 (5, 2 gls), 1901-02;
Southern League winners 1900-01;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances); Lancashire FA;
Received a Gold medallion on his seventieth birthday from the FA at Prague.
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 6½", 10st. 10lbs [1893], 5' 6", 10st. 7lbs [1895], 5' 6" [1924].

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) After learning the fine-art of coaching in Germany in 1900, Chadwick, after coaching Blackburn Etrurians FC in Germany in September 1900, became a pioneer in Englishmen coaching abroad, He became a respected coach in Netherlands and took charge of the Dutch national team from October 1908, a post he held until November 1913, guiding the team to bronze medals in the 1908 and 1912 Olympics. The Dutch attempted to sign Chadwick again in March 1914, but following the death of Edgar's father, the opportunity was not seized upon, The German FA then approached him to be their trainer for two years, the following month, but this too was turned down, he was busy coaching HVV, HFC and Vitesse. He won the Dutch Championship with Sparta Rotterdam in 1914-15.

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 179th players (183) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 42, 7 March 1891, England 4 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Football Ground, Newcastle Road, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, aged 21 years 266 days.
Last match No. 61, 3 April 1897, England 1 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at The Sports Arena, Crystal Palace, Penge, London, aged 27 years 293 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93, 1893-94, 1895-96, 1896-97;
Team honours British Championship winners 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93;
Individual honours England's joint Top Goalscorer (two 1891)
FA Tour of Germany
1899; FA Amateur Tour of Germany 1914 Team Attendant;
Distinctions Cousin of Arthur Chadwick

Beyond England

Chadwick was a baker by trade. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.61./LFChistory.net


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes goals ave.min comp. goals captain
10 7 7 630 3 210 min 3 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
7 5 1 1 20 9 +11 0 1 2.857 1.286 78.6 +4

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home British Championship 4 3 0 1 12 6 +6 0 0 3.00 1.50 75.0 +2
Away 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1889-90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 =0
BC 1890-91 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +2
BC 1891-92 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1893-94 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1895-96 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1896-97 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 7 5 1 1 20 9 +11 0 1 2.857 1.286 78.6 +4

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 7 5 1 1 20 9 +11 0 1 2.857 1.286 78.6 +4
7 5 1 1 20 9 +11 0 1 2.857 1.286 78.6 +4

Match History

 Club: Everton F.C. - seven full appearances (630 min), three goals

F.A. International Selection Committee - seven full appearances (630 min), 3 goalsx

Age 20
38 15 March 1890 - Ireland 1 England 9, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW reserve
39 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW
  

Age 21
1 42 7 March 1891 - England 4 Wales 1, Newcastle Road, Sunderland BC HW Start 35 il
2 43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn HW Start 35 il
  

Age 22
3 46 2 April 1892 - Scotland 1 England 4, Ibrox Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 1 il

Age 23
48 13 March 1893 - England 6 Wales 0, Victoria Ground, Stoke-upon-Trent BC HW withdrawn
4 49 1 April 1893 - England 5 Scotland 2, Athletic Ground, Richmond BC HW Start il
  

Age 25
5 52 7 April 1894 - Scotland 2 England 2, Celtic Park, Glasgow BC AD Start il
  

Age 27
6 56 7 March 1896 - Ireland 0 England 2, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start il
  

Age 28
7 61 3 April 1897 - England 1 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge BC HL Start il
  

Age 30
FA Tour of Germany 23 November 1899 - Germany 2 England 13, Athletik-Sportsplatz, Berlin
tour
AW Start
or
24 November 1899 - Germany 2 England 10, Athletik-Sportsplatz, Berlin AW reserve
25 November 1899 - Austria 0 England 8, Stadión Letná, Praha AW Start or
28 November 1899 - Germany 0 England 7, Military Exercise Ground, Karlsruhe AW Start
or
  

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