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Sam Chedgzoy

Everton FC

8 appearances, 0 goals

P 8 W 2 D 3 L 3 F x: A x
44% successful

1920-24

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
720

Profile

Full name Samuel Chedgzoy
Born 27 January 1889 in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire [registered in Wirral, March 1889].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Samuel is the fifth child of six to Henry (1852) and Frances (1858), living in Worcester Street, in Whitby, Ellesmere Port. His father is a galvanized labourer.

None of the Chedgzoy's are on the 1901 census.

According to the 1911 census, Samuel is a professional footballer married to Annie, living with his in-laws, the Ferrington's, at 15 Walton Lane in Kirkdale, Liverpool.

According to the Passenger lists, Samuel Chedgzoy and his family left the port of Liverpool on 24 April 1924 and headed towards Montreal, Canada on the Montcalm, a Canadian Pacific steamship under the leadership of Captain Rennie. Samuel stated himself as a professional footballer.

Married to Annie Ferrington [registered in West Derby, December 1910]. The 1911 census return states they had been married three months, meaning they married and registered their marriage in December 1910.
Died 15 January 1967 in Montreal, Canada, aged 76 years 353 days [registered in x].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 0lbs [1925].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Initially played for Burnell's Ironworks alongside Joe Mercer's father. Member of the Scot's Guards during the First World War. Played for Everton FC. Played football in the US with New Bedford FC in Massachusetts. It was thought that Chedgzoy was returning to England in 1930, but instead, wnet to Canada to assist Canadian club.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions Sam Chedgzoy was the man directly responsible for a major change in the game's laws. An intelligent man who was never scared to challenge authority, he discovered a glaring loophole in the laws and proceeded to exploit it during a match at White Hart Lane in 1924. A new rule had been introduced so that a goal could be scored direct from a corner. Chedgzoy took a corner by dribbling along the by-line as members of both sides looked on in astonishment. They saw Chegzoy hammer the ball into the net and score a goal which led to a rule change. Twelve months later football's hierarchy introduced a rule whereby the taker of a corner could only play the ball once before a second player had touched it.
His son, Sydney, played for Everton FC and Burnley FC.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Everton Former Players Foundation.

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 390th players (393) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 121, 15 March 1920, England 1 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 31 years 48 days.
Last match No. x, aged 35 years 269 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1919-20;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, Samuel emigrated to Canada in 1924. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Sam Chedgzoy - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- - - - - - min - 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.

 

Sam Chedgzoy - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Sam Chedgzoy - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Sam Chedgzoy - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Sam Chedgzoy - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 8 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 8 full capsx

Age 31
1 121 15 March 1920 - England 1 Wales 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury BC HL Start or
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