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Tommy Clare

Stoke FC

4 appearances, 0 goals

P 4 W 3 D 1 L 0 F 16: A 3
88% successful

1889-94

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Thomas Clare
Born late February 1865 in Congleton, Cheshire [registered in Congleton, March 1865].
One source states he was born on 12 March, but he was baptised on the 5th.
Baptised 5 March 1865 in Mowcop, Biddulph, Staffordshire.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Thomas was the sixth of seven children to Thomas and Elizabeth Leigh (née Cotterell) living in 4 Albert Street in Oldcott, Wolstanton. His father is an earthenware manufacturer.

According to the 1881 census, and now with three more younger siblings (the older three siblings have moved on), Thomas Jnr is a encaustic tile maker, his father still a earthenware manufacturer, all living at 21 John Street in Wolstanton.

According to the 1891 census, Thomas is one of eight children, one of them new in the past ten years, still living with their parents in Wolstanton High Street in Goldenhill. Thomas is a encaustic tile draughtsman.

According to the 1901 census, Thomas is now married to Beata, with one daughter, May Vaughan. They live at 25 High Lane in Burslem. He is a manager for tile spraying machines.

Not on the 1911 census, probably in Canada. But no evidence can be found of when he emigrated.

Married to Beata Vaughan [registered in Wolstanton, September 1891]. Beata was born in Ruabon, Denbighshire in Wales.
Died 27 December 1929 in Yellow Point, Ladysmith, Vancouver, British Colombia, aged 64 years nk days [not registered in England].
Buried in Namino, Vancouver Island, British Colombia in Canada.
Height/Weight about 6' 0", 13st. 0lbs [1897].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com (additional info from BroughFamily.org)

Club Career

Club(s) Clare started his football career with Talke FC and Goldenhill Wanderes FC. He joined Stoke FC in 1883 and signed professional forms, the first to do so for Stoke. He made his senior debut in 1885 and went on to amass a total of 251 League and Cup appearances for the club, scoring six goals, up to 1897. He represented Staffordshire on several occasions and on leaving Stoke he had one League game for Manchester City (on trial) before rejoining Burslem Port Vale FC as player-coach 1897, retiring as a player three years later. 
Club honours Football League Alliance winners 1890-91;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 157th players (158) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 36, 2 March 1889, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, aged 24 years nk days.
Last match No. 52, 7 April 1894, Scotland 2 England 2, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 30 years nk days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1888-89, 1891-92, 1892-93, 1893-94;
Team honours British Championship winners 1891-92, 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

 He continued to coach Burslem Port Vale and was their manager in 1905-06, but soon afterwards he emigrated to Canada. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.65/66.

 

Tommy Clare - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 4 4 360 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.

 

Tommy Clare - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 12 1 +11 0 1 6.00 0.50 100.0 +2
Away 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All - British Championship 4 3 1 0 16 3 +13 0 2 4.00 0.75 87.5 +3

 

Tommy Clare - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1888-89 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1891-92 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1893-94 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 4 3 1 0 16 3 +13 0 2 4.00 0.75 87.5 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 3 1 0 16 3 +13 0 2 4.00 0.75 87.5 +3
All 4 3 1 0 16 3 +13 0 2 4.00 0.75 87.5 +3

 

Tommy Clare - Match History
 Club: Stoke F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 24
1 36 2 March 1889 - England 6 Ireland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start rb
Age 27
2 44 5 March 1892 - Ireland 0 England 2, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Start rb
Age 28
3 48 13 March 1893 - England 6 Wales 0, Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent BC HW Start rb
Age 29
- 50 3 March 1894 - Ireland 2 England 2, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AD withdrawn
4 52 7 April 1894 - Scotland 2 England 2, Celtic Park, Glasgow AD Start rb

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