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Leslie Compton

Arsenal FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 6: A 4
75% successful

1950

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Leslie Harry Compton
Born 12 September 1912 in Woodford, Essex [registered in West Ham, December 1912].
Married to Kathleen I.P. Shillabeer [registered in Hendon, September 1935].
Died 27 December 1984 in Hendon, aged 72 years 106 days [registered in Hendon, December 1984]. He died following complications with diabetes, his foot had been amputated two years previously.  He was cremated in Golders Green Crematorium, where his ashes remain.
Height/Weight 6' 1½", 13st. 6lbs [1949].

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) Started his career playing schoolboy football in Hendon, and then playing with Bell Lane Old Boy's FC, a junior club in Hendon. When he was seventeen years old, he was playing with Hampstead Town FC. He signed for Arsenal FC on amateur forms in 1931, signing professionally in February 1932. He did play for the army during the second world war and retired in July 1952 having played 253 league matches, scoring five goals.
Club honours Football League Champions 1947-48; FA Cup winners 1949-50;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Also played first class cricket with Middlesex CC, as their wicket-keeper between 1938-56.
Older brother of Dennis Compton

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 700th players (700) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 260, 15 November 1950, England 4 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland, aged 38 years 64 days.
Last match No. 261, 22 November 1950, England 2 Yugoslavia 2, a friendly match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 38 years 71 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1950-51;
Team honours None
Individual honours England Wartime (seven appearances)
Distinctions The oldest outfield player to debut for England

Beyond England

Remained on Arsenal FC's coaching staff until February 1956. Was also landlord of The Prince of Wales' in Highgate, London. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.71/72.

 

Leslie Compton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 1 180 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.

 

Leslie Compton - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1

 

Leslie Compton - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1

 

Leslie Compton - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1950-51 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1

 

Leslie Compton - Match History
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 2 full capsx

Age 38
1 260 15 November 1950 - England 4 Wales 2, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start 5
2 261 22 November 1950 - England 2 Yugoslavia 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HD Start 5

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