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George Cotterill

Cambridge University AFC & Old Brightonians AFC & Corinthians FC

4 appearances, 2 goals

P 4 W 4 D 0 L 0 F 19: A 4
100% successful

1889-93

disciplined: none
captaincies:
two
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name George Huth Cotterill MA
Born 4 April 1868 in Brighton, Sussex [registered as unnamed in Brighton, June 1868].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, three year-old George is the third of four children to Edward G. and Annie.  They live at Arlington Villas in Brighton, along with his uncle and eight servants. His father, born in India, is a clergyman

According to the 1881 census, George Huth is the eldest of the three children remaining with their parents, alongside sixteen pupils and five servants at 5, 6 and 7 Arlington Villas. His father is the schoolmaster and clergyman.

According to the 1891 census, George H. is now a schoolmaster with his parents at Weybridge School in Chertsey. His father is head and clergy.

Cannot be found on the 1901 census, he was Captain of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the Boer War.

According to the 1911 census, George Huth is a boarder at the Lonsdale household at 104 Lloyd Street in Chorlton, Manchester. He is a director of a Home agents and Decorating company. He is boarding alongside actors Herbert Lomer and Guy Newall, and his wife Mary Newall.
During WWI, achieved the rank of Major of the 11th Lancashire Fusiliers.

Died 1 October 1950 in Llandaff, Glamorgan, aged 82 years 180 days [registered as George R. [type error?!?] in Cardiff, December 1950].
Height/Weight over 6' 3", weight unknown [?].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Brighton College between 1882 and 1886, being the captain in his final three years. Then attended Trinity College and played for Cambridge University and earning his blue between 1888 and 1891, being the captain in 1890. Consequently played for the Old Brightonians FC team and also guested for Corinthians FC between 1887 and 1898. Also assisted Weybridge FC, Burgess Hill FC and Newbury FC, as well as representing Surrey and Sussex.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions A typical example of the Victorian games all-rounder. At cricket he played for Cambridge University 1888-89 (without getting a Blue) and Sussex 1886-90. Blackheath and Corinthians and later Richmond, as well as Surrey, twice at Rugby. He was also a multi-event athlete - track, field and rowing.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 174th players (177) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right, centre-forward
First match No. 41, 7 March 1891, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, aged 22 years 337 days.
Last match No. 49, 1 April 1893, England 5 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, London, aged 24 years 362 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93, 1893-94;
Team honours British Championships winners 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.75.

 

George Cotterill - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
7 4 4 360 2 180 min 2 twice 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.

 

George Cotterill - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 3 0 0 17 4 +13 0 0 5.667 1.333 100.0 +3
Away 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 4 4 0 0 19 4 +15 0 1 4.75 1.00 100.0 +4

 

George Cotterill - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1890-91 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 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1893-94 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC All 4 4 0 0 19 4 +15 0 1 4.75 1.00 100.0 +4
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 4 0 0 19 4 +15 0 1 4.75 1.00 100.0 +4
All 4 4 0 0 19 4 +15 0 1 4.75 1.00 100.0 +4

 

George Cotterill - Match History
 

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

 Club: Cambridge University A.F.C. & Old Brightonians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 20
- 36 2 March 1889 - England 6 Ireland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW reserve
Age 21
- 38 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW withdrawn
- 40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD reserve
Age 22
1 41 7 March 1891 - England 6 Ireland 1, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start 15 ir
Age 23
- u/o 19 December 1891 - England 6 Canada 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start ir
 Club: Old Brightonians FC & Corinthians F.C. - 3 full caps  
2 44 5 March 1892 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start ir
Age 24
3 47 25 February 1893 - England 6 Ireland 1, Wellington Road Football Ground, Birmingham BC HW Captain cf
Age 27
4 49 1 April 1893 - England 5 Scotland 2, Athletic Ground, Richmond BC HW Capt 65 cf

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