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George Cotterill

Cambridge University AFC & Old Brightonians AFC & Corinthians FC

4 appearances, 2 goals (1 on his debut)

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

1889-93

captain: two
minutes played:
360

Timeline

  Major George Huth Cotterill MA
Birth Saturday, 4 April 1868 at 5 Arlington Villas in Brighton, Sussex [registered as unnamed in Brighton, June 1868].
"COTTERILL―On the 4th inst., at 5 Arlington-villas, Brighton, the wife of the Rev. G. E.Cotterill, of a son." - The Morning Post/The Morning Advertiser, Wednesday, 8 April 1868 & The West Sussex Journal, Tuesday, 14 April 1868.
Baptised Friday, 15 May 1868 at St. Nicholas Church, in Brighton
 

According to the 1871 census, three year-old George is the third of four children to Edward George and Annie Manuela (née Walters). 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.

  "2nd Volunteer Battalion, the Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)―George Huth Cotterill, Gent., to be Lieutenant July 24, 1886." - Army & Navy Gazette, Saturday, 24 July 1886 & Volunteer Service Gazette, Saturday, 31 July 1886
 

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.

    

According to War Records, Cotterill served as a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps between 1899-1902.

 

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

  "MR G. H. COTTERILL, son of the Rev George Cotterill, of Arlington Villas, celebrates his 35th birthday on Saturday, April 11th, having been born in Brighton in 1868. When captain of the Brighton College Cricket Club he gave promise of becoming a famous batsman, but on going to Cambridge he gradually lost his form in the King of Games. While at the University he gained the International prize, and made a name in the football teams" - Brighton Gazette, Thursday, 9 April 1903 - notes: Cotterill was born on the 4th.
 

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.

 

According to his British Army Medal Rolls, Cotterill served in France as a Major in the Lancashire Fusiliers from 24 September 1915, earning the three medals, victory, British and Star on 20 June 1921.

Marriage to Margaret Robina (b.27 May 1886) [registration not found, only the 1939 register and Midland Electoral Register confirm a wife].
  According to the Midland Electoral Registers, George Huth and Margaret Robina were living at Flat 2, 6 Alcester Road in the Moseley area of Birmingham.
  According to the 1939 register, author, George H. and fashion buyer, Margaret R. are still married, living at 4 Greenwood Road in Cardiff.
Death Sunday, 1 October 1950 in Llandaff, Glamorgan, in Wales, aged 82 years 180 days [registered as George R. in Cardiff, December 1950]. as stated by Wisden. Other sources state 11th.

Source

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

Cambridge University Alumni
Cotterill, George Huth.
Adm sizar Trinity Oct. 6, 1887.
s. of George Edward (above) of Weybridge, Surrey.
b. Apr. 4, 1868, at Brighton.
Sch: Brighton College. Matric.Michs.1887.
B.A. 1890; M.A.1894;
Football (assoc.) 'blue,' 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891.

Sometime captain of Surrey County XI.
Served in Great War (Major, Lancs. Fusiliers).
(Brighton Coll. Reg., where he is confused with his brother (1889).)

Playing 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 assisted Weybridge FC, Burgess Hill FC and Newbury FC.
Corinthians 1886-98 (65 appearances as centre-forward, 53 goals).
Club honours None
Individual honours Surrey FA and Sussex FA
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.
Height/Weight over 6' 3", weight unknown [?].

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. 65
Major tournaments British Championship 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93;
Team honours British Championship winners 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93;
Individual honours None

Beyond England

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


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes goals ave.min comp. goals captain
7 4 4 360 2 180 min 2 twice
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
4 4 0 0 19 4 +15 0 1 4.75 1.00 100.0 +4

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home British Championship 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

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1888-89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 =0
BC 1889-90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 =0
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 2 2 0 0 11 3 +8 0 0 5.50 1.50 100.0 +2
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
4 4 0 0 19 4 +15 0 1 4.75 1.00 100.0 +4

Match History

 

F.A. International Select Committee - four full appearances (360 min)x

 Club: Cambridge University A.F.C. & Old Brightonians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  

Age 20
36 2 March 1889 - England 6 Ireland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW reserve
  

Age 21
39 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW withdrawn
40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC 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 F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - three full appearances (270 min)  

2 45 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, Handsworth BC HW captain cf
  
4 49 1 April 1893 - England 5 Scotland 2, Athletic Ground, Richmond BC HW captain
65
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