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Jimmy Crabtree

Burnley FC, Aston Villa FC

14 appearances, 0 goals
one penalty missed

P 14 W 9 D 3 L 2 F 55: A 13
75% successful

1894-1902

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1260

Profile

Full name James William Crabtree
Born 23 December 1871 at Sandygate, Burnley, Lancashire [registered in Burnley, March 1872].
Baptised 10 January 1872 at St Peter's Church, Burnley by R. Jackson

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, James Wm is the younger of two sons to Joseph and Ellen, living at 8 Healey Wood Road in Habergham Eaves, Burnley. His parents are cotton weavers.

According to the 1891 census, James William is living with his parents at 1 River Street in Habergham Eaves, also with one lodger. All of them are cotton weavers.

According to the 1901 census, 'John' Crabtree, along with seven other footballers, is visiting Blackpool, for they are staying at the Station Hotel on Talbot Road.

Died 18 June 1908 at his home in Aston, aged 36 years 173 days [registered in Aston, Warwickshire, June 1908]. Other sources suggest 31 May and 31 March.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 3lbs [1895].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career playing with Burnley Royal Swifts FC and the Burnley FC reserves. Joined Rossendale FC in 180 and Heywood Central FC a year later. It was in 1892 that Crabtree joined Burnley FC. Transferred to Aston Villa FC for a £200 transfer fee on 20 May 1895. In January 1904, Crabtree joined Plymouth Argyle FC, retiring from playing later that year.
Club honours Football League Champions 1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99, 1899-1900; FA Cup winners 1896-97;
Individual honours Football League (nine appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 211th players (212) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back, full-back
First match No. 50, 3 March 1894, Ireland 2 England 2, a British Championship match at Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 22 years 70 days.
Last match No. 74, 3 March 1902, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 30 years 70 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1893-94, 1894-95, 1895-96, 1898-99, 1899-1900, 1900-01, 1901-02;
Team honours British Championships winners 1894-95, 1898-99, 1900-01;
Individual honours FA Tour of Germany 1899;
Distinctions Took and missed England's first ever penalty

England Tragedy

"A BURNLEY FOOTBALL PLAYER STABBED - Yesterday morning at Burnley, Francis Holgate, weaver, was remanded on a charge of unlawfully wounding James Crabtree, the half-back of the Burnley Football team. Prisoner and another man were fighting in Manchester-road late on Saturday night when Crabtree interfered. Holgate, it is alleged, stabbed him in the breast. Crabtree, who lost a great deal of blood, had his wounds attended to by an ambulance man, and afterwards by a surgeon". - Manchester Courier, 7 November 1893

Beyond England

Returned to Aston Villa FC to become a scout. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.77.

 

Jimmy Crabtree - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Pens. Capt. Disc.
17 14 14 1260 0 0 min 0 1 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.

 

Jimmy Crabtree - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 6 0 0 37 3 +34 0 4 6.167 0.50 100.0 +6
Away 8 3 3 2 18 10 +8 1 3 2.25 1.25 56.3 +1
All - British Championship 14 9 3 2 55 13 +42 1 7 3.929 0.929 75.0 +7

 

Jimmy Crabtree - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1892-93 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1894-95 2 2 0 0 12 0 +12 0 2 6.00 0.00 100.0 +2
BC 1895-96 3 2 0 1 12 3 +9 0 1 4.00 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1898-99 3 3 0 0 19 3 +16 0 1 6.333 1.00 100.0 +3
BC 1899-1900 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 0 1 1.333 1.667 50.0 =0
BC 1900-01 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1901-02 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 14 9 3 2 55 13 +42 1 7 3.929 0.929 75.0 +7
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 14 9 3 2 55 13 +42 1 7 3.929 0.929 75.0 +7
All 14 9 3 2 55 13 +42 1 7 3.929 0.929 75.0 +7

 

Jimmy Crabtree - Match History
 Club: Burnley F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 14 full capsx

Age 22
1 50 3 March 1894 - Ireland 2 England 2, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AD Start lh
- 52 7 April 1894 - Scotland 2 England 2, Celtic Park, Glasgow AD withdrawn
Age 23
2 53 9 March 1895 - England 9 Ireland 0, County Ground, Derby BC HW Start rb
3 55 6 April 1895 - England 3 Scotland 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool HW Start rb
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 11 full caps  
Age 24
4 56 7 March 1896 - Ireland 0 England 2, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start rh
5 57 16 March 1896 - Wales 1 England 9, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff AW Start rb
6 58 4 April 1896 - Scotland 2 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow   AL Start lh
Age 25
- 60 29 March 1897 - England 4 Wales 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW withdrawn
Age 26
- 64 2 April 1898 - Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, Glasgow BC AW reserve
Age 27
7 65 18 February 1899 - England 13 Ireland 2, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start 46 ch
8 66 20 March 1899 - England 4 Wales 0, Ashton Gate, Bristol   HW Start ch
9 67 6 April 1899 - England 2 Scotland 1, Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham   HW Start lb
FA Tour of Germany 23 November 1899 - Germany 2 England 13, Athletik-Sportsplatz, Berlin tour AW Start lb
24 November 1899 - Germany 2 England 10, Athletik-Sportsplatz, Berlin AW Start lb
26 November 1899 - Austria 0 England 8, Stadión Letná, Praha AW Start lb
28 November 1899 - Germany 0 England 7, Military Exercise Ground, Karlsruhe AW Start lb
Age 28
10 68 17 March 1900 - Ireland 0 England 2, Lansdowne Road, Dublin BC AW Start rb
11 69 26 March 1900 - Wales 1 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff AD Start rh
12 70 7 April 1900 - Scotland 4 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow AL Start lb
Age 29
13 72 18 March 1901 - England 6 Wales 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne BC HW Start rb
Age 30
14 74 3 March 1902 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start lb

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