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Warney Cresswell

South Shields FC, Sunderland AFC, Everton FC

7 appearances, 0 goals

P 7 W 3 D 3 L 1 F 16: A 10
64% successful

1921-29

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
630

Profile

Full name Warneford Cresswell
Born 5 November 1897 in South Shields, county Durham [registered in South Shields, December 1897].
Attended Stanhope Road School, South Shields

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Warneford is the third of four children to Wonford and Charlotte. They live at 115 Stanhope Road, South Shields. Father is a marine engineer.

According to the 1911 census, Warneford has another brother, and with their parents, they live at 32 Ashley Road in Tyne Dock. Father is still a marine engineer.

Married to Grace H.C. Erikson [registered in South Shields, September 1924]
Died 20 October 1973, aged 75 years 349 days [registered in South Shields, December 1973].
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 11st. 4lbs [1922], 5' 9", 10st. 13lbs [1925].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in South Shields, and then junior football in the town. However, during World War One, Cresswell was based in Scotland, so assisted Greenock Morton FC, Heart of Midlothian FC and Hibernians FC, as well as Tottenham Hotspur FC, that was until he was made a Prisoner of War. When he returned, he signed with South Shields FC in 1919, before being suspended after 99 league appearances. On 1 March 1922, Burnley FC had attempted to buy Cresswell for £6000. The offer unsettled Cresswell and he fell into disrepute with his management, which resulted in his suspension. Sunderland AFC, on 3 March 1922, came in for him and spent a world record transfer fee £5500 for him. He made 182 league appearances before Everton FC bought him on 4 February 1927 for £7000, despite interest from Chelsea FC in February 1925. He retired from playing after 290 league appearances, where he scored his only league goal, in May 1936.
Club honours Football League runners-up 1922-23, Champions 1927-28, 1931-32; FA Charity Shield winners 1928, 1932; Football League Division Two winners 1930-31; FA Cup winners 1932-33;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Appointed manager-coach of Port Vale FC on 13 May 1936, a vacancy that lasted until 14 April 1937, when it was announced he would be leaving the club due to the position he had left the club in. He soon found another vacancy at Northampton Town FC where he served until September 1939.

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 402nd player (403) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 124, 14 March 1921, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 23 years 129 days.
Last match No. 168, 19 October 1929, Ireland 0 England 3, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 31 years 348 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1920-21, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1929-30;
Team honours British Championships shared 1926-27, winners 1929-30;
Individual honours England Schoolboy (one appearance, 1911)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Served as a licensee after the Second World War.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.79.

 

Warney Cresswell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
7+ 7 5 630 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.

 

Warney Cresswell - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 1 1 7 7 =0 0 0 2.333 2.333 50.0 =0
Away 4 2 2 0 9 3 +6 1 2 2.25 0.75 75.0 +2
All 7 3 3 1 16 10 +6 1 2 2.286 1.429 64.3 +2

 

Warney Cresswell - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 5 2 2 1 10 7 +3 1 2 2.00 0.40 60.0 +1
Friendly 2 1 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 3.00 1.50 75.0 +1
All 7 3 3 1 16 10 +6 1 2 2.286 1.429 64.3 +2

 

Warney Cresswell - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1920-21 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC 1924-25 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1925-26 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC 1926-27 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
BC 1929-30 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 5 2 2 1 10 7 +3 1 2 2.00 0.40 60.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 2 2 1 10 7 +3 1 2 2.00 0.40 60.0 +1
All 5 2 2 1 10 7 +3 1 2 2.00 0.40 60.0 +1

 

Warney Cresswell - Match History
 Club: South Shields F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 7 full capsx

Age 23
1 124 14 March 1921 - Wales 0 England 0, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start rb
 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - 5 full caps  
Age 25
2 134 10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4, Stade Pershing, Paris tour AW Start rb
3 138 1 November 1923 - Belgium 2 England 2, Bosuil Stadion, Antwerpen Fr AD Start rb
Age 26
4 142 22 October 1924 - England 3 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start rb
Age 28
5 148 1 March 1926 - England 1 Wales 3, Selhurst Park, London BC HL Start rb
6 151 20 October 1926 - England 3 Ireland 3, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HD Start rb
 Club: Everton F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 31
7 168 19 October 1929 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start rb

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