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Bob Crompton

Blackburn Rovers FC

41 appearances, 0 goals, 1 own goal

P 41 W 27 D 8 L 6 F 115: A 39
76% successful

1902-14

disciplined: none
captaincies:
22
minutes played:
3690

Profile

Full name Robert Crompton
Born 26 September 1879 at 1 Harwood Street, Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, December 1879].
Attended Moss Street Boarding School and Moss Street Higher School
Baptised 24 October 1879 at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Blackburn, by W. Scholes

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Robert is the third child of four sons to Robert and Alice (née Utley), living at 1 Harwood Street. His father is licensed victualler.

According to the 1891 census, Robert is still one of four children, and with their parents living at 148 Harwood Street, which is the Rose & Thistle Inn. Robert is an assistant farmer.

According to the 1901 census, Robert is now a plumber, still living at the Rose & Throstle Inn, with his parents and his older brother and his wife and son.

According to the 1911 census, Robert is a publican and is married to Ada with four children, Harry, Robert, Alice, Wilfred (One child had died). They live at 185 Audley Range in Blackburn.

Married to Ada Ingham [registered in Blackburn, September 1901].
Died 16 March 1941 at 24 Eldon Road, Blackburn, aged 61 years 171 days [registered in Blackburn, March 1941].
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 13st. 10lbs [1907].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Blackburn and played with Trinity FC, a Sunday School League team. He signed for Blackburn Rovers FC initially as a centre half-back in September 1896 and eventually moved to left-back and remained with them beyond his retirement in May 1920. He had made 520 league appearances and scored fourteen goals
Club honours Football League Champions 1911-12, 1913-14;
Individual honours Football League (seventeen appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Became a club director from June 1921 until March 1931, during which time he acted as team manager between December 1926 and February 1931. He appeared again in management, this time with Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic FC from June 1935 until February 1936. Having been brought in in a caretaker capacity, he was appointed team manager of Blackburn Rovers FC on 25 May 1938, until his death in 1941.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1927-28; Football League Division Two winners 1938-39; Football League War Cup runners-up 1939-40;

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 270th player (271) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 74, 3 March 1902, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 22 years 158 days.
Last match No. 119, 4 April 1914, Scotland 3 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 34 years 200 days. Captain.
Major tournaments British Championships 1901-02, 1902-03, 1903-04, 1905-06, 1906-07, 1907-08, 1908-09, 1909-10, 1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14;
Team honours British Championships shared 1902-03, 1905-06, 1907-08, 1911-12, winners 1903-04, 1908-09, 1910-11, 1912-13;
Individual honours None
Distinctions For the occasion of becoming England's most capped footballer, the FA, on 13 March 1911, before the match against Wales, Crompton was awarded an enlarged framed photograph....of himself!

Beyond England

A plumber by trade, and later involved, alongside Tinker Davies, Wales International, in the motor business, owning a garage in Blackburn. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.79/80.

 

Bob Crompton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
42 41 34 3690 0 0 min 0 22 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.

 

Bob Crompton - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 15 9 4 2 27 15 +12 1 6 1.80 1.00 73.3 +7
Away 26 18 4 4 88 24 +64 2 10 3.385 0.923 76.9 +14
All 41 27 8 6 115 39 +76 3 16 2.805 0.951 75.6 +19

 

Bob Crompton - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 34 20 8 6 67 32 +35 3 14 1.971 0.941 70.6 +14
Friendly 7 7 0 0 48 7 +41 0 2 6.857 1.00 100.0 +7
All 41 27 8 6 115 39 +76 3 16 2.805 0.951 75.6 +19

 

Bob Crompton - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1901-02 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1902-03 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
BC 1903-04 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 1 2.00 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1905-06 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1906-07 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1907-08 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 0 0 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1908-09 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 0 3 2.667 0.00 100.0 +3
BC 1909-10 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1910-11 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 0 1 2.00 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 1911-12 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 0 1 3.00 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 1912-13 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 0 1 2.00 1.667 66.7 +1
BC 1913-14 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 1 1 1.00 2.00 33.3 -1
BC All 34 20 8 6 67 32 +35 3 14 1.971 0.941 70.6 +14
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 34 20 8 6 67 32 +35 3 14 1.971 0.941 70.6 +14
All 34 20 8 6 67 32 +35 3 14 1.971 0.941 70.6 +14

 

Bob Crompton - Match History
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 41 full caps, 22 captainciesx

 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 41 full caps  
Age 22
1 74 3 March 1902 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start rb
2 75 22 March 1902 - Ireland 0 England 1, Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast AW Start rb
void 5 April 1902 - Scotland 1 England 1, Ibrox Park, Glasgow AD Start rb
3 76 3 May 1902 - England 2 Scotland 2, Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham HD Start rb
Age 23
4 78 2 March 1903 - England 2 Wales 1, Fratton Park, Portsmouth BC HW Captain rb
5 79 4 April 1903 - England 1 Scotland 2, Bramall Lane, Sheffield HL Captain rb
Age 24
6 80 29 March 1904 - Wales 2 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Captain rb
7 81 12 March 1904 - Ireland 1 England 3, Solitude Ground, Belfast AW Captain rb
8 82 9 April 1904 - Scotland 0 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow AW Captain rb
Age 26
9 86 17 February 1906 - Ireland 0 England 5, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Start rb
10 87 19 March 1906 - Wales 0 England 1, Cardiff Football Ground, Cardiff AW Start rb
11 88 7 April 1906 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start rb
Age 27
12 89 16 February 1907 - England 1 Ireland 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Captain rb
13 90 18 March 1907 - England 1 Wales 1, Craven Cottage, Fulham HD Captain rb
14 91 6 April 1907 - England 1 Scotland 1, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HD Captain rb
Age 28
15 92 15 February 1908 - Ireland 1 England 3, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Start rb
16 93 16 March 1908 - Wales 1 England 7, Cardiff Football Ground, Cardiff, AW Start rb
17 94 4 April 1908 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Start rb
18 95 6 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 6, Cricketer Platz, Wien tour AW Start rb
19 96 8 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 11, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AW Start rb
20 97 10 June 1908 - Hungary 0 England 7, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-Pesth AW Start rb
21 98 13 June 1908 - Bohemia 0 England 4, Stadión Letná, Praha AW Start rb
Age 29
22 99 13 February 1909 - England 4 Ireland 0, Horton Park Avenue, Bradford BC HW Start rb
23 100 15 March 1909 - England 2 Wales 0, City Ground, Nottingham HW Start rb
24 101 3 April 1909 - England 2 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Crystal Palace HW Captain rb
25 102 29 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 4, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-Pesth tour AW Start rb
26 103 31 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 8, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-Pesth AW Start rb
27 104 1 June 1909 - Austria 1 England 8, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AW Start rb
Age 30
28 106 14 March 1910 - Wales 0 England 2, Cardiff Football Ground, Cardiff BC AW Captain rb
29 107 2 April 1910 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Captain rb
Age 31
30 108 11 February 1911 - England 2 Ireland 1, Baseball Ground, Derby BC HW Captain rb
31 109 13 March 1911 - England 3 Wales 0, The Den, New Cross HW Start rb
32 110 1 April 1911 - England 1 Scotland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool HD Captain rb
Age 32
33 111 10 February 1912 - Ireland 1 England 6, Dalymount Park, Dublin BC AW Captain rb
34 112 11 March 1912 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Captain rb
35 113 23 March 1912 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Captain rb
Age 33
36 114 15 February 1913 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Captain rb
37 115 17 March 1913 - England 4 Wales 3, Ashton Gate, Bristol HW Captain rb
38 116 5 April 1913 - England 1 Scotland 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham HW Captain rb
Age 34
39 117 14 February 1914 - England 0 Ireland 3, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough BC HL Captain rb
40 118 16 March 1914 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff AW Captain rb
41 119 4 April 1914 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Captain rb

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