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David Fairhurst

Newcastle United FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 1
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David Fairhurst


Full name David Liddle Fairhurst
Born 20 July 1906 in Blyth, Northumberland [registered in Tynemouth, September 1906].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, David Liddle is the third of five children to William Shaw and Janet. They live at 9 Regent Terrace in Blyth. His father is a ship plater.

Married There are two possibilities, One David L. Fairhurst married Katheleen M. Edwards in Walsall [registered September 1930]. Another David L. married Jean I. Anstey in 1949 [registered in Northumberland Central, December 1949].  Of course, another possibility is that he married both.
Died 26 October 1972 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, aged 66 years x days [registered in Birmingham, December 1972].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 13lbs [1932].


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

Club Career

Club(s) Started at New Delaval Villa FC before earning his experience at Blyth Spartans FC. He joined Walsall FC in June 1927 (57 league appearances), before returning to the north-east when he signed for Newcastle United FC in March 1929 for £1750, where he remained until his retirement in May 1946, having played 266 league appearances, scoring twice (both goals came in the same match, against Nottingham Forest, 30 November 1935, in a 5-1 victory).
Club honours FA Cup winner 1931-32;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of three who became 591st players (591) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
Only match No. 190, 6 December 1933, England 4 France 1, a friendly match at White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, aged 27 years 139 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Following his retirement from playing football, Fairhurst was the trainer at Birmingham City FC. He had previously worked in the coalmines and as a shipyard worker. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.96.


David Fairhurst - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 90 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.


David Fairhurst - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1


David Fairhurst - Match History
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 27
1 190 6 December 1933 - England 4 France 1, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start lb