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Johnny Fantham

Sheffield Wednesday FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 1
100
% successful

19
61

disciplined: none
captain: none

minutes played:
90

Timeline

  John Fantham
Birth 6 February 1939 in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Sheffield, March 1939] Lived on the Pitsmoor Road in Sheffield and attended Burngreave School.
Marriage to Carole Andron [registered in Sheffield, March 1964]. Two children, Tracey and Stephanie
Death 25 June 2014 in Sheffield, aged 75 years 139 days

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football for Sheffield Schools and Yorkshire Schools, and Sheffield YMCA.  He signed amateur forms with Sheffield Wednesday FC in 1954, turning professional in October 1956. After playing 388 league appearances, scoring 147 league goals, he joined Rotherham United FC in October 1969 for £5000. Joined Macclesfield Town FC in the 1971 close season.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1958-59, FA Cup runners-up 1965-66;
Individual honours Football League (3 appearances)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 7¼", 11st. 2½lbs [1962].

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 798th players (798) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
Only match No. 351, 28 September 1961, England 4 Luxembourg 1, a World Cup qualification match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 22 years 234 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U23 (1 appearance)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A successful businessman after leaving football, and according to many forums, Fantham owned two hairdressing shops, one was on Division Street in Sheffield. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.96.

 

Johnny Fantham - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 1 0 0 90 0 0 min 0 None None
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

Johnny Fantham - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - White - World Cup 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

 

Johnny Fantham - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competitions
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1960-62 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
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
World Cup 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

Match History

 Club: Sheffield Wednesday F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

manager: Walter Winterbottom - one full appearance (90 min)x


Age 21
1 u23 2 November 1960 - England 1 Italy 1
St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Fr HD Start 6

Age 22
1 351 28 September 1961 - England 4 Luxembourg 1
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
HW WCP   8
  

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