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William Felton

The Wednesday FC

1 cap, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 2
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25

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name William Felton
Born 1 August 1900 in Wardley Colliery, Gateshead [registered in Gateshead, Durham, September 1900]

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, the seven month old William is the youngest of two children to John and Mary. They live with Mary's parents at 17 Reservoir Street in Heworth. His father is a coal mine hewer.

According to the 1911 census, William is now the second of seven children to their parents, who are now head of the house at 17 Reservoir Street.  His father is still a hewer.

Married to Winifred G. Marley [registered in Gateshead, Durham, June 1919].
Died 22 April 1977, aged 76 years x days [registered in Manchester, Lancashire, June 1977].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 12st. 0lbs [1926].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with various colliery teams, Pelaw Albion FC, Pandon Temperance FC, Wardley Colliery FC and Jarrow FC of the North-Eastern League, before Grimsby Town FC took him in January 1921. 43 league appearances followed before The Wednesday FC signed him January 1923 for £1500, where he would play 158 games in the League. Signed for Manchester City FC in March 1929 where he would make another 73 league appearances. Then Tottenham Hotspur FC as club captain in March 1932 for another 73 league appearances, and his first and only league goal, a penalty against Arsenal in September 1933. He was transfer-listed by Spurs and duly signed for Altrincham FC in the 1934-35 season for £500, where again, he became club captain. He would go on to make 121 Cheshie County League appearances, scoring twelve times. In his final season, 1938-39, he became the player/coach.
Club honours Football League Champions 1925-26;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & AltrinchamFC.co.uk

England Career

Player number 492nd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
Only match No. 146, 21 May 1925, France 2 England 3, a friendly match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, aged 24 years 293 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cousin of Samuel Barkas

Beyond England

No information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.96.

 

William Felton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
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.

 

William Felton - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1

 

William Felton - Match History
 Club: The Wednesday F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 24
1 146 21 May 1925 - France 2 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris Fr AW Start lb

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