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Edgar Field

Clapham Rovers FC

2 appearances, 0 goals, 1 own goal

P 2 W 0 D 0 L 2 F 1: A 9
0% successful


disciplined: none
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Full name Edgar Field
Born 29 July 1854 in Wallingford, Berkshire [registered in Wallingford, September 1854].

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Edgar is the sixth of seven children to Thomas E. and Mary. His father is the Aldermans of Wallingford, as well as draper and brewer. They all live at The Paddock House on London Road, Benson in Wallingford along with three servants.

According to the 1871 census, Edgar is a pupil at St Nicholas Cottage in Lancing. In Shoreham, Sussex.

According to the 1881 census, Edgar is the only one of the children living with his parents at Paddock House, with two servants. Edgar is an accountant, his father is still the Alderman, and now just a brewer.

According to the 1891 census, Edgar is married to Emily and is now a wine merchant. They live with Emily's brother and sister, at St Mary's Street in Wallingford, with one servant.

According to the 1901 census, Edgar is now a widower and accountant. He is visiting his cousin, Alfred Edward Howard Field, a mechanical engineer, living at 80 Onslow Gardens in Hornsey, with his own daughters and three servants.

According to the 1911 census, Edgar, still a chartered accountant, is living with his neice and her husband, Blanche and Herbert Smith. Herbert is a bank clerk and they both live in 38 Griffiths Road in Wimbledon, along with their two daughters and two servants.

Married to Emily Florence Fuller [registered in Wallingford, December 1889]. Died, aged 32, in Barnet [registered March 1898].
Died 11 January 1934 in Derby, aged 79 years 166 days [registered in Derby, March 1934].
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Lancing College before leaving to play for Reading FC during the mid-1870's. Joined Clapham Rovers FC before his only international match; also represented Berkshire and Buckinghamshire FA.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1878-79, winner 1879-80;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 34th (35) player to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
First match No. 5, 4 March 1876, Scotland 3 England 0, friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, aged 21 years 219 days.
Last match No. 13, 12 March 1881, England 1 Scotland 6, friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 26 years 226 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions At least two sources say Field scored an own goal in his last international.  If he did (most reports credit John Smith with a hat-trick), he was the first player to do so in an England match.

Beyond England

Field was a Chartered Accountant by profession. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.97.


Edgar Field - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
2 2 180 0 0 min 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.


Edgar Field - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 1 6 -5 0 0 1.00 6.00 00.0 -1
Away 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1
All - Friendly 2 0 0 2 1 9 -8 1 0 0.50 4.50 00.0 -2


Edgar Field - Match History
 Club: Clapham Rovers F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 2 full capsx

Age 21
1 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL Start fb
Age 26
2 13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start 79 fb