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Bill Foulkes

Manchester United FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 0
100% successful

1954

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full Name William Anthony Foulkes
Born 5 January 1932 in St Helens, Lancashire [registered in Prescot, March 1932]. To James and Ruth.

Notes

According to the Passenger Notes, William A. Foulkes was one of many Manchester United footballers that arrived in New York on board the Queen Mary on 20 June 1960. His address was stated as 17 Acacia Avenue in Huyton, Liverpool.

Married to Teresa Suffler, at St Nicholas Church, Whiston, 1955 [registered in Liverpool South, Lancashire, March 1955].
Died 25 November 2013, aged 81 years 324 days.
Height/Weight 5' 11", 12st. 4lbs [1957].

Source

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

Biographies Back At The Top - Bill Foulkes & Ivan Ponting (Pelham, 1965 & revised and reprinted by Sportsman Book Club, 1967).
Manchester United and Beyond - Bill Foulkes & Ivan Ponting
(Bluecoat Press, 2003)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Started his football career with Whiston Boys' Club in St. Helens. Signed as an amateur in March 1950 with Manchester United FC. He turned professional in August 1951 and remained with the club until his retirement in 1970. He completed 566 league appearances, scoring seven goals.
Club honours Football League Champions 1955-56, 1956-57, 1964-65, 1966-67; FA Charity Shield winners 1956, 1957, 1965, shared 1967; FA Cup runners-up 1956-57, 1957-58, winners 1962-63;  European Cup winners 1967-68;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 734th players (735) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
Only match No. 291, 2 October 1954, Northern Ireland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 22 years 270 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1954-55
Team honours British Championships winners 1954-55
Individual honours England U23 (two appearances)
Distinctions None

On 6th February 1958 the airliner carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United, plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from Munich airport. United were returning from Belgrade where they had just beaten Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup and had stopped off at Munich for re-fuelling. Twenty-three of the forty-four passengers on board the aircraft lost their lives. - Munich Remembered and Never Forgotten - Munich58.co.uk

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, Foulkes joined Manchester United FC's coaching staff. Later in the 1970's, he held coaching appointments with New York Cosmos, Chicago Sting and Tulsa Roughnecks. He returned to England to manage Witney Town FC up until March 1980. He again returned to the States in 1980 to coach San José Earthquake for a year. Following this he managed Norwegian clubs, Steinkjer FK, IL Bryn, Lillestrøm SK and Viking FK. Between 1988 and 1991, Foulkes managed Japanese side FC Mazda. Returning to England in 1992. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.100/101.

 

Bill Foulkes - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 1 0 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.

 

Bill Foulkes - 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
 Away - White 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Bill Foulkes - Match Record - TourBill Foulkesnt Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1954-55 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Bill Foulkes - Match History
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Walter WInterbottom - 1 full capx

Age 22
1 291 2 October 1954 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start 2

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