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Ben Garfield

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 2
100
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1
898

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Ben Garfield

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Full name Benjamin Garfield
Name notes According to all registrations...there is no evidence of Walter as a middle name.
Born 4 April 1871 in The Lodge, Raunds, near Highams Ferrar, Northamptonshire [registered in Thrapston, June 1871]. There were no Ben or Benjamin Garfields registered in Northants at any other time. Other sources state 4 April 1872, another states 18 August 1872.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Mary Ann is about the give birth to her third child, Benjamin. His father, Joseph, is an agricultural labourer. They live at the Lodge in Raunds.

According to the 1881 census, Benjamin is the second of four children with their widowed mother, Mary Ann. They live with the Smith family, Mary's brother, at Spring Gardens in Higham Ferrers, Wellingborough. His mother is also the housekeeper.

According to the 1891 census, Benjamin, now a clicker, is still one of four children living with their widowed mother. They now live at Corporation Row in Highams Ferrers, where Mary's nephews live with them.

According to the 1901 census, Benjamin is a professional footballer, married to Elizabeth, and has three children, Benjamin, Florence and Edith. They live at 14 Farley Street in West Bromwich.

According to the 1911 census, Benjamin, now a labourer on the railway, is living with his wife and three more children, Elizabeth, Edward and Frederick. The census reveals that another child had died. They live at 39 New Bank Street in West Gorton, Manchester.

Married to Elizabeth Ann Wilson [registered in Burton-upon-Trent, December 1895].
Died April to June 1958, aged 87, nk days [registered in Manchester, June 1958].
Death notes A date of 1942 had been mentioned by Lamming, with 10 December been fiiled in by historian Tony Matthews, but there is no registration to confirm this. However, a registration in Manchester was found for June 1958, and at the age of 87, his birth can only be placed as 1871.  His last known whereabouts was the 1911 census...in Manchester.
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st. 3lbs [1903].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his junior career with Kettering Town and then Burton Wanderers FC in 1893, making 59 league appearances, scoring 27 goals, before joining West Bromwich Albion FC in May 1896. After 109 league matches and 34 goals, he left for Brighton & Hove Albion FC in August 1902, where he remained until 1905. Afterwhich he was turning out for Tunbridge Wells Rangers FC. Garfield was later suspended by the Football Association for playing in Olympia, the suspension was lifted in May 1907. In 1911, he was playing for White City FC.
Club honours Southern League Division Two winners 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became 236th players (239) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 62, 5 March 1898, Ireland 2 England 3, a British Championship match at Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 26 years 335 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1897-98;
Team honours British Championship winners 1897-98;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.104.

 

Ben Garfield - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 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.

 

Ben Garfield - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 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

 

Ben Garfield - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1897-98 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 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

 

Ben Garfield - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 25
1 62 5 March 1898 - Ireland 2 England 3, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start il

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