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Albert Geldard

Everton FC

4 appearances, 0 goals

P 4 W 2 D 1 L 1 F 10: A 4
63% successful

1933-37

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Albert Geldard
Born 11 April 1914 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Bradford, June 1914].
Attended Whetley Lane School, Bradford.
Census notes According to the 1939 register, Albert cannot be found. Howeverm his wife, Marjorie, is living with her mother, Lily, at 10 Standring Avenue in Bury. 
Married to Marjorie Donagher (b.26 February 1915), on 4 December 1935 at St. Chad's Church in Bradford [registered in Bradford, December 1935]. Marjorie Geldard died in Keighley [registered March 1976].
  "Mr. Albert Geldard, the Bradford, Everton and English international footballer, younger son of Mr. and Mrs F.C. Geldard, Aberdeen Place, Lidget Green, was married at St. Chad's Church, Bradford to-day, to Miss Marjorie Donagher, Fairbank Road, Manningham. The ceremony was performed by the Vicar (the Rev. Stanley J. Eastmead). The bride, given away by her father, wore a gown of pearly-pink satin, with a billowing tulle shirt, embroidered in silver, and her tulle veil, tinted to match, was secured by a halo of orange blossom. Her bouquet was of pink carnations and white heather. She was attended by Miss Maud L. Hardaker, who wore a dress of mauve lace and net and a velvet halo hat to tone. The bridesmaid carried pink chrysanthemums. Mr Norman E. Geldard was best man, and Mr. H. Kellett and Mr. Clifford Britton (of the Everton A.F.C.) were groomsmen. After the wedding a reception was held at the Prince's restaurant, and later Mr. and Mrs. Geldard left for Liverpool." -  Wednesday, 4 December 1935, The Yorkshire Evening Post
Died 19 October 1989, aged 75 years 191 days [registered in Bury, October 1989].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 0lbs [1932-35].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career playing schoolboy football in Bradford. In one match, he scored 22 goals in a 35-0 win. Played junior football with Manningham Mills FC, before signing with Bradford FC on amateur forms on 8 March 1929, turning professional on 11 April 1931, during which he represented West Riding FA. After 34 Division Two appearances and six goals, Sunderland AFC chased his signature, but it was Everton FC who successfully signed Geldard on 14 November 1932, making 180 league appearances and scored 38 goals. Despite an attempt from Burnley FC to sign Geldard in January 1937, it was Bolton Wanderers FC that signed him on 27 June 1938 for a 7000 transfer fee. During the war, he represented the Army. Despite being retained by the Wanderers, he announced his retirement on 1 May 1947 after 26 league appearances and two goals, to pursue his business interests. However, he had a spell in the Lancashire Combination with Darwen FC from 2 December 1949.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1932-33; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1933;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Became the youngest Football League debutant on 16 September 1929, aged 15 years 156 days. For Bradford FC against Millwall FC at The Den.
Soon after, in March 1931, he became the secretary of Bradford CC.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became 582nd players (585) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 186, 13 May 1933, Italy 1 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Stadio Nazionale del Partito Nazionale Fascista, Parioli, Roma, aged 19 years 32 days.
Last match No. 212, 23 October 1937, Ireland 1 England 5, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 23 years 195 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1934-35, 1937-38;
Team honours British Championship shared 1934-35, winners 1937-38;
Individual honours England schoolboy (three appearances)
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

"When Fred Wright (40), confectioner, the Crossways, Otley, was fined 3 at Otley, to-day, for driving a motor-van without due care, he complained that, after a collision in which he was involved, a witness went up to him 'like a prize fighter' and told him he ought to be 'run off the earth.' The witness, Albert Geldard, professional footballer, Liverpool, denied using the expression. It was alleged that Wright came out of Duncan Avenue, Otley, on to the main Bradford road at a fast speed, colliding with a car driven by William W. Brigham, Windhill Ridge, Shipley. Wright said he halted before entering the main road." - Friday, 2 July 1937, The Yorkshire Evening Post

Beyond England

Later worked in sports journalism and was involved in a successful dry-cleaning business. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.106.

 

Albert Geldard - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 4 2 360 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.

 

Albert Geldard - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 4 2 1 1 10 4 +6 1 1 2.50 1.00 62.5 +1
All 4 2 1 1 10 4 +6 1 1 2.50 1.00 62.5 +1

 

Albert Geldard - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 1 0 2.50 1.50 50.0 =0
Friendly 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 75.0 +4
All 4 2 1 1 10 4 +6 1 1 2.50 1.00 62.5 +1

 

Albert Geldard - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1934-35 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1937-38 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 1 0 2.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 1 0 2.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 1 0 2.50 1.50 50.0 =0


Albert Geldard
- Match History

  Club: Everton F.C. - four full appearances (360 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - four full appearances (360 min)x


Age 19
1 186 13 May 1933 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio NPNF, Roma tour AD Start or
2 187 20 May 1933 - Switzerland 0 England 4, Stadion Neufeld, Bern AW Start or
   

Age 20
3 197 6 April 1935 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start or
   

Age 23
4 212 23 October 1937 - Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 7
   

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