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HC Goodhart

Old Etonians FC & Corinthians FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 14: A 3
67% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full Name Harry Chester Goodhart
Born 17 July 1858 in Wimbledon, Surrey [registered in Kingston, September 1858].
notes: Wimbledon was in the Surrey Registration County up until 1889.

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, the two year-old Harry C. was living at Rydes Gate, Wimbledon with his parents Charles Woide, a tutor, Eleanor and his older sister, Margaret, and two servants.

According to the 1871 census, Harry C. is the eldest son in a family of four children. Living on Chesham Road in Brighton with four servants.  His father now teaches at Cambridge.

According to the 1881 census, Harry Chester is residing in Trinity College in Trinity Street, Cambridge.  No occupation stated.

According to the 1891 census, Harry C. is a classical lecturer for Trinity College.  Now married to Rose, with one son, Harry Stuart, and visiting his in-laws, Sophie Ellen Rendel, at Hatchlands, Clandon Street in Guildford.

In April 1895, Harry Chester Goodhart was a professor of Latin and Humanity in Edinburgh University.

Married to Rose Ellen Rondel [registered in St George Hanover Square, September 1886].
"Professor Goodhart was married to the daughter of Lord Rondel, whose younger sister is the wife of Mr. Gladstone's son"
Died 21 April 1895 in Edinburgh, aged 36 years 278 days [not registered in England], of complications following influenza.
Funeral held on 24 April at Lower Beeding, Horsham.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Eton College, making the XI in 1877, went onto Trinity College at Cambridge University, but did not receive a blue. Returning to football with the Old Etonians FC; also played with the Corinthians FC team;
Club honours FA Cup winners 1878-79, 1881-82, runners-up 1880-81, 1882-83;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 99th players (102) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 17, 3 February 1883, England 5 Wales 0, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 24 years 201 days;
Last match No. 19, 10 March 1883, England 2 Scotland 3, a friendly match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 24 years 236 days;
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Father of Harry Stuart Goodhart-Rendel, an English architect and writer;

Beyond England

He was a lecturer at Cambridge between 1884 and 1890 and a Professor of Humanities at Edinburgh University between 1890 and 1895. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.108.


HC Goodhart - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Ave. min Captain Discipline
3 3 270 0 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.


HC Goodhart - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 3 2 0 1 14 3 +11 0 2 4.667 1.00 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 14 3 +11 0 2 4.667 1.00 66.7 +1


HC Goodhart - Match History
 Club: Old Etonians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 3 full capsx

Age 24
1 17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start cf
2 18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW Start cf
3 19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3, Bramall Lane, Sheffield Fr HL Start cf


There were two good fellows I used to know,
  --How distant it all appears!
We played together in football weather,
  And messed together for years:
Now one of them's wed
(referring to Goodhart), and the other's dead
  So long that he's hardly missed
Save by us, who messed with him years ago
  But we're all in the old School List.
- James Kenneth Stephen (a Jack the Ripper suspect)