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George Holden

Wednesbury Old Athletic FC

4 appearances, 0 goals

P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 F 13: A 8
50% successful

1881-84

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name George Henry Holden
Born 6 October 1859 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire [registered in West Bromwich, March 1860].

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, George is the youngest of four, all sons, to Richard and Mercy. His father is a forgeman and they live at Dartmouth Street in West Bromwich.

According to the 1871 census, George, still the youngest, lives with two older brothers, Richard and John, and his parents, and one servant, at Holyhead Road in Wednesbury. His father is an iron roller.

According to the 1881 census, George and John remain with their parents at 2 Portway Road in Wednesbury. His father and older brother are Iron workers. George himself is an axel turner.

According to the 1891 census, George H. and John have moved on and are now boarding with Frederick and Emma Roberts at 128 West Gate in Rotherham. George remains an axle turner.

According to the 1901 census, G.H. is now married to Magt (Margaret) and they have one son, G.H. (George Henry). George is a wood turner and they live at 157 College Road in Aston.

According to the 1911 census, George remains married with his one son. He is an axle-turner on the railways. They live at 149 Hob Moor Road in Aston.

Married to Margaret [registered in circa.1899]. Registration cannot be found.
Died Doug Lamming states sometime in the 1920's, but evidence is to the contrary.  There were no deaths registered of any George H. Holden's in that timeframe.  In fact, the first two that come up of correct age were two George H's, who were registered in Liverpool North and Liverpool South in June 1935 and December 1935 respectively.
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Biographies x
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended St. John's School in Wednesbury. Began his career with Old Park FC in Wednesbury in 1876 and joined Wednesbury St. James FC in 1877, and from there to Wednesbury Old Athletic FC in 1878, and onto West Bromwich Albion FC in May 1886, rejoined Wednesbury Old Athletic FC for a final time between 1887 and 1888, before finishing with Derby Midland in 1888; also represented Birmingham FA & Staffordshire FA;
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 88th players (88) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right;
First match No. 13, 12 March 1881, England 1 Scotland 6, a friendly match at Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 21 years 157 days.
Last match No. 22, 17 March 1884, Wales 0 England 4, a British Championship match at Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 24 years 162 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

An axle-turner by trade, George appears to have carried on ths trade on the railways in Birmingham area. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.134./FindMyPast.com

 

George Holden - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 4 3 360 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.

 

George Holden - 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 1 0 0 1 1 6 -5 0 0 1.00 6.00 0.00 -1
Away - British Championship 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1
All 4 2 0 2 13 8 +5 1 1 3.25 2.00 50.0 =0

 

George Holden - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1883-84 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC All 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1

 

George Holden - Match History
 Club: Wednesbury Old Athletic F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 4 full capsx

Age 21
1 13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6, Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HL Start or
Age 22
- 14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Bloomfield, Belfast Fr AW reserve
Age 24
2 20 23 February 1884 - Ireland 1 England 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC AW Start or
3 21 15 March 1884 - Scotland 1 England 0, Cathkin Park, Cathcart Road, Glasgow AL Start or
4 22 17 March 1884 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham AW Start or

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