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Kelly Houlker

Blackburn Rovers FC, Portsmouth FC, Southampton FC

5 caps, 0 goals

P 5 W 3 D 1 L 1 F x: A x
70% successful

19
02-06

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Albert Edward Houlker
Born 27 April 1872 in Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, June 1872].
Baptised 20 October 1872 in St Mary the Virgin Church, Blackburn. They live in Islington, Blackburn, baptised by vicar E. Birch. His father, William Henry is a tackler.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Albert E. Houlker is the second of five children to William and Clementine.  Working in the cotton mill, his father is a power loom overlooker, his mother is a weaver. They live at 12 Carlisle Street in Blackburn.

According to the 1891 census, Albert now has a further three younger siblings, and along with two other siblings, they live with his widowed father at 39 Carlisle Street. Albert is a cotton weaver, his father an overlooker.

According to the 1901 census, Albert is a widower and an overlooker in the cotton mill. He lives in 47 Hope Street in Blackburn.

According to the 1911 census, Albert has remarried, another Elizabeth, and they have four children, Elizabeth Ann, Clementyna, Andrey and Albert Edward. Albert is a poer loom overlooker and they all live at 2 Spring View in Blackburn.

Married twice, firstly to Elizabeth Ann Haworth, at Christ Church, Mosely Street in Blackburn, 1896 [registered as Houlkes, in Blackburn, June 1896]. Elizabeth died end of 1898/beginning of 1899 [death registered March 1899]. secondly to Elizabeth Ormerod [registered in Blackburn, June 1901].
Died 27 May 1962, aged 90 years x days [registered in Blackburn, June 1962].
Height/Weight 5' 6½", 10st. 5lbs [1902].
Newspaper reports at the time of his transfer to Portsmouth FC gave him a weight of 10st. 8lbs.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & Ian-opc.org

Biographies x
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Signed for Portsmouth FC after he appeared in the replayed international match between England and Scotland on 2 May 1902.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two players who became 276th players (277) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 76, 3 May 1902, England 2 Scotland 2, a replayed British Championship match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham, aged 30 years 6 days.
He also started the original No. 76, 5 April 1902, Scotland 1 England 1, the original British Championship match at Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Glasgow. The 'Ibrox Disaster'
Last match No. 87, 19 March 1906, Wales 0 England 1, a British Championship match at Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Cardiff, aged 33 years 326 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1901-02, 1902-03, 1905-06;
Team honours British Championships shared 1902-03, 1905-06;
Individual honours x
Distinctions Cousin of Arthur Cowell

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Kelly Houlker - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- - - - 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.

 

Kelly Houlker - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Kelly Houlker - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Kelly Houlker - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Kelly Houlker - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 29
void 5 April 1902 - Scotland 1 England 1, Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Glasgow BC AD Start lh
Age 30
1 76 3 May 1902 - England 2 Scotland 2, Aston Lower Grounds, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham BC HD Start lh
 Club: Portsmouth F.C. - 2 full caps  
2 78 2 March 1903 - England 2 Wales 1, Fratton Park, Frogmore Road, Portsmouth BC HW Start lh
3 79 4 April 1903 - England 1 Scotland 2, Bramall Lane, Highfield, Sheffield HL Start lh
 Club: Southampton F.C. - 2 full caps  
Age 33
4 86 17 February 1906 - Ireland 0 England 5, Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast BC AW Start lh
5 87 19 March 1906 - Wales 0 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Cardiff AW Start lh
- 88 7 April 1906 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL withdrew injured

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