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Bob Howarth

Preston North End FC, Everton FC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 4 D 1 L 0 F 21: A 4
90% successful

1887-94

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Robert Henry Howarth
Born 20 June 1865 in Preston, Lancashire [registered in Preston, September 1865].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Robert H. is the second child of three to Robert and Jane. His father is an iron molder and they live at 36 Holstein Street in Preston.

According to the 1881 census, Robert Henry is now a general clerk, he is still one of three children and with his parents, they live at 5 Schleswig Street in Preston. His father is a foreman moulder at the iron works.

According to the 1891 census, Robert Henry is now married to Elizabeth with two children, Robert Frederick and John Poole. Robert is a solicitor's clerk. They live at 'The Cross Keys' 11 & 12 Market Place, Preston.

According to the 1901 census, Robert Henry is still a solicitor's clerk and still married, with a third child, Alfred. They live at 56 Jemmett Street in Preston.

According to the 1911 census, Robert Henry remains married with his three children. He is now a solicitor, living at 9 East Street in Preston.

Married to Elizabeth Poole [registered in Preston, March 1886]
Died 20 August 1938 at his home in Grafton Street, Preston, aged 73 years 61 days [registered in Preston, September 1938]
Height/Weight 5' 11½", 13 st. [1889]

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began junior sides before joining Preston North End FC in 1883.  Signed for Everton FC in November/December 1891. 59 league appearances later, Howarth returned to Preston North End FC in the close season of 1894.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1887-88, 1892-93; Football League Champions 1888-89, 1889-90; FA Cup winner 1888-89;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances).
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 134th player (134) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 29, 5 February 1887, England 7 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 21 years 230 days.
Last match No. 50, 3 March 1894, Ireland 2 England 2, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 28 years 256 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1886-87, 1887-88, 1890-91, 1893-94;
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88, 1890-91;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Worked as a solicitor in Preston, admitted to the bar in January 1908. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.137.

 

Bob Howarth - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
10 5 5 450 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.

 

Bob Howarth - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 0 1 4.50 0.50 100.0 +2
Away 3 2 1 0 12 3 +9 0 1 4.00 1.00 83.3 +2
All - British Championship 5 4 1 0 21 4 +17 0 2 4.20 0.80 90.0 +4

 

Bob Howarth - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1886-87 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1887-88 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1893-94 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 5 4 1 0 21 4 +17 0 2 4.20 0.80 90.0 +4
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 4 1 0 21 4 +17 0 2 4.20 0.80 90.0 +4
All 5 4 1 0 21 4 +17 0 2 4.20 0.80 90.0 +4

 

Bob Howarth - Match History
 Club: Preston North End F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 21
1 29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW Start rb
- 30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Oval, Kennington HW reserve
- 31 19 March 1887 - England 2 Scotland 3, Leamington Street, Blackburn HL reserve
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 22
2 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW Start rb
3 33 17 March 1888 - Scotland 0 England 5, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start rb
- 34 7 April 1888 - Ireland 1 England 5, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast AW withdrew
Age 24
- 38 15 March 1890 - Ireland 1 England 9, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW captain withdrawn injured
Age 25
4 43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn BC HW Start rb
 Club: Everton F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 27
- 49 1 April 1893 - England 5 Scotland 2, Athletic Ground, Richmond BC HW withdrawn
Age 28
5 50 3 March 1894 - Ireland 2 England 2, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AD Start rb

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