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Leonard Howell

Wanderers FC & Old Wykehamists AFC

1 appearance, 0 goal

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 2
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Full name Leonard Sedgwick Howell
notes: Sedgwick is his mother's maiden name
Born 6 August 1848 in Herne Hill, Dulwich, Surrey [registered in Lambeth, September 1848].
notes: Dulwich was in the Surrey Registration County up until 1889.

Census Notes

According to the 1851 census, Leonard S. is the youngest of two children to Frederick and Elizabeth (née Sedgwick). They have three servants and live at Halfmoon Lane in Lambeth. His father is a malt factor.

According to the 1861 census, Frederick and Elizabeth are at 1 South Terrace in Kingston. Their children are probably pupils somewhere.

Cannot be found on the 1871 census.

According to the 1881 census, Leonard S. is married to Elizabeth, they have two servants. He is a malt factor, like his father. They live at Woodside in Sevenoaks.

Neither Leonard or Elizabeth can be found on the 1891 census.

Married to Elizabeth Sally Cower [registered in Kingston, Surrey, December 1880].
Died 7 September 1895 in Lausanne, Swizerland, aged 47 years 91 days [registered in the 1895 death duty register]. Residing in Woking, Surrey, according to death duty register.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Howell educated at Winchester College whom he represented at "soccer". After leaving the college, he joined the Wanderers FC.  His football career was brought to an end following an injury sustained during the 1873-74 season.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1872-73;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 12th players (13) to appear for England.
Position(s) Back
Only match No. 2, 8 March 1873, England 4 Scotland 2, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 24 years 214 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours Howell was the first ever England player to touch the ball on home soil.  He took England's kick-off in his only match.
Distinctions Also played first class cricket for MCC and Surrey (1869-1880)

Beyond England

No information by Lamming, but the census returns reveal his vocation as a malt factor, that is to say, he sold malt. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.138./FindMyPast.co.uk


Leonard Howell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Capt. Disc.
1 1 90 0 0 min 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.


Leonard Howell - 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 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1


Leonard Howell - Match History

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

 Club: Wanderers F.C. & Old Wykehamists A.F.C. - 1 full cap


Age 24
1 2 8 March 1873 - England 4 Scotland 2, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start back