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Matthew Kingsley

Newcastle United FC

1 appearance, 0 goals against
one clean sheet

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 6: A 0
100% successful

1901

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Matthew Kingsley
Born 30 September 1874 in Edgworth, Bolton, Lancashire [no registration can be found]. The 1939 Register confirms his birthdate. However, his school admission log states he was born on 15 September.
Attended Edgworth Wesleyan School.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Matthew is the third of four children to Kate, a paper mill operative. She is head of the house, his father is not on this return. They live in Mount Pleasant in Edgworth.
According to his school admissions for Edgworth Wesleyan, Matthew started on 25 September 1882, living at The Hillock in Edgeworth. His mother, Catherine, is a charwoman.
His mother, Catherine Kingsley, married his father, Thomas Barnes, on 23 July 1887.

According to the 1891 census, Matthew is the second oldest of three siblings, all Kingsley's, two son's and one daughter. They live with their parents Thomas and Catherine Barnes. There are also two boarders, the Roberts! Matthew works at the local Calico printers, singeing. They live at 9 Hillock, Edgworth, in Bolton.

According to the 1901 census, Matthew has now married Betsy and has two children, Thomas and Wilfred. He is stated as being a professional footballer, living at 33 Sandy Bank Road in Edgworth.

According to the 1911 census, Matthew now has two more children, Edna Beatrice and Sydney Wilfred. He is still married and now living at 84 Bury Road in Edgworth. He is now a nightwatchman back at Calico Printers. Sadly, his second son, Wilfred had died in 1903 in Newcastle.

According to the 1939 register, Matthew and Betsy are still married living at 199 Blackburn Road in Turton. He is a general labourer.
Married to Betsy Jane Hardman, 30 September 1896 in St. Annes Church, Turton [registered in Bolton, September 1896]. Living at 199 Blackburn Road in Edgworth, Bolton, at the time.
Died 27 March 1960 at Atherleigh Grange, Leigh, aged 85 years 179 days [registered in Leigh, March 1960]. Left £146 7s. 7d.
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 13st. 4lbs [1901], 14st. 4lbs [1904], 5' 9" [1917]

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career in Edgworth, joining Turton FC and joined Darwen FC in 1896.  Newcastle United FC took him across the country in April 1898, after 180 league appearances, he journeyed to West Ham United FC in May 1904. Queen's Park Rangers FC signed him in the 1905 close season. He also assisted Barrow AFC, joining the club on 26 September 1906. Kingsley then joined Rochdale FC on 5 October 1907.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 262nd players (262) player to appear for England. 30th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 72, 18 March 1901, England 6 Wales 0, a British Championship match at St James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, aged 26 years 169 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1900-01
Team honours British Championships winners 1900-01
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

At the time of his enlistment, he was a quarryman. He joined the Royal Engineers on 15 May 1917 as a sapper. Left the army because of rheumitism and sciatica, caused by the clmactic conditions.

 

Matt Kingsley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 1 100% 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.

 

Matt Kingsley - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Matt Kingsley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1900-01 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Matt Kingsley - Match History
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 26
1 72 18 March 1901 - England 6 Wales 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne BC HW Start gk

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