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Alf Kirchen

Arsenal FC

3 caps, 2 goals

P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 F 18: A 0
100% successful

1937

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Alfred John Kirchen
Born 26 April 1913 in Shouldham, Norfolk [registered in Downham, June 1913].
Died 18 August 1999, aged 86 years 114 days [registered in Norwich, August 1999].
Height/Weight 5' 11½", 12st. 1lb [1938].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in King's Lynn, also playing for King's Lynn Old Boys FC. He was playing for Shouldham FC when Norwich City FC signed him on amateur forms in October 1933, turning professional a month later.  Arsenal FC bought his services for �6000 in March 1935, only retiring through injury in 1943.
Club honours Football League Champions 1937-38;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number 633rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 209, 14 May 1937, Norway 0 England 6, an end-of-season European tour match at Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo, aged 24 years 18 days.
Last match No. 211, 20 May 1937, Finland 0 England 8, an end-of-season European tour match at Töölön pallokenttä, Töölö, Helsinki, aged 24 years 24 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Returned to Norwich City FC as a director, as well as being a farmer in his native county. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.151.

 

Alf Kirchen - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 0 270 2 135 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.

 

Alf Kirchen - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - White - Friendly 3 3 0 0 18 0 +18 0 3 4.50 0.00 100.0 +3
All 3 3 0 0 18 0 +18 0 3 4.50 0.00 100.0 +3

 

Alf Kirchen - Match History
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 24
1 209 14 May 1937 - Norway 0 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo Tour AW Start 18 13
2 210 17 May 1937 - Sweden 0 England 4, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län AW Start
3 211 20 May 1937 - Finland 0 England 8, Töölön pallokenttä, Töölö, Helsinki AW Start 6

Notes

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