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Alec Leake

Aston Villa FC

5 caps, 0 goals

P 5 W 4 D 1 L 0 F 9: A 3
90% successful

1904-05

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Alexander Leake
Born 11 July 1871 at 5 Chamberlain Buildings, in Talford Street, Aston, Warwickshire [registered in Aston, September 1871].
Attended Green Lane School, King's Heath

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Hannah Leake is pregnant with he fifth child, to be Alexander. She lives her Blacksmith husband, Edward and four children at 5 Chamberlain Buildings in Aston.

According to the 1881 census, Alexander is the fifth of eight children to his Blacksmith father, Edward (1838) and Hannah (1837), all living at 136 Grange Road in Aston.

According to the 1891 census, Alexander is a bicycle machinist boarding with Sophia Tye at 7 Read Street in Coventry.

According to the 1901 census, Alexander is a Professional Footballer and is now married to Ellen C. They have two children, Alexander Cecil and Howard Sidney. They live at 51 Somerville Road in Aston.

According to the 1911 census, Alexander, though 39 years-old, is still a Professional Footballer, still married with a third child, Horace Victor. They all live at 240 Somerville Road.

Married to Ellen Christiana Bird [registered in Aston, June 1897].
Died 29 March 1938 in Birmingham, aged 66 years 261 days [registered in Birmingham, March 1938].
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 12st. 1lbs [1904].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Birmingham, particularly Jenkins Street & Little Green Lane Schools in Bordesley Green, Hoskins and Sewell FC, Kings Heath Albion FC, Saltley Gas Works FC and Singers FC. He turned professional with Old Hill Wanderers FC in 1893-94. Joined Small Heath Alliance FC in 1894 and Aston Villa FC in June 1902. After 127 league matches and eight goals, went on to Burnley FC in December 1907. Wednesbury Old Athletic FC in 1910. Retiring from playing in 1913.
Club honours Football League runners-up 1902-03; FA Cup winners 1903-04;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number 297th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 81, 12 March 1904, Ireland 1 England 3, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 32 years 245 days.
Last match No. 85, 1 April 1905, England 1 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London, aged 33 years 265 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1903-04, 1904-05;
Team honours British Championship winners 1903-04, 1904-05;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cousin of Jimmy Windridge

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, Leake joined Crystal Palace FC as a trainer from 1913 to 1915. He took up the same position after the war with Merthyr Town FC from October 1919 for the rest of that season. His full-time involvement with football ceased but did a little coaching with Walsall FC in September 1932. A blacksmith by trade. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.155.

 

Alec Leake - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 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.

 

Alec Leake - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 1.667 0.667 83.3 +2
Away 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
All - British Championship 5 4 1 0 9 3 +6 0 2 1.80 0.60 90.0 +4

 

Alec Leake - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1903-04 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1904-05 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 1.667 0.667 83.3 +2
All 5 4 1 0 9 3 +6 0 2 1.80 0.60 90.0 +4
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 4 1 0 9 3 +6 0 2 1.80 0.60 90.0 +4
All 5 4 1 0 9 3 +6 0 2 1.80 0.60 90.0 +4

 

Alec Leake - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 5 full caps

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

Age 32
1 81 12 March 1904 - Ireland 1 England 3, Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast BC AW Start lh
2 82 9 April 1904 - Scotland 0 England 1, Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow AW Start lh
Age 33
3 83 25 February 1905 - England 1 Ireland 1, Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough BC HD Start lh
4 84 27 March 1905 - England 3 Wales 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool HW Start lh
5 85 1 April 1905 - England 1 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London HW Start lh

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