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Vince Matthews

Sheffield United FC

2 caps, 1 goal

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 8: A 2
100% successful

1928

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Vincent Matthews
Born 15 January 1896 in Osney, Oxford, Oxfordshire [registered in Oxford, March 1896].
Baptised 14 June 1896 at St Mary Magdelane's Church in Paddington. His father was a Railway Guard and tthey were living at 48 West Street in Osney. Baptised by HP Frost.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Vincent is the middle child of three children to George and Rosa (née Baker). His father is a railway guard and they live at Par Green in Par, Tywardreath, Cornwall.

According to the 1911 census, Vincent has two more younger siblings. His father is a labourer on the railway whilst Vincent was a mechanichal engineer on the locomotives. The census reveals that Geore and Rosa had six children, and one had died. They are all living in 31 South Street in Osney.

Married to Daisy Ada Hillsdon [registered in Headington, June 1917].
Died 15 November 1950 at The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, aged 54 years 304 days [registered in Oxford]. Address stated as 35 Langley Close in Headington. Left £576 to his widow.
Height/Weight 6' 0", 13st. 0lbs [1928].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his football career with St. Frideville FC, before joining Oxford City FC.  He then travelled to Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic FC and then sold to Bolton Wanderers FC in January 1923 for a �1000 transfer fee. Joined Tranmere Rovers FC in the 1924-25 close season. Then following three goals in 84 league appearances, joined Sheffield United FC in the 1926-27 close season. Joined Shamrock Rovers FC in May 1931 and onto Oswestry Town as their player-manager.  Finally joined Shrewsbury Town FC in June 1935 until his retirement.
Club honours FAI Cup winners 1931-32, 1932-33;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became 528th players (530) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 160, 17 May 1928, France 1 England 5, an end-of-season tour match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, aged 32 years 123 days.
Last match No. 161, 19 May 1928 - Belgium 1 England 3, an end-of-season tour match at Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen, aged 32 years 125 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A late developer, he did not make his league debut until he was 27, and wmaking his England appearances when he was 32. Returned to Oxford in 1944, worked for Morris Motors at Cowley and coached the works team from 1948 until his death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.170.

 

Vince Matthews - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 0 180 0 180 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.

 

Vince Matthews - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +2

 

Vince Matthews - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 32
1 160 17 May 1928 - France 1 England 5, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris Tour AW Start ch
2 161 19 May 1928 - Belgium 1 England 3, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen AW Start ch

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