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Alf Milward

Everton FC

4 appearances, 3 goals (1 on his debut)

P 4 W 3 D 0 L 1 F 12: A 3
75% successful

1891-97

Captain: none
minutes played:
360

Timeline

  Alfred Milward
  It was assumed that this Alfred was an Alfred Wetherell Milward, as stated by Doug Lamming. But there is no evidence of a Wetherell.
Birth Monday, 12 September 1870 in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire [registered in Wycombe, December 1870].
Attended Sir William Borlas's Grammar School, Great Marlow.
 

According to the 1871 census, four month old Alfred is the youngest of five children to John and Elizabeth (née Humphreys). His father is a baker, and with a single servant and two apprentices, they live at West Street in Great Marlow.

 

According to the 1881 census, Alfred now has a younger sister, and with his four older siblings, they live with their parents still in West Street. His father is a baker and corn dealer and they live with a servant and an apprentice. This census also reveals that Alfred's older brother, John, is 'lame from birth'.

 

Cannot be found on the 1891 census.

Marriage to Kate/Catherine 'Cassie' Airey, on 28 June 1893, at Holy Trinity Church in Walton Breck [registered in West Derby, Lancashire, June 1893]. Cassie was born in Ireland.
Stated as living at 50 Oakfield Road, and Alfred is a butcher.
At the time of Edina's baptism in 1898, they were living on Bishop Road in Anfield. He was a footballer.
 

According to the 1901 census, Alfred Milward is a professional footballer married to Cassie with three children, Phyllis (b.25 January 1894), Cassie (b.27 February 1895) and Edina (b.1 April 1898), living at at 60 Cromwell Road in Shirley, Hampshire. Edgar Chadwick is a boarder. They have one servant.

 

According to the 1911 census, Alfred is a publican, still married to Catherine, and still with three children, living at 65 Orchard Lane in Southampton.
He appears to have remained in Southampton for the next twenty years.

  According to the 1939 register, Alfred and Catherine are still married, living at 55 Arthur Road in Southampton. He is a general painter and labourer.
Death Sunday, 1 June 1941 in Winchester, Hampshire, aged 70 years 262 days [registered in Winchester, June 1941].

Obituary

"One by one the old Everton stalwarts of half a century ago are being taken from us. A month or so ago the death took place of Alf Milward, the Blue's famous winger and English international." - Liverpool Echo, Wednesday, 16 July 1941.

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Started his early career football with his old school team, the Old Borlasians FC, and Marlow FC. Signed with Everton FC for their reserve team in September 1888 as a centre-forward. He was promoted to the first team with some success, converting to the wings. In December 1896, Milward served a suspension for kicking a fellow player, Liverpool FC's McCartney. Then, on 11 May 1897, despite Everton FC receiving an offer from Dundee FC for Milward, he joined non-league New Brighton Tower FC, with no fee being paid. Tower were admitted to the League on 27 May 1898. Southampton FC signed Milward on 2 May 1899, and he completed 56 Southern League appearances, scoring 36 goals, before signing with New Brompton FC in July 1901 as club captain. He signed for Reading FC on 16 October 1903. A knee injury a week later effectively ended his playing career. In January 1905, Milward was assisting Southampton Cambridge FC, a local club in the Southampton Junior League, he was their captain by March 1906.
League History
233 appearances, 103 goals
Everton FC 1888-97, 201 appearances, 84 goals.
debut: 10 November 1888, Blackburn Rivers FC 3 Everton FC 0.
New Brighton Tower FC 1898-99, 32 appearances, nineteen goals.
debut (second div.): 24 September 1898, New Brighton Tower FC 2 Glossop FC 2 (one goal).
Club honours Football League runners-up 1889-90 (22 apps, ten goals), Champions 1890-91 (22, 11 gls); Division One runners-up 1894-95 (18, ten gls);
FA Cup runners-up 1892-93 (seven apps, two goals), 1896-97 (five, three gls), 1899-1900;
Southern League winners
1900-01;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Milward becoming a League Official for the Southern League when his playing days counted down.
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 12st. 0lbs [1895].

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 179th players (184) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 42, 7 March 1891, England 4 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Football Ground, Newcastle Road, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, aged 20 years 176 days.
Last match No. 61, 3 April 1897, England 1 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at The Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London, aged 26 years 203 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1890-91, 1896-97;
Team honours British Championships winners 1890-91;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information, but according to census', he turned his hand to becoming a licensed victualler in Southampton when he retired, and according to newspaper articles, ran a successful business in Southampton. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.175/6.


The Numbers
parties Appearances Comp.
Apps
minutes Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
captain
5 4 4 360 3 120 min 3 none
Minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
4 3 0 1 12 3 +9 0 1 3.00 0.75 75.0 +2

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
British Championship
4 3 0 1 12 3 +9 0 1 3.00 0.75 75.0 +2

Tournament Record 

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1890-91 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +2
BC 1896-97 2 1 0 1 6 1 +5 0 1 3.00 0.50 50.0 =0
BC All 4 3 0 1 12 3 +9 0 1 3.00 0.75 75.0 +2

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 3 0 1 12 3 +9 0 1 3.00 0.75 75.0 +2
4 3 0 1 12 3 +9 0 1 3.00 0.75 75.0 +2

Match History

 Club: Everton F.C. - four full appearances (270 min), three goals

F.A. International Selection Committee - four full appearances (270 min), 3 goalsx


Age 20
1 42 7 March 1891 - England 4 Wales 1, Newcastle Road, Sunderland BC HW Start 37 ol
2 43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn BC HW Start ol
  

Age 22
48 13 March 1893 - England 6 Wales 0, Victoria Ground, Stoke-upon-Trent BC HW withdrew
  

Age 26
3 60 29 March 1897 - England 4 Wales 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW Start
62,64
ol
4 61 3 April 1897 - England 1 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge BC HL Start ol
  

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