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George Molyneux

Southampton FC

4 caps, 0 goals

P 4 W 2 D 1 L 1 F 9: A 5
63% successful

1902-03

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name George Molyneux
Born 31 July 1875 in Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in West Derby, September 1875]. George is the oldest of ten children.
Baptised 12 September 1875 in St. Peter's Church, Kirkdale, Liverpool. Address stated as Walton Road, Liverpool. To Ellis and Hannah, his father is a labourer.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, the George is the eldest of three children to Ellis and Mary Hannah (née Handford), they are one of three families living at 48 Sessions Road. His father works at the brickworks on the kilns.

According to the 1891 census, George, an apprentice plumber, the oldest of six, living at 11 Croylands Street in Kirkdale, Liverpool.

According to the 1901 census, George is one of two professional footballers, the other being Arthur Blackburn, boarding with Joseph and Annie Podesta, and their daughter. They live at 58 Dover Street in the St.Mary's area of Southampton.

According to the 1911 census, George is a professional footballer, still single, but one of two boarders, the other being billiard marker Francis Gibbons, with Sarah Orton and her four children. They live at 10 Gossett Avenue in Prittlewell, north of Southend, in the shadow of Roots Hall.

Died 14 April 1942 at 225 North Road, Southend-on-Sea, aged 66 years 257 days [registered in Rochford, Essex, June 1942].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 1lb [1902].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) George began his career in the Liverpool Junior League playing for his local club, Kirkdale FC. He appeared for a single league match for Everton FC in December 1896, before playing with, South Shore FC and Wigan County FC. While he was at Third Grenadiers FC, he was wanted by many First Division clubs, Aston Villa FC, Liverpool FC and Sunderland AFC inclusive, as well as Luton Town FC. But it was Stoke FC whom Molyneux signed for, on 3 March 1898. However, he re-joined Everton FC before the season ended, and playing in 42 more league matches. Moved onto Southampton FC in 1900, featuring in 142 Southern League appearances. Portsmouth FC in 1905, playing 23 Southern League matches, and then joined the newly formed Southend United FC in 1906, having a spell as manager in the 1910-11 season. He subsequently assisted Colchester Town FC.
Club honours Southern League winners 1900-01, 1902-03, 1903-04; FA Cup runners-up 1901-02
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became 276th players (276) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 76, 3 May 1902, England 2 Scotland 2, a replayed British Championship match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, aged 26 years 276 days.
He also started the original No. 76, 5 April 1902, Scotland 1 England 1, the original British Championship match at Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Glasgow. The 'Ibrox Disaster'
Last match No. 79, 4 April 1903, England 1 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 27 years 247 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1901-02, 1902-03;
Team honours British Championships shared 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions As part of the England team that witnessed the Ibrox disaster, he was deeply affected by the trauma and haunted by it until he died. The stand collapsed during the game and 26 people were killed with another 500 injured.

Beyond England

No additional information after he left football, but he was trained as a plumber. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.176.

 

George Molyneux - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 4 4 360 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.

 

George Molyneux - 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 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 62.5 +1
All 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 62.5 +1

 

George Molyneux - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1901-02 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1902-03 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 0 1 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC All 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 62.5 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 62.5 +1
All 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 62.5 +1

 

George Molyneux - Match History
 Club: Southampton F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 26
void 5 April 1902 - Scotland 1 England 1, Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Glasgow BC AD Start lb
1 76 3 May 1902 - England 2 Scotland 2, Aston Lower Grounds, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham HD Start lb
Age 27
2 77 14 February 1903 - England 4 Ireland 0, Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St.Peter's, Wolverhampton BC HW Start lb
3 78 2 March 1903 - England 2 Wales 1, Fratton Park, Frogmore Road, Southsea, Portsmouth HW Start lb
4 79 4 April 1903 - England 1 Scotland 2, Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield HL Start lb

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