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Billy Moon

Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC

7 caps, 8 goals against

P 7 W 5 D 1 L 1 F 22: A 8
79% successful

1888-91

disciplined: none
captaincies:
one
minutes played:
630

Profile

Full name William Robert Moon
Born 27 June 1868 at 45 Portsdown Road, Maida Vale, Paddington, London [registered in Kensington, September 1868]. Another source states 30 July 1868.
Baptised 6 August 1868 at St. Saviour's Church, Paddington. Living at 45 Portsdown Road. Father is a solicitor

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, William R. is the third of four children to William and Sarah Augustus (née Debnam). They live at 45 Portsdown Road with four servants. His father is an attorney solicitor.

According to the 1881 census, William now has four younger siblings, and along with three servants they live at 45 Portsdown Road with their parents. His father remains a solicitor.

According to the 1891 census, WIlliam is now a solicitor living with his widowed mother. He is the oldest of the five children living with two servants, still at 45 Portsdown Road.

According to the 1901 census, William, still a solicitor, is now married to Dagmar and they have two children, Vera and Daphne, and three servants, living at 142 Broadhurst Gardens.
According to phone books in 1909, William Moon is practising at 4 Burgess Street in Hampstead, and you can ring him on 883.

According to the 1911 census, William is still a solicitor, still married, still two daughters, now with four servants, living at 69 Avenue Road in Hampstead.
According to phone books in 1920-33, William Moon is now practising at 69 Avenue Road in Hampstead, and you can still ring him on 883. From 1930, still at the same address, but can now be reached on PRImrose 0833.

Married to Dagmar Annie Burgess, St Mary's Church, Finchley, 4 June 1896 [registered in Hendon, June 1896]. A solicitor living at 45 Portadown Road, London. Two children, Vera Dagmar and Daphne Gwenneth.
Died 9 January 1943 at Hendon Cottage Hospital, Hendon Way, Hendon, Middlesex, aged 74 years 196 days [registered in Hendon, March 1943]. Probate states he was living at two addresses in London, 45 Avenue Road in Regents Park and 24 Bloomsbury Square. He left £95,063 2s. 3d. in his will.
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Westminster School, making the XI in 1884-85, progressed to play with Old Westminsters FC, and guested for Corinthians FC between 1886 and 1901; Also represented London FA in 1887;
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played first class cricket for Middlesex CCC

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 140th player (140) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 32, 4 February 1888, Wales 1 England 5, a British Championship match at Recreation Ground, Nantwich Road, Crewe, aged 19 years 222 days.
Last match No. 43, 4 April 1891, England 2 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Ewood Park, Blackburn, aged 22 years 283 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1887-88, 1888-89, 1889-90, 1890-91;
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88, 1890-91, shared 1889-90;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Until August 2012, he was the youngest ever England goalkeeper, a record held for 124½ years. One of only four teenagers to keep goal for the National side.

Beyond England

A solicitor by profession, admitted in 1891, he was a partner in a firm practising in Bloomsbury. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.176/7.

 

Billy Moon - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
9 7 7 630 8 79 min 8 One 14% One 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.

 

Billy Moon - 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 0 1 8 5 +3 0 0 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
Away 4 3 1 0 14 3 +11 0 1 3.50 0.75 87.5 +3
All - British Championship 7 5 1 1 22 8 +14 0 1 3.143 1.143 78.6 +4

 

Billy Moon - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1887-88 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1888-89 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1889-90 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC Total 7 5 1 1 22 8 +14 0 1 3.143 1.143 78.6 +4
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 7 5 1 1 22 8 +14 0 1 3.143 1.143 78.6 +4
All 7 5 1 1 22 8 +14 0 1 3.143 1.143 78.6 +4

 

Billy Moon - Match History
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 7 full capsx

 Club: Old Westminsters F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 7 full caps  
Age 19
1 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Recreation Ground, Nantwich Road, Crewe BC AW Start gk
2 33 17 March 1888 - Scotland 0 England 5, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start gk
- 34 7 April 1888 - Ireland 1 England 5, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast AW withdrew
Age 20
3 35 23 February 1889 - England 4 Wales 1, Victoria Ground, Stoke-upon-Trent BC HW Start gk
4 37 13 April 1889 - England 2 Scotland 3, The Oval, Kennington, London HL Start gk
Age 21
5 38 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham BC AW Start gk
6 40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow AD Start gk
Age 22
- 41 7 March 1891 - England 4 Wales 1, Newcastle Road, Sunderland BC HW withdrew
7 43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn HW Captain gk

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