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Joe McCall

Preston North End FC

5 appearances, 1 debut goal

P 5 W 4 D 0 L 1 F 13: A 10
80% successful

1913-20

disciplined: none
captaincies:
one
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Joseph McCall
Born 6 July 1886 in Kirkham, Lancashire [registered in Fylde, September 1886].
Attended Willows Roman Catholic School in Kirkham

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Joseph is the youngest of four children to Thomas and Jane (née Blacoe). His father works at the local cotton mill. They live on Wright Street in Wesham.
According to Willow RC School Register, Joseph, and his older brother Thomas, began attending on 1 December 1892. They lived at 41 Freckleton Street, however, it does state that Joseph was incorrectly born on 10 October 1886.

According to the 1901 census, Joseph remains the youngest of four. He is a cotton weaver, his father is now a bricklayer. They all live at 7 Fylde Street in Kirkham.

According to the 1911 census, Joseph, a professional footballer, remains at home with his parents and four boarders. They still live at 7 Fylde Street. The census reveals that his parents had eight children, and an incredible five had died.

Married to Mary A. Blackhurst [registered in Fylde, September 1913]. They had two children, Joseph (b. 1914) and Barbara M. (b. 1924)
Barbara would be crowned as the Rose Queen of Wrea Green in 1937. "Miss McCall wore an ensemble of pearl oyster satin and carried a bouquet of roses."
Died 3 February 1965 in Kirkham, aged 78 years 212 days [registered in Fylde, March 1865].
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 11st. 12lbs [1919].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s)

He played with Kirkham FC before being signed by Preston North End FC as an amateur in 1905, turning professional in July 1906. McCall attempted to retired from football during the 1923 summer, however Preston called him back for the 1923-25 seasons. During his time at Deepdale he played in 370 games, scoring fifteen goals. He did retire however, on 4 May 1925.

Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1912-13; FA Cup runners-up 1921-22
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 368th players (370) to appear for England.
The sixtieth Lancastrian to play for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 115, 17 March 1913, England 4 Wales 3, a British Championship match at Ashton Gate, Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, aged 26 years 254 days.
Last match No. 123, 23 October 1920, England 2 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Roker Park Ground, Association Road, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, aged 34 years 109 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1912-13, 1913-14, 1919-20, 1920-21;
Team honours British Championship winners 1912-13;
Individual honours England Victory (two appearances)
Distinctions None

England Tragedy

"At Fleetwood, to-day, William Dawson Cropper was charged on remand with obtaining a cheque by false pretences. Supt. Foster said accused was a native of Rochdale. Henry Beesley, farmer and licensee of the Clifton Arms Hotel, Westby-with-Plumpton, said accused called on him on May 18th, and on his statement that he wished to purchase a magneto and other accessories from Joe McCall, at Wrea Green, he gave him a cheque for £3, prisoner promising to repay the money within a day or two. J. McCall, professional footballer, said he had never seen accused before, and had no such articles as those mentioned for sale. Accused was committed to Preston Sessions." - The Lancashire Daily Post, Friday, 4 June 1920.

Beyond England

Apart from being an excellent professional cricketer for many Lancashire clubs, from which he retired from in April 1939, also coaching at Stoneyhurst College, he was a smallholder and poultry farmer at Wrea Green, near Kirkham (left, is an example of a 1933 advert placed in the local newspaper). - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.162.

 

Joe McCall - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 5 5 450 1 450 min 1 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.

 

Joe McCall - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 4 0 0 12 7 +5 0 2 4.00 1.75 100.0 +4
Away 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
All - British Championship 5 4 0 1 13 10 +3 0 2 2.60 2.00 80.0 +3

 

Joe McCall - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1912-13 2 2 0 0 5 3 +2 0 1 2.50 1.50 100.0 +2
BC 1913-14 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC 1919-20 1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.00 4.00 100.0 +1
BC 1920-21 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 5 4 0 1 13 10 +3 0 2 2.60 2.00 80.0 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 4 0 1 13 10 +3 0 2 2.60 2.00 80.0 +3
All 5 4 0 1 13 10 +3 0 2 2.60 2.00 80.0 +3

 

Joe McCall - Match History
 Club: Preston North End F.C. - 5 full caps

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

Age 26
1 115 17 March 1913 - England 4 Wales 3, Ashton Gate, Bristol BC HW Start 35 ch
2 116 5 April 1913 - England 1 Scotland 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham HW Start ch
Age 27
3 119 4 April 1914 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start ch


Age 33
4 122 10 April 1920 - England 5 Scotland 4, Hillsborough, Sheffield BC HW Start ch
Age 34
5 123 23 October 1920 - England 2 Ireland 0, Roker Park Ground, Sunderland BC HW Captain ch

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