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Bill Oakley

Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC

16 appearances, 0 goals

P 16 W x D x L x F x: A x
x% successful

1895-1901

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
x

Profile

Full name William John Oakley
Born 27 April 1873 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire [registered in Atcham, June 1873].
Attended Shrewsbury School and Christ Church, Oxford.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, William is the eldest of five children to William and Emilia, living at 34 Castle Street in Shrewsbury. They have four servants. His father is a malster brewer.

According to the 1891 census, William J. is a boarder at the Kingsland Grammar school in Atcham. His family now live at 'Lucerne', 116 Oakley Street in Shrewsbury. 

Cannot be found on the 1901 census.
But his family now live at 76 Preston Gubbals in Shrewsbury.

According to the 1911 census, William is a schoolmaster at Ludgrove School in Barnet, alongside Gilbert Smith.
His father is now widowed and is a farmer living at Lea Hale, Harmer Hill in Shropshire. 

Died 18 September 1934 at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, aged 61 years x days [registered in Carlisle, September 1934]. As a result of a motor accident.
Living at Ludgrove, Cockfosters in Hertfordshire. Left £19,089.
Height/Weight 6' 0", 11st. 7lbs [1901].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Shrewsbury School XI from 1887 until 1892, being Captain in the final year. Went on to attend and play for Oxford University FC from 1893 until 1896. He was also invited to play for the infamous Corinthian side from 1894 until 1903, being the clubs' co-secretary (with Gilbert Smith) between 1898 and 1902. After which, he played for Casuals FC.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also famous in Athletics. Being President of the Oxford University Athletic Club in 1895, representing the University between 1893 and 1896, winning the AAA long jump in 1894 and represented England against USA in 1895 doing the long jump and in the hurdles, he also appeared in the trial eights.  Oakley also rowed for Shrewsbury.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 222nd player (223) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
First match No. 54, 18 March 1895, England 1 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Recreation Ground, Queen's Club, West Kensington, London, aged x years x days.
Last match No. x, aged x years x days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1894-95;
Team honours British Championship winners 1894-95;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

xA schoolmaster by profession (MA (Oxon)), he was joint headmaster from 1902 with Gilbert Smith at the Ludgrove Preparatory School. The pair also shared the Corinthians' secretaryship and the writing of a book Association Football. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.186.

 

Bill Oakley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- - - - - - min - - 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.

 

Bill Oakley - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Bill Oakley - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Bill Oakley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Bill Oakley - Match History
 Club:   F.C. - x full caps

Coach: x - x full capsx

Age x
1 54 18 March 1895 - England 1 Wales 1, Recreation Ground, Queen's Club BC HD Start fb

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