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Charlie Perry

West Bromwich Albion FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 F 21: A 2
100% successful

1890-93

captain: none
minutes played:
270

Timeline

  Charles Perry
Birth Wednesday, 3 January 1866 at 2 Mill Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire [registered in West Bromwich, March 1866].
 

According to the 1871 census, Charles is the second of four children to Charles and Henrietta Elizabeth (née Tonks). His father is a whitesmith and they live at 2 Mill Street in West Bromwich.

 

According to the 1881 census, Charles, a balance maker, now has four more younger brothers, including Thomas, and with his parents and other siblings, they remain at 2 Mill Street, his father is still a whitesmith.

 

According to the 1891 census, Charles is now a licensed victualler in charge of the Smiths Arms, at 206 Great Bridge Road in West Bromwich. His uncle John Tonks and his wife, and their son, Hensa, live with him, as does a servant girl.

Marriage to Elizabeth Arnold, Tuesday, 6 October 1891 [registered in West Bromwich, December 1891].
 

According to the 1901 census, Charles is now married to Elizabeth with three sons, Ernest, Charles and Arthur. He is a brewer and beerseller, living at 40 Cross Street, in West Bromwich.

 

According to the 1911 census, Charles, a brewer, remains married with a fourth son, Eric, and with a single servant, they all live at 58 Daggers Lane in West Bromwich. He lives four doors away from his younger brother, Tom.

Death Saturday, 2 July 1927 at 102 Beeches Road, West Bromwich, aged 61 years 180 days [registered in West Bromwich, September 1927].

Obituary

"Death of Charles Perry, Captain of the Team in the '90's
"The death occurred to-day, after a prolonged illness, of Mr. Charles Perry, who was Captain of the West Bromwich Albion F.C. when they last won the Cup in 1892. He was a famous footballer in his younger days from 1884 to 1895. He played in four Cup finals, and won two medals. On the last occasion it was the last Cup final played on Kennington Oval. In the 1894-5 season, when Albion again reached the final, Perry, who had moved from his regular position at centre-half to half-back, met with an injury in the semi-final, and could not play at the Crystal Palace. He was capped for England, against Ireland, and played in several Inter-League matches.
"After his playing days were over Mr. Perry served the Albion as a director for six years. He was well-known in West Bromwich business life, being associated with the brewing firm of Messrs. George Arnold and Son. He married a sister of the late Alderman Arnold. He was 61 years of age and leaves a widow and four sons. Two of his sons, Arthur and Eric, have been members of the Albion F.C., whilst Ernest, Arthur, and Eric are playing members of the Dartmouth C.C."
- Sports Argus, Saturday, 2 July 1927, Birmingham Daily Gazette, Monday, 4 July 1927
Probate "PERRY Charles of 102 Beeches-road West Bromwich Staffordshire died 2 July 1927 Probate London 24 August to Elizabeth Perry widow Ernest Perry commercial traveller and Charles Perry electrician.
Effects £14357 1s. 8d." [2019 equivalent: £908,718]

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Played his schoolboy football in West Bromwich and eventually joined West Bromwich Strollers FC. West Bromwich Albion FC signed him in June 1884, turning professional in August 1885. He made his debut in the 1886 FA Cup Final. After three years, in November 1889, Perry and WBA turned down a £200 transfer fee offer from Everton for the 1890-91 season. He became a successful club captain, replacing Jem Bayliss. Perry suffered a 'twisting of the guides of his leg' in the Birmingham Cup semi-final tie against Small Heath FC on 18 March 1895, that kept him out of the Final, which he thought he recovered from, the injury resurfaced in a Benefit match against Aston Villa FC on 17 November, in which he was carried off after just fifteen minutes. He shortly after retired from the game on 11 December.
League History
171 appearances, 12 goals
West Bromwich Albion FC 1888-95, 171 appearances twelve goals.
debut: 8 September 1888 Stoke FC 0 West Bromwich Albion FC 2.
last: 4 November 1895 West Bromwich Albion FC 2 Bolton Wanderers FC 3.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1885-86 (debut in final), 1886-87, 1894-95 (five appearances, injured for the Final), winners 1887-88, 1891-92 (captain, seven apps, two goals);
Football League best:- fifth 1889-90 (21 appearances, one goal).
Individual honours Football League (two appearances).
Distinctions Brother of Walter Perry (West Bromwich Albion FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC & Burton Swifts FC, 1885-96).
Father of Arthur Perry (West Bromwich Albion FC & Crystal Palace FC, 1921-29), and Eric (West Bromwich Albion FC & Coventry City FC, 1930-35),
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 7lbs [1892], 5' 10", 12st. 4lbs [1895].

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 167th players (168) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 38, 15 March 1890, Ireland 1 England 9, a British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 24 years 71 days.
Last match No. 48, 13 March 1893, England 6 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Victoria Park, Boothen, Stoke-on-Trent, aged 27 years 69 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1889-90, 1890-91, 1892-93;
Team honours British Championship shared 1889-90, winners 1890-91, 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also brother of Tom Perry (West Bromwich Albion FC & Aston Villa FC, 1887-1903). Tom would die a fortnight after Charlie.

Beyond England

Served as a West Bromwich Albion FC director from 1898-1902. Worked for a brewery, Arnold & Bates, Ltd., eventually becoming a director of the firm. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.196/7.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes Goals captain
5 3 3 270 0 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
3 3 0 0 21 2 +19 0 1 7.00 0.667 100.0 +3

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home British Championship 2 2 0 0 12 1 +11 0 1 6.00 0.50 100.0 +2
Away 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 0 0 9.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1889-90 1 1 0 0 9 1 +8 0 0 9.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 3 3 0 0 21 2 +19 0 1 7.00 0.667 100.0 +3

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 3 0 0 21 2 +19 0 1 7.00 0.667 100.0 +3
3 3 0 0 21 2 +19 0 1 7.00 0.667 100.0 +3

Match History

 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - three full appearances (270 min)

F.A. International Select Committee - three full appearances (270 min)x

Age 24
1 38 15 March 1890 - Ireland 1 England 9, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start ch
40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD reserve

Age 25
2 41 7 March 1891 - England 6 Ireland 1, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start ch
43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn BC HW reserve
  

Age 27
3 48 13 March 1893 - England 6 Wales 0, Victoria Ground, Stoke-upon-Trent BC HW Start ch
  

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