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Archie Rawlings

Preston North End FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 0
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Full name Archibald Rawlings
Born 2 October 1891 at 113 Cranbourne Street, Leicester, Leicestershire [registered in Leicester, December 1891].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Elizabeth (née Dean) is pregnant with her first child who will become Archibald, she will die within two years. His father is Christopher is a grocer and finisher. They live at 113 Cranbourne Street in Leicester.

According to the 1901 census, Archibald is the only child living with his remarried father, now a bookshop manager, and his step-mother, Charlotte Anne (née Howe) (married in Belper, registered March 1898). They live on the Main Street in Peasley, Derbyshire.

According to the 1911 census, Archibald is an assistant electrician in the local colliery, married to Isabella. They have two children, a set of twins, Harry Boughton and Eric. They live at 8 Snape Hill Road in Darfield, Barnsley.

According to the 1939 register, Archibald, an electrician and fitter at the aeroplane factury, and Isobel are still married and are living at 13 Lowthorpe Road in Preston.
Married to Isabella Oughton [registered in Barnsley, September 1910]. One son, James Sydney Dean (b.Wombwell, 5 May 1913).
Died 11 June 1952 at Mountstreet Hospital in Preston, aged 60 years 253 days [registered in Preston, June 1952]. Living at 13 Hawkhurst Road, Deepdale in Preston. Left £544 6s 7d.
Height/Weight 5' 11", 12st. 0lbs [1922].


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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career with Wombwell FC, also playing with Darfield United FC, Barnsley FC reserves and Shirebrook FC and Northampton Town FC on 4 November 1913, from where Rochdale AFC signed him on 8 June 1914. With interest from Manchester City FC, Rawlings joined Dundee FC whilst still in the army on 16 September 1919. Then, of four clubs seeking him, it was Preston North End FC that signed him on 15 June 1920 for fifteen hundred pound transfer fee and he made 147 league appearances, scoring seventeen goals. Shortly after a club suspension in March 1922, Rawlings handed in a transfer request in the June, but it was not until 13 March 1924 when the directors placed Rawlings on the transfer list when he was signed by Liverpool FC and he made another 63 league appearances, scoring eight goals. Walsall FC signed Rawlings on 23 June 1926, where he made just 23 league appearances. Bradford FC were next to sign him on 11 February 1927 and he scored five goals in 21 league outings. Southport FC signed him in July 1928 and he scored three goals in just nine league appearances. By the end of the year however, on 7 December, Lancashire Combination outfit Dick, Kerr and Company FC had signed him. There is no contemporary report to suggest he played for Burton Town FC however.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1921-22;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Father of Syd Rawlings (Preston North End FC, Huddersfeild Town AFC, West Bromwich Albion FC, Northampton Town AFC, Millwall FC, Everton FC, Plymouth Argyle FC 1932-48)


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 414th players (418) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
Only match No. 126, 21 May 1921, Belgium 0 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles, aged 29 years 231 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information, but following his retirement from playing, he returned to Preston North End FC to become an assistant trainer. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.202/3.


Archie Rawlings - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 90 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.


Archie Rawlings - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Archie Rawlings - Match History
 Club: Preston North End F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 29
1 126 21 May 1921 - Belgium 0 England 2, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles Fr AW Start or