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Albert Read

Tufnell Park FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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Full name Albert Read
This Read is based on the more likely Ealing-born player than the one readily accepted.
Born 30 March 1893 in Ealing, Brentford, Middlesex [registered in Brentford, June 1893].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Albert is the third of four children to Frederick and Rosa (nee Hancock), living at 3 Broomfield Place in Ealing. His father is a florist.

According to the 1911 census, Albert remains the third of four children, and is a motor mechanic living at 47 Westfield Road in West Ealing with his parents and widowed grandmother, Martha Hancock. His father now a gardener and a florist.
According to this army records, at the time of his enlistment, on 10 September 1914, Read was living at 24 Denmark Street in West Ealing,and was demobolized on 4 March 1919.

According to the 1939 register, Albert is an Engineer's draughtsman, living at 9 Bean Road in Bexley. He is married, but Norah C, is at the home of her parents, William E. and Emma E. at 7 Westfield Road in Bournemouth.
Married to Norah Charlotte Newman [registered in Edmonton, June 1922]. One son, Eric Francis Greville (b.1933)
Died 26 October 1959 at New Cross General Hospital, aged 66 years 210 days [registered in Deptford, December 1959]. Left 6,066 pounds and 4s. in his will.
Height/Weight 5' 9", 12st. 0lbs [1922].


FindMyPast.com, based on Mike Davage's research.

Club Career

Club(s) Represented Middlesex FA. Played with Hanwell FC and Uxbridge FC in 1912. He then served as a signalman and a gunner with the Royal Field Artillery, and briefly served as a pilot for the Royal Air Force at the end of 1918. AFter the war, Read was playing with Tufnell Park FC. After which he joined Reading FC in July 1922. He missed the majority of the season after receiving a serious knee injury in only his third appearance. He was released at the end of that season. Sittingbourne FC signed Read in August 1923, and then Maidstone FC the following season.
Club honours FA Amateur Cup runners-up 1919-20;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


Historians Mike Davage and Jim Creasy.

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 414th players (416) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
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 28 years 52 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information, and teh information it does contain is for an Albert Aaron Read. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.203/204.
This Albert Read is a motor mechanic.


Albert Read - 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.


Albert Read - 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


Albert Read - Match History
 Club: Tufnell Park F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 28
1 126 21 May 1921 - Belgium 0 England 2, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles Fr AW Start rh