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Joe Reader

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 appearance, 2 goals against

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 2: A 2
50% successful

1894

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Josiah Reader
Born 27 February 1866 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire [registered in West Bromwich, March 1866].
Attended Beeches Road School and St Phillips School.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Josiah is the fourth of five children to William and Mary, they live at Old Meeting Street in the Wednesbury area of West Bromwich. His father is a labourer in the forge works.

According to the 1881 census, Josiah is now the younger of the two sons that remain at home with their parents and a boarder, now at 26 Hargate Lane in Wednesbury, His father is still a general labourer.

According to the 1891 census, Josiah is a professional football player married to Dorcas and living at 15 Trinity Road in West Bromwich.

According to the 1901 census, Josiah still a professional footballer, still married, now with one daughter, Ivy Mary. They live at 11 Thynne Street in Sandwell.

According to the 1911 census, Josiah remains at home with his wife and daughter. The census reveals that they had two more children that had died. Josiah is a County Court Bailiff. They still live at 11 Thynne Street.

Married to Dorcas Astbury [registered in West Bromwich, December 1890].
Died 8 March 1954 in West Bromwich, aged 88 years 9 days [registered in West Bromwich, March 1954].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 12st. 2lbs [1892].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy and junior football before he joined Carters Green FC. Joined West Bromwich Albion FC as an amateur in January 1885 and turned professional in August of the same year. He made 315 league appearances before not being signed-on for the 1901-02 season, resulting in his retirement.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1891-92, runners-up 1894-95;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 211th players (211) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 50, 3 March 1894, Ireland 2 England 2, a British Championship match at Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 28 years 4 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1893-94;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring through illness, he later served Albion as a trainer and coach, and then as a Hawthorns steward until 1950, ending a 65 year association with the club. His 1911 census reveals that Josiah actually became a Bailiff for the county court, as well. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.204./FindMyPast

 

Joe Reader - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 2 45 2 0 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.

 

Joe Reader - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0

 

Joe Reader - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1893-94 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0

 

Joe Reader - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 28
1 50 3 March 1894 - Ireland 2 England 2, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AD Start gk

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