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Charles Richards

Nottingham Forest FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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minutes played:
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Profile

Full name Charles Henry Richards
Born 9 August 1875 in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire [registered in Burton, September 1875].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Charles Hy. is the sixth of eight children to John and Charlotte (née Hodgkins). They live at 8 Victoria Street in Burton-on-Trent. His father is a brewers labourer.

According to the 1891 census, Charles H. is also now a brewers labourer, and is one of five children at 335 Uxbridge Street in Burton with is widowed father, who remains a brewers labourer also.

According to the 1901 census, Charlie is a professional football player boarding with his wife, Annie, at the home of Chris Harper, at 64 Liverton Street in Cleethorpes.

According to the 1911 census, 'C' is an invald hewer living with his wife at 83 Kennington Road in Radford area of Nottingham. Along with the twelve year old Mabel, they have a two month old son, Leslie. The census reveals that four more of their children have tragically died.

Married to Mary Anne Elliott, on 22 May 1897 at St. Peter's Church, Radford [registered in Nottingham, June 1897].
Died 27 April 1911 at his home, 83 Kennington Road, Radford, Nottingham, aged 35 years 230 days [registered in Nottingham, June 1911] from Myocarditis Acute, Syncope.
Height/Weight 5' 6", 11st. 11lbs [1898].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990],  FindMyPast.com & John Coyle, Doncaster Rovers FC historian

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career with Gresley Rovers FC, then Newsyead Byron FC, before joining Notts County FC in 1895. Joined rivals Nottingham Forest FC at the beginning of 1896 and from January of that year, made 74 league appearances, scoring twenty goals. He moved onto Grimsby Town FC in December 1898, making another eighty league appearances, and scoring another 42 goals. Transferred to Leicester Fosse FC in June 1901 for another 25 league appearances and five goals, and finally to the recently renamed Manchester United FC for the end of the 1901-02 season, making just eight league outings, scoring once. In March 1903, Richards joined Doncaster Rovers FC. He made a final seven league appearances, but it wasn't enough to keep Rovers up and both Doncaster and Richards dropped out of the league.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1897-98; Football League Division Two winners 1900-01;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became 236th players (238) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
Only match No. 62, 5 March 1898, Ireland 2 England 3, a British Championship match at Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 22 years 208 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1897-98;
Team honours British Championship winners 1897-98;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

His 1911 census details reveal that Richards returned to the coal mines, where he worked as a hewer in one of the pits near in or near Radford.

 

Charles Richards - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 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.

 

Charles Richards - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1

 

Charles Richards - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1897-98 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1

 

Charles Richards - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - 1 full caps

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

Age 22
1 62 5 March 1898 - Ireland 2 England 3, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start ir

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