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George Richards

Derby County FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 8: A 1
100% successful

1909-12

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name George Henry Richards
Born 10 May 1880 in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire [registered in Basford, June 1880].
He was brought up in Castle Donington, Leicestershire. All his four census returns confirm Richards was born in Bulwell.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, George H. is the youngest of three children, all sons, to William and Fanny (née Large). His father is a basket maker and they live at 10 Castle Moat in Castle Donington.

According to the 1891 census, George H. has two younger sisters, but only four of the children live at home, now living at The Spital in Castle Donington, his father remains a basket maker.

According to the 1901 census, George too, is now a basket maker. He is the oldest of the three children remaining at home with their parents at The Spital.

According to the 1911 census, George, a professional footballer, is married to Mary, and they live at Mount Pleasant in Castle Donington.

Married twice, firstly to Mary Dixon, at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Castle Donington [registered in Shardlow, June 1904]. Mary died 3 August 1930. Secondly, to Mary Margaret Giles [registered in Shardlow, January 1937].
Died 1 November 1959, at Derby City Hospital, aged 79 years 175 days [registered in Derby, December 1959]. Living at 48 The Spital, Castle Donington. Left £2122 14s. 1d. to his widow, Mary Margaret.
Height/Weight 5' 8¾", 11st. 5lbs [1911].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior playing career at Whitwick White Star FC, from where Derby County FC signed him in April 1902. He remained with them, making 284 league appearances, scoring 33 goals, until during WW1.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1911-12, 1914-15; FA Cup runners-up 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became 342nd players (342) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
Only match No. 104, 1 June 1909, Austria 1 England 8, an end-of-season final Continental tour match at Hohe Warte Stadion, Döbling, Wien, aged 29 years 22 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Tour of South Africa 1910 (including the two tests)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.206.
During the 1920's, Richards was coaching his loacl side, Castle Donington Imperial FC.

 

George Richards - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 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.

 

George 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 - Friendly 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

George Richards - Match History
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 29
- 101 3 April 1909 - England 2 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Penge BC HW possible reserve
- 102 29 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 4, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-Pesth tour AW reserve
- 103 31 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 8, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-Pesth AW
1 104 1 June 1909 - Austria 1 England 8, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AW Start lh
- 106 14 March 1910 - Wales 0 England 2, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff BC AW reserve
Age 30
FA Tour of South Africa 29 June 1910 - South Africa 0 England 3, Durban, Natal Province tour AW Start rh
23 July 1910 - South Africa 2 England 6, Wanderers Ground, Johannesburg AW reserve
30 July 1910 - South Africa 3 England 6, Cape Town, Cape Province AW Start rh
Age 32
- 111 10 February 1912 - Ireland 1 England 6, Dalymount Park, Dublin BC AW reserve

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