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Herbie Roberts

Arsenal FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1931

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Lieutenant Herbert Roberts
Born 19 February 1905 in Oswestry, Shropshire [registered in Oswestry, March 1905].
Attended Oswestry Boys School

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, six year old Herbert is the third of four children to John Owen and Margaret Anne. His father is an insurance agaent and they live at 2 Glanaber Terrace at Oswestry.
According to his school admission records, Herbert began Oswestry Boys School on 3 September 1912. He was living at Herbert Villas in Oak Street at the time. He left school on 26 March 1918.

Married to Edith Kenyon, at St. James' Church, Blackburn [registered in Blackburn, September 1934]. One son, Peter K. [b.1936]
Died 17 June 1944 in North Middlesex Hospital, aged 39 years 119 days [registered in Edmonton, Middlesex, June 1944]. Died from eryspelas while he was on wartime service with the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). He was living at Southgate in Middlesex at the time.
Date of death confirmed by the Army roll of honour. Most newspapers reported his death on the 19th, a Monday.
Height/Weight 6' 0", 11st. 10lbs [1931].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Transferred to Arsenal on 8 December 1926. Injured his leg in a match against Middlesbrough on 30 October 1937, an injury that enforced his retirement.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 558th players (558) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
Only match No. 175, 28 March 1931, Scotland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 26 years 37 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1930-31;
Team honours British Championships shared 1930-31;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Herbie Roberts - 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.

 

Herbie Roberts - 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 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Herbie Roberts - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1930-31 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Herbie Roberts - Match History
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 26
1 175 28 March 1931 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start ch

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