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Teddy Sandford

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1932-36

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Edward Sandford
There is no evidence of any middle name in any of his registers or census returns.
Born 22 October 1910 in 367 Holyhead Road, Handsworth, Staffordshire [registered in West Bromwich, December 1910].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, five month old Edward is the youngest of three children to John and Nancy. His father is a railway wagon maker and they live at 367 Holyhead Road in Handsworth.

According to the 1939 register, Edward, a body builder in wood, is married to Lily, and are living at 155 Hall Green Road in West Bromwich.

Married to Lily Frances Smith, at St. James' Church in Handsworth on 17 May 1937 [registered in Birmingham, June 1937]. Lily was living at the Bull's Head Inn on West Bromwich Road, inn Walsall, at the time of their engagement on February 1935.
"The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a dress of Duchess satin trimmed wth seed pearls and a girdle, a lover's knot of pearls being worked in the train. She wore orange blossoms at the neck and had a tulle veil with a headdress of lilies and carried a bouquet of arum lilies and lilies of the valley. She was attended by Miss Joan Marsh and Miss Bessie Nunn (friends), while Miss Freda Jones (second cousin of the groom) and Master Daniel Smith (nephew of the bride) acted as train-bearers. Mr. S. Attwood was best man. There was a large attendance at the ceremony, including several of Mr. Sandford's Albion colleagues, and subsequently a reception was held at the Friar Park Hall, West Bromwich, at which there were nearly 70 guests."
- Tuesday, 18 May 1937, Birmingham Gazette.
Died 13 May 1995 at 67 Queslett Road in Great Barr, aged 84 years 203 days [registered as Teddy, also as Edward, in Sandwell, Staffordshire, June 1995]. His probate states he left an amount 'not exceeding 145,000' - as found by Bob Pickett.
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. [1930]. 5' 9", 11st. 4lbs [1934].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career playing schoolboy football in Birmingham, and junior level with Tantany Athletic FC, Overend Wesley FC, Birmingham Carriage Works FC and then Smethwick Highfield FC. In October 1929, he joined West Bromwich Albion FC as an amateur, and represented Birmingham FA (reserve) in April 1930 in the junior international, and then turned professional on 5 May 1930. He made his league debut in November as an inside-left against Preston North End FC. He became club captain from August 1936 and also reverted to a half-back. After 286 league appearances and 67 goals, he then joined Sheffield United FC for 1500 on transfer deadline day, 16 March 1939, before finishing his career with Morris Commercial FC, retiring in May 1943.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1930-31, runners-up 1934-35; Football League Division Two runners-up 1930-31; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1931;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Nephew of Abe Jones (West Bromwich Albion FC)

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 574th players (576) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 183, 16 November 1932, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 22 years 25 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1932-33;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Later a coach for West Bromwich Albion FC and then a scout. Also owned a cafe near The Hawthorns. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.216.

 

Teddy Sandford - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 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.

 

Teddy Sandford - 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 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

 

Teddy Sandford - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1932-33 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 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 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

 

Teddy Sandford - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 21
181 9 April 1932 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW reserve
   

Age 22
1 183 16 November 1932 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start il
   

Age 24
196 6 February 1935 - England 2 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW reserve
   

Age 26
209 14 May 1937 - Norway 0 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo tour AW withdrawn injured
210 17 May 1937 - Sweden 0 England 4, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AW
211 20 May 1937 - Finland 0 England 8, Töölön pallokenttä, Helsinki AW
   

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