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Frank Saunders

Swifts FC & Corinthians FC

1 cap, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 5: A 1
100% successful
1888

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Frank Etheridge Saunders
Born 26 August 1864 in Brighton, Sussex [registered in Brighton, September 1864].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Frank A(!!). is one of two children to John, who owns, and all live at Bristol Hotel on the Marine Parade in Brighton, along with sixteen servants.

According to the 1881 census, Frank E. was now a pupil at Repton College.

According to the 1891 census, Frank is a medical student, lodging at 83 Lambeth Palace Road in Lambeth.

No where to be found in the 1901 census.

Passenger Transcripts reveals that Frank Etheridge Saunders left London for Cape Town on 18 June 1902.  As a doctor.  One of 47 passengers on the Bulawayo.

Died 14 May 1905 in Ficksburg, Orange River Colony, South Africa, aged 40 years 261 days
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Repton School where he was educated privately, making the XI in 1882-83.  Went onto Caius Collge in Cambridge University, earning his Blue in 1885-86-87; Joined Swifts FC and guested for the Corinthians FC team between 1885-91; Also played for St Thomas' Hospital in London and represented Sussex FA. After 1891, Saunders became a member of the staff at Barnwood Mental Health Hospital in Gloucester and played friendlies for Gloucester FC in January and February 1891.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Timothy RD Clark, Gloucester City FC's club statistician.

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 140th player (142) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back
Only match No. 32, 4 February 1888, Wales 1 England 5, a British Championship match at Recreation Ground, Nantwich Road, Crewe, aged 23 years 162 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1887-88;
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

He was a licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries, before emigrating to South Africa. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.217.

 

Frank Saunders - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 0 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.

 

Frank Saunders - 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 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Frank Saunders - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1887-88 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Frank Saunders - Match History
 Club: Swifts F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: FA Committee - 1 full capx

Age 23
1 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Recreation Ground, Nantwich Road, Crewe BC AW Start hb

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