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Joe Schofield

Stoke FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 F 17: A 0
100% successful

1892-95

captain: none
minutes played:
270

Timeline

  Joseph Alfred Schofield
Birth Sunday, 1 January 1871 at 144 Granville Place, Cobridge, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire [registered in Wolstanton, March 1871]
Baptised Sunday, 26 February 1871 in Christ Church, Cobridge, by Vicar D. Lamb.
 

According to the 1871 census, three-month old Joseph A. is the youngest of three children to James and Mary Anne (née Moseley). His father is an engine driver and they live at 144 Granville Place in Burslem.

 

According to the 1881 census, Joseph A. now has three younger siblings, and along with his two older sisters, they are all living at home with their parents, now at 288 Waterloo Road, still in Burslem. His father is a mechanical engineer.

 

According to the 1891 census, Joseph A. is an assistant teacher, and he still lives with his parents, now at 3 Cobridge Road in Hanley. He has another younger sibling and is one of seven children living at home. His father is still a mechanical engineer.

 

According to the 1901 census, Joseph A. is the oldest of the five children sill at home with their parents at 3 Cobridge Road. Joseph himself is a Collector of The Guardians. His father remains a mechanical engineer.

 

According to the 1911 census, Joseph Alfred is now a relieving officer, living with his sister and niece at 49 Heathcote Street in Hanley.

Marriage to Elizabeth Roberts [registered in Stoke-upon-Trent, September 1911].
  "PORT VALE FOOTBALL CLUB Co., Ltd.
         Season Tickets 1920-21.
The Directors are prepared to issue Season Tickets for the coming season (if sufficient numbers apply) as follows:
     Chairs, Numbered and Reserved (Including Tax) at  ...
 £4 15 0.
     Stands, Seats Guaranteed (Including Tax) at  ...    ...    ... £3 10 0.
Applications to be made on or before June 30th, 1920, to―
                        The Secretary, J. A. SCHOFIELD,
                                       Bryan-street, Hanley." - The Staffordshire Sentinel, Saturday, 19 June 1920.
  "PORT VALE FOOTBALL CLUB CO., LTD. SEASON 1926-27.
         SEASON TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.
Chairs, Numbered & Reserved (inc. Tax), £3 6s. 6d.
Stand 'B,' Numbered & Reserved (inc. Tax), £2 4s. 6d.
     Early application, accompanied by remittance, is requested.
                        J. A. SCHOFIELD, Secretary,
                                       Bryan-street, Hanley." - The Staffordshire Sentinel, Saturday, 24 July 1926.
Death Sunday morning, 29 September 1929 at North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Princes Road, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, aged 58 years 271 days [registered in Stoke-on-Trent, September 1929]. "He had been ill for some weeks."

Obituary

"Football LOSES A Fine Old Friend.
"
I regret to announce the death, which occurred at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary yesterday (Sunday) morning, of Mr. Joe Schofield, the well-known and popular manager of the Port Vale Football Club. Although Mr. Schofield had been ill for some weeks his sudden death will come as a great shock to his many friends. He had remained at the post of duty until a few days ago, and was present at Port Vale's match with Crewe Alexandra at Hanley last Monday. He was removed to the infirmary only on Saturday afternoon.
"Mr. Schofield, who was 58 years of age, was a famous player of the early '90's, and a contemporary with the great triumvirate of the old Stoke club―W. Rowley, T. Clare, and A. Underwood. All four had International honours, and Mr. Schofield was 'capped' by the F.A. as outside left against Wales in 1893 and against Ireland in 1895.
"In his early days Mr. Schofield was a schoolmaster, and left that profession to become a Poor-Law official. In his spare time he was the hon. secretary of the Stoke club when it was reconstructed after its resignation from the Football League in 1908. He was also a director of the club. Eleven years ago the Port Vale club offered him a permanent full-time appointment as secretary-manager. This he accepted and resigned his position in the Poor-Law.
"Mr. Schofield was a shrewd judge of a player, and it was largely owing to his policy of coaching local players that Port Vale, with their limited income were able to retain their position until last season, for a period of ten years in the Second Division of the League. He will be a very much missed man at the Recreation Grounds."
 -
Athletic News, Monday, 30 September 1929
Probate "SCHOFIELD Joseph Alfred of Milton House 23 Hammersley-street Hanley Stoke-on-Trent died 29 September 1929 at at North Stafford Royal Infirmary Stoke-on-Trent Administration London 29 November to Jane Elizabeth Schofield widow.
Effects £867 8s. 11d." [2019 equivalent: £55,493]

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Played junior football in Stoke, particularly Hanley Alliance FC, before joining Stoke FC in 1891, and remained with them until injury forced his retirement in 1899. He was reinstated as an amateur on 25 August 1902. Made one appearance for The Casuals on 24 January 1903.
League History
199 appearances, 81 goals
Stoke FC 1891-99 199 appearances, 81 goals.
debut: 10 October 1891 Stoke FC 3 Burnley FC 0.
last: 1 April 1899 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 Stoke FC 2.
Club honours Football League best:- sixth place 1895-96 (28 apps, nine goals);
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Appointed as the secretary/manager of Port Vale FC from February 1920 until his death in September 1929.
League History
391 matches
Port Vale FC 1919-29, 391 matches, W142, D 84 L165. Finished eighth in Division Two, and reached fifth round of the FA Cup.
Club honours Football League Division Three (North) winners 1929-30 (one appearance before his death)

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 190th players (196) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside/outside-left
First match No. 45, 5 March 1892, Wales 0 England 2, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 21 years 64 days.
Last match No. 53, 9 March 1895, England 9 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at The Derbyshire County Cricket Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby, aged 24 years 67 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1891-92, 1892-93, 1894-95;
Team honours British Championship winners 1891-92, 1892-93, 1894-95;
Individual honours None

Beyond England

Between other employments had a spell on Stoke's secretarial staff. Outside football the player worked at various times as a school teacher and Poor Law officer. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.217/218.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes Goals captain
3 3 3 270 0 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 0 3 5.667 0.00 100.0 +3

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home British Championship 2 2 0 0 15 0 +15 0 2 7.50 0.00 100.0 +2
Away 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1891-92 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1894-95 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9 0 1 9.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 0 3 5.667 0.00 100.0 +3

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 0 3 5.667 0.00 100.0 +3
3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 0 3 5.667 0.00 100.0 +3

Match History

 Club: Stoke F.C. - three full appearances (270 min)

F.A. International Select Committee - three full appearances (270 min)x


Age 21
1 45 5 March 1892 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start il
  

Age 22
2 48 13 March 1893 - England 6 Wales 0, Victoria Ground, Stoke-upon-Trent BC HW Start il
Schofield's 88th minute strike was actually saved by Trainer, and Spiksley scored the rebound.
  

Age 24
3 53 9 March 1895 - England 9 Ireland 0, County Ground, Derby BC HW Start ol
  

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