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Len Shackleton

Sunderland AFC

5 appearances, 1 goal

P 5 W 4 D 1 L 0 F 11: A 4
90% successful

1948-54

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Leonard Francis Shackleton
Born 3 May 1922 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Bradford, June 1922].

Notes

Len Shackleton and Marjorie travelled on the CSS Queen Mary on 13 June 1957 from Southampton to New York. He was living at 12 Dean Street in Newcastle, at the time.

Married to Marjorie Ainley [b.21 July 1922] [registered in Huddersfield, June 1944].
Died 28 November 2000 in Grange-over-Sands, aged 78 years 209 days [registered in Kendal, Westmorland, December 2000].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 5lbs [1950].

Source

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

Biographies The Clown Prince of Soccer: The Len Shackleton Story - Len Shackleton (Sportsmans Book Club, 1956).
The Clown Prince of Soccer?: The Len Shackleton Story - Colin Malam (Highdown, 2004)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
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 three who became 672nd players (674) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 241, 26 September 1948, Denmark 0 England 0, a friendly match at Idrætsparken, København, aged 26 years 146 days.
Last match No. 293, 1 December 1954, England 3 West Germany 1, a friendly match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 32 years 212 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950 (provisional squad); British Championships 1948-49, 1949-50, 1954-55;
Team honours British Championships winners 1949-50, 1954-55;
Individual honours England Schoolboy (three appearances, 1936)
Distinctions x

Beyond England

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

 

Len Shackleton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 5 - 5 0 0 450 1 450 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.

 

Len Shackleton - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 0 1 2.333 1.00 100.0 +3
Away 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 1 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All 5 4 1 0 11 4 +7 1 2 2.20 0.80 90.0 +4

 

Len Shackleton - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 1 2 2.00 0.75 87.5 +3
Red 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 5 4 1 0 11 4 +7 1 2 2.20 0.80 90.0 +4

 

Len Shackleton - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
British Championship 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 100.0 +3

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

Friendly 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 1 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
All 5 4 1 0 11 4 +7 1 2 2.20 0.80 90.0 +4

 

Len Shackleton - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP/BC 1949-50 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
WCP All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1948-49 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC/WCP 1949-50 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1954-55 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC All 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 100.0 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 100.0 +3

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

All 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 100.0 +3

 

Len Shackleton - Match History
 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 5 full capsx

Age 26
1 241 26 September 1948 - Denmark 0 England 0, Idraetsparken, Kobenhavn Fr AD Start 10
2 243 10 November 1948 - England 1 Wales 0, Villa Park, Birmingham BC HW Start 10
Age 27
3 250 15 October 1949 - Wales 1 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff WCP
/BC
AW Start 10
b 22 February 1950 - England B 1 Netherlands 0, St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Start 10
England's selectors announced on May 9, two squads (A and B) of 14 players each, for two separate tours. Of the 28 names, twelve did not make it to the final World Cup squad, including Len Shackleton.
Age 32
4 292 10 November 1954 - England 3 Wales 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 10
5 293 1 December 1954 - England 3 West Germany 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 10

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