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Charlie Shelton

Notts Rangers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1887-88

captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  Charles Shelton
Birth Friday, 22 January 1864 in Sneinton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, March 1864]. Birthdate confirmed by the 1939 register
Baptised Sunday, 10 November 1872 at St. Nicholas' Church, Nottingham, alongside his brother Alfred.
 

According to the 1871 census, Charles, and his young brother, Alfred, are the two youngest sons of four sons to Robert and Hannah. His father is a greengrocer and they live at 11 Orchard Street in the Castle area of Nottingham. His older brother, Cecil, is blind in one eye following an accident.

 

According to the 1881 census, the family of six, including Charles and Alfred, and one servant, live at 4 Castle Street in the Sneinton area of Nottingham. His father is a shopkeeper and all of the sons work with him.

Marriage to Eliza Kirkham [registered in Nottingham, September 1887].
 

According to the 1891 census, Charles is a bookkeeper, married to Eliza with two children, Archibald Charles and Mabel Ivy, and they live at 3 Queen's Walk in the St. Mary's area of Nottingham.

 

According to the 1901 census, Charles is still a bookkeeper, still married to Eliza and now have a third child, Alfred Reginald. They all live at 15 Epperstone Road in West Bridgford.

 

According to the 1911 census, Charles and Eliza are still married and still with three children, although Alfred had died and they now had Edna Blanche. Charles is a Municipal Clerk and they all live at 2 Devonshire Road in West Bridgford.

  According to the 1939 register, Charles and Eliza are retired and living at 84 Gloucester Road in Twickenham.
Death Sunday, 18 September 1955 in Eastwell, Melton Mowbray, aged 91 years 259 days [registered Melton Mowbray, September 1955].
Probate "SHELTON Charles of Eastwell Leicestershire died 18 September 1955 Probate Leicester 25 October to Annie Maria Darby spinster.
Effects £1115 11s. 8d."

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Played junior football in Nottingham, including South Notts. FC, before joining the Nottingham Rangers FC. Shelton then guested for Notts County FC in 1885-86 before being appointed as the Rangers captain. Shelton severed his long standing connection with Rangers on 31 August 1888. He joined Notts County FC soon after and played with them periodically until 1893; He did return to Rangers in the mid-1889, where he was appointed as the honorary secretary for the summer. Then re-appointed in March 1890. He was also playing for Burton Wanderers FC in 1889 and 1891. Nottingham Forest FC in October 1891, as well as Loughborough FC the same year.
League History
20 appearances, 1 goal
Notts County FC 1888-92, twenty appearances one goal.
debut: 22 September 1888 Stoke FC 3 Notts County FC 0.
last: 27 February 1892 Darwen FC 2 Notts County FC 3.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1890-91 (no appearances).
Football League third place 1890-91 (4).
Individual honours Birmingham FA (1885)
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 147th player (149) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
Only match No. 34, 7 April 1888, Ireland 1 England 5, a British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 24 years 76 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1887-88;
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Older brother of Alf Shelton;

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.222.



The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes Goals captain
4 1 1 90 0 none
minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck 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
1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
British Championship
1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1886-87 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
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
1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Match History

 Club: Nottingham Rangers F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - no full appearancesx


Age 23
29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Yorkshire Cricket Ground, Sheffield BC HW reserve
30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington BC HW reserve
  

 

F.A. International Select Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x


Age 24
32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW reserve
1 34 7 April 1888 - Ireland 1 England 5, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start lh
  

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