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Albert Shepherd

Bolton Wanderers FC, Newcastle United FC

2 appearances, 2 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 3
50% successful

1906-11

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Albert Shepherd
Born 10 September 1885 at 10 South Street, Great Lever, Lancashire [registered in Bolton, December 1885].
Baptised 26 December 1885 at St. Mark's Church, Bolton-le-Moors.

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, but Albert is theseventh of eight children to Richard and Charlotte, now living at 17 Ash Street in Great Lever, His father is a cotton spinner.

According to the 1901 census, Albert now has a younger sister, making him one of nine, they live at 8 Rudulph Street, Great Lever, with their parents. His father is a minder of the self-acting mules at the cotton mill.

According to the 1911 census, Albert is a professional footballer married to Mary Ellen, they have one daughter, Millicent Martha. They live at 29 Lavender Gardensin Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Another child had tragically died.

Married to Mary Ellen Harwood on 29 May 1906 at Holy Trinity Chuch, Bolton [registered in Bolton, June 1906]. Living at 1 Cunliffe Terrace.
Died morning of 8 November 1929 at the Crown & Cushion Inn, Mealhouse Lane, Bolton, aged 44 years 59 days [registered in Bolton, December 1929]. Left £705 12s. 1d. to his widow, Mary Ellen.
Interred 12 November at Christ Church, Blackburn Road, Walmsley. Attended by hundreds. Joe Smith, Bert Baverstock, Ted Vizard, Will Jennings, George Eccles and James Seddon acted as the bearers.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 12st. 6lbs [1910].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football for Bolton and played for Sunday School side, St. Mark's FC. Whilst he was playing with Bolton Temperance FC, he signed amateur forms with Blackburn Rovers FC but was allowed to leave after a season after not breaking into the first team. He then signed professional forms with Bolton Wanderers FC in 1902, and was allowed to assist Bolton St Luke's FC in the Lancashire Combination, until he made his first-class debut in November 1904. Signed for Newcastle United FC on 26 November 1908 for a £1650 transfer fee. He missed the 1911-12 season because of injury. Joined Bradford City AFC on 10 July 1914 for a £1750 fee. Shepherd retired from playing during WW1.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1904-05; Division One Champions 1908-09; FA Charity Shield winners 1909; FA Cup winners 1909-10, runners-up 1910-11 (miss the final because of injury);
Individual honours Football League (two appearances, scored four goals on his debut in 1906); Top Goalscorer Football League Division One (25 in 1910-11)
Distinctions Became the first player to score a penalty in the FA Cup Final

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 318th players (319) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 88, 7 April 1906, Scotland 2 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 20 years 209 days.
Last match No. 108, 11 February 1911, England 2 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Baseball Ground, Shaftesbury Crescent, Derby, aged 25 years 154 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1905-06, 1910-11;
Team honours British Championships shared 1905-06, winners 1910-11;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

"ALBERT SHEPHERD FINED.
"The Emergency Committee of the Football Association have fined Shepherd, Newcastle United, 5 for leaving the field without permission during the match against Woolwich Arsenal."
- Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Monday, 18 April 1910.
"ALBERT SHEPHERD IN TROUBLE AT TOTTENHAM.

"The goalless game at Tottenham betweenSpurs and Bradford City was almost completely spoilt by an unusual incident twenty minutes from the start. For a heavy charge on Walden, McIlvenny was sent off the field. Albert Shepherd, the well-known Bolwon Wanderers and Newcastle United centre-forward, apparently resented the referee's action, and remonstrated excitedly with the referee, with the result that Mr. Gilroy (Sunderland), who was in charge of the game, sent him to keep McIlvenny company in the dressing-room. Thus the Valley Paraders were left with nine men, and in consequence, played with three forwards. Despite the fact that the were defencding for nearly the whole of the game, the City kept Tottenham from scoring." - Birmingham Gazette, Monday, 18 January 1915.

Beyond England

Appointed manager of the Royal Court Billiards Room in 1913. Latterly a licensee in Bolton, namely the Crown & Cushion Hotel. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.222.

 

Albert Shepherd - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 2 90 min 2 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.

 

Albert Shepherd - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All - British Championship 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Albert Shepherd - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1905-06 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1910-11 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Albert Shepherd - Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 20
1 88 7 April 1906 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start 81 cf
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 25
2 108 11 February 1911 - England 2 Ireland 1, Baseball Ground, Derby BC HW Start 20 cf

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