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Bill Slater

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

12 appearances, 0 goals

P 12 W 5 D 5 L 2 F x: A x
63% successful

1954-60

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1080

Profile

Full name William John Slater CBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 29 April 1927 in Clitheroe, Lancashire [registered in Clitheroe, June 1927].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 12st. 7lbs [1957].

Source

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

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 two who became the 741st players (741) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half, centre-half.
First match No. 292, 10 November 1954, England 3 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 27 years 195 days.
Last match No. 338, 9 April 1960, Scotland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Flordia, Glasgow, aged 32 years 346 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954 (provisional squad), 1958;
Team honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

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

 

Bill Slater - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
12+ 12 7 12 0 0 1080 0 0 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.

 

Bill Slater - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 4 0 0 13 4 +9 0 1 3.25 1.00 100.0 +4
Away 4 1 2 1 6 7 -1 1 1 1.50 1.75 50.0 =0
Neutral 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.25 37.5 -1
All 12 5 5 2 23 16 +7 3 3 1.917 1.333 62.5 +3

 

Bill Slater - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 11 4 5 2 20 15 +5 3 3 1.818 1.364 59.1 +2
Red 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 12 5 5 2 23 16 +7 3 3 1.917 1.333 62.5 +3

 

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

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.25 37.5 -1
World Cup 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.25 37.5 -1
British Championship 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2
Friendly 5 3 2 0 11 8 +3 1 1 2.20 0.60 80.0 +3
All 12 5 5 2 23 16 +7 3 3 1.917 1.333 62.5 +3

 

Bill Slater - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1958 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.25 37.5 -1
WCF All 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.25 37.5 -1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1954-55 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1957-58 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1959-60 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.25 37.5 -1
BC 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2
All 7 2 4 1 12 8 +4 2 2 1.714 1.143 57.1 +1

 

Bill Slater - Match History
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 12 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 12 full capsx

Age 27
May 1st 1954 was the date set by FIFA for a list of forty names to be submitted, from which the final 22 could be selected for each country's World Cup squad. England's list appeared on April 22 1954, nine days ahead of the deadline. 18 were destined not to make the final cut, including Bill Slater.
1 292 10 November 1954 - England 3 Wales 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 6
2 293 1 December 1954 - England 3 West Germany 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
Age 30
3 318 19 April 1958 - Scotland 0 England 4, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 6
Age 31
4 319 7 May 1958 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
5 320 11 May 1958 - Yugoslavia 5 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd Fr AL Start 6
6 321 18 May 1958 - USSR 1 England 1, Lenin Stadium, Moskva Fr AD Start 6
7 322 8 June 1958 - England 2 USSR 2, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg WCF ND Start 6
8 323 11 June 1958 - Brazil 0 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg ND Start
9 324 15 June 1958 - England 2 Austria 2, Ryavallen Stadion, Borås ND Start
10 325 17 June 1958 - USSR 1 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg NL Start
11 327 22 October 1958 - England 5 USSR 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
Age 32
12 338 9 April 1960 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start 5

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