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Charles Smith

Crystal Palace FC & Wanderers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Charles Eastlake Smith
Born 1850 in Colombo, Ceylon [not registered in UK].

Census Notes

Not on the 1851 census, but we know that his parents are Scotsman James and English mother, Matilda. The birth of their daughters in the next census reveal that Charles would have been in Ceylon, en route to India.

Cannot be found on the 1861 census, but Charles younger sister, Elizabeth, was born in Liverpool in 1860.

According to the 1871 census, Charles E. is the second son of six, living at 21 Longton Grove in Lewisham. His father is an East Indian merchant.

According to the 1881 census, Charles E. is an Insurance Clerk living at 67 Longton Road in Lewisham. He is married to Lizzie E. and they have two servants.
A birth announcement of their son reveals that they were still living at 67 Longton Road on 25 July 1881.

Cannot be found on the 1891 census.

According to the 1901 census, Charles Eastlake is living by his own means at 59 Crystal Palace Park Road in Bromley. He is still married and have one son, Claud Eastlake, they also have four servants.

According to the 1911 census, Charles remains married to Lizzie, but is not head of the household, that is his wife. The next name on the list, Kathleen Hussey, a live-in Sick Nurse, because Charles is 'deaf and feeble-minded result of a stroke'. They live at Fairbanks, in Sydenham. Their son, Claud remains with them, but the census reveals there is another sibling.

Married to Lizzie E. Cooper [registered in Lewisham, June 1880].
Died 10 January 1917 in Bromley, aged 66 years nk days [registered in Bromley, March 1917].
Height/Weight not known.


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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Rossall School 1869-70; played his football with Crystal Palace FC and Wanderers FC; also represented Surrey FA.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 34th player (40) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 5, 4 March 1876, Scotland 3 England 0, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, aged 25/26 years nk days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cousin of Gilbert Smith.

Beyond England

Served on the FA Committee 1875-76. He was an Insurance Clerk, according to the 1881 census. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.226.


Charles Smith - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
1 1 90 0 0 min 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.


Charles Smith - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1


Charles Smith - Match History
 Club: Crystal Palace F.C. & Wanderers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 25/26
1 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL Start cf