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Dick Spence

Chelsea FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 0 D 0 L 2 F 3: A 5
0% successful

1936

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Richard Spence
Born 18 July 1908 in Milner Street, Platts Common, Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Barnsley, September 1908].
Baptised 20 August 1908 at Hoyland Anglican Church

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, two year-old Richard is the youngest of three children, all sons, to Frederick Booth and Charlotte (nee Spinks). His father is a coalmine hewer. They live at 9 Pepper Street in Platts Common.

According to the 1939 register, Richard Spence, a police war reserve, is married and living at 23 Dorchester Road in the Northolt Park area of Ealing, the home of the Antoine's.

Married twice, firstly to Mary Tasker [registered in Barnsley, June 1935]. Mary died of a heart-attack on 7 April 1963 [registered in Ealing, London, June 1963].
Secondly, to Cecila Veronica English
(nee Protheroe) on 16 March 1968 [registered in Hammersmith, March 1968]. Cecila died 10 March 1986 [registered in Wandsworth, March 1986].
Died 12 March 1983, aged 74 years 238 days [registered in Ealing, March 1983].
Height/Weight 5' 6", 9st. 2lbs [1938].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990],  FindMyPast.com & Bob Pickett's excellent research

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 619th players (619) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 203, 6 May 1936, Austria 2 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Praterstadion, Prater, Wien, aged 27 years 293 days.
Last match No. 204, 9 May 1936, Belgium 3 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles, aged 27 years 296 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Spence was the fiftieth West Ridian to represent England

Beyond England

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

 

Dicky Spence - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 2 0 180 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.

 

Dicky Spence - 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 2 0 0 2 3 5 -2 0 0 1.50 2.50 0.00 -2
All 2 0 0 2 3 5 -2 0 0 1.50 2.50 0.00 -2

 

Dick Spence - Match History

 Club: Chelsea F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - two full appearances (180 min)x

Age 27
1 203 6 May 1936 - Austria 2 England 1, Praterstadion, Wien tour AL Start lh
2 204 9 May 1936 - Belgium 3 England 2, Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles AL Start lh
  

Notes

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