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Howard Spencer

Aston Villa FC

6 appearances, 0 goals

P 6 W 4 D 1 L 1 F 14: A 4
75% successful

1897-1905

disciplined: none
captaincies:
twice
minutes played:
540

Howard Spencer's bath time

Profile

Full name Howard Spencer
Born 23 August 1875 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in Aston, December 1875].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Howard is the fifth of seven children to Josh and Fanny, living at 33 Aston Village in Aston Manor. His father is a grease merchant.

According to the 1891 census, Howard is still one of the seven children still at home with their parents now at 23 Trinity Road in Handsworth, alongside two servants. His father is an oil merchant.

According to the 1901 census, all seven of the children are still at home with their parents, now at Moorfields, 17 Church Lane in Handsworth. Howard is an oil agent too, as is his father.

According to the 1911 census, Howard is living with his oldest brother and his young family. Howard is a coal factor, and with one servant, they live at Dunkeld, in Jockey Road, Sutton Coldfield.

Died 14 January 1940 at Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, aged 64 years 144 days [registered in Sutton Coldfield, March 1940].
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 12st. 12lbs [1905].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Birmingham before joining Birmingham junior side Stamford FC and then Birchfield Trinity FC, from where he joined Aston Villa FC in 1894. He played his last match on 30 November 1907, retiring shortly after. In 1912, Spencer was playing football with a coal trade team in a charity match in 1912.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1894-95, 1896-97, 1904-05; Football League Champions 1895-96, 1896-97, 1899-1900;
Individual honours Football League (nine appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became 234th players (235) to appear for England
Position(s) Left/right-back
First match No. 60, 29 March 1897, England 4 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 21 years 218 days.
Last match No. 85, 1 April 1905, England 1 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at The Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London, aged 29 years 221 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1896-97, 1899-1900, 1902-03, 1904-05;
Team honours British Championships shared 1902-03, winners 1904-05;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Became a director of Aston Villa FC from June 1909 until ill-health in May 1936. Also became managing-director of a coal and coke contracting firm. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.232.

 

Howard Spencer - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 6 6 540 0 0 min 0 twice 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.

 

Howard Spencer - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 4 0 1 13 3 +10 0 3 2.60 0.60 80.0 +3
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 0 3 2.333 0.667 75.0 +3

 

 

Howard Spencer - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1896-97 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1899-1900 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1902-03 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1904-05 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC All 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 0 3 2.333 0.667 75.0 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 0 3 2.333 0.667 75.0 +3
All 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 0 3 2.333 0.667 75.0 +3

 

Howard Spencer - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 6 full capsx

Age 21
1 60 29 March 1897 - England 4 Wales 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW Start lb
2 61 3 April 1897 - England 1 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge HL Start lb
Age 24
3 69 26 March 1900 - Wales 1 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff BC AD Start rb
Age 27
4 77 14 February 1903 - England 4 Ireland 0, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start rb
Age 29
5 84 27 March 1905 - England 3 Wales 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Captain rb
6 85 1 April 1905 - England 1 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Penge HW Captain rb

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