England Football Online
Page Last Updated 25 February 2015
 
Players Index
 

Alf Spouncer

Nottingham Forest FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1900

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name William Alfred Spouncer
Born 1 July 1877 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire [registered in Gainsborough, September 1877].
Attended Gainsborough Grammar School

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, William is the fourth of five children to Henry Thomas and Ellen (née Young). They live at Lindum Villa in Northdyke, Gainsborough, along with two servants. His father is a chemist.

According to the 1891 census, William is still the fourth of five children to their parents now living at 16 Silver Street in Gainsborough. His father is a chmist and druggier. They have one servant.

According to the 1901 census, professional footballer William A. is now married to Alma with one child, Leslie Duncan, and they live at 11 Forest Grove in Nottingham.
The 1902 Wright's Directory of Nottingham places Spouncer at 11 Forest Grove in Colville Street. He is a traveller.

According to the 1911 census, William Alfred is a Commission Agent in the Turf business still married, with one more child, Muriel Alma. They live at 4 Stratford Road in West Bridgford.
The 1912 Wright's Directory of Nottingham now places Spouncer at 4 Stratford Road. He is still a traveller.

According to passenger lists, Traveller WA Spouncer was bound for Canada, via New York on board the White Star liner Baltic, leaving Liverpool on 1 May 1913.
According to the British Army WW1 Pension Records, William Alfred appears as next of kin on his son, Leslie's, pension record. He is living at 66 Walgrove Road in Chesterfield.

Married to Alma Wigmore, on 23 October 1899 at All Saints Church, Nottingham [registered in Nottingham, December 1899].
Died 31 August 1962 in 53 Warrior Square, Southend, aged x years x days [registered in Southend-on-Sea, September 1962]. Left £2225 14s. in his will.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 7lbs [1903].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Gainsborough Grammar School, making the XI in 1889. Joined Gainsborough Trinity FC for the 1893-94 season. Joined Sheffield United FC in October 1895 and onto Nottingham Forest for £125 from May 1897 until 1910.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1897-98; Football League Divsion Two winners 1906-07;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 252nd players (255) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 69, 26 March 1900, Wales 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Temperance, Cardiff, aged 22 years 269 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1899-1900;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Subsequently coached in Europe in the 1920's, including Barcelona CF. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.233.

 

Alf Spouncer - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 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.

 

Alf Spouncer - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Alf Spouncer - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1899-1900 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Alf Spouncer - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 22
1 69 26 March 1900 - Wales 1 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff BC AD Start ol

Notes

____________________

CG