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Eric Stephenson

Leeds United AFC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 7: A 1
50% successful

1938

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Major Joseph Eric Stephenson
Born 17 September 1914 in Bexleyheath, Kent [registered in Dartford, December 1914].
Attended Tom Hood School, Leytonstone
Died 8 September 1944 in Burma, aged 29 years 354 days [registered in Army Records]. Killed in Action.
Height/Weight 5' 6½", 10st. 2lbs [1938].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy and junior football in Leeds and Harrogate. He joined Leeds United AFC as an amateur in January 1933. Signing professional forms in September 1934. He went on to make 111 league appearances and scored 21 goals, up until the war curtailed his career. He played for Leeds during the war also.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions "Leeds United, with Doherty (Huddersfield Town), Kelly and Baxter (Barnsley), and Dodds (Everton) as guest players, lost 3-1 to Celtic at Elland Road yesterday [27 May 1947] in the benefit match arranged for the dependents of Eric Stephenson, the Leeds United and England inside-forward, who was killed during the war. The young Celtic team combined better than United and scored through Sirrel, Hazlitt and Rae. Dodds scoring late in the second half for Leeds United. Attendance 19,000"

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 643rd players (644) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 215, 9 April 1938, England 0 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 23 years 204 days.
Last match No. 222, 16 November 1938, England 7 Northern Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, aged 24 years 60 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1937-38, 1938-39;
Team honours British Championship winners 1937-38, 1938-39;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Had become a Major in the Ghurka Rifles, when he was killed in action in Burma.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Eric Stephenson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 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.

 

Eric Stephenson - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 2 1 0 1 7 1 +6 1 1 3.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 7 1 +6 1 1 3.50 0.50 50.0 =0

 

Eric Stephenson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1937-38 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 1938-39 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 1 0 1 7 1 +6 1 1 3.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 7 1 +6 1 1 3.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 7 1 +6 1 1 3.50 0.50 50.0 =0

 

Eric Stephenson - Match History
 Club: Leeds United A.F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 23
1 215 9 April 1938 - England 0 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL Start il
Age 24
2 222 16 November 1938 - England 7 Ireland 0, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HW Start 6

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