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Albert Sturgess

Sheffield United FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 4
50% successful

1910-14

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Sergeant-trumpeter Albert Sturgess
Born 21 October 1882 in Basford Hollow, Etruria, Hanley, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire [registered in Stoke-upon-Trent, December 1882].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Albert is the oldest of three children to Thomas and Martha Jane, living at 75 St. Mark's Street in Hanley. His father is a potter's printer.
According to his 1899 Attestation, Albert, a potter, living at 17 Stanhope Street, joined the North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales'), joining on 21 April. According to later reports, he was "bought out" 24 hours later!

According to the 1901 census, [Albert] is now the oldest of five children, now living at 17 Stanhope Street in Hanley. Both [Albert] and his brother, as well as his father are working at the pottery. He and Edwain are pressers, his father remains a printer.
notes: Albert and his five year old brother are reversed on this census.

According to the 1911 census, Albert is a professional footballer, married to Amelia with three children, Albert, Cyril Richmond and Amelia Lily. They live at 25 Bruce Road in the Ecclesall Bierlow area of Sheffield.

Married to Amelia Harrison [registered in Stoke-upon-Trent, June 1902].
Died 16 July 1957 at 898 Ecclesall Road in Sheffield, aged 74 years 268 days [registered in Sheffield, September 1957]. Left £565 8s. 8d. to his widow, Amelia
Height/Weight 5' 6", 7st. 8lbs [1899]. 5' 10", 12st. 0lbs [1914].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) At the age of twelve, Sturgess joined the North Staffs Volunteers as a bugler. Began his junior football career with Tunstall Cresswells FC before joining Stoke FC in 1903 as a professional and a centre-forward. He settled in the back line, and even kept goal for the reserves as they competed in the Birmingham League. After 124 league appearances and three goals, Sheffield United FC signed Sturgess, along with teammate, George Gallimore, on 15 June 1908, for a 'heavy fee', despite interest from Aston Villa FC. During the war, he was guesting for Hull City AFC, however, he remained with the Bramall Lane club until July 1923, completing 353 league appearances, scoring five, when he signed for Norwich City FC as captain, playing as a left-back. Retired two years later after 47 league appearances.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1914-15;
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 352nd players (352) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half, right-half
First match No. 108, 11 February 1911, England 2 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Baseball Ground, Shaftesbury Crescent, Derby, aged 28 years 113 days.
Last match No. 119, 4 April 1914, Scotland 3 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 31 years 165 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1910-11, 1913-14;
Team honours British Championships winners 1910-11;
Individual honours FA Tour of South Africa 1910 (including the two tests)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After leaving football, ran an Eccleshall crockery shop. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.240.

 

Albert Sturgess - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 2 2 0 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.

 

Albert Sturgess - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
All - British Championship 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 0 0 1.50 2.00 50.0 =0

 

Albert Sturgess - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1910-11 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1913-14 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC All 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 0 0 1.50 2.00 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 3 4 -1 0 0 1.50 2.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 0 0 1.50 2.00 50.0 =0

 

Albert Sturgess - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 2 full caps

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

Age 27
FA Tour of South Africa 29 June 1910 - South Africa 0 England 3, Durban, Natal Province tour AW Start lh
23 July 1910 - South Africa 2 England 6, Wanderers Ground, Johannesburg AW Start lh
30 July 1910 - South Africa 3 England 6, Cape Town, Cape Province AW reserve
Age 28
1 108 11 February 1911 - England 2 Ireland 1, Baseball Ground, Derby BC HW Start lh
- 110 1 April 1911 - England 1 Scotland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool HD reserve
Age 31
2 119 4 April 1914 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start rh

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