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Irvine Thornley

Manchester City FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1907

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Irvine Thornley
Born 6 December 1883 in Whitfield, Glossop, Derbyshire [registered as Irven in Hayfield, December 1883].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Irvine is the second of four children, to Thomas and Henrietta (née Cooper), living at 1 Derby Street in the Whitfield area of Glossop. His father is a butcher and his mother is a cotton weaver.

According to the 1901 census, Irvine is a tripe dresser, the oldest of three children, now living at 13 Hadfield Place in Whitfield. His father remains a butcher.

According to the 1911 census, Irvine is a professional footballer married to Emma. They live at 9 Slatelands Road, still in the Whitfield area of Glossop.
At the time of his attestation, 8 December 1915, (32 years 2 days) with the Royal Regiment of Artillery, he was living at 5A Westoe Crescent in South Shields. He was a gunner and discharged on 11 May 1919.

Married to Emma Sykes, at St. James' Church, Glossop, 7 February 1910 [registered in Glossop, March 1910].
Died 24 April 1955 at The Ingham Infirmary in South Shields, aged 71 years 139 days [registered in South Shields, June 1955]. Living at 10 Aldwych Street in South Shields. Left £1298 19s. 2d.
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 0lbs [1919].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with Glossop Villa FC, also playing with Glossop St. James FC, and then Glossop North End FC in 1901-02, joined Manchester City FC on 22 April 1904. Thornley's popularity at City was recognised when his benefit match raised a record £1036 for him. Joined South Shields FC of the North-Eastern League, on 15 August 1912. Played for Hamilton Academicals FC in the 1919-20 season. Then North-Eastern League side Houghton FC in 1920.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1909-10;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 326th players (327) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
Only match No. 90, 18 March 1907, England 1 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Craven Cottage, New Road, Fulham, London, aged 23 years 102 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1906-07;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions The only player in the match against Wales not to win another cap.

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.247.

 

Irvine Thornley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 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.

 

Irvine Thornley - 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 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

 

Irvine Thornley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1906-07 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

 

Irvine Thornley - Match History
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 23
- 89 16 February 1907 - England 1 Ireland 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW reserve
1 90 18 March 1907 - England 1 Wales 1, Craven Cottage, Fulham HD Start cf

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