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Fred Tilson

Manchester City FC

4 appearances, 5 goals

P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 F 9: A 5
50% successful

1934-
35

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Samuel Frederick Tilson
Born 19 April 1904 in Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Barnsley, June 1904].
Not born in 1903, registrations confirm so.

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Samuel Frederick is the youngest of nine children to Samuel and Elizabeth (two have since died). On this return, he is the youngest of six, living at 4 Grove Street in Barnsley. His father is a packing case maker.

According to the 1939 register, Samuel is a professional footballer and colliery trammer. He remains single and lives within the Beevers household at 80 Pontefract Lane in Barnsley.

Married to Irene Marsh [registered in Manchester, March 1943].
Died 21 November 1972, aged 68 years 216 days [registered in Manchester, December 1972].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 7lbs [1928]. 5' 8½", 11st. 1lbs [1928]. 5' 9½", 11st. 4lbs [1929]. 5' 9", 11st. 9½lbs [1938].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career playing schoolboy football in Barnsley, and then playing for the Regent Street Congregartions FC, a Sunday School League side in the town, whom he scored 33 goals for. Barnsley FC signed Tilson on 24 March 1926. Following 53 Division Two appearances, and 24 goals, Manchester City FC, on 14 March 1928, then took Tilson to Maine Road, and his teammate, Eric Brook, followed two days later. He remained ten years, which included a bout of pneumonia in March/April 1930, and on 11 March 1936, a joint-bid from Liverpool FC to take Tilson and Matt Busby. The Anfield club, however, only managed to secure Busby. Tilson made 264 league appearances and scoring 110 goals, before, on 11 March 1938, Tilson was used as a bargaining chip, along with Keillor McCullough and Charles Rodger, to bring in Maurice Dunkley from Northampton Town FC. He was placed on Town's transfer list in April 1939 at a £750 asking price. When the fee was removed, he signed for York City FC on 11 August 1939, before retiring during the war. He was due to guest for Manchester City FC in February 1940, but he was poorly with infuenza.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1927-28; Division One Champions 1936-37;
FA Cup
runners-up 1932-33 (injured), winners 1933-34; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1934, winners 1937;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions In 1977, he had a street named in his honour in Moss Side area of Manchester.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 596th players (597) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 192, 10 May 1934, Hungary 2 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Stadion Üllõi út, Ferencváros, Budapest, aged 30 years 21 days.
Last match No. 199, 19 October 1935, Ireland 1 England 3, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 31 years 183 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1934-35, 1935-36;
Team honours British Championships shared 1934-35
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

xImmediately after the war, Tilson served as a coach back at Manchester City FC, becoming the assistant manager up until July 1965, after which he was appointed as their chief scout. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.247.

 

Fred Tilson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 4 2 360 5 72 min 3 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.

 

Fred Tilson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 4 2 0 2 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 50.0 =0
All 4 2 0 2 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 50.0 =0

 

Fred Tilson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
Friendly 2 0 0 2 2 4 -2 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -2
All 4 2 0 2 9 5 +4 0 1 2.25 1.25 50.0 =0

 

Fred Tilson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1934-35 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1935-36 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2


Fred Tilson - Match History

 Club: Manchester City F.C. - four full appearances (360 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - four full appearances (360 min)x

Age 30
1 192 10 May 1934 - Hungary 2 England 1, Stadion Üllõi út, Budapest tour AL Start 84 cf
2 193 16 May 1934 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1, Stadión Letná, Praha AL Start 20 cf
3 194 29 September 1934 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start
10,85
cf
195 14 November 1934 - England 3 Italy 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW withdrew injured
  

Age 31
4 199 19 October 1935 - Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 68 cf
  

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