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Robert Topham

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC & Casuals FC & Corinthians FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 11: A 2
100% successful

1893-94

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Robert Topham
Born 3 November 1867 at Elson, Ellesmere, Shropshire [registered in Ellesmere, December 1867].
Attended Oswestry School and Oxford University

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Robert is the fifth of six children, and the oldest of two sons, the other being Arthur, to Robert and Anne. His father is a farmer of 15 acres, employing four men and a boy. Along with five servants, they live at 9 Tumpley Toll Gate in Elson, Ellesmere.

According to the 1881 census, both Robert and Arthur are two of four boarding as pupils with the Humphrey's family at Lower Brook Street in Oswestry.

According to the 1891 census, Robert is an assistant master living at the Grammar School in Brewood, Cannock.

According to the 1901 census, Robert is now an assistant schoolmaster living at Belvedere School in Hove.

According to the 1911 census, Rob is now a farmer visiting his elder widowed sister, Marion Owen and her family at Pas-yn-grove in Eastwick, Ellesmere.

Died 31 August 1951, aged 83 years 301 days [registered in Thanet, September 1951].
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Although he was a pupil at Oxford University, he did not earn his Blue. Instead, he started out with his local club, Oswestry FC before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in 1891.  He was also playing for Casuals FC, Chiswick Park FC and from 1894, for Corinthians FC. He ended his Wolves career in 1896 and played his final game for the Corinthians in 1898.
Club honours Welsh FA Cup runners-up 1884-85; FA Cup winners 1892-93; FA Cup Amateur Cup runners-up 1893-94;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 199th players (203) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 47, 25 February 1893, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Wellington Road Football Ground, Perry Barr, Birmingham, aged 25 years 114 days.
Last match No. 51, 12 March 1894, Wales 1 England 5, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 26 years 129 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1892-93, 1893-94;
Team honours British Championship winners 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Robert was picked to play for Wales against Scotland in 1885, but he did not accept.
Older brother of Arthur Topham.

Beyond England

A master at Brighton College 1892-1905, after which he became a hop grower in Kent. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.248.

 

Robert Topham - 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.

 

Robert Topham - 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 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 0 0 5.50 1.00 100.0 +2

 

Robert Topham - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1893-94 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 0 0 5.50 1.00 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 0 0 5.50 1.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 0 0 5.50 1.00 100.0 +2

 

Robert Topham - Match History
 

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

 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. & Casuals F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 25
1 47 25 February 1893 - England 6 Ireland 1, Wellington Road Football Ground, Birmingham BC HW Start or
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. & Casuals F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 26
2 51 12 March 1894 - Wales 1 England 5, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start or

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