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James Turner

Bolton Wanderers FC, Stoke FC, Derby County FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 F 18: A 2
100% successful

1893-98

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name James Turner
name notes The middle name of Albert is just wrong, it was based on the Turner that died in 1904.
Born 6 October 1866 in Brindley Ford (known locally as Blackbull), nr Goldenhill, Staffordshire [registered in Wolstanton, December 1866].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, James was born to Samuel and Hannah.

According to the 1881 census, James is the oldest of four children living with their widowed mother, who is a housekeeper for Martin McDermott at Heaths Row in Brindley Ford. James is a coal miner.

According to the 1891 census, James is married to Emma, and living with them are his brother Thomas and another lodger, living at 68 Green Street in Radcliffe. 

Cannot be found on the 1901 census.

Married to Emma Powell, on 30 March 1889 in Holy Trinity Church, Hanley [registered in Stoke-on-Trent, December 1889]. Emma was his neighbour. James lived at 26, Emma at 28.
Died 25 November 1903 at 52 Nelson Street, Fenton, aged 37 years 50 days [registered in Stoke-upon-Trent, December 1903] of Acute Phytisis Exaustion.
Buried 29 November at Fenton Municipal Cemetery.
Death notes not 9 April 1904 in Prestwich. That is the death of James Albert Turner, whom was presumed to be Stoke footballer, but census research revealed a different Jimmy Turner, and confirmed his his great nephew.
Height/Weight not known

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & Eric Harrison, Turner's great nephew-in-law

Club Career

Club(s) Began his playing career with Black Lane Rovers FC, before he joined Bolton Wanderers FC in early 1889. After 96 league appearances and eight goals, he left to join Stoke FC in 1894. His transfer in August only cost £50, instead of £150, as it was settled by tribunal, at the request of Turner. Another fifty league appearances followed with a single goal, Derby County FC signed Turner in June 1896 for a £70 transfer fee. Turner made another 51 league appearances, scoring just the once again. Rejoined Stoke in August 1898 until he was released in August 1899 after just seven league appearances.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1897-98;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 206th players (207) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 48, 13 March 1893, England 6 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Victoria Park, Boothen, Stoke-on-Trent, aged 26 years 158 days.
Last match No. 62, 5 March 1898, Ireland 2 England 3, a British Championship match at Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 31 years 150 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1892-93, 1894-95, 1897-98;
Team honours British Championship winners 1892-93, 1894-95, 1897-98;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Worked as a clerk for a commercial firm. His obituary staed that Turner was a publican when he retired from the game. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.252.

 

James Turner - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 3 3 270 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.

 

James Turner - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 15 0 +15 0 2 7.50 0.00 100.0 +2
Away 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 3 3 0 0 18 2 +16 0 2 6.00 0.667 100.0 +3

 

James Turner - 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 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1894-95 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9 0 1 9.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1897-98 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC All 3 3 0 0 18 2 +16 0 2 6.00 0.667 100.0 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 3 0 0 18 2 +16 0 2 6.00 0.667 100.0 +3
All 3 3 0 0 18 2 +16 0 2 6.00 0.667 100.0 +3

 

James Turner - Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 26
1 48 13 March 1893 - England 6 Wales 0, Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent BC HW Start lh
 Club: Stoke F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 27
- 52 7 April 1894 - Scotland 2 England 2, Celtic Park, Glasgow BC AD withdrawn
Age 28
2 53 9 March 1895 - England 9 Ireland 0, County Ground, Derby BC HW Start lh
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 30
- 61 3 April 1897 - England 1 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge BC HL reserve
Age 31
3 62 5 March 1898 - Ireland 2 England 3, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start lh

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