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Alf Underwood

Stoke FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 8: A 1
1891-92

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Alfred Underwood
Born April-June 1869 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire [registered in Newcastle-under-Lyme, June 1969].

Census Notes

None of the Underwood's can be found on the 1871 census, but the 1861 census reveals that William and Louisa have two children, Charles and Leonard. They live in Cadle Street in Hanley.

According to the 1881 census, Alfred, a potter's flowerer, is the youngest of four children, a list that does not include Leonard, they live at 23 Duke Street in the Fenton area of Stoke. His father is a potter's presser.

According to the 1891 census, Alfred, still a potter's flowerer is living with his widowed father, who is still a potter's presser. They both live Adelaide, Alfred's older sister, who is now married to Thomas Copeland. they have three sons. They all live at 67 Well Street in Hanley.

Cannot be found on the 1901 census.

According to the 1911 census, Alfred, now a commision agent in the pottery trade is living with his brother, Leonard and his  large family, at 99 Ashford Street in Hanley.

Died 8 October 1928, aged 59 years nk days [registered in Stoke-on-Trent, December 1928].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 13st. 0lbs [1890's].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career with Hanley Tabernacle FC before joining Etruria FC. Joined Stoke FC during the mid-1880's, retired because of a knee injury in 1893. He had made 114 league appearances, 93 of them in the Football League.
Club honours Football Alliance winners 1890-91;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 174th players (175) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 41, 7 March 1891, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, aged 21 years nk days.
Last match No. 44, 5 March 1892, Ireland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 22 years nk days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1890-91, 1891-92;
Team honours British Championships winners 1890-91;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Tragedy

"The public fund opened some time ago for the benefit of Alf Underwood, the old Stoke back, has now been closed. The subscriptions received amount to £100 5s. 7d., and no expenses have been incurred. This sum will be augmented by the proceeds of a match at the Victoria Ground, Stoke, to-day, between famous veterans of the Stoke club and a team raised from Karno's company, who are appearing at a Hanley music hall this week" - Yorkshire Telegraph and Star, Thursday, 3 December 1908.
In addition, a grant of £2 2s. was sent to the fund from the Players' Union on 27 August 1908.

Beyond England

A potter by trade, he was apparently an invalid from the 1900's. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.252.

 

Alf Underwood - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 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.

 

Alf Underwood - 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 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 0 1 4.00 1.00 100.0 +2

 

Alf Underwood - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1891-92 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 0 1 4.00 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 8 2 +6 0 1 4.00 1.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 0 1 4.00 1.00 100.0 +2

 

Alf Underwood - Match History
 Club: Stoke F.C. - 2 full caps

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

Age 21
1 41 7 March 1891 - England 6 Ireland 1, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start lb
- 43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn HW reserve
Age 22
2 44 5 March 1892 - Ireland 0 England 2, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Start lb

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