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Colin Veitch

Newcastle United FC

6 appearances, 0 goals

P 6 W 3 D 2 L 1 F 11: A 4
67% successful

1906-09

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name Lieutenant Colin Campbell McKechnie Veitch
Born 22 May 1881 at 130 Byker Bank, Byker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland [registered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, September 1881].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Sarah Ann (née Kidd) is pregnant with the child who will become Colin. His father is James and a relieving officer. Already, they have three sons and they live at 130 Byker Bank in Byker.

According to the 1891 census, Colin is the youngest of four sons to his parents living at 130 Byker Bank in Byker area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His father is a relieving officer.

According to the 1901 census, Colin is the youngest of three still at home at 130 Byker Bank with their parents. His father is still a relieving officer. Colin is a student.

According to the 1911 census, Colin is a professional footballer, married to Minnie G., living at 1 Stratford Villas in the Heaton Park area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne with his widowed mother.
From at least the 1921 British Phone Book, until at least 1927, they confirm Veitch's newsagent in 10 Shields Road, telephone number Central 4980. From at least 1936, he was living at 6 Grove Avenue in Gosforth, number Gosforth 52800, where his wife remained until at least 1968.
The Kelly's Directory puts Colin living at 1 Stratford Villa, and a newsagent at 10 Shields Road in 1921 and at 6 Grove Avenue in 1936. Colin is a journalist.

Married twice, firstly to Minnie Gertrude Paulson [registered in Alston, September 1905]. Minnie died in 1923, Colin remarried to Greta Mary Burke [registered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, December 1925 & also registered in Bradford, December 1926]. Greta was a well-known north-eastern violinist
Died 27 August 1938 while on holiday in Berne, Switzerland, aged 57 years 96 days [registered in the GRO Consular Death Indices 1936-40]. He took ill while on holiday. Living at 6 Grove Avenue in Gosforth. Left £3371 0s. 3d. in his will to his widow Gertrude Mary Veitch.
A service was held by Rev. Herbert Barnes, on 14 September, after which he ashes were scattered over the Garden of Remembrance at Newcastle cremetorium.
The choir he was associated with for mor than twenty years, the Clarion choristers, sang his favourite piece "The Long Day Closes", whilst shedding tears themselves.
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 12st. 5lbs [1906].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in and around Newcastle, and playing for his college side, Rutherford. Joined his local league club, Newcastle United FC as an amateur in January 1899, he signed professional forms in 1903. He became the club captain, and after 322 league appearances and 49 goals, he retired during WW1 when he served as an army officer.
Club honours Football League Division One Champions 1904-05, 1906-07, 1908-09; FA Cup runners-up 1904-05, 1905-06, 1907-08, 1910-11, winners 1909-10; Sheriff of London Charity Shield winners 1907; FA Charity Shield winners 1909;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions Appointed President of the Players Union on 20 March 1911.

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Following WW1, Veitch was secretary~manager to the United nursery side, Newcastle Swifts FC, up until the club was disbanded in 1926 and he was sacked. Soon afterwards, he became the secretary~manager at Bradford City AFC from 12 August 1926 until his resignation on 23 January 1928.

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 312th players (314) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 86, 16 February 1906, Ireland 0 England 5, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 24 years 291 days.
Last match No. 100, 15 March 1909, England 2 Wales 0, a British Championship match at City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham, aged 27 years 317 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1905-06, 1906-07, 1908-09;
Team honours British Championships shared 1905-06, winners 1908-09;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Veitch was co-founder, chairman, producer and actor for Newcastle's People's Theatre, he was himself, an accomplished musician, also being a conductor of the Newcastle amateur opearic society. A member of the Clarion Choir. A newsagent owner in Shields Road in his home town and a journalist in his last nine years of his life for a Newcastle paper. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.254./Yorkshire Evening Post 27 August 1938

 

Colin Veitch - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
8 6 6 540 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.

 

Colin Veitch - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 0 1 1.333 0.667 66.7 +1
Away 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +1
All - British Championship 6 3 2 1 11 4 +7 0 3 1.833 0.667 66.7 +2

 

Colin Veitch - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1905-06 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1906-07 2 0 2 0 2 2 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1907-08 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 6 3 2 1 11 4 +7 0 3 1.833 0.667 66.7 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 3 2 1 11 4 +7 0 3 1.833 0.667 66.7 +2
All 6 3 2 1 11 4 +7 0 3 1.833 0.667 66.7 +2

 

Colin Veitch - Match History
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 6 full capsx

Age 24
1 86 17 February 1906 - Ireland 0 England 5, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Start ch
2 87 19 March 1906 - Wales 0 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff AW Start ch
3 88 7 April 1906 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start ch
Age 25
- 89 16 February 1907 - England 1 Ireland 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW reserve
4 90 18 March 1907 - England 1 Wales 1, Craven Cottage, Fulham HD Start ch
5 91 6 April 1907 - England 1 Scotland 1, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HD Start ch
Age 27
- 99 13 February 1909 - England 4 Ireland 0, Horton Park Avenue, Bradford BC HW reserve
6 100 15 March 1909 - England 2 Wales 0, City Ground, Nottingham HW Start ch

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