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Pelham von Donop
Royal Engineers FC

2 caps 0 goals
75% successful
1873-75
disciplined: none
captaincies: none
minutes played: 180


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Pelham von Donop Profile

Full name Lieutenant-Colonel Pelham George von Donop
Popular name Pelham von Donop
Born  28 April 1851 in Southsea, Hampshire
Died 7 November 1921
Height/Weight -

Club Career

Club(s) von Donop was educated at Royal Somersetshire College, Bath, before entering the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in 1869. He represented the academy in the annual cricket match as well as football.  He was commissioned a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers on 15 December 1871 and the following April was posted to the School of Military Engineering at Chatham, Kent.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1874-75; runners-up 1873-74;
Individual honours None.
Distinctions None.

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 12th players to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward;
First match No. 2, 8 March 1873, England 4 Scotland 2, friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London.  Aged 21 years, 314 days.
Last match No. 4, 6 March 1875, England 2 Scotland 2, friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London.  Aged 23 years, 312 days.
Major tournaments None.
Team honours None.
Individual honours None.
Distinctions None.

Beyond England

In 1899, von Donop left the Royal Engineers to become an Inspecting Officer of Railways for the Board of Trade's Railway Inspectorate. He was promoted to Chief Inspecting Officer in July 1913 and held that position until his retirement in 1916. During his time with the Board of Trade he investigated numerous railway accidents, such as those at Witham, Essex in 1905 and at Ilford, Essex, in 1915, and also carried out safety inspections of tram services, such as that at Warrington, Lancashire. He died on 7 November 1921 and is buried in Mortlake. Von Donop acted as godfather to the writer P. G. Wodehouse, who was named Pelham in his honour.- An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1971). Hatton Press, p.255.

 

Pelham von Donop - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Avg Capt. Disc.
2 2 180 0 0.000 0 None

 

Pelham von Donop - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1

 

Pelham von Donop - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Friendly 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1

 

Pelham von Donop - Match History
Club: Royal Engineers F.C. - 2 full caps
Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full caps
1 2 08-Mar-1873 England 4 Scotland 2 The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HW Start n/a
2 4 06-Mar-1875 England 2 Scotland 2 The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HD Start n/a

Notes

[Biographical sketch to come]

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