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Conrad Warner

Upton Park FC

1 appearance, 7 goals against

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 2: A 7
0% successful

Captain: none
minutes played:


  Conrad Warner
Birth Sunday, 14 April 1850 in 9 Lewis Crescent, Cripplegate, City of London [registered in London E., June 1850].

According to the 1851 census, eleven-month old Conrad is the youngest of two children, the other being Alice, to Charles and Elizbeth, living at 9 Lewis Crescent in Cripplegate. His father is in charge of a brass founder business. They have four servants.


According to the 1861 census, Conrad is a pupil at Grove House School in Tottenham.


According to the 1871 census, Conrad is back at home with his widowed mother and older sister in Woodlands High Street in Broxbourne, Ware, with four servants.

Marriage to Mary Capper, on 15 October 1883 at St. James' Church in Shirley, Southampton [registered in South Stoneham, December 1873].
"On the 15th inst., at St. James's, Shirley, by the Rev. John Haigh, Conrad, youngest son of Charles B. Warner, of Woodlands, Hoddesdon, Herts, to Mary, fourth daughter of Mark Capper, of Whitedswood Cottage, Shirley." - Saturday, 18 October 1873, Hampshire Advertiser.

According to the 1881 census, Conrad is a stationer, now married to Mary, with four children, Conrad, Mark, Donald and Mary, along with three servants, living at Pritchard Villa on Manns Lane in Edmonton.

Death Thursday, 10 April 1890 in New York City, USA, aged 39 years 360 days [registered in the Death Duty register], of pneumonia, still living at Winchmore Hill.
"WARNER―.On the 19th inst., at New York, Conrad Warner, of Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, aged thirty-nine." - Tuesday, 15 April 1890, Morning Post.


"Supporters of Association football will be sorry to hear of the death, on the 10th inst., at New York, of Conrad Warner, well known a decade since as goalkeeper for Upton Park Football Club. He officiated between the posts for England v. Scotland at Glasgow in 1878, and rendered good service to the London Association when in its infancy. Dceased, who was only 38 years of age, besides being a good footballer, was an excellent all-round athlete. As a sprinter he was in the front rank, and he could hold his own at cricket, lawn tennis, hockey, skating, and other pastimes." - Friday, 25 April 1890, Ripley & Heanor News & Ilkeston Division Free Press


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Came from a wealthy Quaker family and educated at a Quaker school - Grove House School, Tottenham.  Played his football with Upton Park, where he was made captain and eventually President in the mid-1880's; also represented London and Middlesex.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight not known.


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the fiftieth players (50) to appear for England. Eighth goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 7, 2 March 1878, Scotland 7 England 2, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged 27 years 322 days.
Individual honours None
Distinctions Warner is the sixth-ever England player to die, and the first from the 1878 team.

Beyond England

Warner was by vocation a stationer (with Partridge & Cooper). He was on a business trip in New York when he died. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.260

The Numbers
Parties Appearances Minutes GA GA Av.
Sht Av.
1 1 90 7 13 min none none none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly match
1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1

Match History
 Club: Upton Park F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 23
1 7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start gk