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Willie Watson

Sunderland AFC

4 appearances, 0 goals

P 4 W 3 D 1 L 0 F 17: A 4
88% successful

1949-51

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Willie Watson
He is a Willie, not a William, birth registration confirms so.
Born 7 March 1920 in Bolton-upon-Dearne, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Doncaster, March 1920].

Register notes

Cannot be found on the 1939 register, presumably still closed.
According to passenger lists, Willie was stated as being a professional cricketer on his way to KIngston, Jamaica, on board the SS Matina, leaving Liverpool on 7 February 1957. His address is stated as 178 Laund Road, in Salendine Nook, Huddersfield.
Eighteen-months later, 20 September 1958, he was on the P&O Iberia bound for Sydney, same profession, same address.

Married to Barbara Smith [registered in Huddersfield, September 1944]. Two children
Died 24 April 2004 in Johannesburg, aged 84 years 48 days [not registered in UK].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 4lbs [1950].

Source

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

Biographies Willie Watson: Last of the Double Internationals - Mike Vockins (SportsBooks, 12 May 2011)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 690th players (691) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 251, 16 November 1949, England 9 Ireland 2, a World Cup qualification and British Championship match at Maine Road, Moss Side, Manchester, aged 29 years 254 days.
Last match No. 261, 22 November 1950, England 2 Yugoslavia 2, a friendly match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 30 years 260 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950; British Championships 1949-50, 1950-51;
Team honours British Championships winners 1949-50;
Individual honours Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1954
Distinctions Also an England Test Cricketer (23 Tests, 1951-59), then Test selector (1962-65).

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.
Appointed as a sports manager of The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg in 1968, and remained in the country until his death.

 

Willie Watson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 4 2 4 0 0 360 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.

 

Willie Watson - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - White 4 3 1 0 17 4 +13 0 1 4.25 1.00 87.5 +3
All 4 3 1 0 17 4 +13 0 1 4.25 1.00 87.5 +3

 

Willie Watson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
British Championship 2 2 0 0 13 2 +11 0 0 6.50 1.00 100.0 +2

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

Friendly 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All 4 3 1 0 17 4 +13 0 1 4.25 1.00 87.5 +3

 

Willie Watson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP/BC 1949-50 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
WCP All 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1950 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF All 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC/WCP 1949-50 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1950-51 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 2 0 0 13 2 +11 0 0 6.50 1.00 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 2 2 0 0 13 2 +11 0 0 6.50 1.00 100.0 +2

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

All 2 2 0 0 13 2 +11 0 0 6.50 1.00 100.0 +2

 

Willie Watson - Match History
 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 4 full capsx

Age 29
1 251 16 November 1949 - England 9 Ireland 2, Maine Road, Manchester BC/
WCP
HW Start 4
2 252 30 November 1949 - England 2 Italy 0, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start 4
- 254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5, Estádio Nacional, Lisboa tour AW reserve
- 255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Heysel, Bruxelles AW
- 256 25 June 1950 - England 2 Chile 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio WCF NW
- 257 29 June 1950 - USA 1 England 0, Estádio Raimundo Sampaio, Belo Horizonte NL
- 258 2 July 1950 - Spain 1 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio NL
3 260 15 November 1950 - England 4 Wales 2, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start 4
4 261 22 November 1950 - England 2 Yugoslavia 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HD Start 4

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