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George Webb

West Ham United FC

2 appearances, 1 debut goal

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 4: A 1
75% successful

1911

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name George William Webb
Born 18 July 1888 at 16 Broomfield Street, Poplar, Middlesex [registered in Poplar, September 1888].
Attended Shaftesbury Road School
Baptised 3 October 1888 at St. Gabriel's Church, Chrisp Street, South Bromley

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, George William is the oldest of two children, the other being Florence Isabella, to William and Mary Frances (née Lounton), living at 7 Crews Street in Poplar. His father is a stevedore, and he lives with two of his aunties.

According to the 1901 census, George W. has three more siblings, Arthur, Mary and Elizabeth. Evidently, one of his aunties has now become his older adopted sister, Margaret. His father remains a stevedore, and they all live at 7 Claude Street with the Taphouse family.

According to the 1911 census, George William is a stevedore at Millwall docks, he has five more younger sisters, Emma, Alice, Elsie, Louisa and Violet. They all live at 7 Brewhouse Lane in Greenwich. The return confirms George is one of twelve children, two have tragically died.

Married to Elizabeth Ellen Holden, in Stratford Church on 31 July 1913 [registered West Ham, September 1913]. She was the daughter of a West Ham United FC director, James Holden. The reception was held at Stratford Town Hall for upwards of 200 guests.
Died 28 March 1915 at 173 Romford Road, Stratford, aged 26 years 253 days [registered in West Ham, March 1915]. Died of phthisis (tuberculosis), he had been lying ill for several weeks. Left £279 15s. to his widowed wife, Elizabeth Ellen.
Interred on 3 April at West Ham Cemetery. The flag at the Boleyn Castle Ground flew at half-mast. The West Ham United FC players wore black armbands of crape, in their match against Watford FC.
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 11st. 10lbs [1911].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Ilford, playing junior football with Ilford Alliance FC and Ilford FC. Joined Wanstead FC, during which time, he made occasional appearances for West Ham United FC, who he signed amateur forms with in 1908-09. After 23 goals in 52 league matches, Manchester City FC signed Webb on 25 June 1912. A friendly match between the two teams, played on 4 November 1912, guaranteed £75 proceeds for the Upton Park club. Webb played twice in the league. He retired on 28 July 1913, to get married.
Club honours None
Individual honours Southern League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became 356th players (357) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 109, 13 March 1911, England 3 Wales 0, a British Championship match at The Den, Cold Blow Lane, New Cross, London, aged 22 years 238 days.
Last match No. 110, 1 April 1911, England 1 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 22 years 257 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1910-11;
Team honours British Championships winners 1910-11;
Individual honours England Amatuer (seven appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.263.

 

George Webb - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 1 180 min 1 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.

 

George Webb - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1

 

George Webb - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1910-11 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
BC All 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1

 

George Webb - Match History
 Club: West Ham United F.C. - 2 full caps

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

Age 22
1 109 13 March 1911 - England 3 Wales 0, The Den, New Cross BC HW Start 65 cf
2 110 1 April 1911 - England 1 Scotland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool HD Start cf

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