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Don Welsh

Charlton Athletic FC

3 appearances, 1 goal

P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 9: A 5
67% successful

1936-39

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Donald Welsh
Born 25 February 1911 in Chorlton, Manchester, Lancashire [registered in Chorlton, March 1911].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Donald, only one moth old, was the youngest of three children to William and Clara (née Brown). The census does reveal that there was one other sibling, who had died before this point. His Scottish father is an enamellist for the water board. They live at 23 Bedford Street in the Moss Side are of Manchester.
The Manchester School Admissions Register reveals that Donald was admitted into Princess Road School on 28 August 1915 until 22 October, when it was stated he had 'left the district', however, he was readmitted into on 9 November 1915, his address was stated as 93 Bickley Street in Chorlton. He left school on 26 July 1919.
Then, according to Passenger Lists, Don Welsh was one of seventeen footballers who, courtesy of Canadian Pacific Railway Company, had left the port of Southampton on 22 May 1937, bound for Quebec, Canada, on the
Empress of Australia.
Again, Welsh was on the Queen Mary, leaving Southampton for New York on 6 May 1953, under the mastership of C.I. Thompson, along with other members of Liverpool FC. His address was stated as 6 St Andrews Road in Liverpool.

Married to Ivy A. Baxter [registered in Greenwich, June 1936].
Died 2 February 1990 in Stevenage, aged 78 years 342 days [registered in Stevenage, March 1990].
Height/Weight 5' 11½", 12st. 5½lbs [1938].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played school football in Manchester and represented both his town and county, as well as the Royal Navy. Joined Torquay United FC on amateur forms in early 1933, turning professional in July 1934. Within the year, on 5 February 1935, Charlton Athletic FC paid a £3250 fee to take him to The Valley. He guested for Liverpool FC and Worcester City FC, as well as playing for Charlton, during the war, when he was an Army P.T. Instructor. He retired from playing in November 1947 having played 199 league appearances, and scored 44 goals.
Club honours Football League Division Three (south) winners 1934-35; FA Cup runners-up 1945-46 (Captain), winners 1946-47 (Captain);
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) He was appointed as the secretary-manager of Brighton & Hove Albion in November 1947. Became Liverpool FC manager on 5 March 1951 until his sacking in May 1956, it was not a successful period, as the Reds were relegated into Division Two. Returned as manager of Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic FC in July 1958 until he was sacked again in February 1961. Afterwhich, he became a coach at Wycombe Wanderers FC between July 1963 and November 1964. Returned to Charlton Athletic FC from December 1964, being a part of their administration staff.

England Career

Player number One of two who became 645th players (645) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half/inside-left
First match No. 216, 14 May 1938, Germany 3 England 6, an end-of-season tour match at  Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin, aged 27 years 78 days.
Last match No. 226, 24 May 1939, Romania 0 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stadionul Agenţia Naţională de Educaţie Fizică, Bucureşti, aged 28 years 88 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England wartime (eight appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Between managerial appointments, Welsh worked as a Devon licensee and a youth centre manager. In 1962 he worked for the London County Council Education Department as a Football Coach/Teacher at Tollington Park School in North London. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.265.

 

Don Welsh - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
11 3 0 270 1 270 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.

 

Don Welsh - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 3 2 0 1 9 5 +4 0 0 3.00 1.667 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 9 5 +4 0 0 3.00 1.667 66.7 +1

 

Don Welsh - Match History
 Club: Charlton Athletic F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 25
- 205 17 October 1936 - Wales 2 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL released reserve
- 206 18 November 1936 - England 3 Ireland 1, Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent HW reserve
Age 26
- 208 17 April 1937 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL reserve
Age 27
1 216 14 May 1938 - Germany 3 England 6, Olympiastadion, Berlin tour AW Start lh
2 217 21 May 1938 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich AL Start lh
- 218 26 May 1938 - France 2 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW reserve
- 219 22 October 1938 - Wales 4 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL reserve
- 220 26 October 1938 - England 3 Rest of Europe 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW reserve
Age 28
- 224 13 May 1939 - Italy 2 England 2, Stadio Civico San Siro, Milano tour AD reserve
- 225 18 May 1939 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1, Stadion Beogradski SK, Beograd AL
3 226 24 May 1939 - Romania 0 England 2, Stadionul ANEF, Bucureşti AW Start 7 10

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