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Ray Westwood

Bolton Wanderers FC

6 appearances, 0 goals

P 6 W 4 D 0 L 2 F 12: A 5
67% successful

1934-36

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name William Raymond Westwood
Born 14 April 1912, at 10 King William Street, Amblecote, Staffordshire [registered in Stourbridge, June 1912]. To Samuel (b.16 April 1887) and Elizabeth Ann (nee Sutton)(b. 19 November 1886), with one older brother, Samuel Sydney (b.December 1910), and one younger brother, Eric (b.8 May 1924). His father was a postman.

Register notes

Ray himself cannot be found on the 1939 register. His family and future wife, however, are found. They are living at 'Burnden', on Pensnett Road in Brierley Hill. His father is a post office servant. Eric is a drawing clerk. His future wife, Fanny, is a shorthand typist. They live with his mother, Elizabeth, and a widow, Ada Harper. 

Married twice, firstly to Fanny E. Worrall (b.22 July 1911) [registered in Rowley Regis, March 1940], Two children, Alan S. (1941) and Janet E. (1950),
then to Beatrice M. Townsend
[registered in Dudley, September 1960].
Died 9 December 1981, aged 69 years 239 days [registered in Stourbridge, March 1982].
Height/Weight 5' 6¾", 10st. 7lbs [1936]. 10st. 10żlbs [1937].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his schoolboy career playing in Brierley Hill, and played junior level with Stourbridge FC. Westwood was attached to the Bolton Wanderers FC team for two seasons, before he was signed by Birmingham League side, Brierley Hill Allliance FC on 17 October 1929, during which time he had an unsuccessful trial with Aston Villa FC. Westwood joined Bolton Wanderers in February 1930. In July 1934, Aston Villa FC were making attempts to sign him, and on 24 November 1937, Chelsea offered to £12,000 to take Westwood to Stamford Bridge. They were rejected. In December 1939, Westwood assisted Kidderminster Harriers FC, and he also represented the Army on several occasions. After the war, he went on to complete 301 league appearances for the Wanderers, and he scored 127 goals. On 26 December 1947, Chester FC broker their transfer fee paid record to sign Westwood. He scored on his league debut the next day against York City FC, and on 19 August 1949, after 38 league appearances and thirteen goals, he was placed on the 'open to transfer list', because of his ongoing business interests in Bolton. He signed for Lancashire Combination side, Darwen FC on 8 September 1949, making his final appearance in February 1951.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1934-35; Football League War Cup winners 1945;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions Nephew of David Stokes (Bolton Wanderers FC 1902-20)

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 600th players (605) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 194, 29 September 1934, Wales 0 England 4, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 22 years 168 days.
Last match No. 205, 17 October 1936, England 1 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 24 years 186 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37;
Team honours British Championships shared 1934-35;
Individual honours England Schoolboy
Distinctions Cousin of Duncan Edwards

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.265.

 

Ray Westwood - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
8 6 4 540 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.

 

Ray Westwood - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Blue 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away - White 5 3 0 2 9 5 +4 1 2 1.80 1.00 60.0 +1
All 6 4 0 2 12 5 +7 1 3 2.00 0.833 66.7 +2

 

Ray Westwood - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 2 0 2 8 5 +3 1 1 2.00 1.25 50.0 =0
Friendly 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
All 6 4 0 2 12 5 +7 1 3 2.00 0.833 66.7 +2

 

Ray Westwood - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1934-35 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 1 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1935-36 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1936-37 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 4 2 0 2 8 5 +3 1 1 2.00 1.25 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 2 0 2 8 5 +3 1 1 2.00 1.25 50.0 =0
All 4 2 0 2 8 5 +3 1 1 2.00 1.25 50.0 =0

 

Ray Westwood - Match History

 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - six full appearances (540 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - six full appearances (540 min)x


Age 22
1 194 29 September 1934 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start il
  
196 6 February 1935 - England 2 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW withdrawn injured
2 197 6 April 1935 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start il

Age 23
3 198 18 May 1935 - Netherlands 0 England 1, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam Fr AW Start il
4 199 19 October 1935 - Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start il
5 200 4 December 1935 - England 3 Germany 0, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start il
  

Age 24
6 205 17 October 1936 - Wales 2 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL Start il
  
207 2 December 1936 - England 6 Hungary 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW withdrawn injured
  

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