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Olly Whateley

Aston Villa FC

2 appearances, 2 debut goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 9: A 3
50% successful


disciplined: none
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Full name Oliver Whateley
Born 8 August 1862 in St. George's Park, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered as Whatley, Birmingham, October 1862].
Not 1861.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, eight year-old Oliver is the youngest of seven children to Thomas and Mary, living at 355 Farm Street in the Hampton area of Birmingham. His father is a pearl button maker.

According to the 1881 census, Oliver is the youngest of the four children still living at home with their parents at 355 Farm Street. He is a lithographer, while his father is a button manufacturer employing twelve.

According to the 1891 census, Oliver is married to Mary and is a designer for lithography. They live at 23 Alderville Road in Fulham.
The 1893 London Electoral Register puts Whateley at 1 Ewald Road in Fulham.
The 1895-99 Surrey Electoral Register's places Whateley at Elm Lodge in Mortlake.

According to the 1901 census, Oliver and his wife are lodging at 40 Petteril Street in the Rickergate area of Carlisle. He is a lithographic artist. They are lodging with the Friar family.

According to the 1911 census, Oliver and Mary remain married and they live at Flat 3, 65 High Street, back in Fulham, London. Oliver is a printer's artist.
Various London Electoral Registers places Whateley in various London addresses. From at least 1908 until 1910, he was at 20 Charlwood Road in Putney. From 1911 until at least 1914, they were at 65 High Street in Fulham. In 1918, Oliver and Mary were in the flat over the stable at 16 Kingswood Road in Camberwell.

Married to Mary Hands [registered in Birmingham, June 1888].
Died October 1926 in Birmingham, aged 64 years nk days [registered in Birmingham North, December 1926].
Buried in Witton Cemetery, Moor Lane, Birmingham
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Began with Gladstone Unity FC. He then moved to Aston Villa FC from July 1880 to May 1888.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1886-87;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 103rd players (108) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left, outside-right
First match No. 18, 24 February 1883, England 7 Ireland 0, a friendly match at Liverpool Cricket Ground, Aigburth Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, aged 20 years 200 days.
Last match No. 19, 10 March 1883, England 2 Scotland 3, a friendly match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 20 years 214 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Retired from football with cancer of the face! By vocation an artist, designer and draughtsman, and in 1911 underwent a severe operation.  Nonetheless, although too old for military service, he served in Rouen, France, with the YMCA during the First World War.  In the twenties, in poor health, he fell on hard times, and so strained were his circumstances that, in 1923, Aston Villa set up a fund to help him. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.265/6.


Olly Whateley - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captains Discipline
2 2 180 2 90 min 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.


Olly Whateley - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 2 1 0 1 9 3 +6 0 1 4.50 0.667 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 9 3 +6 0 1 4.50 0.667 50.0 =0


Olly Whateley - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 2 full capsx

Age 20
- 17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW withdrew
1 18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW Start
15, 46
2 19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3, Bramall Lane, Sheffield Fr HL Start or