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Fred Wheldon

Aston Villa FC

4 appearances, 6 goals

P 4 W 4 D 0 L 0 F 15: A 3
100% successful

1897-98

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Fred Wheldon

Profile

Full name George Frederick Wheldon
Born 1 November 1869 in Langley Green, Oldbury, Worcestershire [registered in West Bromwich, December 1869].
Patrick Talbot states he was born in 1871, but registrations prove otherwise.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Fred is the youngest of six to Joseph and Eliza. They live at Causeway Green Road in Oldbury. His father is a fireman.

According to the 1881 census, George F. is the youngest of the five children, living with their parents on Langley Road in Oldbury. His father is a foreman in the chemical works.

According to the 1891 census, George F. is a steam engine fitter along with his older brother, Charles. They both live with their parents on 41 Langley Road in Oldbury with a single servant. His father is a manager of the manufacturer chemist.

According to the 1901 census, George F. is a beer house keeper, now married to Emma, with one child, Bernard. They live at 23 Langley Green Road in Oldbury.

According to the 1911 census, George Frederick is a publican and has remarried, to Annie, and they have three more children, Edward, Norris and Freda. Along with Bernard, they live at The Farrier's Arms, on Farrier Street in Worcester.

Married twice, firstly to Emma Jane Thompson [registered in West Bromwich, June 1893], whom he divorced in November 1901, then to Ann Laura Margrett [registered in Westbury-on-Severn, March 1903]
Notes "George Frederick Wheldon, the Worcester cricket professional and an Aston Villa and West Bromwich footballer, has obtained a decree nisi on the ground of his wife's misconduct with a man named Zachariah York." - Aberdeen Daily Journal, Friday, 22 November 1901
Died 13 January 1924 at the Farrier's Arms in Worcester, aged 54 years 73 days [registered in Worcester].
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 11st. 7lbs [1897], 5' 8", 11st. 7lbs [1903].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Rood End White Star FC. Also played with Langley Green Victoria FC, from where he had a trial with West Bromwich Albion FC in 1888. It was Small Heath FC that signed Wheldon in 1890, joining Aston Villa FC in June 1896. After completing 123 league matches, and scoring 68 goals, Wheldon joined West Bromwich Albion FC in June 1900. West Brom offered £100, whereas Villa wanted a £300 transfer fee. Queen's Park Rangers FC on 31 December 1901. Portsmouth FC signed Wheldon in 1902. Joined Worcester City FC, of the Birmingham League, on 13 June 1904, where he served as club captain. Wheldon retired on 3 January 1907.
Notes "PLAYERS AND PUBLIC HOUSE LICENCES
"The directors of Aston Villa have taken a firm stand on the question of players conducting public houses. That matter has been brought to head in consequence of Fred Wheldon, the old international inside left, for whose transfer the Villa paid an unprecedented sum a few years ago, declaring his intention to become a licensee. The directors have refused to re-engage him under these circumstances, and as he persists in his resolve, his severance from the club seems inevitable. He is mentioned as a probable recruit for West Bromwich, but he states that no steps have been taken in this direction." - The Leeds Mercury, Friday, 4 May 1900.
Club honours Football League Divsion Two winners 1892-93; Football League Champions 1896-97, 1898-99, 1899-1900; FA Cup winners 1896-97; Sheriff of London's Charity shield shared 1898-99, runners-up 1899-1900;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Top goalscorer of Football League Division Two (24, 1892-93), Division One (21, 1897-98)
Distinctions Also played cricket for Worcestershire CC (1899-1906) and later for Carmarthenshire.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 229th players (232) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside/outsid-left
First match No. 59, 20 February 1897, England 6 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Brook Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham, aged 27 years 111 days.
Last match No. 64, 2 April 1898, Scotland 1 England 3, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 28 years 152 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1896-97, 1897-98;
Team honours British Championships winners 1897-98;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.266.

 

Fred Wheldon - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 4 4 360 6 60 min 6 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.

 

Fred Wheldon - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 0 1 3.00 1.00 100.0 +3
All - British Championship 4 4 0 0 15 3 +12 0 2 3.75 0.75 100.0 +4

 

Fred Wheldon - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1896-97 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1897-98 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 0 1 3.00 1.00 100.0 +3
BC All 4 4 0 0 15 3 +12 0 2 3.75 0.75 100.0 +4
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 4 0 0 15 3 +12 0 2 3.75 0.75 100.0 +4
All 4 4 0 0 15 3 +12 0 2 3.75 0.75 100.0 +4

 

Fred Wheldon - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 27
1 59 20 February 1897 - England 6 Ireland 0, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham BC HW Start 27,30,55 il
Age 28
2 62 5 March 1898 - Ireland 2 England 3, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start ol
3 63 28 March 1898 - Wales 0 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start 9, 75 il
4 64 2 April 1898 - Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, Glasgow AW Start 3 il

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