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Mick Whitham

Sheffield United FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 0
100% successful

1892

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Michael Whitham
Born 6 November 1867 in Ecclesfield, Wortley, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in, Wortley, December 1867].
Baptised 1868 in St. Mary's Church, Ecclesfield

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Michael is the third of four sons to George and Emma. His father is a file cutter and with one servant, they all live in Ecclesfield, near the Greyhound Inn.

According to the 1881 census, Michael has three more younger siblings, and along with his two older sisters and younger brother, they live with his widowed mother in Ecclesfield, near the George & Dragon Inn. His mother is a charwoman, while Michael is a papermaker's apprentice.

According to the 1891 census, Michael (mistakenly noted here as Mitchell) is a lodger in the Taylor household. He is a file cutter and he lives at 11 Wilton Lane in Kimbleworth, Rotherham.

According to the 1901 census, Michael, a stone grinder, is married to Laura, and they are boarding with Emily Hoult at 118 Psalters Lane in Rotherham.

According to the 1911 census, Michael is now married to Florence and they have one child, George. He is a Gainsborough Trinity FC Football Trainer, and along with Clifford Jones, one of his players, they live at 9 Tower Street in Gainsborough.

Married twice, firstly to Laura Taylor [registered in Rotherham, December 1900]. Then to Florence Leech [registered in Rotherham, March 1909].
Died 6 May 1924, aged 56 years 182 days [registered in Brentford, June 1924].
The age of this Michael Whitham is 53 years old. There is no nespaper obituary to confirm that this is the correct Whitham, but he is the only Michael Whitham to have died.
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career at Ecclesfield FC. A single appearance for Wednesday FC followed in 1888 and he joined Rotherham Swifts FC as a professional for a year. Joined Sheffield United FC from 1890 until 1898, making 123 league appearances, scoring once. Played twice for Sheffield FA against Glasgow and London.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of thirteen, across two matches, who became the 185th players (194) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half (Right-back for club)
Only match No. 44, 5 March 1892, Ireland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 24 years 120 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1891-92;
Team honours British Championships winners 1891-92;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, Whitham held several appointments as club trainer, these included two spells at Gainsborough Trinity FC, Rotherham County FC in 1908-09, Huddersfield Town FC, where he also managed during the 1912-13 season, and prior to his death, at Brentford FC. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.267.

 

Mick Whitham - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 0 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.

 

Mick Whitham - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Mick Whitham - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1891-92 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Mick Whitham - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 24
- u/o 19 December 1891 - England 6 Canadian-Americans 1, The Oval, Kennington Fr HW withdrew
1 44 5 March 1892 - Ireland 0 England 2, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start lh

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