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Albert Wilkes

Aston Villa FC

5 appearances, 1 goal

P 5 W 2 D 3 L 0 F 11: A 4
70% successful

1901-02

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Albert Wilkes
Born 6 September 1875 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire [registered as Wilks in West Bromwich, December 1875].
Another genealogical source names 10 November 1875. But definately not 1874, and definately not in Birmingham.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Albert is the second of four children to Samuel and Susannah (née Baggott), living at 32 Wood Lane in West Bromwich. His father is a coal miner. They have one boarder.

According to the 1891 census, Albert is the second eldest of five children still at home at 40 George Street in West Bromwich. His father is still a coal miner.

According to the 1901 census, Albert, along with seven other footballers, is visiting Blackpool, for they are staying at the Station Hotel on Talbot Road.

According to the 1911 census, Albert is a professional photographer married to Lydia with three children, Albert Edward and Vera Joyce are living with them (Lydia May is the middle child elsewhere). They have one servant and they live at 45 Legge Street in West Bromwich.

Married to Lydia Fereday, on 6 June 1903 [registered in West Bromwich, June 1903].
Died 9 December 1936 at Lyncroft, Sweetpool Lane in West Hagley, aged 61 years 94 days [registered in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire]. Left £11,824 10s. 7d. to his widowed wife, Lydia and son, Albert, also a photographer.
Did not die on 12 September 1936.
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 5lbs [1901], 5' 7½", 12st. 7lbs [1902].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football within West Bromwich and was soon playing for Olbury Town FC and Walsall FC. Joined Aston Villa FC in the 1898 close season. Having completed 140 league appearances, and scored seven goals (he played in goal for one reserve match in April 1906), Fulham signed Wilkes on 27 July 1907, before he retired two years later on 21 July 1909.
Club honours Football League Champions 1898-99, 1899-1900, runners-up 1901-02; FA Cup winners 1904-05;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 262nd players (263) player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 72, 18 March 1901, England 6 Wales 0, a British Championship match at St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, aged 25 years 193 days.
Last match No. 76, 3 May 1902, England 2 Scotland 2, a replayed British Championship match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, aged 26 years 239 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1900-01, 1901-02;
Team honours British Championships winners 1900-01;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Tragedy

"Yesterday afternoon [12 April 1899] Albert Wilkes, one of the Aston Villa half-backs, met with an accident whilst riding a bicycle through West Bromwich. Wilkes collided with a cart, and was thrown violently from his machine, sustaining an injury to the shoulder-fourtunaletly not of a serious nature. The bicycle was badly damaged." - Nottingham Evening Post, Thursday, 13 April 1899.

Beyond England

Retired from playing to concentrate on his photography business. He was later a Football League referee and an Aston Villa FC director from September 1934. Throughout, he was a prominent worker for the Baptist Church. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.268.
His photography business was handed down to his son, Albert Edward, upon his death in 1936. In 1970, the business was sold to ColorSport.

 

Albert Wilkes - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 5 5 450 1 450 min 1 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.

 

Albert Wilkes - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 2 0 10 4 +6 0 1 3.333 1.333 66.7 +1
Away 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1
All - British Championship 5 2 3 0 11 4 +7 1 3 2.20 0.80 70.0 +2

 

Albert Wilkes - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1900-01 2 1 1 0 8 2 +6 0 1 4.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1901-02 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC All 5 2 3 0 11 4 +7 1 3 2.20 0.80 70.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 2 3 0 11 4 +7 1 3 2.20 0.80 70.0 +2
All 5 2 3 0 11 4 +7 1 3 2.20 0.80 70.0 +2

 

Albert Wilkes - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 25
1 72 18 March 1901 - England 6 Wales 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne BC HW Start rh
2 73 30 March 1901 - England 2 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge HD Start rh
Age 26
3 74 3 March 1902 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start rh
4 75 22 March 1902 - Ireland 0 England 1, Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast AW Start rh
void 5 April 1902 - Scotland 1 England 1, Ibrox Park, Glasgow AD Start rh
5 76 3 May 1902 - England 2 Scotland 2, Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham HD Start 67 rh

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