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Bernard Wilkinson

Sheffield United FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1903-04

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Bernard Wilkinson Pickles
Born early 1878 in Thorpe Hesley, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered as Bernard Wilkinson Pickles in Rotherham, June 1878].
Baptised 14 April 1878 in Thorpe Hesley

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Bernard (Pickles) is the seventh of eight children to Joseph and Ann Elizabeth (née Williamson), his younger brother is six month old Willliam Herbert. His father is a school teacher. They live in the Thorpe Street area of Thorpe Hesley, next to the Mason's Arms.

According to the 1891 census, Bernard (Pickles) is a twelve year old scholar living at school. His parents are the schoolmaster and school mistress, two of his older brothers and older sister are also teachers. He also has two more younger sisters, now being seven of ten. They live in Church School House, on Thorpe Road in Thorpe Hesley.

According to the 1901 census, Bernard (Wilkinson) is boarding with his brother, William Herbert at John and Eliza Parkin's house. He is a steel manufacturing clerk, living at 161 Steade Road in Ecclesall Bierlow.

According to the 1911 census, Bernard (Wilkinson) is married to Gertrude and the have one child, Amy. He is a clerk and they live at 77 Percival Road in the Ecclesall Bierlow area of Sheffield.

Married to Gertrude Dobson [registered as Bernard Wilkinson Pickles in Rotherham, September 1907].
Died 28 May 1949 at 43 Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield, aged 69 years nk days [registered as Bernard Wilkinson, in Sheffield, June 1949]. Left £4618 0s. 5d. to his widow Gertrude, and daughter Amy.
Height/Weight 5' 6", 11st. 0lbs [1904].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began playing football with his local junior club, Thorpe Hesley FC juniors. Stepped up to Shiregreen FC before joining Sheffield United FC in July 1899, he eventually made club captain. He resigned his cptaincy after being left out of a cup tie in January 1912. Rotherham Town FC signed Wilkinson in June 1913.
Club honours Football League Division One runners-up 1899-1900; FA Cup runners-up 1900-01, winners 1901-02;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played for Yorkshie Council CC, rejecting an offer to play for Yorkshire CCC.
Brother of William H. Wilkinson (Sheffield United FC).

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became 298th players (299) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
Only match No. 82, 9 April 1904, Scotland 0 England 1, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Glasgow, aged 24 years 210 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1903-04;
Team honours British Championship winners 1903-04;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Subsequently a successful Sheffield business man. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.268/9.

 

Bernard Wilkinson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 1 1 90 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.

 

Bernard Wilkinson - 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 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Bernard Wilkinson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1903-04 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 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 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Bernard Wilkinson - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 23
- 79 4 April 1903 - England 1 Scotland 2, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HL reserve
Age 24
1 82 9 April 1904 - Scotland 0 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow BC AW Start ch

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