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Owen Williams

Clapton Orient FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 4: A 2
75% successful

1922-23

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Owen Williams
Born 23 September 1896 in Ryhope, county Durham [registered in Sunderland, December 1896].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Owen is the third of fourth children to James and Mary Ann (nee Quinn). They live at 77 Railway Street in Ryhope Colliery area of Sunderland. His father is a hewer in the coalmine.

None of the family can be found on the 1911 census.
According to Passenger Lists, 26 year-old George Clifford was part of the FA Tour that left Southampton bound for Quebec, Canada on 15 May 1926 on board the Empress of Scotland, they returned to Liverpool on 23 July 1926 on board the Montroyal. His address is stated as 3 Chipchase Street in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough.

Married to Dorothy Oliver [registered in Easington, county Durham, September 1918].
Died 9 December 1960, aged 64 years 77 days [registered in Durham East, December 1960].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 2lbs [1923].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Sunderland before playing with his pit team, Ryhope Colliery FC. During which he had a trial with Sunderland AFC and signed amateur forms with Manchester United FC. Played with the Easington Colliery Welfare FC pit team from where he joined Clapton Orient FC in July 1919. After 162 league appearances and 33 goals, Williams returned north when Middlesbrough FC signed him in February 1924 for a three thousand pound transfer fee. He scored forty goals in 184 league appearances. In July 1930, Southend United FC took him back down south, and yet, a year later, after just sixteen league appearances in which he scored four goals, Shildon FC took him back north in September 1931.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1926-27, 1928-29;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Brother of T.H. Williams (also Clapton Orient FC)

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 433rd players (437) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 130, 21 October 1922, England 2 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at The Hawthorns, Sandwell, West Bromwich, aged 26 years 28 days.
Last match No. 131, 5 March 1923, Wales 2 England 2, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 26 years 163 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1922-23;
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Tour of Canada 1926
Distinctions None

Beyond England

"One of the speediest outside-lefts in the country, with good ball control." - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.269.

 

Owen Williams - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 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.

 

Owen Williams - 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 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Owen Williams - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1922-23 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Owen Williams - Match History
 Club: Clapton Orient F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 26
1 130 21 October 1922 - England 2 Ireland 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich BC HW Start ol
2 131 5 March 1923 - Wales 2 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff AD Start ol

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