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Bill Williams

West Bromwich Albion FC

6 appearances, 0 goals

P 6 W 6 D 0 L 0 F 32: A 5
100% successful

1897-99

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name William Williams
Born 20 January 1876 in West Smethwick, West Bromwich, Staffordshire [registered in West Bromwich, March 1876].
Attended Oldbury Road School

Census NotesThe Old House at Home in 1960
Married

According to the 1881 census, William is the second of four children to Joseph and Mary andthey live at 17 Horton Street in Smethwick area of West Bromwich. His father is an iron worker.

According to the 1891 census, and now at 42 Horton Street, William's father has died, and along with two more younger siblings, the six children live with their widowed mother. William is 'straightening in Iron Mill'.

According to the 1901 census, William is a public house manager, married to Mary Ann, with one son, Wilfred Leslie. They have two servants, living at The Old House at Home at 183 Halford Lanes in Smethwick (left).

According to the 1911 census, William is a beer house keeper, still married, and now has a second child, a daughter, Iris Hilda May. Along with one servant, they still live at The Old House at Home (left).

to Mary Ann Woolley [registered in King's Norton, June 1897].
Died 22 January 1929 in West Bromwich, aged 53 years 2 days [registered in Birmingham South, March 1929].
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Smethwick before joining Hawthorn Villa FC, also playing with West Smethwick FC and Oldhill Wanderers FC. Joined West Bromwich Albion FC in May 1894, where he remained until he was injured in a match against Stoke FC in 1900. After 180 league matches and eight goals, he was forced to retire in June 1901.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1894-95;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 229th players (230) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
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 21 years 31 days.
Last match No. 66, 20 March 1899, England 4 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Ashton Gate, Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, aged 23 years 59 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1896-97, 1897-98, 1989-99;
Team honours British Championships winners 1897-98, 1898-99;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, he became Albion's trainer and later on, their scout. Became a licensee in West Bromwich latterly for 25 years. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.270.

 

Bill Williams - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 6 6 540 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.

 

Bill 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 3 3 0 0 23 2 +21 0 2 7.667 0.667 100.0 +3
Away 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 0 1 3.00 1.00 100.0 +3
All - British Championship 6 6 0 0 32 5 +27 0 3 5.333 0.833 100.0 +6

 

Bill Williams - 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 1898-99 2 2 0 0 17 2 +15 0 1 8.50 1.00 100.0 +2
BC All 6 6 0 0 32 5 +27 0 3 5.333 0.833 100.0 +6
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 6 0 0 32 5 +27 0 3 5.333 0.833 100.0 +6
All 6 6 0 0 32 5 +27 0 3 5.333 0.833 100.0 +6

 

Bill Williams - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 6 full capsx

Age 21
1 59 20 February 1897 - England 6 Ireland 0, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham BC HW Start lb
Age 22
2 62 5 March 1898 - Ireland 2 England 3, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start lb
3 63 28 March 1898 - Wales 0 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start lb
4 64 2 April 1898 - Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, Glasgow AW Start lb
Age 23
5 65 18 February 1899 - England 13 Ireland 2, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start lb
6 66 20 March 1899 - England 4 Wales 0, Ashton Gate, Bristol HW Start lb

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