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Dennis Wilshaw

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

12 appearances, 10 goals (2 on debut)

P 12 W 6 D 2 L 4 F 30: A 17
58% successful

1949-56

captain: none
minutes played:
1080

Profile

Full name Dennis James Wilshaw
Born 11 March 1926 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire [registered in Stoke-upon-Trent, June 1926].

Register notes

Wilshaw's entry in the 1939 register is still closed.

Married to Mary Chester [registered in Stafford, September 1948]
Died 10 May 2004, aged 78 years 60 days [registered in Newcastle-under-Lyme, June 2004]. Following a heart-attack. Living at Seabridge Lane in Newcastle-under-Lyme at the time of his death.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 8lbs [1957].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 721st players (722) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside/outside-left
First match No. 281, 10 October 1953, Wales 1 England 3, a British Championship & World Cup qualification match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 27 years 213 days.
Last match No. 307, 6 October 1956, Northern Ireland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 30 years 209 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954; British Championships 1953-54, 1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57;
Team honours British Championships winners 1953-54, 1954-55, 1956-57, shared 1955-56;
Individual honours England B (two appearances, 1949-55)
Distinctions First player to score on his debut in a World Cup qualifier.

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Dennis Wilshaw - Career Statistics
Parties Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
12 12 7 1080 10 108 min 9 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

Dennis Wilshaw - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 10 2 +8 0 1 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 9 4 2 3 18 11 +7 1 1 2.00 1.222 55.6 +1
Neutral 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0 2.00 4.00 0.00 -1
All 12 6 2 4 30 17 +13 1 2 2.50 1.417 58.3 +2

 

Dennis Wilshaw - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 11 5 2 4 27 16 +11 1 2 2.455 1.455 54.5 +1
Red 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 12 6 2 4 30 17 +13 1 2 2.50 1.417 58.3 +2

 

Dennis Wilshaw - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
WCF 2 1 0 1 4 4 =0 0 1 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
World Cup 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 0 1 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
British Championship 5 3 1 1 16 6 +10 0 1 3.20 1.20 70.0 +2

Note that the 1953-54 records of the World Cup and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

Friendly 5 2 1 2 10 7 +3 1 0 2.00 1.40 50.0 =0
All 12 6 2 4 30 17 +13 1 2 2.50 1.417 58.3 +2

 

Dennis Wilshaw - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP/BC 1953-54 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
WCP All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1954 2 1 0 1 4 4 =0 0 1 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
WCF All 2 1 0 1 4 4 =0 0 1 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1953-54 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 0 1 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
WC All 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 0 1 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC/WCP 1953-54 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1954-55 1 1 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 7.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1955-56 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1956-57 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 5 3 1 1 16 6 +10 0 1 3.20 1.20 70.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 0 1 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
BC 5 3 1 1 16 6 +10 0 1 3.20 1.20 70.0 +2

Note that the 1953-54 records of the World Cup and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

All 7 4 1 1 20 10 +10 0 2 2.857 1.429 64.3 +3

Match History
 
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 12 full appearances (1080 min)

manager: Walter Winterbottom - 12 full appearances (1080 min)x

Age 23
246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna
tour
AL party member
1 b 15 May 1949 - Finland A 0 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki AW Start 51,? 9
247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW unused sub
b 18 May 1949 - Netherlands A 1 England 4, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam AW party member
248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW unused sub
  

Age 26
275 26 November 1952 - England 5 Belgium 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW withdrawn
unused sub
  

Age 27
1 281 10 October 1953 - Wales 1 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC/
WCP
AW Start
45,50
10
  

Age 28
286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd
tour
AL party member
b 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1, Centralni Stadion, Ljubljana AL unused sub
287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest AL party member
2 b 23 May 1954 - Switzerland 2 England 0, St. Jakob Park, Basel AL Start 10
288 17 June 1954 - Belgium 4 England 4, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel
WCF
ND party member
15
2 289 20 June 1954 - England 2 Switzerland 0, Wankdorfstadion, Bern AW Start 69
3 290 26 June 1954 - Uruguay 4 England 2, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel NL Start
  
293 1 December 1954 - England 3 West Germany 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub

Age 29
b - pp 2 March 1955 - Scotland vs. England, Ibrox Park, Glasgow - match postponed Fr App due to be captain 10
4 294 2 April 1955 - England 7 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start
1,70,73,83
10
5 295 15 May 1955 - France 1 England 0, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AL Start 10
6 296 18 May 1955 - Spain 1 England 1, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid AD Start 11
7 297 22 May 1955 - Portugal 3 England 1, Estádio do FC do Porto, Oporto AL Start 10
  
8 299 22 October 1955 - Wales 2 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL Start 10
9 300 2 November 1955 - England 3 Northern Ireland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 51,53 10
  

Age 30
303 9 May 1956 - England 4 Brazil 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub
304 16 May 1956 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna tour AD unused sub
10 305 20 May 1956 - Finland 1 England 5, Olympiastadion, Helsinki AW Start 69 10
11 306 26 May 1956 - West Germany 1 England 3, Olympiastadion, Berlin AW Start 10
12 307 6 October 1956 - Northern Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start 10
  

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