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Claud Wilson

Oxford University AFC & Old Brightonians FC

2 appearances, 0 goal

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 7
50% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Claud William Wilson
Born 9 September 1858 in Banbury, Oxfordshire [registered as Claud in Banbury, September 1858].

Census Notes

Cannot be found on the 1861 census.

According to the 1871 census, Claude is the third of four children living with their widowed mother Ann at 19 Eaton Place in Brighton, where they also have two servants.

According to the 1881 census, Claud is a visitor to the Humphrey's household in Grove Road, Epsom. Claud is an undergraduate at Oxford College.

Died 7 July 1881 in Move Hill, Reigate, aged 22 years 301 days [registered in Reigate, September 1881], died only 117 days after winning his last cap. Apparently he died from abscesses on the brain.
Funeral took place, 9 July at St Michael's Church, Betchworth, Claud was buried in his cricketing dress.
Two years later, the Corbett family, Claud's Uncle and Aunty, presented the St. Michael's Church with a stain-glassed window and other beautiful memorial reredos.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Brighton College, becoming captain in 1877.  Went on to attend and play for Oxford University, earning his Blue in 1879-80-81.  Played for Old Brightonians and also represented Sussex.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1879-80;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played first class cricket with Surrey in 1881.


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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 57th player (58) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
First match No. 8, 18 January 1879, England 2 Wales 1, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 20 years 131 days.
Last match No. 13, 12 March 1881, England 1 Scotland 6, a friendly match at Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 22 years 184 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

'A splendid back; strong kick; very fast and active; his unexpected demise, in June, was deeply regretted by all who knew him' - Charles Alcock. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.272.


Claud Wilson - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
2 2 150 0 0 min 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.


Claud Wilson - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 2 1 0 1 3 7 -4 0 0 1.50 3.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 3 7 -4 0 0 1.50 3.50 50.0 =0


Claud Wilson - Match History

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 2 full capsx

 Club: Oxford University A.F.C. & Old Brightonians F.C.. - 2 full caps  
Age 20
1 8 18 January 1879 - England 2 Wales 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start fb
Age 22
2 13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start fb