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George Wilson

The Wednesday FC

12 appearances, 0 goals

P 12 W 4 D 4 L 4 F 20: A 15
50% successful

1920-24

disciplined: none
captaincies:
seven
minutes played:
1080

Profile

Full name George Wilson
Born 14 January 1892 in Kirkham, Lancashire [registered in Fylde, March 1892].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, George is the oldest of three children and only son to Scotsman Thomas and Lucy (nee Carter). His father is a publican. Living at Lane Ends Hotel on the Livingstone View in Medlar Wesham area of Kirkham.

According to the 1911 census, George remains the oldest of the three children still at home with their mother, who has remarried to David Robinson. His father had died at the end of 1905. George is an apprentice printer with the local newspaper company. His step-father is a fish dealer. They live at 43 Garstang Road in Wesham with George's grandfather, Isaac Carter.

Died 25 November 1961, aged 69 years 315 days [registered in Blackpool, December 1961].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 0lbs [1925].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played his schoolboy football in Preston and his junior football with Willow's Rovers FC, a Sunday School team from Kirkham. He was also playing for Fleetwood FC and Morecambe FC in the Mid-Lancashire League. It was from there that Blackpool FC signed him as an inside-forward in February 1912. Just before the outbreak of war, he was tried, successfully, at centre half-back and handed the captaincy. He completed 83 league appearances and fourteen goals, The Wednesday Club paid three thousand pounds in a transfer fee for him on 10 March 1920 and made him their captain. It was reported on 12 March 1923, that he had been transferred to Blackburn Rovers FC, a day later, it was reported that this was without foundation. Negotiations had taken place, but the transfer was not signed. Wilson went on to complete 185 league appearances and scored five goals followed. Then on 13 July 1925, Nelson FC then paid two and a half thousand pounds in a transfer fee that broke the record for a Third Division club. He was also offered The Prince of Wales Hotel, on the Leeds Road in Nelson, as part of his fee, as well as the position of club captain. Wilson retired in July 1930 after 160 league appearances and eighteen goals.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 402nd players (406) to appear for England
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 124, 14 March 1921, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 29 years 59 days.
Last match No. 141, 17 May 1924, France 1 England 3, an end-of-season friendly match at Stade Pershing, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, aged 32 years 123 days. as Captain
Major tournaments British Championships 1920-21, 1921-22, 1922-23;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A Blackpool licensee for over thirty years, until his retirement in May 1961. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.272.

 

George Wilson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
13 12 9 1280 0 0 min 0 seven 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.

 

George Wilson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 2 0 2 9 4 +5 1 1 2.25 1.00 50.0 =0
Away 8 2 4 2 11 11 =0 2 2 1.375 1.375 50.0 =0
All 12 4 4 4 20 15 +5 3 3 1.667 1.25 50.0 =0

 

George Wilson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 9 1 4 4 9 13 -4 3 2 1.00 1.444 33.3 -3
Friendly 3 3 0 0 11 2 +9 0 1 3.667 0.667 100.0 +3
All 12 4 4 4 20 15 +5 3 3 1.667 1.25 50.0 =0

 

George Wilson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1920-21 2 0 1 1 0 3 -3 2 1 0.00 1.50 25.0 -1
BC 1921-22 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 0 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
BC 1922-23 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 0 1 2.00 1.333 66.7 +1
BC 1923-24 2 0 0 2 2 4 -2 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -2
BC All 9 1 4 4 9 13 -4 3 2 1.00 1.444 33.3 -3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 9 1 4 4 9 13 -4 3 2 1.00 1.444 33.3 -3
All 9 1 4 4 9 13 -4 3 2 1.00 1.444 33.3 -3

 

George Wilson - Match History
 Club: The Wednesday F.C. - 12 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 12 full capsx

Age 28
- 123 23 October 1920 - England 2 Ireland 0, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW reserve
Age 29
1 124 14 March 1921 - Wales 0 England 0, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start ch
2 125 9 April 1921 - Scotland 3 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start ch
3 126 21 May 1921 - Belgium 0 England 2, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles Fr AW Start ch
4 127 22 October 1921 - Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Captain ch
Age 30
5 129 8 April 1922 - England 0 Scotland 1, Villa Park, Birmingham BC HL Captain ch
6 130 21 October 1922 - England 2 Ireland 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich BC HW Start ch
Age 31
7 131 5 March 1923 - Wales 2 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start ch
8 132 19 March 1923 - England 6 Belgium 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Captain ch
9 133 14 April 1923 - Scotland 2 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Captain ch
10 137 20 October 1923 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Captain ch
Age 32
11 139 3 March 1924 - England 1 Wales 2, Ewood Park, Blackburn BC HL Captain ch
12 141 17 May 1924 - France 1 England 3, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW Captain ch

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