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Jimmy Windridge

Chelsea FC

8 appearances, 7 goals

P 8 W 7 D 1 L 0 F 43: A 5
94% successful

1908-09

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
720

Profile

Full name James Edwin Windridge
Born 21 October 1882 in Sparkwood, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in Aston, December 1882].
Sparkwood is confirmed by his 1911 census

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, James is the fourth of five children to James and Harriet (née Bird), living at 113 Bolton Road in Bordesley area of Aston, Birmingham. His father is a gun implement trimmer.

According to the 1901 census, James, a gun rifler for the Birmingham Small Arms Company, still lives at home with his parents with four of his siblings, three older, one younger, still at 113 Bolton Road. His father is the assistant foreman at the gunmakers.

According to the 1911 census, James is a professional footballer boarding with John Denoon in the Bragg household, at 43b Barclay Road in Fulham.
According to the Midland Electoral Registers, James and Nellie occupied the Bulls Head (left) on Stratford Road from at least 1922 until his death.

Married to Nellie Beatrice Codson, 6 July 1918 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Edgbaston, Birmingham [registered in King's Norton, September 1918]. A lewis gunmaker by trade, living at 119 Bristol Road.
Died 23 September 1939, at The Bull's Head Hotel, 1320 Stratford Road, Moseley, Birmingham, aged 56 years 337 days [registered in Birmingham, September 1939]. Left £2918 17s. 6d. to his widow, Nellie Beatrice Windridge
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 7lbs [1908].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career with local amateur side, Small Heath Alma FC before he joined the local league side, Small Heath FC in the 1902-03 close season. After seven goals in 26 league appearances, Chelsea FC, in April 1905, paid a £190 transfer fee for him, in return, Windridge scored 54 goals in 143 league outings. Middlesbrough FC then signed Windridge on 28 November 1911 for a fee exceeding £1000, making another 68 league appearances, but only scoring eleven goals, before he returned to his roots when he returned to Birmingham FC (the team formerly known as Small Heath FC) on 8 April 1914. He scored another eleven goals, but only needed 29 league outings to do so. He retired from playing during WW1, although he did guest for the BSA football team during the war.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played first-class cricket for Warwickshire CCC (seven matches, 1909-13)

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 330th players (332) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 92, 15 February 1908, Ireland 1 England 3, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 25 years 117 days.
Last match No. 99, 13 February 1909, England 4 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Horton Park Avenue, Horton Park, Bradford, aged 26 years 115 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1907-08, 1908-09;
Team honours British Championship shared 1907-08, winners 1908-09;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cousin of Alec Leake, through the Bird family

Beyond England

Became a licensee, evidently first in The Woolpack Hotel, then in the Bull's Head Hotel, in the Hall's Green area of Birmingham. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.273.
Whilst he was a licensee, particularly in The Woolpack, Windridge organised snooker championships, to raise funds for the war effort, and also, on one account, for the men in Ruhleben Camp

 

Jimmy Windridge - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
8 8 4 720 7 103 min 2 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.

 

Jimmy Windridge - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 7 6 1 0 39 5 +34 0 2 5.571 0.714 92.9 +6
All 8 7 1 0 43 5 +38 0 3 5.375 0.625 93.8 +7

 

Jimmy Windridge - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 3 1 0 15 3 +12 0 1 3.75 0.75 87.5 +3
Friendly 4 4 0 0 28 2 +26 0 2 7.00 0.50 100.0 +4
All 8 7 1 0 43 5 +38 0 3 5.375 0.625 93.8 +7

 

Jimmy Windridge - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1907-08 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 0 0 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1908-09 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 4 3 1 0 15 3 +12 0 1 3.75 0.75 90.0 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 3 1 0 15 3 +12 0 1 3.75 0.75 87.5 +3
All 4 3 1 0 15 3 +12 0 1 3.75 0.75 87.5 +3

 

Jimmy Windridge - Match History
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 8 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 8 full capsx

Age 24
1 92 15 February 1908 - Ireland 1 England 3, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Start il
2 93 16 March 1908 - Wales 1 England 7, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff AW Start 25 il
3 94 4 April 1908 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Start 74 il
4 95 6 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 6, Cricketer Platz, Wien tour AW Start 21, 38 il
5 96 8 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 11, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AW Start 6 il
6 97 10 June 1908 - Hungary 0 England 7, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-Pesth AW Start 30 il
7 98 13 June 1908 - Bohemia 0 England 4, Stadión Letná, Praha AW Start 38 il
Age 27
8 99 13 February 1909 - England 4 Ireland 0, Horton Park Avenue, Bradford BC HW Start il

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