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Sam Wolstenholme

Everton FC, Blackburn Rovers FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 5: A 2
83% successful

1904-05

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Samuel Wolstenholme
Born 16 March 1877 in Little Lever, Lancashire [registered in Bolton, June 1877].
Baptised 28 April 1877 in St. Matthew's Church, Little Lever. To Samuel & Dinah, by James Slade. Samuel's occupation stated as mechanic.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Samuel is the fourth of five children born to Samuel and Dinah (née Jackman) living at 41 Nob End Row in Little Lever. His father is a millwright.

According to the 1891 census, Samuel is now the fourth of nine children, now living at 7 Alpine Terrace in Kearsley. His father is a fitter in the local foundry, whilst Samuel himself is a joiner's apprentice.

Cannot be found on the 1901 census.

According to the 1911 census, Samuel is a professional athlete, married to Alice, with two children, Lily and Alice. They live at 55 Muriel Road in Norwich.

Married to Alice Simmons, 3 July 1901 at St. John's the Evangelist Church, Farnsworth-under-Kearsley [registered in Bolton, September 1901]. Living at 1 Alpine Terrace, stated as being a moulder.
Died October 1945, aged 68 years 199-218 days [registered in Bolton, December 1945].
Living at 6 Preston Street, Great Lever. Buried on 23 October at St. Michael's Church, Great Lever.
Death notes The death previously given as March 1933 is wrong, that Samuel Wolstenholme was born in 1879.
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 12st. 0lbs [1904].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with Darley Vale FC. Shortly followed by Farnworth FC and Farnworth Alliance FC. Time spent with Horwich FC before he left for Everton FC late in 1897. He made 160 league appearances, scoring eight goals before Blackburn Rovers FC signed him on 12 May 1904 for 97 league appearances and a single goal. Croydon Common FC signed him on 19 June 1908 and Norwich City FC in 1909, making 138 league appearances and scoring seven goals. Signed with Chester FC, becoming there captain in the 1913-14 season.
Club honours Football League runners-up 1901-02;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances);
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became 298th players (298) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 82, 9 April 1904, Scotland 0 England 1, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Glasgow, aged 27 years 24 days.
Last match No. 84, 27 March 1905, England 3 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Liverpool, aged 28 years 11 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1903-04, 1904-05;
Team honours British Championship winners 1903-04, 1904-05;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Went to Hamburg, Germany, as a coach and was interned at the outbreak of war. He was held in Ruhleben. They were repatriated in England on 22 November 1918. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.274.

 

Sam Wolstenholme - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 3 270 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.

 

Sam Wolstenholme - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
Away 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 1.667 0.667 83.3 +2

 

Sam Wolstenholme - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1903-04 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1904-05 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC All 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 1.667 0.667 83.3 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 1.667 0.667 83.3 +2
All 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 1.667 0.667 83.3 +2

 

Sam Wolstenholme - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 27
1 82 9 April 1904 - Scotland 0 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow BC AW Start rh
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 2 full caps   
2 83 25 February 1905 - England 1 Ireland 1, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough BC HD Start rh
Age 28
3 84 27 March 1905 - England 3 Wales 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start rh

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