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Harry Wood

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

3 appearances, 1 goals

P 3 W 1 D 1 L 1 F 5: A 4
50% successful

1890-96

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Harry Wood
Born 26 June 1868 at Chapel Street, Walsall, Staffordshire [registered in Walsall, September 1868].
Talbot states 2 August. But his death registration states he was 83 years old when he died, not 82.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Harry is the second of three children to Henry and Mary. His father is a puddler and they live with one servant at Chapel Street in Walsall.

According to the 1881 census, Harry is still with his father Henry, but he has remarried, to Sarah. Harry has two more younger sisters and has also two step-siblings. They still live in Chapel Street.

According to the 1891 census, Harry, here stated as Henry, is married to Alice and 'living on own means', they are living at 56 Rutter Street in Walsall.
At the time of their marriage, the end of 1890, they were both living at 104 Paddock Lane in Walsall.

According to the 1901 census, Harry is a football professional, still married to Alice. They have two sons, Harry and Arthur (although Arthur is not on this census). They live at 66 Milton Road in Southampton.

According to the 1911 census, Harry remains married, and still with two sons. Harry is a football trainer and they live at 34 Huslemere Road in Southsea. The census reveals that they have tragically lost a third child.

Married to Alice Bates, 22 December 1890, St. George's Church, Walsall [registered in Walsall, December 1890]. Alice died in July 1927 at the Miltons Arms.
Died 5 July 1951 in Portsmouth, aged 83 years 10 days [registered in Portsmouth, September 1951].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 10lbs [1903].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Walsall Swifts FC before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in the summer of 1885, and helped them in the FA Cup, then Football League, making sixty appearances, scoring 35. He made another 27 cup appearances and scored eleven. A disagreement meant he left for the amalgamated team, Walsall Town Swifts FC on 13 February 1891 as Captain, before returning on 1 December for a £60 transfer fee, he completed his 289 appearances and scoring 126 goals. Joined Southampton FC in 1898, becoming club captain. Scoring 62 goals in 158 appearances. Retired in 1905.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1888-89, 1895-96, 1899-1900, 1901-02, winners 1892-93; Southern League winners 1898-99, 1900-01, 1902-03, 1902-03, 1903-04;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions Father of Arthur Wood (Clapton Orient FC goalkeeper 1921-31). He was Guest of Honour at the 1939 FA Cup Final.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Patrick Talbot's White Shirt, Black Country.

England Career

Player number One of seven, across two matches, who became the 167th players (169) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 38, 15 March 1890, Wales 1 England 3, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 21 years 262 days.
Last match No. 58, 4 April 1896, Scotland 2 England 1, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 27 years 282 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1889-90, 1895-96;
Team honours British Championship shared 1889-90;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A coach painter by trade. After retiring from playing, took up an appointment as Portsmouth FC's trainer. after which, he became a licensee, The Milton Arms, in the area. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.274.

 

Harry Wood - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 3 3 270 1 270 min 1 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.

 

Harry Wood - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0
All 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0

 

Harry Wood - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1889-90 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1895-96 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0
All 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0

 

Harry Wood - Match History
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 3 full caps

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

Age 21
1 38 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start il
2 40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Start 17 il
Age 22
- 43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn BC HW reserve
Age 27
3 58 4 April 1896 - Scotland 2 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow BC AL Start il

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