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George Woodhall

West Bromwich Albion FC

2 appearances, 1 goal

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 10: A 1
100% successful

1888

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name George Woodhall
Born 5 September 1863 at 28 Church Vale, All Saints, West Bromwich, Staffordshire [registered in West Bromwich, September 1863].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, George is the oldest of two children to James and Sarah. They live at 28 Church Vale, in Wednesbury area of West Bromwich. His father is a shingler.

According to the 1881 census, George, now a chair maker, is still one of two children, still at home with their parents, still at 28 Church Vale. His father is now a mill roller at the local ironworks.

According to the 1891 census, George is now married to Sarah and is also a publican. They have one daughter, Lilian, and along with his sister Polly, who is the barmaid, they live at the Three Crowns Inn, 16 Swan Village.

According to the 1901 census, George, a licensed victualler, still married, now have three more children, Harry, May and Edith, and along with one housemaid, Ann Woodhouse, they are living at 26 Halesowen Street in Oldbury.

According to the 1911 census, George, still a publican, and still married, with one more child, Elsie. All five of their children are helping with the business, along with Ann Woodhouse, now a barmaid, they live at the Theatre Vaults in West Bromwich. The census reveals that two more children had been born and died.

Married to Emily Bennett [registered in West Bromwich, March 1889]
Died 29 September 1924 in West Bromwich, aged 61 years 24 days [registered in West Bromwich, September 1924]
death notes Patrick Talbot, author of White Shirt, Black Country [2004], a leading authority regarding Black Country internationals, gives Woodhall's death-date as 16 September. But newspapers of the time report a death that occurred on the 29th.
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Having played with local football clubs such as Hateley Heath School FC, West Bromwich All Saints FC and Churchfield Foresters FC, as well as assisting Wednesbury Town FC in a victory over Aston Villa FC, Woodhall joined West Bromwich Albion FC in May 1883, turning professional in August 1885.  A regular forward for Albion until July 1892, scoring 20 goals in 74 senior games.  He left to join Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in October 1892, 18 games and one goal later, Woodhall joined Berwick Rangers FC of Worcester late in 1893, in the Birmingham League.  Oldbury Town followed in 1894, before retirement ensued in 1898.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1885-86, 1886-87, winners 1887-88;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 140th player (144) to appear for England
Position(s) Outside-right;
First match No. 32, 4 February 1888, Wales 1 England 5, a British Championship match at Alexandra Recreation Ground, Nantwich Road, Crewe, aged 24 years 152 days;
Last match No. 33, 17 March 1888, Scotland 0 England 5, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow, aged 24 years 194 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1887-88;
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Woodhall worked for the Salter's Spring firm that has historic connections with West Bromwich Albion FC. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.275.

 

George Woodhall - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 2 2 180 1 180 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.

 

George Woodhall - 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 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2

 

George Woodhall - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1887-88 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC All 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2

 

George Woodhall - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 0 full capsx

Age 23
- 30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington BC HW reserve
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 24
1 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW Start 71 or
2 33 17 March 1888 - Scotland 0 England 5, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start or

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