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Charlie Wreford-Brown

Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians AFC & Corinthians FC

4 appearances, 0 goals

P 4 W 3 D 1 L 0 F 15: A 4
88% successful

1889-98

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none, maybe one
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Charles Wreford-Brown BA
Born 9 October 1866 in Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire [registered as Charles W. Brown in Clifton, December 1866].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Charles W. is the second oldest of five children to William and Clara Jane (née Clark), living at 27 Royal York Crescent in Clifton alongside four servants. His father is the Captain in the North Gloucestershire Militia.

According to the 1881 census, Charles is one of the many pupils attending and boarding at Charterhouse School in Godalming in Guildford.

According to the 1891 census, Chas. W., a solicitor's clerk, is lodging with the Lunron family at 18 Eastbourne Terrace in Paddington.

According to the 1901 census, Charles W. is living with his brother Oswald at 4 Chilworth Street in Paddington. He is now a solicitor.
Marriage certificate states that Charles was living at 4 Chilworth Street, Paddington, and his bride, Helen, was living at 53 Carlisle Mansions, in Westminster.

According to the 1911 census, Charles is still a solicitor and is married to Helen and they have two children, Guy and Peter Geoffrey. With them is Helen's brother, Wilfred, and four servants. They live at 1 Walpole Road in Surbiton.
According to Passenger Lists, Wreford-Brown, in charge of eighteen footballers on an FA Tour, courtesy of Canadian Pacific Railway Company, had left the port of Liverpool on 11 May 1931, bound for Montreal, Canada, on the Duchess of Richmond. They returned from Quebec, arriving at Southampton on 23 July 1931, on board the Empress of Britain. The solicitor was living at The Gambil in Pevensey Bay.
Charles and his wife are on the Winchester Castle bound for Cape Town from Southampton on 11 April 1939. Their address is 62 Pelham Court, SW3

Married twice, firstly to Helen Margaret Curwen, 1 June 1901 at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster [registered in St. George Hanover Square, June 1901], secondly to Agnes Enid Lascelles Pope, 2 December 1936 at Chelsea Register Office [registered in Chelsea, December 1936]. Charles was 70, Agnes 38.
Died 26 November 1951 in Bayswater, aged 85 years 48 days [registered as Wreford-Brown and W. Brown in Paddington, December 1951].
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Charterhouse School from 1883 until 1885, being the Captain in his final year,. He moved up to Oriel College at Oxford University, earning his blue in 1888 and captained them in 1889. He had already started playing for the Corinthians from 1887 and did so until 1903. After which, he played for the Old Salopians AFC. Also played with the Old Carthusians AFC team and Casuals FC, as well as representing London FA.
Club honours FA Amateur Cup winners 1893-94, 1896-97; London Senior Cup winners 1894-95, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99; London Charity Cup winners 1895-96, 1897-98; Arthur Dunn Cup winners 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played cricket for Charterhouse (1883-1885, Captain in 1885) and Oxford University FC (1887) and Gloucestershire CC (1886-98).

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 157th players (159) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right/centre-half
First match No. 36, 2 March 1889, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, aged 22 years 116 days.
Last match No. 64, 2 April 1898, Scotland 1 England 3, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 31 years 147 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1888-89, 1893-94, 1894-95, 1897-98;
Team honours British Championships winners 1894-95, 1897-98;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A solicitor by profession, admitted in 1895, he was a partner in the firm Jenkins, Baker, Behrens & Wreford-Brown. FA Committee member from 1892-93, 1895-1902 and 1903-04. On the FA Council from 1919-41 and FA vice-President from 1941 until his death. For many years also, he was on the FA's International Selection Committee. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.278.

 

Charlie Wreford-Brown - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 4 4 360 0 0 min 0 none,
maybe one
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.

 

Charlie Wreford-Brown - 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 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 75.0 +1
Away 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +2
All - British Championship 4 3 1 0 15 4 +11 0 0 3.75 1.00 87.5 +3

 

Charlie Wreford-Brown - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1888-89 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1893-94 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1894-95 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1897-98 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 4 3 1 0 15 4 +11 0 0 3.75 1.00 87.5 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 3 1 0 15 4 +11 0 0 3.75 1.00 87.5 +3
All 4 3 1 0 15 4 +11 0 0 3.75 1.00 87.5 +3

 

Charlie Wreford-Brown - Match History
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

 Club: Oxford University F.C., Old Carthusians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 22
1 36 2 March 1889 - England 6 Ireland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start rh
 Club: Old Carthusians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 3 full caps  
Age 25
- u/o 19 December 1891 - England 6 Canadian-Americans 1, The Oval, Kennington Fr HW replacement then withdrew
Age 27
2 51 12 March 1894 - Wales 1 England 5, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start, maybe capt. ch
Age 28
3 54 18 March 1895 - England 1 Wales 1, Recreation Ground, West Kensington BC HD Start ch
Age 31
4 64 2 April 1898 - Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, Glasgow BC AW Start ch

 

 F.A. Committee Member  
Age 58
- 145 4 April 1925 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL linesman
Age 59
- 149 17 April 1926 - England 0 Scotland 1, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HL linesman
Age 63
- 168 19 October 1929 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW linesman

Notes

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