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John Wylie

Wanderers FC & Sheffield FC

1 appearance, 1 debut goal

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 2: A 7
0% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name John George Wylie
Born Autumn/Winter 1854 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire [registered in Shrewsbury, December 1854].
Baptised 25 December 1856 at St. George Church, Shrewsbury, alongside his brother, Irving Clark Wylie. Living at St. George's Place, his father is a civil engineer.

Census Notes

There is no John George Wylie in the 1861 census. We know from his baptism, that he was born to David and Elizabeth.

According to the 1871 census, John G., a scholar, is the third eldest of now nine children. His father has died. Living at Coton Hill, Aglionby House in Shrewsbury.

According to the 1881 census, John G. is now a practising Solicitor, living with the Wilson's at Park Lodge in Putney.

According to the 1891 census, John G. is now married to Agnes M., with two children and five servants, living at Redcot at Upper Richmond in Putney.

According to the 1901 census, John G. now has three more children, but now only three servants, living at Crouch Oak Road in Chertsey.

According to the 1911 census, John George, now a widower, is living with just three of his children at 26 Argyll Mansions, on the Hammersmith Road in Kensington.

Married to Agnes Muir MacMorran [registered in Westminster, September 1887].
Died 30 July 1924, aged 69 years nk days, [registered in Wandsworth, September 1924].
Height/Weight not known.


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

Club Career

Club(s) Shropshire Wanderers FC and Wanderers FC, and probably Sheffield FC; also represented Sheffield FA.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1877-78;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 50th players (55) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 7, 2 March 1878, Scotland 7 England 2, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged 23 years nk days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England's joint-Top Goalscorer (one 1878)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A solicitor by vocation, admitted in 1878, practising in London. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.279


John Wylie - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Ave. min Captain Discipline
2 1 90 1 90 min 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.


John Wylie - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1


John Wylie - Match History
 Club: Shropshire Wanderers F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 19
- 3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL withdrawn
 Club: Wanderers F.C. & Sheffield F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 23
1 7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start 65 for