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England Captains - Charles Alcock

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Charles Alcock Profile

Full name Charles William Alcock
Popular name Charles Alcock
Born  2 December 1842 in Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland.
Died 26 February 1907 in Kemp Town, Brighton, Sussex.

Club Career while Captain

Club(s) Wanderers FC
Distinctions Early FA Committee member 1866-69, Honorary Secretary of the FA 1870-86, Honorary Treasurer of the FA 1877, FA Secretary 1887-95, FA Vice-President 1896-1907;
Founding father of the FA Cup in 1871;
FA Cup winner 1872;
FA Cup Final referee 1875, 1879;

England Career as Captain

Captain number 3rd player to captain England.
Player number 31st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 4, 6 March 1875, England 2 Scotland 2, friendly match at The Oval, Kennington, London; aged 32 years, 94 days.  Scored 1 goal.
Last match No. 4, 6 March 1875, England 2 Scotland 2, friendly match at The Oval, Kennington, London; aged 32 years, 94 days.  Scored 1 goal.
Major tournaments None.
Team honours None.
Individual honours 1 full England cap, 1 goal.
Distinctions

Founded the International Match, and headed the selection process for England's first 31 matches, 1872-1887.
"After another second place in the Home Championship behind the Scots 1886/87, England finally triumphed in the 1887/88 season.  The season had begun with the introduction of the FA's new International Selection Committee and finished with outright victory in the Home Championship for the first time.  The old selection procedure had got out of hand as upwards of 70 players would turn up for the trials, making the process a logistical and bureaucratic nightmare for Alcock and his team..." Forever England: A History of the National Side, Mark Shaoul & Tony Williamson, 2000, page 19.

 

Charles Alcock - Captain's Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.000 2.000 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.000 2.000 50.0 =0

 

Charles Alcock - Captain's Record  - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Friendlies 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.000 2.000 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.000 2.000 50.0 =0

 

Charles Alcock - Captain History
Club:  Wanderers - 1 captaincy
Selector: F.A. Committee headed by Charles Alcock  - 1 captaincy
Cap No. Opponent Date Venue Type F A Res. Details Shirt
1 4 Scotland 06-Mar-1875 The Oval, Kennington, London F 2 2 HD Start
1st app -
F

Notes

[Biographical sketch to come]

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