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"Very fast, he had splendid command over the ball, middled with great accuracy and judgement and was, to crown it all, a remarkable good shot at goal."
 

Charlie Bambridge

Swifts FC & Corinthians FC

two captaincies, one goal

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 20: A 0
100% successful

1882-87

full appearances: 18
minutes as captain:
180

Timeline

  Edward Charles Bambridge
Birth Friday, 30 July 1858 in Windsor, Berkshire [registered in Windsor, September 1858].
Death Friday, 8 November 1935, in London, aged 77 years 101 days [registered in Surrey NE, December 1935].

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) He was educated at St Mark's School in Windsor and then Malvern College and began his football career there. From there he went onto play for numerous clubs including Swifts FC, Windsor Home Park FC, Streatham FC, Upton Park FC, Clapham Rovers FC and was also part of the Corinthians team (1886-89); also represented Surrey FA, Berkshire FA and London.
Club honours None
Distinctions The first attempt to form a league in southern England to rival the Football League came from a proposal by Charlie Bambridge in 1890. His idea failed to generate a positive response due to the powerful Old Boys' network of clubs from the public schools - then dominant in the south.
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Captain Career

Captain number The twelfth player to captain England.
Player number One of eight who became the 62nd players (69) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside forward
First captaincy No. 14, 18 February 1882, Ireland 0 England 13, a friendly match at The Knock Ground, Bloomfield, Belfast, aged 23 years 203 days.
Last captaincy No. 29, 5 February 1887, England 7 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 28 years 190 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1886-87;
Team honours None
Individual honours England's Top Goalscorer (two 1879, one 1881, three 1885), Second player after Kenyon-Slaney to score two goals on their debut.
England's Record Top Scorer
1880-91, briefly shared with Howard Vaughton in 1882. Fred Dewhurst 1889-91, overtaken by Tinsley Lindley.

Captain Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
British Championship
1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away venue
Friendly match
1 1 0 0 13 0 +13 0 1 13.00 0.00 100.0 +1
2 2 0 0 20 0 +20 0 2 10.00 0.00 100.0 +2

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1886-87 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Captain History
 
 Club: Swifts F.C. - one captaincy (90 min), one goal

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - two captaincies (180 min)x

Age 23
1 14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Belfast Fr AW Captain
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 Club: Swifts F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - one captaincy (90 min)  

Age 28
2 29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW Captain ol
    

Notes

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