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England Captains - Arthur Cursham

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Arthur Cursham Profile

Full name Arthur William Cursham
Popular name Arthur Cursham
Born  14 March 1853 in Wilford, Nottinghamshire
Died 24 December 1884, died of Yellow Fever, in Florida, USA.

Club Career while Captain

Club(s) Notts County FC
Distinctions -

England Career as Captain

Captain number 6th player to captain England.
Player number 42nd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 7, 2 March 1878, Scotland 7 England 2, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow; aged 24 years 354 days. Scored 1 goal.
Last match No. 7, 2 March 1878, Scotland 7 England 2, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow; aged 24 years 354 days. Scored 1 goal.
possibly No. 8, 18 January 1879, England 2 Wales 0, a friendly match at The Oval, Kennington, London; aged 25 years 311 days.
Major tournaments None.
Team honours None.
Individual honours 6 full caps for England, 2 goals.
Distinctions

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Arthur Cursham - Captain's Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
Away 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.000 7.000 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.000 7.000 00.0 -1

 

Arthur Cursham - 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 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.000 7.000 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.000 7.000 00.0 -1

 

Arthur Cursham - Captain History
Club:  Notts County FC - 1 captaincy, possibly 2
Selector: F.A. International Select Committee  - 1 captaincy, possibly 2
Cap No. Opponent Date Venue Type F A Res. Details Shirt
1 7 Scotland 02-Mar-1878 Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow F 2 7 AL Start
3rd app -
F
2 ? 8 Wales 18-Jan-1879 Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London F 2 1 HW Start
4th app
F
Newspaper reports of the time conflict on who was the actual captain against Wales.  Three reports, The Field, The Sportsman and Football Annual give the captaincy to Arthur Cursham, whilst The London Times, Athletic News and Bell's Life, gives it to Henry Wace.  The fact that Charles Alcock's own Football Annual lists Cursham makes us favour the Notts County forward, but one can never be sure and we will not commit ourselves with any degree of certainty.

Notes

[Biographical sketch to come]

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