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Alec Morten

Crystal Palace FC

one appearance, two goals against

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 2
100% successful

1873

full appearances: one
minutes as captain:
90

Profile

  Alexander Morten
Born 1831 or 1832 in Paddington, Middlesex or possibly, Brighton, Sussex [registered before registration laws]
Died Saturday, 24 February 1900 at 21 Hogarth Road in Earl's Court, London, aged 68 years nk days [registered in Kensington, March 1900].

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) No Names of Kilburn between 1863-66, Morten turned out for Wanderers FC, the most celebrated team of the day, between 1865 and 1874. He also represented Middlesex and played for Crystal Palace - another leading amateur side, and one that was in existence as early as 1861, though it has no connection to the current Football League club of the same name. He was rated as perhaps the best goalkeeper in the world during the early 1870s; according to the Football Annual for 1873, "Toujours prêt is his motto when between the posts, in which position he is without a rival, never losing his head, even under the most trying circumstances."
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

England Career

Captain number Second player to captain England.
Player number One of nine who became the 12th players (12) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only captaincy No. 2, 8 March 1873, England 4 Scotland 2, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 41/42 years nk days.
Distinctions Probably the oldest player to captain England.

 

Alec Morten - Captain 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 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1


Alec Morten - Captain History
 
 Club: Crystal Palace F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 41/42
1 2 8 March 1873 - England 4 Scotland 2, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW debut gk

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