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England Captains - Henry Wace

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Henry Wace Profile

Full name Henry Wace
Born  21 September 1853 in Shrewsbury
Died 5 November 1947

Club Career while Captain

Club(s) Wanderers FC.
Distinctions -

England Career as Captain

Captain number 7th player to captain England.
Player number 56th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match Possibly no. 8, 18 January 1879, England 2 Wales 1, a friendly match at The Oval, Kennington, London; aged 25 years 120 days.
No. 9, 5 April 1879, England 5 Scotland 4, a friendly match at The Oval, Kennington, London; aged 25 years 196 days.
Last match No. 9, 5 April 1879, England 5 Scotland 4, a friendly match at The Oval, Kennington, London; aged 25 years 196 days.
Major tournaments None.
Team honours None.
Individual honours 3 full caps for England
Distinctions

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Henry Wace - Captain's Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.000 4.000 100.0 +1
Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
All 1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.000 4.000 100.0 +1

 

Henry Wace - Captain's Record  - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Friendlies 1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.000 4.000 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.000 4.000 100.0 +1

 

Henry Wace - Captain History
Club:  Wanderers FC - at least 1 captaincy
Selector: F.A. Committee headed by Charles Alcock  - at least 1 captaincy
Cap No. Opponent Date Venue Type F A Res. Details Shirt
1? 8 Wales 18-Jan-1879 Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London F 2 1 HW Start
2nd 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.
1? 9 Scotland 05-Apr-1879 Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London F 5 4 HW Start
3rd app
F

Notes

[Biographical sketch to come]

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