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England Captains - Charles Wreford-Brown

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Charles Wreford-Brown Profile

Full name Charles Wreford-Brown
Born  9 October 1866 in Clifton, Bristol
Died 26 November 1951

Club Career while Captain

Club(s) Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC
Distinctions -

England Career as Captain

Captain number 23rd player to captain England.
Player number 159th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back
First match No. 51, 12 March 1894, Wales 5 England 1, a British Championship match at Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham; aged 27 years 155 days.
No. 54, 18 March 1895, England 1 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Queen's Club, Palliser Road, West Kensington, London; aged 28 years 161 days.
Last match No. 64, 2 April 1898, Scotland 1 England 3, a British Championship match at Parkhead, Glasgow; aged 31 years 176 days.
Major tournaments None.
Team honours None.
Individual honours 4 full caps for England
Distinctions

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Charles Wreford-Brown - Captain's Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.000 1.000 75.0 +1
Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.000 1.000 75.0 +1

 

Charles Wreford-Brown - Captain's Record  - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.000 1.000 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.000 1.000 75.0 +1

 

Charles Wreford-Brown - Captain's Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1894-95 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.000 1.000 50.0 =0
BC 1897-98 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.000 1.000 100.0 +1
BC All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.000 1.000 75.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.000 1.000 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.000 1.000 75.0 +1

 

Charles Wreford-Brown - Captain History
Club:  Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC - at least 2 captaincies
Selector: F.A. International Committee - at least 2 captaincies
Cap No. Opponent Date Venue Type F A Res. Details Shirt
1? 51 Wales 12-Mar-1894 Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham BC 5 1 HW Start
2nd app
HB
Various sources cannot decide who was captain for this match, probably Charles Wreford-Brown, and possibly Cunliffe Gosling.  Wreford-Brown was by far the oldest in an inexperienced team, but neither Sporting Life, Manchester Guardian, North Wales Guardian, The Times, The Field, The Sportsman, Sporting Chronicle, and Northern Whig make mention of a captain.
1 54 Wales 18-Mar-1895 Queen's Club, Palliser Road, West Kensington, London BC 1 1 HD Start
3rd app
HB
2 64 Scotland 02-Apr-1898 Parkhead, Glasgow BC 3 1 HW Start
4th app
HB
The London Times and Sporting Life say Gilbert Smith was captain, but the Northern Whig and the Ulster Football & Cycling News say Wreford-Brown, as does The Sportsman, Glasgow Herald, and Manchester Guardian. The Guardian sums it up: 'Wreford-Brown, the captain, was said to be the weak spot... but he justified his selection.'  The FA's own minutes, also confirm Wreford-Brown as captain.

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