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England Players' Club Affiliations
Stoke City/
Stoke

Stoke City FC Profile

Club name Stoke City Football Club
Previous names Stoke 1870-1925;
Ground(s) Britannia Stadium since 1997; previously occupied Victoria Ground (Athletic Club Ground) 1878-1997;

Founded

1863, although doubts remain over this date, 1868 could be more likely, as Stoke Ramblers.
Colours Red and white striped shirts, white shorts, red and white stockings.
Domestic honours Football League Division Two winners 1932-33, 1962-63, 1992-93;  Division Three North winners 1926-27; 
Football League Cup winners 1971-72; 
Associate-Members (Autoglass) Trophy winners 1991-92,  (Auto-Windscreens) Shield winners 1999-2000;
European honours None
International  honours None


Most Appearances

Player
No.
England Players Years Starts Subs Apps Capt Goals
Stoke F.C.
80 Johnson, Edward 1884 1 0 1 0 2
126 Shutt, George 1886 1 0 1 0 0
138 Sayer, James 1887 1 0 1 0 0
157 Rowley, William 1889-92 2 0 2 0 0
158 Clare, Thomas 1889-94 4 0 4 0 0
181 Underwood, Alfred 1891-92 2 0 2 0 0
191 Schofield, Joseph Alfred 1892-95 3 0 3 0 1
207 Turner, James Albert 1895 1 0 1 0 0
279 Holford, Thomas 1903 1 0 1 0 0
284 Lockett, Arthur 1903 1 0 1 0 0
289 Capes, Arthur John 1903 1 0 1 0 0
Stoke City F.C.
603 Matthews, Stanley 1934-47 20 0 20 0 9
629 Steele, Frederick Charles 1936-37 6 0 6 0 8
630 Johnson, Joseph Alfred 1936-37 5 0 5 0 2
659 Franklin, Cornelius 1946-50 27 0 27 0 0
781 Allen, Anthony 1959 3 0 3 0 0
816 Banks, Gordon 1967-72 36 0 36 0 0
892 Pejic, Michael 1974 4 0 4 0 0
904 Hudson, Alan Anthony 1975 2 0 2 0 0
867 Shilton, Peter Leslie 1977 2 0 2 0 0
894 Watson, David Vernon 1982 2 0 2 0 0
962 Chamberlain, Mark Valentine 1982-84 5 3 8 0 1
22 Total 1884-1984 130 3 133 0 23

Notes

Three Stoke players started for England against Ireland, 5 March 1892.  Bill Rowley,  Tommy Clare and Alf Underwood.

Another three Stoke City players appeared in the starting line-up against Scotland, 17 April 1937, the legendary Stanley Matthews, Joe Johnson and Freddie Steele.

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CG