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Goalscorers Index

Goals scored on debut

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119 Pre-War Goalscoring Debutants

1873-74

William Kenyon-Slaney (2)
 
Wanderers & Old Etonians
Alexander Bonsor
 Wanderers
8 March 1873 - England 4 Scotland 2, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
Kenyon-Slaney scored in the first and sixtieth minute, Bonsor after ten.
  
Fr HW
For nine minutes, Kenyon-Slaney was the youngest player to score on his debut, aged 25 years. Bonsor then took the record, aged 21 years & 152 days.
Robert Kingsford
 
Wanderers & Old Marlburians & Crystal Palace (amateur)
7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Glasgow AL

1874-75

Charlie Alcock
 
Wanderers
6 March 1875 - England 2 Scotland 2, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HD
Alcock now becomes the oldest player to score on his debut, 32 years & 94 days.

1876-77

Alf Lyttelton
 Cambridge University
3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL
Lyttelton becomes the youngest player to score on his debut, 20 years & 20 days.

1877-78

John Wylie
 Wanderers & Sheffield
2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL

1878-79

Herbert Whitfeld
 Old Etonians
Thomas Sorby
 Old Etonians
18 January 1879 - England 2 Wales 1, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
Whitfeld scored after eight minute, Sorby after twenty.
 
Both scorers were debutants
Fr HW
Charlie Bambridge (2)
 Swifts
Arthur Goodyer
 Nottingham Forest
5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
Bambridge scored in the 43rd and 83rd mins, Goodyer in the sixtieth.
HW
Bambridge would go on to score six in his first four matches.

1881-82

Howard Vaughton (5)
 Aston Villa
Arthur Brown (4)
 Aston Villa
18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Belfast
Vaughton's five goals is the record for a debut, it is not clear who completed their routs first.
Fr AW
Vaughton would score six in his first two matches, Brown will never score again.

1882-83

Oliver Whateley (2)
 Aston Villa
Nevill Cobbold
(2)
 
Cambridge University & Old Carthusians
Arthur Dunn
(2)
 
Cambridge University & Old Etonians
Frank Pawson
 
Cambridge University
24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool
Whateley scored in the fifteenth and 46th minutes, Cobbold after 17th and 19th minutes, Dunn in the 44th and 80th, Pawson after 88.

   
All four scorers were debutants.
Fr HW
Cobbold took four days off the youngest scoring debutant record, now standing at 20 years & 20 days.
Cobbold would score three in his first two appearances.

 

1884-85

Ben Spilsbury
 Cambridge University & Derby County & Corinthians
28 February 1885 - England 4 Ireland 0, Manchester Football Ground, Manchester BC HW
Spilsbury would score five in his first two appearances.

1885-86

Fred Dewhurst
 Preston North End & Corinthians
Tinsley Lindley
 
Cambridge University & Nottingham Forest & Corinthians
13 March 1886 - Ireland 1 England 6, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast
The goaltimes are unknown in this match, but Lindley did score last out of the three different goalscorers.
BC AW
Dewhurst will go on to score four in his first three appearances, Lindley would score two in his first two.

1887-88

George Woodhall
 West Bromwich Albion
4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW
Albert Allen (3)
 Aston Villa
7 April 1888 - Ireland 1 England 5, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast AW

1888-89

Jack Southworth
 Blackburn Rovers
23 February 1889 - England 4 Wales 1, Victoria Athletic Ground, Stoke-on-Trent
BC HW
Southworth would go on to score one each in his first three appearances.
David Weir
 Bolton Wanderers
Jack Yates
(3)
 Bury

Jack Brodie
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
2 March 1889 - England 6 Ireland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool
Weir scored the first, Yates scored the second, third and last, Brodie scored the fifth.
BC HW
Brodie would go on to score two in his first two appearances, Weir possibly did the same.

1889-90

E.S. Currey (2)
 
Oxford University & Old Carthusians & Corinthians
15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW
Fred Geary (2-5)
 
Everton
15 March 1890 - Ireland 1 England 9, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast
An incoherent match report gives Geary from two to five debut goals, possibly one for Jack Barton, and even three for Nat Walton.
AW

1890-91

George Cotterill
 Cambridge University & Old Brightonians & Corinthians
Arthur Henfry
 Cambridge University & Corinthians
7 March 1891 - England 6 Ireland 1, Molineux, Wolverhampton
Cotterill scored after fifteen minutes, Henfry two minutes later.
BC HW
Henfry went on to score two in two appearances.
Edgar Chadwick
 
Everton
Alf Milward
 Everton
7 March 1891 - England 4 Wales 1, Ashville Ground, Sunderland
Chadwick scored in the 35th minute, Milward two minutes later.
BC HW
Chadwick would go on to score one each in his first three appearances.

1891-92

Rupert Sandilands
 
Old Westminsters & Corinthians
5 March 1892 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW
Sandilands would score two in his first two appearances.

1892-93

Walter Gilliat (3)
 Old Carthusians
Gilbert Smith
 Oxford University, Old Carthusians & Corinthians
25 February 1893 - England 6 Ireland 1, Wellington Road Football Ground, Birmingham
Gilliat scored in the eighth, eighteenth and thirtieth minutes, Smith in the 43rd.
BC HW
Fred Spiksley (3)
 Wednesday
13 March 1893 - England 6 Wales 0, Victoria Athletic Ground, Stoke-on-Trent HW
Spiksley would go on to score seven in his first three appearances.

1893-94

John Veitch (3)
 
Old Westminsters & Corinthians
12 March 1894 - Wales 1 England 5, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW

1894-95

Steve Bloomer (2)
 Derby County
Frank Becton
(2)
 Preston North End

Rab Howell
 
Sheffield United
9 March 1895 - England 9 Ireland 0, Derbyshire County Cricket Ground, Derby
Bloomer scored in the fourth and 58th minutes, Becton scored in the fifteenth and sixtieth, Howell in the 36th.
BC HW
Bloomer will go on to score nineteen goals in his first ten appearances.
Steve Smith
 
Aston Villa
6 April 1895 - England 3 Scotland 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW

1896-97

Fred Wheldon (3)
 
Aston Villa
20 February 1897 - England 6 Ireland 0, Trentbridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham BC HW

1897-98

Tommy Morren
 
Sheffield United
5 March 1898 - Ireland 2 England 3, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW

1898-99

Fred Forman (2)
 
Nottingham Forest
Jimmy Settle (3)
 
Bury
18 February 1899 - England 13 Ireland 2, Roker Park Ground, Sunderland
Forman scored in the twentieth and 52nd minutes, Settle in the 53rd, 55th and 80th.
BC HW
Forman would score three in his first two appearances.

1899-1900

Charlie Sagar
 
Bury
17 March 1900 - Ireland 0 England 2, Lansdowne Road, Dublin BC AW
Geoffrey Wilson
 Corinthians
26 March 1900 - Wales 1 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff AD

 

1900-01

George Hedley
 Sheffield United
9 March 1901 - England 3 Ireland 0, The Dell, Southampton BC HW
Fred Blackburn
 Blackburn Rovers
30 March 1901 - England 2 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge HD

1902-03

Vivian Woodward (2)
 Tottenham Hotspur
Jack Sharp
 Everton
Harry Davis
 The Wednesday
14 February 1903 - England 4 Ireland 0, Molineux, Wolverhampton
Woodward scored in the 19th and 52nd minutes, Sharp scored in the 63rd, Davis twenty minutes later.
 
All three scorers were debutants
BC HW
Woodward would score four in his first three appearances.
Joe Bache
 
Aston Villa
2 March 1903 - England 2 Wales 1, Fratton Park, Portsmouth BC HW
Bache would score four in his first four appearances.

1903-04

George Davis
 Derby County
29 February 1904 - Wales 2 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD

1905-06

Sammy Day
 Old Malvernians & Corinthians
17 February 1906 - Ireland 0 England 5, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW
Day would score two in his first two appearances.
Albert Shepherd
 Bolton Wanderers
7 April 1906 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL
Shepherd would score two in his first two appearances.

1906-07

Jimmy Stewart
 
The Wednesday
18 March 1907 - England 1 Wales 1, Craven Cottage, Fulham BC HD

1907-08

Frank Bradshaw
 
The Wednesday
8 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 11, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien Fr AW

1908-09

George Holley
 Sunderland
Bert Freeman
 
Everton
15 March 1909 - England 2 Wales 0, City Ground, Nottingham
Holley scored after fifteen minutes, Freeman after 42.
 
Both scorers were debutants
BC HW
Harold Halse (2)
 Manchester United
1 June 1909 - Austria 1 England 8, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien Fr AW

1910-11

Bob Evans
 
Sheffield United
11 February 1911 - England 2 Ireland 1, Baseball Ground, Derby BC HW
George Webb
 
West Ham United
13 March 1911 - England 3 Wales 0, The Den, New Cross HW

1912-13

Charlie Buchan
 Sunderland
15 February 1913 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL
Buchan would score two in his first two appearances, the next being in seven years time.
Eddie Latheron
 Blackburn Rovers

Joe McCall
 Preston North End
Harry Hampton
 Aston Villa
17 March 1913 - England 4 Wales 3, Ashton Gate, Bristol
Latheron scored after thirty minutes, McCall five minutes later and Hampton
twenty minutes after that.
BC HW
Hampton would score two in his first two appearances.

1919-20

Jack Cock
 Huddersfield Town
25 October 1919 - Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast
Cock scored after thirty seconds.
BC AD
Cock would score two in his first two appearances.
Robert Kelly (2)
 Burnley
Fred Morris
 West Bromwich Albion
10 April 1920 - England 5 Scotland 4, Hillsborough, Sheffield
Kelly scored after 57 and 73 minutes, sandwiching Morris' 67th min goal.
BC HW
Kelly would score three in his first two appearances.

1920-21

Billy Walker
 Aston Villa
23 October 1920 - England 2 Ireland 0, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW

1921-22

Billy Kirton
 Aston Villa
22 October 1921 - Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD

1922-23

Vic Watson
 West Ham United
5 March 1923 - Wales 2 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD
Kelly would score four in his first three appearances.
Jackie Hegan (2)
 RASC & Corinthians

Norman Bullock 
 Bury
19 March 1923 - England 6 Belgium 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Hegan scored in the tenth and 35th minutes, Bullock after seventy.
Fr HW
Hegan would score four in his first two appearances.
Norman Creek
 Corinthians & Darlington
10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4, Stade Pershing, Paris tour AW
George Thornewell
 Derby County
Jimmy Moore
 Derby County
21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm
Thornewell scored after 25 mins, Moore after forty.
AW
Moore becomes the oldest player to score on his debut, 34 years & 10 days.
Billy Moore (2)
 Derby County
Harold Miller
 Charlton Athletic
24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm
Moore scored after 32 and 78 mins, sandwiching Miller's 59th min. goal.
Both scorers were debutants
AW

1923-24

Joe Bradford
 Birmingham
20 October 1923 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL
Bradford would score three in his first two appearances.
Bill Brown
 West Ham United
Tommy Roberts
 Preston North End
1 November 1923 - Belgium 2 England 2, Bosuil Stadion, Antwerpen
Brown scored after 32 mins, Roberts after 80
Both scorers were debutants
Fr AD
Roberts would score two in his first two appearances.
Vivian Gibbins
 Clapton & West Ham United
17 May 1924 - France 1 England 3, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW
Gibbins would score three in his first two appearances.

1925-26

Tosh Johnson
 Manchester City
Joe Carter
 West Bromwich Albion
24 May 1926 - Belgium 3 England 5, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen
Johnson scored the second goal, after 52 mins. Carter the fifth, two mins. from end
Fr AW
Johnson would score five in his first three appearances, Carter four in his first three.

1926-27

George Brown
 Huddersfield Town
20 October 1926 - England 3 Ireland 3, Anfield Stadium, Liverpool BC HD
William Dean (2)
 
Everton
12 February 1927 - Wales 3 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AD
Dean would score twelve in his first five appearances.

1927-28

George Stephenson (2)
 Derby County
17 May 1928 - France 1 England 5, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris Fr AW

1928-29

Edgar Kail (2)
 Dulwich Hamlet
George Camsell (2)
 Middlesbrough
9 May 1929 - France 1 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris
Kail and Camsell scored two goals each from the 35th to 86th min.
Both scorers were debutants
Fr AW
Camsell did not fail to score in any of his nine appearances, accumulating 18 goals.

1929-30

Ellis Rimmer (2)
 Sheffield Wednesday
5 April 1930 - England 5 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW

1930-31

Harry Burgess (2)
 Sheffield Wednesday
Jimmy Hampson
 Blackpool
Eric Houghton
 Aston Villa
20 October 1930 - England 5 Ireland 1, Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Burgess scored after the 15th & 35th mins, sandwiching Hampson's 25th min. goal. Houghton scored after 40 mins.
BC HW
Hampson would score five in his first three appearances.
Tom Waring
 Aston Villa
14 May 1931 - France 5 England 2, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AL
Harry Roberts
 Millwall
16 May 1931 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du DC de Bruxelles, Bruxelles AW

1931-32

John Smith
 Portsmouth
17 October 1931 - Ireland 2 England 6, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW
Smith would score four in his first three appearances.
Bobby Barclay
 Sheffield United
9 April 1932 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW
Barclay would score twice in his first two appearances.

1932-33

George Hunt
 Tottenham Hotspur
1 April 1933 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL

1933-34

Tom Grosvenor
 Birmingham City
Jack Bowers
 Derby County
14 October 1933 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast
Grosvenor is the hundredth player to score on his debut, nine minutes before Bowers scored his.
BC AW
Fred Tilson
 Manchester City
10 May 1934 - Hungary 2 England 1, Stadion Üllői út, Budapest tour AL
Tilson would score five in his first four appearances.

1934-35

Stan Matthews
 Stoke City
29 September 1934 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW
Matthews becomes the first teenager to score on his debut (19 yrs 240 dys).
Ted Drake
 Arsenal
14 November 1934 - England 3 Italy 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW
Fred Worrall
 Portsmouth
18 May 1935 - Netherlands 0 England 1, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam Fr AW

1935-36

Ralph Birkett
 Middlesbrough
19 October 1935 - Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW

1936-37

Alf Kirchen
 Arsenal
Tom Galley
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Len Goulden
 West Ham United
14 May 1937 - Norway 0 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo
Kirchen scored in the 18th min. Galley scored in the 40th, and Goulden 85th.
tour AW
Joe Payne (2)
 Luton Town
Ken Willingham
 Huddersfield Town
Jackie Robinson
 Sheffield Wednesday
20 May 1937 - Finland 0 England 8, Töölön pallokenttä, Helsinki
Payne scored in the 27th & 56th mins. Willingham scored in the 75th, and Robinson finally in the 87th.
AW
Robinson would score three goals in his first two appearances.

1937-38

George Mills (3)
 Chelsea
23 October 1937 - Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW
Jack Morton
 West Ham United
1 December 1937 - England 5 Czechoslovakia 4, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW
Frank Broome
 Aston Villa
14 May 1938 - Germany 3 England 6, Olympiastadion, Berlin tour AW

1938-39

Tommy Lawton
 Everton
22 October 1938 - Wales 4 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL
Lawton's penalty makes him the youngest goalscoring debutant (19 yrs 16 dys).
Lawton will score a single goal in each of his first six appearances.
Reggie Smith (2)
 Millwall
Ronald Dix
 Derby County
9 November 1938 - England 4 Norway 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Dix's 25th min goal came inbetween Smith's 18th and 40th min. goals
Fr HW
Pat Beasley
 Aston Villa
15 April 1939 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW

x Post-War Goalscoring Debutants

1946-47

Wilf Mannion (3)
 Middlesbrough
Tom Finney
 Preston North End
Bobby Langton
 Blackburn Rovers
28 September 1946 - Ireland 2 England 7, Windsor Park, Belfast
Mannion scored a hat-trick on 7th, 28th & 61st mins, Finney 60th min. and Langton after 83 mins.
BC AW
Finney would score two goals in his first two appearances.
Stan Mortensen (4)
 Bolton Wanderers
25 May 1947 - Portugal 0 England 10, Estádio Nacional, Lisboa tour AW
Mortensen would score six goals in his first three appearances.

1948-49

Jackie Milburn
 Newcastle United
9 October 1948 - Ireland 2 England 6, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW
Jack Haines (2)
 West Bromwich Albion

Johnny Hancocks (2)
 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Jack Rowley
 Manchester United
2 December 1948 - England 6 Switzerland 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Haines scored in the 5th and 36th mins. Hancocks in the 25th and 65th mins. sandwiching Rowley's 55th min. goal.
Fr HW
Johnny Morris
 Derby County
18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevĺl Stadion, Oslo tour AW
Morris would score three goals in his first two appearances.

1949-50

Jack Froggatt
 Portsmouth
16 November 1949 - England 9 Ireland 2, Maine Road, Manchester BC HW

1950-51

Jackie Lee
 Derby County
7 October 1950 - Ireland 1 England 4, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW
Nat Lofthouse (2)
 Bolton Wanderers
22 November 1950 - England 2 Yugoslavia 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HD
Harold Hassall
 Huddersfield Town
14 April 1951 - England 2 Scotland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL
Bill Nicholson
 Tottenham Hotspur 133
19 May 1951 - England 5 Portugal 2, Goodison Park, Liverpool Fr HW

More to come.....Notes

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