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Hugh Adcock

Leicester City FC

5 appearances, 1 goal

P 5 W 4 D 0 L 1 F 21: A 6
80% successful

1929

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Hugh Adcock
Born 10 April 1903 in Belvoir Road, Coalville, Leicestershire [registered in Ashby de la Zouch, June 1903].
Attended Coalville All Saint's School.

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Hugh was a seven-year-old only son to parents Charles Fredrick and Eliza (née Wilton). Living in Hoo Ash Terrace in Coalville. His father was a coal mine hewer.

According to the 1939 register, Hugh, a professional footballer and ex-licensee, is married to Doris, and with one son, Hugh. They live at 354 Ashby Road in Coalville.
Married to Doris Horton (b.15 February 1906), on 7 June 1930 at Coalville Ebenezer Baptist Church [registered in Ashby de la Zouch, June 1930]. The bride, Miss Margaret Wortley presented the bride with a lucky horseshoe, decorated with a Leicester City colours. The wedding cake was ringed with small figures of footballer. One son, Hugh (b.28 May 1933).
Died 16 October 1975 in Coalville, aged 72 years 189 days [registered in Coalville, June 1975].
Height/Weight 5' 5½", 10st. 2lbs [1923 & 1927]. 9st. 9lbs [1928 & 1929].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Coalville Swifts FC and then Loughborough Corinthians FC in December 1921, who gave him his first wage packet. Grimsby Town FC showed an interest in signing Adcock, but it was Leicester City FC on 5 March 1923 that signed him for a 'substantial fee' and he remained for twelve years, making 434 appearances and scoring 51 goals. Adcock joined Bristol Rovers on 4 July 1935 for thirteen appearances and one goal. Later signed for Folkestone FC, of the Southern League, on 10 September 1936 and also made appearances for Ibstock Penistone Rovers FC.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1924-25; Division One runners-up 1928-29;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions From 1929 onwards, Coalville schools compete for the Hugh Adcock trophy, a six-a-side competition.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 540th players (541) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 165, 9 May 1929, France 1 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, aged 26 years 29 days.
Last match No. 169, 20 November 1929, England 6 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London, aged 26 years 224 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1929-30;
Team honours British Championships winners 1929-30;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cousin of Joe Bradford. Only the fifth Leicesterian to play for England. His cousin, Badford, was the fourth, after Charlsey, Clay and Rawlings.

Beyond England

Became trainer for Leicestershire Senior League outfits Whitwick Colliery and Coalville Town. Became a licensee at Sileby, Leicestershire, after leaving the playing side before returning to Coalville and working as a maintenance engineer. - Famous People From Coalville & An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.8/9.

 

Hugh Adcock - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 5 2 450 1 450 min 1 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Hugh Adcock - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 4 3 0 1 15 6 +9 0 1 3.75 1.50 75.0 +2
All 5 4 0 1 21 6 +15 0 2 4.20 1.20 80.0 +3

 

Hugh Adcock - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 0 2 4.50 0.00 100.0 +2
Friendly 3 2 0 1 12 6 +6 0 0 4.00 2.00 66.7 +1
All 5 4 0 1 21 6 +15 0 2 4.20 1.20 80.0 +3

 

Hugh Adcock - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1929-30 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 0 2 4.50 0.00 100.0 +2
BC All 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 0 2 4.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 0 2 4.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 0 2 4.50 0.00 100.0 +2

 

Hugh Adcock - Match History
 

 Club: Leicester City F.C. - five full appearances (450 min), one goal

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - five full appearances (450 min)x


Age 26
1 165 9 May 1929 - France 1 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes AW tour Start or
2 166 11 May 1929 - Belgium 1 England 5, Parc Duden Stadion, Bruxelles AW Start or
3 167 15 May 1929 - Spain 4 England 3, Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid AL Start or
4 168 19 October 1929 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast AW BC Start or
5 169 20 November 1929 - England 6 Wales 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham HW Start 70 or

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