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Willie Almond

Blackburn Rovers FC




  William Almond
Birth Sunday, 5 April 1868 in Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, June 1868].

census notes

There is one WIlliam Almond who lives in London in 1901, and born in Blackburn (in 1867). He turned out to be a store keeper, and returned to West Derby in 1911.
Death not known


Playing Career

Club(s) Started with Witton FC, before joining with Blackburn Rovers FC in 1888 until 1892, although he had re-joined Witton FC as a guest in 1891. A year later, he joined Accrington FC. Joined Northwich Victoria FC in 1893. He then joined Middlesbrough FC and Nelson FC also in 1893. Lack of first team opportunities saw him move to the Southern League with Millwall Athletic FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC, alternately between 1894 and 1898. He played with Clapton FC in 1899 and Wandsworth FC in 1900. Signed for Millwall Athletic FC as an amateur on 23 November 1901.

League honours
72 appearances, 4 goals
Blackburn Rovers FC 1888-93 58 appearances, three goals
debut: 15 September 1888 Blackburn Rovers FC 5 Accrington FC 5
Accrington FC 1892-93 nine appearances, one goal
debut: 12 November 1892 West Bromwich Albion FC 4 Accrington FC 0
Northwich Victoria FC 1893 five appearances
debut (second division): 2 September 1893 Grimsby Town FC 7 Northwich Victoria FC 0.
last (second division): 2 October 1893 Burton Swifts FC 6 Northwich Victoria FC 2.
Club honours Football League third place 1889-90 (7 apps);
FA Cup winners 1889-90 (2), 1890-91 (0);
Individual honours not known
Height/Weight not known

England Career

Position(s) Half-back
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No information

The Numbers
parties withdrew
1 1

Match History

 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. International Select Committee - no full appearancesx

Age 20
36 2 March 1889 - England 6 Ireland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW withdrew injured