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Walter Alsford

Tottenham Hotspur FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0: A 2
0% successful
1935

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
90

Wally Alsford

Profile

Full name Walter John Alsford
Born 6 November 1911 at 11 Middlesbrough Road, Edmonton, Middlesex [registered as Walter J. in Edmonton, December 1911]
Census notes According to the 1911 census, Miriam Louisa (née May) is pregnant with her eleventh child, he will become Walter John. Four of the children have died. His father is Robert George, a general labourer. They live at 11 Middlesbrough Road in Edmonton.
According to the 1939 register, Walter is a licensed victualler, married to Ellen. They live at, and run the County Tavern, at 27 High Pavement, with their two daughters.
Married to Ellen E. Gosling (b.25 June 1910) [registered in Edmonton, December 1931]. Two daughters, June (b.7 April 1932) and Jacqueline M. (b.1938)
Died 3 June 1968 in Stewartby, aged 56 years 210 days [registered in Bedford, Bedfordshire, June 1968]
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 11st 11lbs [1935], 5' 11", 12st 0lbs [1937]

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began with Tottenham Schools and London Schools as a centre-forward, before joining Tottenham Hotspur FC on amateur forms in May 1929. Going through his development with Cheshunt FC and Northfleet FC before becoming professional in August 1930. Played 81 league matches before he joined Nottingham Forest FC on 4 January 1937 and made another thirty league appearances. Retired from playing on 16 May 1938 because of a foot infection, aged only 26 years. He had a foot injury that had began in the previous November against Southampton FC. He was then in hospital with rheumatism for several weeks.
He returned to league football with Aldershot Town FC in 1941 and represented the army and guested for Grantham Town FC in March 1946.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 609th players (609) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
Only match No. 197, 6 April 1935, Scotland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 23 years 151 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1934-35;
Team honours British Championship shared 1934-35;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring, worked as a licencee at The County Tavern, High Pavement, (until May 1940), the Duke of Newcastle, Kirke-White Street (from June 1940 until January 1942) and the New Bridge Inn in Nottingham, also the Kirby usrt House in Ross-on-Wye, and in Brighton and Bedford. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.11.

 

Walter Alsford - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 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.

 

Walter Alsford - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Walter Alsford - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1934-35 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Walter Alsford - Match History

 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x


Age 23
1 197 6 April 1935 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start lh
  

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