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Billy Beats

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

2 caps, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 8: A 2
75% successful

1901-02

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name William Edwin Beats
Born 13 November 1871 in Wolstanton, Staffordshire [registered in Wolstanton, December 1871].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, the nine year-old William is the eldest son, although the fourth of six children, to Edwin and Amelia.  They all live in Victoria Street in Wolstanton. His father is a slater.

According to the 1891 census, William, now a stone miner, is the oldest of the three children that are at home with their parents, still in Victoria Street.

According to the 1901 census, William, now a professional footballer, is now married to Elizabeth with a single daughter, Alice, living at 62 Bristol Street in Wolverhampton.

According to the 1911 census, William E., a professional trainer in the football industry, is married with five children, Alice, John, Edwin, William and Lena, all living at 95 Grovelands Road in Reading.

Married to Elizabeth Paulina Cosuens [registered in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, June 1898].
Died 13 April 1939 at 2 Manchester Road, Reading, aged 67 years 151 days [registered in Reading, June 1939].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st. 12lbs [1902].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with Port Hill FC and then Port Vale Rovers FC in 1889. Joined Burslem Port Vale FC in the early 1890's, and had joined Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in 1895. Joined Bristol Rovers FC in May 1903, and returned to Burselm Port Vale FC in May 1906. Joined Reading FC in 1907 as their player-coach, retiring from playing in 1911.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1895-96; Southern League winners 1904-05;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions His son, Edwin, would go onto win schoolboy honours with England and become a professional footballer.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 262nd players (266) player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 72, 18 March 1901, England 6 Wales 0, a British Championship match at St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, aged 29 years 125 days.
Last match No. 76, 3 May 1902, England 2 Scotland 2, a replayed British Championship match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham, aged 30 years 171 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1900-01, 1901-02;
Team honours British Championships winners 1900-01;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After leaving Reading FC, Beats joined Bristol Rovers FC as their trainer in 1911, returning to Reading FC in 1914. He retired from the game during the war. Became a licensee in Reading from 1914 to 1936. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.29/30.

 

Billy Beats - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 2 2 180 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.

 

Billy Beats - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 2 1 1 0 8 2 +6 0 1 4.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 8 2 +6 0 1 4.00 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Billy Beats - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1900-01 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1901-02 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 1 0 8 2 +6 0 1 4.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 8 2 +6 0 1 4.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 8 2 +6 0 1 4.00 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Billy Beats - Match History
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 29
1 72 18 March 1901 - England 6 Wales 0, St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne BC HW Start cf
Age 30
void 5 April 1902 - Scotland 1 England 1, Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Glasgow BC AD Start cf
2 76 3 May 1902 - England 2 Scotland 2, Aston Lower Grounds, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham HD Start cf

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