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Fred Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers FC

3 appearances, 1 goal

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 4: A 2
83% successful

1901-04

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name James Thomas Alfred Blackburn

Notes

NOT Frederick Blackburn
Born 20 July 1878 at The Eagle Inn, Mellor, Blackburn, Lancashire [registered as James Thomas A., Blackburn, September 1878].
Baptised 18 August 1878 in St Mary Church, Mellor, Blackburn. Abode stated as the Eagle Inn in Mellor. His father's occupation was an innkeeper; baptised by G R G Pughe.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, James T.A. is the youngest of eight children to parents John and Eliza.  They live at Mellor Lane in Mellor. His father is a Cotton Overlooker.

According to the 1891 census, James T.A. is the youngest of five children still with their parents at Mellor Brow, Elswick Terrace in Mellor. His father is at The Mill.

According to the 1901 census, James Thomas Alfred is a professional footballer, living with his parents at Mellor Brow. His father is still at The Mill.

According to the 1911 census, James Thomas Alfred is head of his own household at 175 Altmore Avenue in East Ham, London. Has two boarders, one is fellow Blackburn-born, West Ham professional footballer Herbert Ashton, the other is his housekeeper, also his mother-in-law. His son, John, is with him, although his wife is elsewhere.

Married to Mary Ann Hayhurst [registered in Blackburn, December 1902].
Died 13 March 1951 at 63 Highwood Gardens, Ilford, Essex, aged 72 years 236 days [registered as James T.A., in Ilford, March 1951].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 0lbs [1901], 5' 6½", 10st. 12lbs [1904].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & lan-opc.org.uk

Club Career

Club(s) Began with his local club, Mellor FC. Joined Blackburn Rovers FC in 1897 and made the move to West Ham United FC in May 1905. He retired in 1913.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Older brother, Arthur, also played for Blackburn Rovers FC, also Southampton FC.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 268th players (269) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 73, 30 March 1901, England 2 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London, aged 22 years 253 days.
Last match No. 82, 9 April 1904, Scotland 0 England 1, a British Championship match at  Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 25 years 264 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1900-01, 1901-02, 1903-04;
Team honours British Championship winners 1900-01, 1903-04;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Joined the Navy during the war, and remained with them until he was appointed coach of Barking Town FC in 1931. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.35/36.

 

Fred Blackburn - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 3 270 1 270 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.

 

Fred Blackburn - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Away 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 0 2 1.00 0.00 100.0 +2
All - British Championship 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 0 2 1.333 0.667 83.3 +2

 

Fred Blackburn - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1900-01 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1901-02 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1902-03 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 0 2 1.333 0.667 83.3 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 0 2 1.333 0.667 83.3 +2
All 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 0 2 1.333 0.667 83.3 +2

 

Fred Blackburn - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 22
1 73 30 March 1901 - England 2 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge BC HD Start 36 ol
Age 23
2 75 22 March 1902 - Ireland 0 England 1, Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast BC AW Start ol
Age 25
3 82 9 April 1904 - Scotland 0 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow BC AW Start ol

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