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Ernie Blenkinsop

The Wednesday FC, Sheffield Wednesday FC

26 caps, 0 goals

P 26 W 18 D 3 L 5 F 82: A 35
75% successful

1928-33

disciplined: none
captaincies:
four
minutes played:
2340

Profile

Full name Ernest Blenkinsop
Born 20 April 1902 in Cudworth, Yorkshire [registered in Barnsley, June 1902].
Attended St John's Road School, Cudworth

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Ernest is the fifth of seven children (two had left home, another sadly died) to James Hollings and Annie Elizabeth (née Green), living at 12 Church Street in Cudworth. His father is a colliery onsetter.

When he married in 1926, Ernest was living in Parkside Road, in Hillsborough, Sheffield. By 1930, he was living in Lennox Road, also in Hillsborough. In 1934, following his move to Liverpool FC, he was living in the clubhouse at Anfield.

Married Winifred Stewart, 1 June 1926 at Wadsley Church, Sheffield. The reception was held at Wadsley Social Club, and they honeymooned in Blackpool. They had two children, Beryl and Barry [information comes from a family member, there is no registration found].
Died 24 April 1969 in Sheffield, aged 67 years 4 days [registered in Sheffield, June 1902].
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 11st. 8lbs [1929].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football before playing for Cudworth Village FC in the Barnsley Association League Senior Division. He signed for Hull City FC for £100 and a barrel of beer (80 pints) in October 1921. Ernest himself picked up a signing-on fee of £10 and wage of £5 a week. However, after only eleven league appearances for Hull, he signed with The Wednesday FC in January 1923. Following a successful eleven years in which he featured in 393 league appearances, scoring five goals, Blenkinsop signed for Liverpool FC for £6000 in March 1934, and after 71 league appearances, he moved onto Cardiff City FC in November 1937, making a final ten league appearances. Despite retiring in 1939, Blenkinsop made guest appearances in wartime for Buxton FC, Halifax Town FC, Bradford City AFC and Bradford FC.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1925-26; Football League Champions 1928-29, 1929-30;
Individual honours Football League (eight appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became 528th players (529) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 160, 17 May 1928, France 1 England 5, an end-of-season tour match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, aged 26 years 27 days.
Last match No. 185, 1 April 1933,Scotland 2 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 30 years 346 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33;
Team honours British Championship winners 1929-30, shared 1930-31, 1931-32;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Won his 26 appearances consecutively, a record held from 1933 until 1950.

Beyond England

When he left school, he went to work down Brierley Colliery for 30 shillings. After retirement in 1939, Ernest returned to Sheffield and worked in the steel industryAfter the war he became a licensee, running the Mason's Arms in Crookes and then the Sportsman's Inn in Crosspool, Sheffield until his death in 1969. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.36./BrierlyVillage.co.uk

 

Ernie Blenkinsop - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
26 26 15 2340 0 0 min 0 Four 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.

 

Ernie Blenkinsop - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 9 9 0 0 36 9 +27 0 3 4.00 1.00 100.0 +9
Away 17 9 3 5 46 26 +20 3 3 2.706 1.529 61.8 +4
All 26 18 3 5 82 35 +47 3 6 3.154 1.346 75.0 +13

 

Ernie Blenkinsop - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 15 11 1 3 42 14 +28 2 5 2.80 0.933 76.7 +8
Friendly 11 7 2 2 40 21 +19 1 1 3.636 1.909 72.7 +5
All 26 18 3 5 82 35 +47 3 6 3.154 1.346 75.0 +13

 

Ernie Blenkinsop - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1928-29 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 1 0 1.667 1.333 66.7 +1
BC 1929-30 3 3 0 0 14 2 +12 0 2 4.667 0.667 100.0 +3
BC 1930-31 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 1 1 3.00 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1931-32 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 0 1 4.00 1.00 100.0 +3
BC 1932-33 3 1 1 1 2 2 =0 0 1 0.667 0.667 50.0 =0
BC All 15 11 1 3 42 14 +28 2 5 2.80 0.933 76.7 +8
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 15 11 1 3 42 14 +28 2 5 2.80 0.933 76.7 +8
All 15 11 1 3 42 14 +28 2 5 2.80 0.933 76.7 +8

 

Ernie Blenkinsop - Match History
 Club: The Wednesday F.C. - 26 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 26 full capsx

Age 26
1 160 17 May 1928 - France 1 England 5, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris Tour AW Start lb
2 161 19 May 1928 - Belgium 1 England 3, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen AW Start lb
3 162 22 October 1928 - England 2 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool BC HW Start lb
4 163 17 November 1928 - Wales 2 England 3, Vetch Field, Swansea AW Start lb
5 164 13 April 1929 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL Start lb
Age 27
6 165 9 May 1929 - France 1 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris Tour AW Start lb
7 166 11 May 1929 - Belgium 1 England 5, Parc Duden, Bruxelles AW Start lb
8 167 15 May 1929 - Spain 4 England 3, Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid AL Start lb
9 168 19 October 1929 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start lb
10 169 20 November 1929 - England 6 Wales 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London HW Start lb
11 170 5 April 1930 - England 5 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start lb
Age 28
12 171 10 May 1930 - Germany 3 England 3, Grunewald Stadion, Berlin Tour AD Start lb
13 172 14 May 1930 - Austria 0 England 0, Hohe Warte Stadion, Döbling, Wien AD Start lb
14 173 20 October 1930 - England 5 Ireland 1, Bramall Lane, Highfield, Sheffield BC HW Start lb
15 174 22 November 1930 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham AW Start lb
16 175 28 March 1931 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL Start lb
Age 29
17 176 14 May 1931 - France 5 England 2, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris Tour AL Start lb
18 177 16 May 1931 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles AW Start lb
19 178 17 October 1931 - Ireland 2 England 6, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start lb
20 179 18 November 1931 - England 3 Wales 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool HW Start lb
21 180 9 December 1931 - England 7 Spain 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London Fr HW Captain lb
22 181 9 April 1932 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Captain lb
Age 30
23 182 17 October 1932 - England 1 Ireland 0, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool BC HW Captain lb
24 183 16 November 1932 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham AD Start lb
25 184 7 December 1932 - England 4 Austria 3, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London Fr HW Start lb
26 185 1 April 1933 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC AL Captain lb

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