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AG Bower

Corinthians FC & Casuals FC & Old Carthusians FC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 2 D 2 L 1 F 12: A 8
60% successful

1923-27

disciplined: none
captaincies:
three
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name 2nd Lieutenant Alfred George Bower
Born 10 November 1895 at 7 Addison Road, Bromley, Kent [registered in Bromley, December 1895].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Alfred G. is the second youngest (his younger sister is a month old!) of five children to George Clifford and Emily Maud (née Earnshaw), living at Newquay in Durham Avenue in Beckenham, Kent. Along with two nurses and two servants. His father is a stockbroker.

According to the 1911 census, Alfred George heads the census list as a patient in The Sanatorium, in Paperharow Road in Godalming. Part of the Charterhouse School.

Married to Marjorie Single [registered in Paddington, March 1927]
Died 30 June 1970 in Gorey, St. Martin, Jersey, aged 74 years 262 days [no registration found in England/Wales].
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) 'Baishe' attended Chartehouse School but failed to earn his colours. He did, however, play with Old Carthusians FC after WW1. He made 180 appearances for the famous Corinthians club from 1920 until 6 December 1930. As well as appearing for Casuals FC. Also made nine league appearances for Chelsea FC (three in March 1924, six between August and October 1925, and one last non-competitive appearance in August 1927).
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 four who became the 460th players (460) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
First match No. 137, 20 October 1923, Ireland 2 England 1, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 27 years 344 days.
Last match No. 152, 12 February 1927, Wales 3 England 3, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 32 years 94 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1923-24, 1924-25, 1927-28;
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (thirteen appearances)
Distinctions The last amateur to captain England

Beyond England

Served on the FA Council for Public Schools from 1928-1933. After army service, he worked on the Stock Exchange, as did his father, from 1919 until 1954 and then as a welfare officer for a firm in Croydon until 1960. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.39.

 

AG Bower - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
8 5 3 540 0 0 min 0 Three 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.

 

AG Bower - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 4 1 2 1 8 8 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 5 2 2 1 12 8 +4 0 1 2.40 1.60 60.0 +1

 

AG Bower - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 3 1 1 1 6 6 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 0 1 3.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All 5 2 2 1 12 8 +4 0 1 2.40 1.60 60.0 +1

 

AG Bower - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1923-24 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1924-25 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1926-27 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
BC All 3 1 1 1 6 6 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 1 1 1 6 6 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 3 1 1 1 6 6 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0

 

AG Bower - Match History
 

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

 Club: Corinthians F.C., Casuals F.C. & Old Carthusians F.C.  - 5 full caps  
Age 27
- 135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm tour AW withdrawn squad member
- 136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW
1 137 20 October 1923 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Start rb
2 138 1 November 1923 - Belgium 2 England 2, Bosuil Stadion, Antwerpen Fr AD Start lb
Age 29
3 143 8 December 1924 - England 4 Belgium 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Fr HW Captain lb
4 144 28 February 1925 - Wales 1 England 2, Vetch Field, Swansea BC AW Captain lb
- 146 21 May 1925 - France 2 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris Fr AW withdrawn captain
Age 32
5 152 12 February 1927 - Wales 3 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Captain rb

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