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William Carr

Owlerton FC

1 appearance, 2 goals against

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 2: A 2
50% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name William Henry Carr
Born October to December 1848 in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Sheffield, December 1848] - One dubious source gives the birthdate of 15 November 1848.

Census Notes

There are four William Carr's living in the Sheffield area around the time of the census'. Born between 1847 and 1850.  But only one is the correct and precise age on the census. He also happens to be the only one called William H.. These are his notes... as confirmed by Alan

According to the 1851 census, William H. is the fifth child of six children to Joseph and Mary Ann. Living at 43 Hoyle Street in Sheffield.  His father is a metal smith.

According to the 1861 census, William H. is the third of seven children. Now at 14 Penistone Road in Sheffield with his parents. His father still a metal smith, William is an errand boy.

According to the 1871 census, William is married to Harriet, with one son, Frederick. William is a metalsmith and they all live at Burrow Lees, Ecclesfield.

According to the 1881 census, William H. is still married to Harriet, now with four children, Frederick, Lilian, Tom and Polly, all still living at Burrow Lees, Ecclesfield, Sheffield. William is a White Metal Smith.

According to the 1891 census, William Henry is still married, with their younger three children. They live at 8 Spring Vale Road, at Nether Hallam, in Sheffield. He is a Britannia Metal Smith and a Fish & Game dealer.

According to the 1901 census, William H. is still married, and now another child, Winifred. Living at 10 Blakegrove Road, Nether Hallam, in Sheffield. William is a Silver Smith.

According to the 1911 census, William Henry, married still, living at 87 Beech Hill Road in Broomhills, Sheffield. Still a Silversmith, Tom and Winifred are living with them.

Married to Harriet Lint, on 5 June 1869 [registered in Sheffield, June 1869]
Died 22 February 1924, in Sheffield, aged 75 years [registered in Eccleshall B., March 1924].
Height/Weight 6' 3" according to his obituary


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

Club Career

Club(s) Carr was another Sheffield player who crossed the boundaries of many of the town's clubs. He was associated with the Pitsmoor FC as early as 1868. A year later, he was running for Norfolk FC as well, who he played for until at least 1871. Also in 1869, Carr was playing for the Wednesday Club until early 1873. Was the secretary as well as goalkeeper of Owlerton FC from the summer of 1873. Carr also represented Sheffield FA in 1872 against London.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 28th players (28) to appear for England. Fifth goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 4, 6 March 1875, England 2 Scotland 2, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 26 years nk days (- maybe). Carr joined his only match after 15 minutes.  Prior to this, England played with ten men.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

According to the census', William Carr was a Metal Smith worker. - FindMyPast.com


William Carr - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. GA GA Av.
Sht Av.
Capt. Disc.
1 1 75 2 38 min 0 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.


William Carr - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0


William Carr - Match History
 Club: Owlerton F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 20
1 4 6 March 1875 - England 2 Scotland 2, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HD On 15 gk