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Alf Dobson

Notts County FC & Corinthians FC

4 appearances, 0 goals

P 4 W 3 D 0 L 1 F 25: A 2
75% successful

1882-84

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Alfred Thomas Carrick Dobson
Born April 1859 at 23 Lenton Road, Basford, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, June 1859].

Birth notes

The census returns all say he was born in 1859....which means his birthday was before the census was taken, that is, in the April.  That said - it is possible that he may have been born at the end of March.

Census Notes

Alf Dobson cannot be found on the 1861-1891 census returns, Dobson's son, Alfred, born in 1891 and died in West Flanders in June 1915, so claims the Beeston website that ATC's father was a William Ebenezer

According to the 1871 census, Alfred's father, William E. is found at 23 Lenton Road with two servants. Where are all the other Dobson's?

According to the 1881 census, The Dobson's (Father and six children) were living at 23 Lenton Road in Nottingham, with step-daughter Miss Augusta Stevens, and five servants.

According to the 1901 census, Alfred T. is a widower, a lace manufacturer, and living with his step mother, also a widow, and his step-family, and his only son, Alfred F.O... One of the boarders at 23 Lenton Road is a Miss Augusta Stevens.

According to the 1911 census, Alfred, a lace manufacturer, is married to Augusta, with two servants, living at The Yews, High Road, in the Beeston area of Nottingham.

Married twice, firstly to Louise Lucille Merme [registered in Fylde, Lancashire, September 1891] (a Swiss national, died in 1900), secondly to Augusta M. Stevens, his step-sister [registered in Kingston, Surrey, December 1902].
Died 22 October 1932 at The Yews, Beeston, aged 73 years nk days [registered in Basford, Nottinghamshire, December 1932].
Height/Weight not known

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990],  FindMyPast.com & Beeston-Notts.co.uk

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Downside School in Nottingham, before joining Notts County FC; also played for Corinthians FC.
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 seven who became the 90th players (91) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 14, 18 February 1882, Ireland 0 England 13, a friendly match at Knock Ground, Bloomfield, Belfast, aged 22 years nk days;
Last match No. 22, 17 March 1884, Wales 0 England 4, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 24 years nk days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1883-84;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Brother of Charley Dobson;

Beyond England

Apparently not hindered by his weak eyesight.  Involved in the family's fabric business in Nottingham. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.89.

 

Alf Dobson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 4 3 360 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.

 

Alf Dobson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 4 3 0 1 25 2 +23 1 2 6.25 0.50 75.0 +2
All 4 3 0 1 25 2 +23 1 2 6.25 0.50 75.0 +2

 

Alf Dobson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1
Friendly 1 1 0 0 13 0 +13 0 1 13.0 0.00 100.0 +1
All 4 3 0 1 25 2 +23 1 2 6.25 0.50 75.0 +2

 

Alf Dobson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1883-84 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC All 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1

 

Alf Dobson - Match History
 Club: Notts County F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 4 full capsx

Age 22
1 14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Belfast Fr AW Start rb
Age 24
2 20 23 February 1884 - Ireland 1 England 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start rb
3 21 15 March 1884 - Scotland 1 England 0, Cathkin Park, Glasgow AL Start rb
4 22 17 March 1884 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start rb

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