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Dicky Downs

Everton FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 0
100% successful

1920

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name John Thomas Downs
Born 13 August 1886 at The Kings Arms, Middridge, Newton Aycliffe, county Durham [registered in Auckland, September 1886].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, John T. is the youngest child of four to William and Elizabeth, living at The Kings Arms in Middridge, just outside of Newton Aycliffe. His father is a coal miner.

According to the 1901 census, John T, is now one of eight children, and they all still live at The Kings Arms, He is now a labourer at the local colliery.

According to the 1911 census, John's family were living at 57 Adelaide Street in Shildon, alongside his wife, Eliza. John is in Barnsley, trading as a professional footballer, mistakenly placed under the name Richard (presumably because he called himself Dickie). He is boarding with Jane Chilvers, a 65 year-old widow, at 53 Doncaster Road in Barnsley.

Married to Eliza Taylor [registered in Auckland, June 1910].
Died 24 March 1949, aged 62 years x days [registered in Durham NW, March 1949].
Height/Weight 5' 6½", 12st. 0lbs [1921].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became 399th players (399) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
Only match No. 123, 23 October 1920, England 2 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland, aged 34 years 71 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1920-21.
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Dicky Downs - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 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.

 

Dicky Downs - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Dicky Downs - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1920-21 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Dicky Downs - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 34
1 123 23 October 1920 - England 2 Ireland 0, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start rb

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