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David Fairhurst

Newcastle United FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 1
100% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


Full name David Liddle Fairhurst
Born 20 July 1906 in Blyth, Northumberland [registered in Tynemouth, September 1906].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, David Liddle is the third of five children to William Shaw and Janet. They live at 9 Regent Terrace in Blyth. His father is a ship plater.

According to the 1939 register, David L., a labourer in the pharmaceutical industry, is married to Kathleen. They live in 9 Tarset Road in Whitley Bay with their daughters, Jean and Davina (records blocked). 
Married to Katheleen M. Edwards (b.15 April 1909), in Walsall [registered in Walsall, September 1930]. Two children, Jean (b.29 January 1932) and Davina.
Died 26 October 1972 at East Birmingham Hospital in Birmingham, Warwickshire, aged 66 years 98 days [registered in Birmingham, December 1972]. Living at 31 Thurlston Avenue in Solihull at the time.
His funeral was held at St. Andrew's Church in Small Heath, 2 November (1.30pm). Cremated at Yardley Crematorium afterwards (2.20pm).
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. [1927]. 5' 8", 11st. 13lbs [1932].


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

Club Career

Club(s) Started at New Delaval Villa FC before earning his experience at Blyth Spartans FC. He joined Walsall FC on 28 July 1927, where he went on to make 57 league appearances, before returning to the north-east when he signed for Newcastle United FC on 23 March 1929 for £1750, beating off other prominent clubs. He remained until his retirement in May 1946, having played 266 league appearances, scoring twice-both goals came in the same match, against Nottingham Forest, 30 November 1935, in a 5-1 victory.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1931-32; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1932;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of three who became 591st players (591) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
Only match No. 190, 6 December 1933, England 4 France 1, a friendly match at White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, aged 27 years 139 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Died 24 days after Syd Puddefoot

Beyond England

Following his retirement from playing football, Fairhurst was the trainer and physiotherapist at Birmingham City FC. He had previously worked in the coalmines and as a shipyard worker. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.96.


David Fairhurst - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


David Fairhurst - 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 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1


David Fairhurst - Match History

 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. International Selection Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 27
1 190 6 December 1933 - England 4 France 1, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start lb