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Bill Foulkes

Manchester United FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1954

captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  William Anthony Foulkes
Birth 5 January 1932 in St Helens, Lancashire [registered in Prescot, March 1932]. To James and Ruth.
Marriage to Teresa Suffler, at St Nicholas Church, Whiston, 1955 [registered in Liverpool South, Lancashire, March 1955].
 

According to the Passenger Notes, William A. Foulkes was one of many Manchester United footballers that arrived in New York on board the Queen Mary on 20 June 1960. His address was stated as 17 Acacia Avenue in Huyton, Liverpool.

Death 25 November 2013 in Knutsford, aged 81 years 324 days [registered in Warrington, Cheshire, November 2013]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &
Biographies Back At The Top - Bill Foulkes & Ivan Ponting (Pelham, 1965 & revised and reprinted by Sportsman Book Club, 1967).
Manchester United and Beyond - Bill Foulkes & Ivan Ponting
(Bluecoat Press, 2003)
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his football career with Whiston Boys' Club in St. Helens. Signed as an amateur in March 1950 with Manchester United FC. He turned professional in August 1951 and remained with the club until his retirement in 1970. He completed 566 league appearances, scoring seven goals.
Club honours Football League Champions 1955-56, 1956-57, 1964-65, 1966-67; FA Charity Shield winners 1956, 1957, 1965, shared 1967; FA Cup runners-up 1956-57, 1957-58, winners 1962-63;  European Cup winners 1967-68;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 11", 12st. 4lbs [1957].

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 734th players (735) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
Only match No. 291, 2 October 1954, Northern Ireland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 22 years 270 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1954-55
Team honours British Championship winners 1954-55
Individual honours England U23 (two appearances, 1955)
Distinctions None

On 6th February 1958 the airliner carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United, plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from Munich airport. United were returning from Belgrade where they had just beaten Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup and had stopped off at Munich for re-fuelling. Twenty-three of the forty-four passengers on board the aircraft lost their lives. - Munich Remembered and Never Forgotten - Munich58.co.uk

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, Foulkes joined Manchester United FC's coaching staff. Later in the 1970's, he held coaching appointments with New York Cosmos, Chicago Sting and Tulsa Roughnecks. He returned to England to manage Witney Town FC up until March 1980. He again returned to the States in 1980 to coach San José Earthquake for a year. Following this he managed Norwegian clubs, Steinkjer FK, IL Bryn, Lillestrøm SK and Viking FK. Between 1988 and 1991, Foulkes managed Japanese side FC Mazda. Returning to England in 1992. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.100/101.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
3 1 1 90 0 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.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2 0 100 +1
his only match was played at an away venue, it was a British Championship match, and played in a white shirt

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1954-55 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
1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Match History
 
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) manager: Walter Winterbottom - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

Age 22
1 291 2 October 1954 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2
Windsor Park, Belfast
BC AW   2

one of seven who became the 734th player (735) to appear for England.
one of two who became the fifteenth Manchester United player to represent England

292 10 November 1954 - England 3 Wales 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW party member
293 1 December 1954 - England 3 West Germany 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW party member
 

Age 23 under 23  
two appearances - Italy January 1955 & Scotland February 1955
B  
one appearance - West Germany March 1955




   

 
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