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Arthur Goodyer

Nottingham Forest FC

1 appearance, 1 debut goal

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 5: A 4
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Full name Arthur Copeland Goodyer
Born October 1854 in Stamford, Lincolnshire [registered in Stamford, December 1854].
Baptised 23 October 1854 in St. Michael's Church, Stamford.

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, the young Arthur C. is the third of six children to Henry Alfred and Annie. They live on Fulforth Terrace in St. Mary's in Nottingham, with one servant. His father is an agent for the Land and Genral Commission.


According to the 1871 census, Arthur C. and his siblings are still living with their parents in Albany Road, Basford, with one servant. His father is an Estate Agent.


According to the 1881 census, Arthur C. is the eldest of the four remaining children living with their parents at 2 Whitbread Street in Basford. Arthur is a manager of the Lace Frilling department. His father is still an Estate Agent.  They live with one servant and three other members of his father's family.


Not on the 1891 to 1911 census'. He had emigrated to USA in 1888.
He was naturalized on 8 December 1893 in Illinois.
According to passenger lists, Arthur was a saleman, left New York on board the Etruria bound for Liverpool on 10 August 1901 with his wife and children, Bessie and Annie, he returned, alone, on the Philadelphia leaving Southampton bound for New York on 6 September 1902.

Married to Elizabeth Angrave [registered in Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire, March 1883]. Three children, Arthur Angrave, Bessie G., and Annie.
Arthur Angrave Goodyer buried in Jordan cemetery in Waterford, Connecticut. Born in 1886, died 1978. 
Died 8 January 1932, in Grace Hospital, New Haven, USA, aged 77 years nk days [no registration found].
As a result of a car striking him on 23 December 1931 on the corner of Whalley Avenue and Pendleton Street.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Played for Nottingham Forest FC from February 1876 to March 1880.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Turned down the opportunity to play for the American Cricket team.


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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 62nd players (67) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right.
Only match No. 9, 5 April 1879, England 5 Scotland 4, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 24 years n/k days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

He was employed in the lace trade, according to the 1881 census, he was the manager of the Lace Frilling department.  Emigrated the U.S. in 1888, firstly to Chicago, then New York City and Albany, then he had moved to New Haven in 1903 and was employed by Winchester's. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.109./Nottingham Post


Arthur Goodyer - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Capt. Disc.
1 1 90 0 0 min 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.


Arthur Goodyer - 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 5 4 +1 0 0 5.00 4.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.00 4.00 100.0 +1


Arthur Goodyer - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 24
1 9 5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start 60 or