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Doctor Greenwood

Blackburn Rovers FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 14: A 5
50% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Doctor Haydock Greenwood
Born 31 October 1860 in Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, December 1860].
Baptised 28 November 1860 at St Mary the Virgin Church, Blackburn. Address stated as West Villa, Preston New Road. Baptised by the curate, C. Hughes. His father is a cotton manufacturer.

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, five month-old Doctor H. was the youngest of nine children to Richard and Ann Ellen. His father was a cotton manufacturer. They had two servants, living at West Vale in Blackburn.

According to the 1871 census, the ten year old Doctor is living with his older brothers and sister at 63 Preston Road in Blackburn. His eldest brother, William, is the head. Their parents had died (mother died July 1862, father died July 1863). They have two servants.

According to the 1881 census, Doctor H. is one of four children still at 63 Preston Road under the headship of older brother, Thomas. They are all in the cotton manufacturering business.  With two servants.

According to the 1891 census, Doctor is married to Emily and they have two children, Marjorie and Kathleen. The family home is on Brown Low Green in Altrincham. Doctor is not on this, or so far, any other return.

According to the 1901 census, Dr. Haydock is a visitor to Thomas and Eleanor Jane Kneen's home at Derbyhaven Road in Castletown in the Isle of Man. His family home is at Dune House in Nicholas Road South in Great Crosby. They have a third child, a son, Geoffrey.

According to the 1911 census, Doctor Haydock, still married, with three children. With two servants. He is a director of a cotton manufacturer firm. They live at Ambervale, on Robertson Road, Buxton.

According to the 1939 register, widowed Doctor Haydock is living by private means at 8 Devonshire Lodge on Manchester Road in Buxton, with his son, Georffrey, who is 'seeking work'.
Married to Emily Rebecca Ovens [registered in West Derby, Lancashire, September 1884].
Died 3 November 1951, aged 91 years 3 days [registered in Chapel-en-le-Firth, Derbyshire, December 1951].
Height/Weight not known


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & Ian-opc.org

Club Career

Club(s) Educated at Malvern College. Joined Blackburn Rovers FC in 1878, despite only being 15 years old;
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 90th players (92) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left/right-back
First match No. 14, 18 February 1882, Ireland 0 England 13, a friendly match at a Knock Ground, Bloomfield, Belfast, aged 21 years 110 days;
Last match No. 15, 11 March 1882, Scotland 5 England 1, a friendly match match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged 21 years 131 days;
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Member of the Corinthians Committee in 1882. Was part of the family-run Cotton manufacturer in 1881. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.112/3./FindMyPast.com


Doctor Greenwood - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
2 2 180 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.


Doctor Greenwood - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 2 1 0 1 14 5 +9 0 1 7.00 2.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 14 5 +9 0 1 7.00 2.50 50.0 =0


Doctor Greenwood - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 2 full capsx

Age 21
1 14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Belfast Fr AW Start lb
2 15 11 March 1882 - Scotland 5 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start rb