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Eddie Hapgood

Arsenal FC

30 appearances, 0 goals

P 30 W 16 D 3 L 11 F 75: A 38
58% successful

1933-39

disciplined: none
captaincies:
21
minutes played:
2700

Profile

Full name Edris Albert Hapgood
Born 24 September 1908 in Bristol, Gloucestershire [registered in Bristol, December 1908].
Childhood notes He spent the first six years of his life in The Dings, district of East Bristol, first at 5 Clark Buildings, Union Road, St. Philips, and then 34 Days Road. Eddie was the second youngest in a family of six girls and four boys. He went to Emmanuel School, Barton Road, St. Philips. In 1914 the family moved to 23 Ranelagh Street, Barton Hill. In 1920 Eddie left Emmanuel School for Hannah More School, St. Judes leaving at the age of 14 in 1923.

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Edris is the youngest of nine children (four sons) to Henry and Emily. Six of Edris' older siblings were born in Wales. His father is a general labourer. They all live at 19 Oxford Street in The Dings, Bristol.

Married twice, firstly to Margaret A. Althorpe [registered in Edmonton, Middlesex, December 1929], secondly to Irene Jacques [registered in Burnley, Lancashire, March 1953].
Died 20 April 1973 in Leamington Spa, aged 64 years 209 days [registered in Warwick, June 1973]. Buried in Brunswick Street Cemetery, Leamington.
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 0lbs [1934].

Source

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

Biographies Football Ambassador - E.A. (Eddie) Hapgood.
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football in Bristol and became an amateur with Bristol Rovers FC when he was eighteen years old. Signed for Kettering Town FC in 1927, after just twelve appearances, he joined Arsenal FC in October 1927 for £750. Guested for Luton Town AFC and Chelsea FC during the war. After making 393 league appearances, scoring just twice. Retired from playing in 1945.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1929-30, 1935-36, runners-up 1931-32; Football League 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1937-38;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Before the war ended, the managership at Luton Town AFC was vacant and offered to Hapgood, but he refused the position. During 1945, whilst still a Flying Officer with the RAF, Hapgood was signed to become the manager at Blackburn Rovers FC, effective June 1946, until he resigned on 19 February 1947. Coached Shrewsbury Town FC from August 1947 until February 1948, when he became the manager at Watford FC. He was sacked on 15 March 1950, the next day, he was appointed as manager of Southern League club, Bath City AFC, whose last full-time manager was goalkeeper Vic Woodley, who had resigned in December 1949. He remained in charge until February 1956.

England Career

Player number One of six who became 582nd players (582) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 186, 13 May 1933, Italy 1 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Stadio Nazionale del Partito Nazionale Fascista, Parioli, Roma, aged 24 years 231 days.
Last match No. 225, 18 May 1939, Yugoslavia 2 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Stadion Beogradski Sport Klub, Beograd, aged 30 years 236 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1937-38, 1938-39;
Team honours British Championships shared 1934-35, 1938-39, winners 1937-38;
Individual honours England wartime (nine appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Early a milk roundsman and latterly employed by the YMCA in Berkshire and Dorset. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.117/8.

 

Eddie Hapgood - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
33 30 13 2700 0 0 min 0 21 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.

 

Eddie Hapgood - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 11 7 1 3 28 9 +19 1 5 2.55 0.818 68.2 +4
Away 19 9 2 8 47 29 +18 1 5 2.474 1.526 52.6 +1
All 30 16 3 11 75 38 +37 2 10 2.50 1.267 58.3 +5

 

Eddie Hapgood - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 29 15 3 11 72 38 +34 2 9 2.483 1.31 56.9 +4
Blue 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 30 16 3 11 75 38 +37 2 10 2.50 1.267 58.3 +5

 

Eddie Hapgood - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 13 7 1 5 29 15 +14 2 4 2.231 1.154 57.7 +2
Friendly 17 9 2 6 46 23 +23 0 6 2.706 1.353 58.8 +3
All 30 16 3 11 75 38 +37 2 10 2.50 1.267 58.3 +5

 

Eddie Hapgood - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1933-34 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1934-35 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 1 1 2.00 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1935-36 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0
BC 1937-38 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 1938-39 3 2 0 1 11 5 +6 0 1 3.67 1.667 66.7 +1
BC All 13 7 1 5 29 15 +14 2 4 2.231 1.154 57.7 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 13 7 1 5 29 15 +14 2 4 2.231 1.154 57.7 +2
All 13 7 1 5 29 15 +14 2 4 2.231 1.154 57.7 +2

 

Eddie Hapgood - Match History
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 30 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 30 full capsx

Age 24
1 186 13 May 1933 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio NPNF, Roma tour AD Start lb
2 187 20 May 1933 - Switzerland 0 England 4, Sportplatz Neufeld, Bern AW Start lb
Age 25
3 188 14 October 1933 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start lb
4 189 15 November 1933 - England 1 Wales 2, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HL Start lb
5 191 14 April 1934 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW Start lb
6 192 10 May 1934 - Hungary 2 England 1, Stadion Üllõi út, Budapest tour AL Start lb
7 193 16 May 1934 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1, Stadión Letná, Praha AL Start lb
Age 26
8 194 29 September 1934 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start lb
9 195 14 November 1934 - England 3 Italy 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Captain lb
10 196 6 February 1935 - England 2 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Captain lb
11 197 6 April 1935 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Captain lb
12 198 18 May 1935 - Netherlands 0 England 1, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam Fr AW Captain lb
Age 27
13 199 19 October 1935 - Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Captain lb
14 200 4 December 1935 - England 3 Germany 0, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Captain lb
15 201 5 February 1936 - England 1 Wales 2, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HL Captain lb
16 202 4 April 1936 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HD Captain lb
17 203 6 May 1936 - Austria 2 England 1, Praterstadion, Wien tour AL Captain lb
18 204 9 May 1936 - Belgium 3 England 2, Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles AL Captain lb
Age 28
- 209 14 May 1937 - Norway 0 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo tour AW reserve
- 210 17 May 1937 - Sweden 0 England 4, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AW reserve
19 211 20 May 1937 - Finland 0 England 8, Töölön pallokenttä, Helsinki AW Start 4
Age 29
20 215 9 April 1938 - England 0 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL Captain lb
21 216 14 May 1938 - Germany 3 England 6, Olympiastadion, Berlin tour AW Captain lb
22 217 21 May 1938 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich AL Captain lb
23 218 26 May 1938 - France 2 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Captain lb
Age 30
24 219 22 October 1938 - Wales 4 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL Captain 3
25 220 26 October 1938 - England 3 Rest of Europe 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Captain 3
26 221 9 November 1938 - England 4 Norway 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Captain 3
27 222 16 November 1938 - England 7 Ireland 0, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HW Captain 3
28 223 15 April 1939 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Captain 3
29 224 13 May 1939 - Italy 2 England 2, Stadio Civico San Siro, Milano tour AD Captain 3
30 225 18 May 1939 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1, Stadion Beogradski SK, Beograd AL Captain 3
- 226 24 May 1939 - Romania 0 England 2, Stadionul ANEF, Bucureşti AW injured reserve

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