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Percy Humphreys

Notts County FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


captain: none
minutes played:


  Percy Humphreys
Birth 3 December 1880 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire [registered in Cambridge, March 1881].

According to the 1881 census, four month old Percy is the youngest of two children to Thomas and Sarah (née Coe). His father is a tailor. They live at 5 Saxon Street in Cambridge.


According to the 1891 census, Percy and his older sister are the only children and live with their parents at 29 John Street in Cambridge. His father remains a tailor.


According to the 1901 census, Percy is a professional footballer living with his widowed aunty in London. He lives with Martha Mumford and her two daughters (his cousins), and four boarders, all at 18 Cupar Road in Battersea.

Marriage to Florence Agnes Mumford, on 15 June 1901 in Battersea [registered in Wandsworth, June 1901].

Cannot be found on the 1911 census.
However, according to his army records, in 1915, Humphreys was living at 38 Upton Lane in Forest Gate. A year later, at his discharge, he was living at 43 Kitchener Road, still in Forest Gate.

  According to the 1921 census, Percy is now a football coach for Tottenham Hotspur FC, still married and they have another daughter, Peggy. They live at 51 Glastone Avenue in East Ham.
  According to the 1939 register, Percy remains married, but is here living at 13 Thorngrove Road in West Ham, the home of Ada Mumford. His is a night-supervisor for a gas company.
Death 13 April 1959, aged 78 years 131 days [registered in Stepney, London, June 1959].


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Began his junior football career with Cambridge St. Mary's FC reserves in 1897, maning the first XI the following January. As an amateur, he represented Cambridgeshire FA twice, against Huntingdonshire FA and Hertfordshire FA, both in 1900. He joined Southern League's Queen's Park Rangers FC as a professional in the 1900 close season. Joined Notts County FC a year later. Made 189 league appearances, scoring 66 goals, before opting to leave the Lace capital. Blackburn Rovers FC signed Humphreys in the 1907 close season, but he refused to go, stating that he 'did not want to go further north than Nottingham.' On 23 May 1907, the FA then refused Humphreys permission to leave for Southampton FC. However, he opted to sign on with Notts County before being transferred to Leicester Fosse FC in August. After 26 league appearances and nineteen goals, he returned south when Chelsea FC signed him on 26 February 1908 for the maximum transfer fee, £350. 45 league outings followed with a return of thirteen goals. Tottenham Hotspur FC signed him on 9 December 1909 and another 45 league outings followed, with 24 goals scored. After being dropped to the reserves, Leicester Fosse FC re-signed Humphreys on 6 October 1911 for another fourteen league appearances and two goals. Joined Hartlepools United FC as a player-manager on 26 June 1912, he made a final 28 North-Eastern League appearances and scored eleven goals before he settled into coaching abroad in 1913. However, on 18 November 1914, Humphreys signed for Norwich City FC.
Club honours Cambridgeshire Senior Cup winners 1898-99; Haverhill & District League winners 1899-1900;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 6lbs [1903]. 5' 6¼" [1916]


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

Management Career

Club(s) Joined Hartlepools United FC as a player-manager in the 1912 close season. Spent the 1913-14 season coaching FC Basel. Following the war, he was coaching Italian club US Alessandria Calcio in 1920-22. He returned to coach in Switzerland during 1923.

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 288th players (288) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
Only match No. 79, 4 April 1903, England 1 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Highfield, Sheffield, aged 22 years 122 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1902-03;
Team honours British Championship shared 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Died nine days after Jeff Hall

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.140.
Member of the 17th Middlesex (Footballers') Regimental Battalion, joined 20 February 1915, transferred to the 27th Middlesex on 5 November 1915, eventually discharged 18 August 1916, 'being no longer physically fit for War service'. In fact, he had a 'loss of internal semilunar cartilage of his left-knee'. It occurred in December 1914 in Norwich, when he was 'playing football and fell on knee-cap.' Military Service did not aggravate the injury.


Percy Humphreys - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
2 1 1 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.


Percy Humphreys - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home - British Championship 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1


Percy Humphreys - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1902-03 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1


Percy Humphreys - Match History
 Club: Notts County F.C. - 1 full cap

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 22
- 78 2 March 1903 - England 2 Wales 1, Fratton Park, Portsmouth BC HW reserve
1 79 4 April 1903 - England 1 Scotland 2, Bramall Lane, Sheffield HL Start ir