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Frank Jefferis

Everton FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 3: A 2
75% successful

1912

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Frank Jefferis
Born 3 July 1884 in Fordingbridge, Hampshire [registered in Fordingbridge, September 1884].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Frank is the sixth of seven children to John and Esther (née Chilcott). His father is a waterman, and they live in Church Street in Fordingbridge.

According to the 1901 census, Frank is the youngest of four still at home with their parents in Church Street. His father remains a waterman.

According to the 1911 census, [Frank], is a professional footballer boarding with the Turner family at 19 Royal Street in Kirkdale area of Liverpool. His parents are still at Church Cottage in Fordingbridge.

Married to Beatrice Helen Henrietta Baker, on 8 June 1914 at Sandown, IoW [registered in Isle of Wight, June 1914]. They honeymooned in Brighton.
Died 21 May 1938, at offices of The Den, New Cross, London, aged 53 years 322 days [registered in Deptford, June 1938]. Living at 46 Fossil Road, London SE13, at the time. Left £330 to his widow Beatrice.
Death notes "Mr. Frank Jefferis, the Millwall trainer, died suddenly today in the offices of the Millwall FC at New Cross. In his playing career he had assisted Southampton, Everton and Preston north End and was capped for England many times.
"Jefferis was on the Millwall ground today and was called to the offices by Mr. Hewitt, who, with Mr. Gould, a director, presented the triner with a cheque in recognition of his work in obtaining promotion for the team. He had just taken the cheque when he put his hands over his eyes and collapsed in the arms of the manager and died.
"As a result of his death, to-night's broadcast on the Millwall Football Club at 6.30 p.m. has been cancelled."
- The Yorkshire Evening Post, Saturday, 21 May 1938.
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 11st. 4lbs [1912].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Fordingbridge Turks FC and joined Southampton FC in March 1905 for a £1 transfer fee. He made 170 league appearances, scoring 48 goals, before being transferred to Everton FC on 16 March 1911 for a £750 fee. After 125 league appearances and 22 goals, he joined Preston North End FC on 21 January 1920 for £1500 and played another 79 league matches, scoring twelve goals. On 29 June 1923, Jefferis joined Southport FC as a player-coach, retiring in 1925 after 52 league matches and another six goals. He returned as a trainer in May 1926, when he played two league games, scoring once, as an emergency during 1926-27. He became trainer at Millwall FC in May 1936, until his death two years later.
Club honours Football League Champions 1914-15; FA Cup runners-up 1921-22;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number 360th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
First match No. 112, 11 March 1912, Wales 0 England 2, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 27 years 252 days.
Last match No. 113, 23 March 1912, Scotland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, aged 27 years 264 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1911-12;
Team honours British Championships shared 1911-12;
Individual honours FA tour of South Africa 1910
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Took up training and coaching, at Southport FC and Millwall FC. It was in the offices at Millwall's New Cross ground that Jefferis died prematurely. He had just been presented with a cheque in recognition of his services with his club - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.143/4.

 

Frank Jefferis - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 2 2 180 0 0 min 0 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.

 

Frank Jefferis - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away- British Championship 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1

 

Frank Jefferis - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1911-12 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
BC All 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1

 

Frank Jefferis - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 27
- 111 10 February 1912 - Ireland 1 England 6, Dalymount Park, Dublin BC AW withdrawn
1 112 11 March 1912 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start ir
2 113 23 March 1912 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Start ir

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