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Edgar Kail

Dulwich Hamlet FC

3 caps, 2 goals

P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 12: A 6
67% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Edgar Isaac Lewis Kail
Born 26 November 1900 in Camberwell, London [registered in Camberwell, March 1901].
Attended Goodrich Road School

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, four month old Edgar is the youngest of three children, all sons, to James Walker Isaac and Rosa Mary (née Yells). They live at 11 Thompson Road in Camberwell. His father is a Post Office sorter.

According to the 1911 census, Edgar is now the third of seven, six of them all sons. His father remains with the Post Office and they live at 80a Landcroft Road in Dulwich.

Married to Irene Margaret Ramsey, February 1926 [registered in Camberwell, March 1926]. Daughter of the groundsman, Dalhousie Ramsey
Died 17 January 1976 at Craigdhu Nursing Home in Skelmorlie, Ayrshire, aged 75 years 52 days [registered in Glasgow?]. Suffering from a stroke
Height/Weight not known


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com, The Hamlet Historian & Andy Mitchell's research.

Club Career

Club(s) Represented schools around South London before signing with Dulwich Hamlet in 1915. Kail played one match for Queen's Park FC of Glasgow in a charity match against Glasgow Rangers FC in May 1932. He also signed amateur forms with Chelsea FC in March 1930, but made no league appearances. Retired from playing in 1934.
Club honours FA Amateur Cup winners 1919-20, 1931-32
Individual honours Isthmian League (24 appearances)
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 540th players (542) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
First match No. 165, 9 May 1929, France 1 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, aged 28 years 164 days.
Last match No. 167, 16 May 1929, Spain 4 England 3, an end-of-season tour match at Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid, aged 28 years 170 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours England amateur (21 appearances), England Schoolboy (two appearances)
Individual honours None
Distinctions Edgar Kail was the last to play for the senior England team while exclusively with an amateur club

Beyond England

After retiring from football, remained on the Dulwich Hamlet committee until 1956. Employed as a wine merchant until his retirement in 1966. He retired to Glasgow, where he would die in 1976. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.147.


Edgar Kail - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
3 0 0 270 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.


Edgar Kail - 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 3 2 0 1 12 6 +6 0 0 4.00 2.00 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 12 6 +6 0 0 4.00 2.00 66.7 +1


Edgar Kail - Match History
 Club: Dulwich Hamlet F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. Selection Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 28
1 165 9 May 1929 - France 1 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris Tour AW Start ir
2 166 11 May 1929 - Belgium 1 England 5, Parc Duden, Bruxelles AW Start ir
3 167 15 May 1929 - Spain 4 England 3, Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid AL Start ir