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Cyril Knowles

Tottenham Hotspur FC

4 caps, 0 goals

P 4 W 2 D 1 L 1 F 6: A 4
63% successful

1967-68

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Cyril Barry Knowles
Born 13 July 1944 in Fitzwilliam, Pontefract, Yorkshire [registered in Hemsworth, September 1944].
Attended Kinsley Council School
Married to Betty Grundy [registered in Hemsworth, March 1967]
Died 31 August 1991 in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, aged 47 years 49 days [registered in Central Cleveland, September 1991] after failing to recover from a brain tumour.
Height/Weight 6' 0", 11st. 13½lbs [1968].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played with South Emsall Schools and even became part of the groundstaff at Manchester United FC for a season whilst having a trial. Played with Hemsworth FC and had a trial with Blackpool FC. Joined Monkton Colliery FC, whilst trialling with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, before signing amateur contract with Middlesbrough FC, turning professional in October of that year. After 39 league appearances and one goal, he joined Tottenham Hotspur FC in May 1964 for �42,500, he retired through a persistent knee injury in May 1976 after 402 league appearances and 15 goals.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1966-67; FA Charity Shield shared 1967; Anglo-Ialian League Cup winner 1970-71; Football League Cup winners 1970-71, 1972-73; UEFA Cup winners 1971-72, runners-up 1973-74;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Brother of Peter Knowles, Wolverhampton Wanderers and England U23

Source

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

Managerial Career

Club(s) Shortly after leaving Spurs, he became manager of Hertford Town FC in the summer of 1976 for a brief period. He returned to Yorkshire in 1977 scouting for Tottenham Hotspur FC, becoming Doncaster Rovers FC coach from 1977 to 1981. After which he joined Middlesbrough FC in 1981 as reserve team coach, becoming first team coach in February 1982. Became manager of Darlington FC in May 1983 until March 1987. Took up the same post with Torquay United from June 1987, resigning in October 1989. Became manager of Hartlepool United FC in December 1989, a post he had until illness took over in February 1991.
Club honours Associate Members Trophy runners-up 1988-89;

England Career

Player number 849th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right/left back
First match No. 418, 6 December 1967, England 2 USSR 2, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 23 years 146 days.
Last match No. 423, 1 June 1968, West Germany 1 England 0, a friendly match at Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover, aged 23 years 324 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U23 (six appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring through injury, entered into coaching and managerial roles. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.152.

 

Cyril Knowles - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4+ 4 1 4 0 0 360 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.

 

Cyril Knowles - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - White 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 1 2.00 1.00 83.3 +2
Away - Red 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 1 1 1.50 1.00 62.5 +1

 

Cyril Knowles - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

ENP

1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ENF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Nations Cup 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 1 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0
All 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 1 1 1.50 1.00 62.5 +1

 

Cyril Knowles - Match Record - Tournament Matches
European Nations Cup Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ENC 1966-68 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ENC 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Cyril Knowles - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 4 full capsx

Age 20
- u23 4 November 1964 - Wales U23 2 England U23 3, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham Fr AW Start ?
Age 22
- u23 12 October 1966 - England U23 8 Wales U23 0, Molineux, Wolverhampton Fr HW Start ?
- u23 1 March 1967 - England U23 1 Scotland U23 3, St James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HL Start ?
- u23 31 May 1967 - Greece U23 0 England U23 0, Stadio Apostolos Nikolaidis, Athina Fr AD Start ?
- u23 3 June 1967 - Bulgaria U23 1 England U23 1, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofia Fr AD Start ?
- u23 7 June 1967 - Turkey U23 0 England U23 3, 19 Mayıs Stadyumu, Ankara Fr AW Start ?
Age 23
1 418 6 December 1967 - England 2 USSR 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 2
2 420 3 April 1968 - England 1 Spain 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 2
3 422 22 May 1968 - England 3 Sweden 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 3
4 423 1 June 1968 - West Germany 1 England 0, Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover Fr AL Start 3

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