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Teddy Leighton

Nottingham Forest FC & Corinthians FC

1 cap, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 6: A 1
100% successful

1886

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name John Edward Leighton
Born 26 March 1865 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, June 1865].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, John E. is the middle of three sons to John E. and Amelia Sarah. They live at 219 Woodborough Road in the St Mary's area of Nottingham. They have one servant. His father is a stationary wholesaler.

According to the 1881 census, John is living with his elder brother, Chas Ed., both with their aunty Marianne Leighton, also a stationer, at Chestnut Grove in St Mary's. She has one servant. John was stated as having 'no occupation'.

According to the 1891 census, John E., now a stationer himself, is living back with his widowed mother and his younger brother at Rose Mount in St Mary's. Still with one servant.

According to the 1901 census, John E. is married to Edith M. and they have one son, John Herbert L., and one servant. They live back at 6 Chestnut Grove. John is a paper merchant.

According to the 1911 census, John Edward is still married and still with one son, are residing with his wife's widowed mother at 7 Hardy Street in Nottingham. With one servant. John remains a paper merchant
In the 1916 GWR Shareholders List, John Edward was one of three executor's of the will for his mother, who died on 4 May 1916. John was still living at 6 Chestnut Grove.
He was also one of two executor's of his eldest brothers will, Reverend Charles Edward died on 19 April 1923. No address stated, but his brother died at a Mental Hospital in Stotfold.

Married to Edith Maud Miller [registered in Nottingham, June 1894].
Died 15 April 1944 at The City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, aged 79 years 20 days [registered in Nottingham, June 1944]. He left �18,246 in his will.
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy and junior football in Nottingham before joining Nottingham Forest FC in 1884, remained until 1888.  Also guested for the Corinthians FC team between 1885 and 1889;
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 125th player (129) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
Only match No. 26, 13 March 1886, Ireland 1 England 6, a British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 23 years 195 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1885-86;
Team honours British Championship shared 1885-86;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Leighton was a wholesale stationer and paper merchant with premises at Clinton Street, Nottingham.  He continued to follow Forest until his dying day. He died watching Forest play Northampton Town FC. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.156.

 

Teddy Leighton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 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.

 

Teddy Leighton - 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 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Teddy Leighton - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1885-86 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Teddy Leighton - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 23
1 26 13 March 1886 - Ireland 1 England 6, Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC AW Start or

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