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Billy Marsden

Sheffield Wednesday FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 14: A 5
83% successful

1929-30

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
225

Profile

Full name William Marsden
Born 10 November 1901 at 8 Stewart Street, Silksworth, Sunderland, county Durham [registered in Sunderland, December 1901].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Susannah (née Fogg) is pregnant with a child, soon who became the William. His father is Joseph, a coal mine hewer. John, Jane and Ethel are his older siblings, and they live at 8 Stewart Street in Silksworth area of Sunderland. They have one servant.

According to the 1911 census, nine-year old William has joined the family along with Vera. they now live at 29 Lord Street in Silksworth. His father remains a coal miner.

Married to Annie Creighton [registered in Sunderland, June 1926]. One daughter, Norma
Died 19 September 1983 in Sheffield, aged 81 years 313 days [registered in Sheffield, September 1983].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 3lbs [1930].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played for Silksworth Colliery FC  before signing for Sunderland AFC in October 1920. The Wednesday FC brought him to Sheffield in May 1924. He retired through a spinal injury received in his final England appearance in 1930. Although he turned out for five Sheffield Wednesday reserve matches the following season, he never played first-class football again. He played 205 league matches, scoring nine times.
Club honours Football League Divsion Two winners 1925-26; Football League Champions 1928-29, 1929-30;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Had a short spell as coach of Gateshead FC from the 1934 close season. He went to Netherlands as a club coach until the war, including HBS Craeyenhout FC, Be Quick 1887 FC and Hermes-DVS, also assisting the coaching at Netherlands FA. Became the manager at Doncaster Rovers FC from April 1944 until January 1946. Also had a spell as manager of Worksop Town FC from May 1953.
Club honours None

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 547th players (548) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 169, 20 November 1929, England 6 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London, aged 28 years 10 days.
Last match No. 171, 10 May 1930, Germany 3 England 3, an end of season tour match at Deutsches Stadion, Westend, Berlin, withdrawn injured (ht), aged 28 years 181 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1929-30;
Team honours British Championship winners 1929-30;
Individual honours None
Distinctions The spinal injury Marsden received followed a first-half collision with his own player, Roy Goodall. The FA dutifully paid compensation. £750 to Marsden, £2000 to his club....

Beyond England

No additional information to what is stated above. He later became a publican in Sheffield, including at The Robin Hood Inn in Millhouses, The White Lion and the Crosspool Tavern. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.167/8.

 

Billy Marsden - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 3 2 225 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.

 

Billy Marsden - 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 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 0 1 5.50 1.00 100.0 +2
Away - Friendly 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All 3 2 1 0 14 5 +9 0 1 4.667 1.667 83.3 +2

 

Billy Marsden - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1929-30 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 0 1 5.50 1.00 100.0 +2
BC All 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 0 1 5.50 1.00 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 0 1 5.50 1.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 0 1 5.50 1.00 100.0 +2

 

Billy Marsden - Match History
 Club: Sheffield Wednesday F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 28
1 169 20 November 1929 - England 6 Wales 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham BC HW Start lh
2 170 5 April 1930 - England 5 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW Start lh
3 171 10 May 1930 - Germany 3 England 3, Deutsches Stadion, Berlin tour AD Start off ht lh
1-2 when withdrawn
- 172 14 May 1930 - Austria 0 England 0, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AD injured squad member

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