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Louis Page

Burnley FC

7 appearances, 1 goal

P 7 W 4 D 1 L 2 F 26: A 11
64% successful

1927

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
630

Profile

Full name Louis Antonio Page
Born 27 March 1899 in Bootle cum Linacre, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered as Louis Antonia, in West Derby, June 1899].
During his playing days, he lived in Litherland.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census. Louis is the youngest of six children to Calcutta-born Robert William and Jane (née Galvin), living at 15 Kent Street in Bootle cum Linacre. His father was a crane driver at the local docks.

According to the 1911 census, Louis is one of three children, all sons, still living at home with their parents at 34 Pelops Street in Bootle. Astonishingly, the census reveals that Robert and Jane had ten children, five had died after birth.

According to the 1939 register, Louis is missing from the census, however, his wife, Lily, a housewife, is at home at 27 Dove Road in the Orrell Park area of Liverpool, along with three of their children.
Married to Lily Tinsley [registered in West Derby, March 1920]. Six children, Lilian (b.1920), Louis (b.28 October 1921), Philimenia (b.1925), Mary (b.1928), Derek A. (b.1931) and Terence (b.1942).
Died 11 October 1959 at 53 Parkhill Road in Prenton, Birkenhead, Cheshire, aged 60 years 198 days [registered in Birkenhead, December 1959]. Left £3526 12. 2d. to his widow, Lily
Buried on 14 October at Ford Cemetery, Sterrix Lane, Ford.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 12st. 0lbs [1922]. 5' 8", 11st. 1lbs [1925]. 5' 7", 11st. 9lbs [1927].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career playing with Liverpool City Schools. Playing his junior football with Sudley FC Juniors and South Liverpool FC, during which he also assisted Everton FC in the Lancashire League. On 13 May 1919, Stoke FC bat Liverpool FC and Everton FC, as well as two Scottish clubs, to sign Page. Then, after refusing to re-sign with Stoke, and being granted a 'free transfer' by the Football League, on 30 June 1922 after 21 Second Division appearances and a single goal, Northampton Town FC signed him. Despite an attempt from Leicester City FC to sign Page in October 1924, he completed 122 Third Division South appearances and 24 goals. After Northampton placed Page on the 'tansfer list' for financial reasons, Liverpool FC made attempts to sign him, but he joined Burnley FC on 1 May 1925 for a new record transfer fee received and a new manager, Burnley's Jack Tresadern becoming the Cobblers' manager, as part-payment. He made 248 league appearances, in which he scored 111 goals, Manchester United FC then signed Page on 16 March 1932, making just twelve Second Division appearances, then he signed for Port Vale FC on 12 October 1932. Having scored twice in eighteen Second Division outings, Page joined Yeovil & Petters United FC as their player-manager on 8 July 1933, hanging up his boots in 1935.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1921-22; Southern League West winners 1934-35; Western League winners 1934-35; Somerset Professional Cup winners 1934-35;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions One of four footballing brothers, Tom (St. Mirren FC), John (Everton FC) and William (Northampton Town FC

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Cut his managership teeth as player-manager of Yeovil & Petters United FC on 8 July 1933. After leaving Yeovil, Page was shortlisted as the new Tranmere Rovers FC manager, Jack Carr getting the job, so Page become manager at Newport County FC on 7 June 1935 until he was suspended on 8 September 1937, and sacked the following day (early in 1938, Page was awarded damages by Newport for wrongful dismissal). Page coached the Glentoran FC players on 15 December 1938, being prefered for the post instead of old foe, Jock Hutton. This despite Page already agreeing to coach Letchworth FC. However, during the war, he was in charge of Liverpool Combination side, Carlton FC. Then from 18 July 1945, he was the new manager at Swindon Town FC. He remained for eight years, until 31 May 1953, when his contract expired. Swindon wanted to employ a player-manager. He was notified on 14 March. Page then became manager at Chester FC on 22 June 1953 until 28 June 1956, again, when his contract expired. He was notified on 16 March. Afterwhich he became a scout for Leicester City FC.
Club honours Southern League West winners 1934-35; Western League winners 1934-35; Somerset Professional Cup winners 1934-35;

England Career

Player number One of five who became 512th player (516) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 152, 12 February 1927, Wales 3 England 3, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 27 years 322 days.
Last match No. 158, 28 November 1927, England 1 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Turf Moor, Brunshaw Bottom, Burnley, aged 28 years 246 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1926-27, 1927-28;
Team honours British Championships shared 1926-27;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.189.

 

Louis Page - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
7 7 4 630 1 630 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.

 

Louis Page - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Away 6 4 1 1 25 9 +16 1 1 4.167 1.50 75.0 +3
All 7 4 1 2 26 11 +15 1 1 3.714 1.571 64.3 +2

 

Louis Page - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 1 1 2 6 8 -2 1 0 1.50 2.00 42.9 -1
Friendly 3 3 0 0 20 3 +17 0 1 6.667 1.00 100.0 +3
All 7 4 1 2 26 11 +15 1 1 3.714 1.571 64.3 +2

 

Louis Page - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1926-27 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
BC 1927-28 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 1 0 0.50 2.00 0.00 -2
BC All 4 1 1 2 6 8 -2 1 0 1.50 2.00 42.9 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 1 1 2 6 8 -2 1 0 1.50 2.00 42.9 -1
All 4 1 1 2 6 8 -2 1 0 1.50 2.00 42.9 -1


Louis Page - Match History
 

 Club: Burnley F.C. - seven full appearances (630 min), 1 goal

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - seven full appearances (630 min)x

Age 27
1 152 12 February 1927 - Wales 3 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start ol

Age 28
2 153 2 April 1927 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start ol
3 154 11 May 1927 - Belgium 1 England 9, Stade DC Bruxelles, Bruxelles tour AW Start 63 ol
4 155 21 May 1927 - Luxembourg 2 England 5, Stade de la Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette AW Start ol
5 156 26 May 1927 - France 0 England 6, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Start ol
6 157 22 October 1927 - Ireland 2 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Start ol
7 158 28 November 1927 - England 1 Wales 2, Turf Moor, Burnley HL Start ol

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