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Tom Porteous

Sunderland AFC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 1
100% successful

1891

captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  Thomas Stoddart Porteous
Birth Thursday, 21 September 1865 at 34 George Street in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
  registered in Newcastle upon Tyne October-December 1865
Baptism Sunday, 15 October 1865 in Newcastle upon Tyne
 

According to the 1871 census, Thomas is the second of three children to Thomas and Elizabeth (née McBeth) is living in Tolbooth Close in Dalkeith. His father is a brass finisher.

  "At Lothian Street, Dalkeith, on the 13th inst., David, youngest son of Thomas S. Porteous, Dalkeith, aged 29 years." - The North Briton, Saturday, 19 February 1876.
 

According to the 1881 census, Thomas is now a tinman, the second of seven children, still with their parents, living at 26 Dean Street in Kilmarnock. His father is still a brass finisher.

Marriage to Mary, in 1890 in Scotland
  registered in Scotland 1890
Children Thomas and Mary Porteous had a number of children together.
 

According to the 1891 census, Thomas is now married to Mary. He is a glazier and they live at 5 Zetland Street in Monkwearmouth are of Sunderland.
(His father died in Kilmarnock, 5 June 1892)
(One of their sons, Thomas Stoddart, dies on 2 May 1898, he was just two years old, while they were living in Chorlton-cum-Hardy).

 

(His mother died in Kilmarnock, 15 January 1900)
According to the 1901 census, Thomas and Mary now have four children, Thomas, Mary, Nellie and Maggie. They live at 8 Bonny Street in Blackpool. Thomas is still a glazier.

 

According to the 1911 census, Thomas is a house painter, still married to Mary, they still have four children, although a fifth had died. They also have three boarders with them at 24 Bonny Street in Blackpool.

Death Sunday, 23 February 1919 at 19 Saville Road, in Blackpool,
aged 53 years 155 days registered in Fylde January-March 1919
Probate "PORTEOUS Thomas Stoddart of 19 Savile-road Blackpool died 23 February 1919 Administration London 6 May to Mary Porteous widow.
Effects £374 14s. 1d." [2019 equivalent: £19,456]

Source

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

Playing Career


Club(s)
Started his junior career as a forward with Springwell FC in 1878, becoming a back before the end of the season. Then having been brought up in Kilmarnock, Porteous joined his local club, Kilmarnock FC in 1884, becoming club captain, before he joined Sunderland AFC in August 1889, becoming club captain in 1891. Porteous left for Rotherham Town FC in June 1894 and onto Manchester City FC a year later in January 1896. He joined South Shore FC later in the year.

League History
133 appearances
Sunderland AFC 1890-93 79 appearances.
debut: 13 September 1890 Sunderland AFC 2 Burnley FC 3.
Rotherham Town FC 1894-96 49 appearances.
debut (second division): 1 September 1894 Rotherham Town FC 1 Burton Wanderers FC 3.
Manchester City FC February 1896 five appearances.
debut (second division): 10 February 1896 Burslem Port Vale FC 0 Manchester City FC 1.
last (second division): 29 February 1896 Notts County FC 3 Manchester City FC 0.
Club honours Ayshire Cup winners, Kilmarnock Charity Cup winners, Ayr Charity Cup winners.
Football League Champions 1891-92 (25ᵃ), Division One Champions 1892-93 (30ᵃ), runners-up 1893-94 (2ᵃ); Division Two runners-up 1896-96 (5ᵃ).
Individual honours Ayrshire FA (three appearances as captain), Durham FA (one appearance)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 10st. 6lbs [1891], 5' 9¼", 11st. 10lbs [1894].

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 179th players (180) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
Only match No. 42, 7 March 1891, England 4 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Football Ground, Newcastle Road, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, aged 25 years 167 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1890-91;
Team honours British Championship winners 1890-91;
Individual honours None
Distinctions The first Sunderland AFC player to represent England

Beyond England

Painter by trade. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.199/200.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
1 1 1 90 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4 1 100 +1
His only match was played in the British Championship competition and at a home venue

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4 1 100 +1

Match History

 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) F.A. International Select Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 25
1 42 7 March 1891 - England 4 Wales 1
Newcastle Road, Sunderland
BC HW   rb
  

one of six who became the 179th player (180) to appear for England
the first player from Sunderland AFC to represent England

     

 
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