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Arthur Savage

Crystal Palace FC

1 appearance, 3 goals against

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0: A 3
0% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Major Arthur Henry Patrick Savage
Birth Friday, 18 October 1850 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [registration not found]
Identity confirmed by a certain Arthur Henry Patrick Savage wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald of his solitary international appearance.

The only census Savage can be found on is the 1871 census, where Arthur is a boarder in the Kere-Koose household at 56 Burlington Road in Paddington. Arthur is a clerk.

"Mr. CHARLES TOWNSEND GEDYE, of 17, Craven-hill-gardens, who died on December 6, aged sixty-seven years, appointed Mr. Reginald Edmund Finlay and Mr. George Sturgeon, to be executors of his will. He bequeathed to his....son-in-law Arthur Henry Patrick Savage £250." - Monday, 14 January 1901, London Morning Post. [2018 equivalent = £29,212].
There is no marriage registration between a Savage and a Gedye.
Death Tuesday, 15 August 1905 at 17 Craven Hill Gardens in Bayswater, London, aged 54 years 301 days [registered in Paddington, September 1905].
.―On August 15th at No. 17, Craven Hill Gardens, London, Lt-Colonel Arthur Henry Patrick Savage, late Royal Australian Artillery, aged 54." - Saturday, 19 August 1905, Army & Navy Gazette/London Daily News/The Globe.

"The death in England on Tuesday of Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Henry Patrick Savage late of the Royal Australian Artillery, is reported by cable, and the sad news will be received with deep regret by his Sydney friends. The deceased officer's last appointment was on Major-General Sir Edward Huton's headquarters staff, from which he retired at the end of 1902, on account of ill-health ascribed to the Boer war campaign. Lieutenant-Colonel Savage was seized with paralysis in August, 1903, and partially recovering he left for England in March, 1904, for the benefit of his health. It is supposed that his death is the result of a second seizure. Deceased, who was the youngest son of the late Dr. Arthur Savage, R.N., was born in Sydney in 1850, but he was educated at home. He received his first appointment here as lieutenant in the Artillery, in 1878, was promoted captain in October, 1887, and major in January, 1893. The late lieutenant-colonel was of a genial and unselfish disposition, and very popular locally."- Friday, 18 August 1905, The Sydney Herald.


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990],VWMA & Gordon Law

Playing Career

Club(s) Crystal Palace amateur
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Height/Weight not known.


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

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 34th player (34) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper; Sixth goalkeeper to appear.
Only match No. 5, 4 March 1876, Scotland 3 England 0, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, aged 25 years 138 days.
Individual honours None

Beyond England

After his experience in England, he was an organiser and player in the first properly documented match ever played in Australia, at Parramatta in August 1880. - One Fantastic Goal. Trevor Thompson (2006). ABC Books.

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes Goals
GA Ave.min clean sheets clean
sheet ave.
1 1 90 3 30 min none none none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away venue
Friendly match
1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Match History
 Club: Crystal Palace F.C. (amateur) - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 25
1 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL Start gk