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Jimmy Sayer

Stoke FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 7: A 0
100% successful

1887

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name James Sayer
Born 7 September 1862 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire [registered in Rotherham, September 1862].
Evidently, the Sayer family are from Northumberland, moved to Durham c.1856, then to Rotherham before 1862, and to Mexborough in 1863, after James was born.
Baptised 4 October 1863 in St. John the Baptist Church, Mexborough, South Yorkshire.
It is these notes that give us his birthdate.


Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, James is the fourth of the seven children to Thomas and Elizabeth, living at 164 Dotcliff Road in Mexborough. His father is a forgeman.

According to the 1881 census, James is a clerk at the local foundry and is the oldest of the three children from his father's first marriage. They live with their father, who is an iron worker and has since remarried, to Harriet, and they have four young children, they all live at 3 Chapel Walk in Mexborough.

Despite just being married, neither James, or Eliza Maud, can be found on the 1891 census.

According to the 1901 census, James is now married to Maud, they have one son, James. He is a Pottery Commercial Traveller, and they live at Rose Villa, Regent Street in Stoke with one servant.

According to the 1911 census, James is still married and still have one son. He is still a commercial traveller, and along with one servant, they now all live at Hillcrest, 69 James Street in Stoke.

Married to Eliza Maud Brown [registered in Stoke-on-Trent, March 1891]. A James Sayer was later married or remarried in Stoke, registered in December 1920, to Beatrice Hassalls
Died 1 February 1922, in Stoke-on-Trent, aged 59 years 147 days [registered in Stoke-on-Trent, March 1922].
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Mexborough FC, before joining Sheffield Heeley FC, and Wednesday FC. Eventually joined Stoke FC;
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 five who became the 134th players (138) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
Only match No. 29, 17 March 1884, England 7 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 24 years 192 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1886-87;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Sayer was secretary of a Stoke pottery company. He later became the director of Fielding Ltd (manufacturer of Devon pottery). - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.217.

 

Jimmy Sayer - 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.

 

Jimmy Sayer - 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 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Jimmy Sayer - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1886-87 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Jimmy Sayer - Match History
 Club: Stoke F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 24
1 29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW Start or

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