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John van Sommer

Pilgrims FC




Full name John Berger van Sommer
Born 25 January 1852 [registered in Edmonton, Middlesex, March 1852]
Died 19 November 1874 at The Cedars, Upper Clapton, aged 22 years 298 days [registered in Hackney, Middlesex, December 1874].
van Sommer's Death Certificate revealed the reason's behind his untimely death. Acute Rheumatism for nine days, Scarlatina for four days, and a Cerebral Effusion.
Height/Weight not known


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Club Career

Club(s) Played for Pilgrims FC.
Club honours not known
Individual honours not known
Distinctions not known

England Career

Player number Did not appear for England.
Position(s) not known
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A commercial clerk by trade


John van Sommer - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Capt. Disc.
1 0 0 0 0 min 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.


John van Sommer - Match History
 Clubs: Pilgrims F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 0 full capsx

Age 22
- 3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Glasgow Fr AL reserve