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Henry Wace
Wanderers FC

3 caps, 0 goals
67% successful
1878-79
disciplined: none
captaincies: 1, possibly 2
minutes played: 240


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Henry Wace Profile

Full name Henry Wace
Born 21 September 1853 in Shrewsbury
Died 5 November 1947, aged 94 years, 45 days.
Height/Weight -

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Shrewsbury School; and then Cambridge University, earning his Blue 1874-75.  Played for Wanderers FC, Clapham Rovers FC and Shropshire Wanderers FC.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1876-77, 1877-78;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 50th players to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward;
First match No. 7, 2 March 1878, Scotland 7 England 2, friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow. Aged 24 years 162 days.
Last match No. 9, 5 April 1879, England 5 Scotland 4, a friendly match at Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London; aged 25 years 196 days. Captain
Major tournaments None.
Team honours None.
Individual honours None.
Distinctions None.

Beyond England

Son of a Shrewsbury Solicitor, Wace became a barrister, called to the Bar 1879, and was subsequently an acknowledged authority on bankruptcy law. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1971). Hatton Press, p.256

 

Henry Wace - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Gls Av. min Capt. Disc.
3 3 240 0 0 min 1, possibly 2 None

 

Henry Wace - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0 0 2.00 7.00 00.0 -1
Away 2 2 0 0 7 5 +2 0 0 3.50 2.50 100.0 +2
All 3 2 0 1 9 12 -3 0 0 3.00 4.00 66.7 +1

 

Henry Wace - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Friendly 3 2 0 1 9 12 -3 0 0 3.00 4.00 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 9 12 -3 0 0 3.00 4.00 66.7 +1

 

Henry Wace - Match History
Club: Wanderers F.C. - 3 full caps
Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full caps
1 7 02-Mar-1878 Scotland 7 England 2 Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow Fr AL Start n/a
2 8 18-Jan-1879 England 2 Wales 1 The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HW Possible Capt. - match lasted 60 min. n/a
Newspaper reports of the time conflict on who was the actual captain against Wales.  Three reports, The Field, The Sportsman and Football Annual give the captaincy to Arthur Cursham, whilst The London Times, Athletic News and Bell's Life, gives it to Henry Wace.  The fact that Charles Alcock's own Football Annual lists Cursham makes us favour the Notts County forward, but one can never be sure and we will not commit ourselves with any degree of certainty.
3 9 05-Apr-1879 England 5 Scotland 4 The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HW Captain n/a

Notes

[Biographical sketch to come]

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