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Fanny Walden

Tottenham Hotspur FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 2: A 3
50% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Frederick Ingram Walden
Birth 1 March 1888 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire [registered in Wellingborough, June 1888].

According to the 1891 census, Fred is the fourth of five children to Edward and Jane Elizabeth (née Ingram), living at 52 Winstanley Road in Wellingborough. His father is a pattern maker in the iron foundry.


According to the 1901 census, Frederick I. is now the fourth of eight children to their parents, now living at 35 Chester Road, still in Northampton. His father is still a wood/pattern maker.


According to the 1911 census, Frederick is a professional footballer, and is one of six children still living at home with their parents at 84 Wedland Road. The census reveals that he is one of nine children, and that two had died.

Marriage to Beatrice Alice Baker, on 29 December 1917 [registered in Northampton, December 1917]. They had three children, Betty (b. 19 July 1920), Maisie K. (b.1924), Frederick R. (b.6 December 1932)
  According to the 1921 census, Frederick, still a professional footballer (for Tottenham Hotspur FC) is married, but she is not on this return. In fact, Frederick is 'camping out' at Barnwell Wold, Oundle, with Harry Bryant, a furrier.
"Fanny Walden, the former international footballer and Northamptonshire professional cricketer, was fined 10s at Wellingborough on Friday for using his car when not licensed to drive. The Magistrate: Playing football and cricket is evidently a safer pursuit for you than driving a motor car." - The Daily Mail, Saturday, 21 September 1929.
"Incidents regarding the alleged taking of a motor-car belonging to Fanny Walden by two cricketers were related during the hearing of a case which came before the Cardiff Stipendiary Magistrate, Mr Hugh Jones, K.C., to-day. Leslie Nash, a member of the ground staff at Cardiff Arms Park, and Wilfred Jones, a Glamorgan county cricketer, appeared on remand to answer a number of summonses for alleged motor offences. Nash and Jones were summoned jointly and separately with driving away a motor-car without the owner's consent, while Nash was further summoned for driving dangerously, driving without care and attention, failing to stop after an accident, having no licence and having no third-party insurance. Jones was summoned for aiding in respect of the whole of these alleged offences. Mr Leslie Dacey, prosecuting, said when persons went for a 'joy ride' and there was an accident the passengers as well as the driver were liable. It was alleged that the car was taken by Nash and Jones from the Cardiff Arms Park on the occasion of the Glamorgan and Warwickshire match on July 12, where Frederick Walden, of Wellingborough, Northants, was one of the umpires." - Sunderland Echo, Wednesday, 23 August 1933
  According to the 1939 register, Frederick I., a labourer employed by the Government, and Beatrice A. are still married, living at 78 Derby Road in Northampton. along with their children, Betty, Maisie and Frederick R.
Death 3 May 1949 at 137A Wellingborough Road, Northampton, aged 61 years 63 days [registered in Northampton, June 1949]. He was living at 7 Bembridge Drive in Northampton at the time. Left £181 1s. 4d. to his widow, Beatrice.
"At the request of several well-known cricket and football enthusiasts, Mr. W. Bullimer, the County Cricket scorer, is organising a fund to be known as the Fanny Walden Memorial Fund. In the appeal, Mr. Bullimer states 'Fanny gave great delight to thousands of football and cricket followers and the appeal is to perpetuate his memory and primarily to give a start in life to his young son, Bob, to whom he was devotedly attached.' The appeal is chiefly directed towards County Cricket and English League football clubs, and it is hoped it will receive a ready response. Others who may wish to subscribe are asked to send cheques made payable to 'The Fanny Walden Memorial Fund, Lloyds Bank.' The accounts will be audited by Councillor V.J.H. Harris, and balance sheets sent to all subscribers." - Mercury and Herald, Friday, 20 May 1949


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Wellingborough before assisting three of town's junior clubs, White Cross FC, All Saints FC and Redwell FC. Joined Northampton Town FC in 1909, transferred to Tottenham Hotspur FC on 5 April 1913 for a £1750 fee. Returned to Northampton Town FC on 27 May 1926, where he retired a year later, on 24 August 1927. He did not come out of retirement to play for Higham Town FC in January 1929.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1919-20; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1920, winners 1921; FA Cup winners 1920-21 (injured); Division One runners-up 1921-22;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance), Southern League (three appearances).
Distinctions Also played first class cricket with Northamptonshire CCC (1910-29)
Height/Weight 5' 2½", 10st. 0lbs [1914].


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

England Career

Player number 382nd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 119, 4 April 1914, Scotland 3 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 26 years 34 days.
Last match No. 128, 13 March 1922, England 1 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, aged 34 years 12 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1913-14, 1921-22;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Possibly, the smallest player to play for England, probably the second smallest, behind Jackie Crawford.
Died five days after Kenneth Hunt

Beyond England

Originally worked as a moulder in an iron foundry. During the war, he was an air mechanic with the Royal Navy. He served between 15 August 1916 and 31 March 1918, on board the President II. He later became a first class cricket umpire and stood in several Test matches. Also a licensee at the Dug and Duck Hotel in Wellingborough. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.257.


Fanny Walden - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
2+ 2 2 180 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Fanny Walden - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
All - British Championship 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 0 1 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0


Fanny Walden - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1913-14 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC 1921-22 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 0 1 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 0 1 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 0 1 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0


Fanny Walden - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 2 full appearances

F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 26
1 119 4 April 1914 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start or
gap of 7 years 343 days

Age 32
2 128 13 March 1922 - England 1 Wales 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start or