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Percy Walters
Oxford University FC & Old Carthusians FC
& Corinthians FC.

13 caps, 0 goals
73% successful
1885-90
disciplined: none
captaincies: 4
minutes played: 1170


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Percy Walters Profile

Full name Lieutenant Percy Malmoth Walters
Popular name Percy Walters
Born  30 September 1863 in Ewell, Surrey;
Died 6 October 1936, aged 73 years, in Ashtead, Surrey; Buried in Ashtead
Height/Weight -

Club Career

Club(s) Attended Charterhouse School, and although he did not play football there, he did earn his blue with Oxford University FC in 1885, also starred 54 times with the Corinthians FC team beginning in his last year at Oxford up until 1890.  Left the university to play also with Old Carthusians 1885-95; He did retire in 1893 for a short period, due to a fatal accident to his younger brother.  At some point, also played for East Sheen FC and Epsom FC, also representing Surrey FA;
Club honours FA Amateur Cup winner 1894-95;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played one cricket match for Oxford University against the M.C.C. in May 1885;

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 115th players to appear for England.
Position(s) Left/right-back;
First match No. 23, 28 February 1885, England 4 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Manchester Football Ground, Whalley Range, Manchester. Age 21 years 151 days.
Last match No. 40, 5 April 1890, Scotland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow. Age 26 years 187 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1884-85, 1885-86, 1886-87, 1887-88, 1888-89, 1889-90;
Team honours British Championship winners 1885-86 (shared), 1887-88, 1889-90 (shared);
Individual honours None.
Distinctions Brother of Arthur M. Walters;

Beyond England

F.A. International Select Committee member in 1886, and an F.A. vice-President 1891-92. Became Lieutenant in the 3rd Surrey Rifles in June 1886.  Qualified as a barrister and called to the bar in 1888. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1971). Hatton Press, p.259

 

Percy Walters - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Gls Av. min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
13 13 13 1170 0 0 min 0 4 None

 

Percy Walters - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 3 1 2 17 8 +9 0 2 2.833 1.333 58.3 +1
Away 7 5 2 0 24 6 +18 0 1 3.429 0.857 85.7 +5
All 13 8 3 2 41 14 +27 0 3 3.154 1.077 73.1 +6

 

Percy Walters - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 13 8 3 2 41 14 +27 0 3 3.154 1.077 73.1 +6
All 13 8 3 2 41 14 +27 0 3 3.154 1.077 73.1 +6

 

Percy Walters - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1884-85 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 75.0 +1
BC 1885-86 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1886-87 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 0 1 3.00 1.50 50.0 =0
BC 1887-88 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1888-89 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1889-90 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC All 13 8 3 2 41 14 +27 0 3 3.154 1.077 73.1 +6
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 13 8 3 2 41 14 +27 0 3 3.154 1.077 73.1 +6
All 13 8 3 2 41 14 +27 0 3 3.154 1.077 73.1 +6

 

Percy Walters - Match History
Club: Oxford University F.C. & Old Carthusians F.C. - 2 full caps
Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 13 full caps
1 23 28-Feb-1885 England 4 Ireland 0 Manchester Football Ground, Whalley Range, Manchester BC HW Start n/a
2 25 21-Mar-1885 England 1 Scotland 1 The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London BC HD Start n/a
Club: Old Carthusians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 11 full caps
3 26 13-Mar-1886 Ireland 1 England 6 Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC AW Captain n/a
There is a small possibility that Tinsley Lindley, debuting in this match, was the captain, making him the youngest ever.  At least three sources name Percy Walters, another names George Shutt.
4 27 27-Mar-1886 Scotland 1 England 1 Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow BC AD Start n/a
5 28 29-Mar-1886 Wales 1 England 3 'The Racecourse', The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham BC AW Start n/a
6 30 26-Feb-1887 England 4 Wales 0 The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London BC HW Start n/a
7 31 19-Mar-1887 England 2 Scotland 3 Leamington Street, Mile End, Blackburn BC HL Start n/a
8 33 17-Mar-1888 Scotland 0 England 5 Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow BC AW Start n/a
9 34 07-Apr-1888 Ireland 1 England 5 Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC AW Start n/a
10 35 23-Feb-1889 England 4 Wales 1 Victoria Ground, Stoke-upon-Trent BC HW Captain n/a
A small minority list the captain as Arthur Walters.
11 37 13-Apr-1889 England 2 Scotland 3 The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London BC HL Captain n/a
12 38 15-Mar-1890 Wales 1 England 3 'The Racecourse', The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham BC AW Captain n/a
A small minority list the captain as Arthur Walters.
13 40 05-Apr-1890 Scotland 1 England 2 Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow BC AD Start n/a
Almost certain it was Arthur Walters on this occasion, instead of his brother, Percy - but there is doubt.  The London Times, The Sportsman, Sporting Chronicle, Alcock's Annual 1890, Athletic News Annual 1891-92, Preston Herald and Glasgow Herald decline to mention any England captain.  In The Field, Arthur Walters is listed as captain in the line-up, the Athletic News reads as 'PM and AM Walters (Capt)'.  But Arthur Walters is usually no.2 in the line-up, and this publication could have got the brothers mixed-up.  Besides, The Field notes that it was Percy who gave the post-match dinner speech, not Arthur.

Notes

[Biographical sketch to come]

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