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Maurice Webster

Middlesbrough FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 1 D 2 L 0 F 8: A 5
67% successful

1929-30

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Maurice Webster
Born 13 November 1899 in South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire [registered in Fylde, December 1899].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Maurice is the youngest of four children, all sons, to John (aged 49) and Mary (ne้ Boardman) (aged 28). They live at 30 St Bede's Avenue in the South Shore area of Blackpool, alongwith a boarder and a servant. His father is a secretary and also a taxman.

According to the 1911 census, Maurice now has a younger brother, and this return reveals he was in fact, one of six, and that another had died. They live at 5 Hyde Road, still in South Shore, with his maternal grandmother and a different lodger. His father is a labouer with Blackpool Corporation.

According to the 1939 register, Maurice is a general store shopkeeper married to Dorothy, living at 108 Ayresome Steet in the Linthorpe area of Middlesbrough.

Married to Dorothy May Pierson, 1 June 1926 at Linthorpe Parish Church [registered in Middlesbrough, June 1926]. (born 13 May 1902)
Died 10 February 1978, in Redcar, aged 78 years 89 days [registered in Central Cleveland, March 1978]. Reported in the newspaper 11 February.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 4lbs [1922]. 11st. 8lbs [1930].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career playing locally as a centre-forward with Bloomfield Villa FC and South Shore Wednesday FC. He joined Fleetwood FC 1920, from where Lytham FC signed Webster in October 1921. He signed for Stalybridge Celtic FC the same month, who reverted him to a centre-half. Despite intense interest from Burnley FC, Everton FC and Liverpool FC, it was Middlesbrough FC that signed him on 27 March 1922 for a 'substantial' transfer fee. He remained at Ayresome Park, making 262 league appearances, scoring three goals, until he was placed on the 'transfer list' on 25 April 1935. During his final few months on Teesside, he was assisting the reserve team trainer. He eventually joined Carlisle United FC on 7 June 1935. He then broke his leg in a League match against Lincoln City on 16 November. He remained in Lincoln County Hospital until the new year, and he retired shortly afterwards.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1926-27, 1928-29;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance), North-Eastern League (as trainer, 1952)
Distinctions Stepson of Alec Stuart (Blackpool FC)

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 549th players (550) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 170, 5 April 1930, England 5 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 30 years 143 days.
Last match No. 172, 14 May 1930, Austria 0 England 0, an end-of-season tour match at Hohe Warte Stadion, Heiligenstadt, Döbling, Wien, aged 30 years 182 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1929-30;
Team honours British Championships winners 1929-30;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A plumber by trade. After retiring from Brunton Park, Webster returned to Middlesbrough FC as a member of the training staff for the 1936-37 season. From 7 July 1937 however, Webster returned to Brunton Park and trained the players there. In 1952, he was trainer at North-Eastern League club, Stockton FC. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.263/264.

 

Maurice Webster - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 3 1 270 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.

 

Maurice Webster - 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 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Away - Friendly 2 0 2 0 3 3 =0 1 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 3 1 2 0 8 5 +3 1 1 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1

 

Maurice Webster - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1929-30 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1

Maurice Webster - Match History
 

 Club: Middlesbrough F.C. - three full appearances (270 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - three full appearances (270 min)x


Age 29
168 19 October 1929 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW reserve
  

Age 30
1 170 5 April 1930 - England 5 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start ch
2 171 10 May 1930 - Germany 3 England 3, Deutsches Stadion, Berlin tour AD Start ch
3 172 14 May 1930 - Austria 0 England 0, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AD Start ch
  

Age 31
174 22 November 1930 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW reserve
  

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