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Herbert Whitfeld

Old Etonians FC

1 appearance, 1 debut goal

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 1
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disciplined: none
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Full name Herbert Whitfeld JP
Born 25 November 1858 in Bank House, High Street, Lewes, Sussex [registered as Whitfield (the 'i' is crossed out), in Lewes, December 1858].

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Herbert is the fourth of five children to George and Charlotte, living in Bank House, in the High Street in Lewes. His father is a banker.

According to the 1871 census, Herbert now has three younger siblings, and with his parents and two older brothers, and five servants, they are all still living at Bank House.

Cannot be found on the 1881 census.

According to the 1891 census, Herbert is visiting George B. Sureford, the Chief Constable of Sussex Police. He lives at 69 High Street in Lewes. Herbert, himself, remains a banker.

According to the 1901 census, Herbert is now married to Muriel, and they live at 190 Hight Street, still in Lewes, with two servants. He is still a banker.

Married to Muriel Sullivan [registered in Lewes, December 1900].
Died 6 May 1909 at Warren Wood, Chailey, aged 50 years 162 days [registered in Lewes, June 1909]. Died of consumption. Left £500 in his will.
Funeral at Chailey North Common Churchyard, Lewes, 9 May, with a large turn-out.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended and played for Eton College in 1877; Cambridge University, earning his Blue in 1879-81, and thus played for the Old Etonians FC.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1878-79; runners-up 1880-81;
Individual honours None
Distinctions An Oxford Cricket Blue - 1878-81, he represented the University at athletics and real tennis.  Also played first class cricket with Sussex, captain in 1883 and 1884.


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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 57th player (61) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 8, 18 January 1879, England 2 Wales 1, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 20 years 54 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

In professional life held a high appointment with Barclays Bank, becoming a director. He was also Justice of the Peace in Lewes. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.267


Herbert Whitfeld - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
1 1 60 1 60 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.


Herbert Whitfeld - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Herbert Whitfeld - Match History
 Club: Old Etonians F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 20
1 8 18 January 1879 - England 2 Wales 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start 8 for