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Leonard Wilkinson

Oxford University FC & Corinthians FC

1 appearance, 1 goal against
no clean sheets

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 1
100% successful


disciplined: none
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Full name Leonard Rodwell Wilkinson JP
Born 15 October 1868 in Highgate, Middlesex [registered in Pancras, London, March 1869].
notes: Pancras was part of the Middlesex County Registration until 1889

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Leonard is the second of four children to Colonel Josiah and Alice, living at Southampton Lodge in St Pancras with nine servants. His father is a practising barrister.

Cannot be found on the 1881 census, probably in a school somewhere.

According to the 1891 census, Leonard is an Oxford student, he still lives at home at Southampton Lodge with his parents and younger sister. They have eight servants.
According to passenger lists, Leonard was one of seventeen who went to Madeira on 30 September 1896 on the Bulawayo.
According to Rate Books, between 1897 and 1900, Leonard was living at 19 Buckingham Palace Road, as stated by his marriage register. And at 62 Chester Square in Knightsbridge after 1900, he also had a property at 62 Ebury Mews.

According to the 1901 census, Leonard is a Barrister at Law and is married to Laura M. with one son, Harold. They live at 62 Chester Square in Knightbridge with five servants.

According to the 1911 census, Leonard, still a barrister, but now a director of gas companies, still married, now have a second son, Arthur Vernon, they now live with fiver servants at Emery Down in Lyndhurst in the New Forest.

Married to Laura Mary Baxendale, 29 October 1898 at St Peter's Church in Pimlico, Westminster [registered in St George Hanover Square, December 1898]. Address stated as 19 Buckingham Palace Road.
Died 10 February 1913 at his home at Emery Down, Lyndhurst, aged 44 years 118 days [registered in New Forest, March 1913]. Suicide.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended and played for the Charterhouse School in 1887. Went up to Oxford University and earned his blue in 1889-91. Also playing for the Old Carthusian FC team. Also guested for the famous Corinthian FC side between 1890 and 1893.
Club honours FA Amateur Cup winners 1893-94, 1896-97, runners-up 1894-95;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also gained a Blue for athletics (1890-91)


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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 179th players (179) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 42, 7 March 1891, England 4 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Ashville Ground, Newcastle Road, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, aged 22 years 143 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1890-91;
Team honours British Championships winners 1890-91;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Tragedy

 "of Emery Down, Lyndhurst, was found dead in a shed adjoining his home yesterday morning. A gun was lying by his side, and part of his head was blown away. Deceased, who had been in ill-health for some time, was a fine cricketer and footballer in his day, and at one time kept goal for the Corinthians." - The Courier, Tuesday, 11 February 1913.
"...The deceased gentleman, who had been a prominent athlete and took a leading part in local sport, had suffered from sleeplessness, and spoke of a dread of becoming a permanent invalid. A verditc of "Suicide whilst of unsound mind" was returned by the Coroner's jury." - The Western Gazette, Thursday, 13 February 1913.

Beyond England

A barrister by trade, called to the bar in 1893. In 1907, Leonard stood as a councillor for Lyndhurst for the New Forest Guardian of the Poor and Rural District Councillors. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.269.


Leonard Wilkinson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Mins. GA GA Av.
Comp GA Clean
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 1 90 min 1 none 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.


Leonard Wilkinson - 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 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Leonard Wilkinson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Leonard Wilkinson - Match History

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

 Club: Oxford University A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 22
1 42 7 March 1891 - England 4 Wales 1, Ashville Ground, Sunderland BC HW Start gk