Robert Kingsford - 1 Cap (1 Goal)

  • Full Name: Robert Kennett Kingsford
  • Born: 23rd December 1849, Sydenham Hill, London
  • Died: 14th October 1895, St Peter Port, Guernsey aged 45
  • England Career: 1874
  • Positions whilst with England: Forward
  • Clubs (and caps) whilst with England: Wanderers (1)
  • FA Legacy Number: 25
  • After attending Malborough College, Kingsford went on the represent their old boys team, Old Marlburians, Wanderers and Crystal Palace (amateurs). His stint at Wanderers from 1872-1875 coincided with his best days. Wanderers won the FA Cup in 1873 and Kingsford was top scorer in England during the 1873-74 season. The first player on record to score five goals in a game when Wanderers beat Farningham 16-0 in 1874. He succeeded Charles Alcock as Wanderers secretary in 1874. He kept wicket for Surrey in three matches between 1872-84. He emigrated to Adelaide, Australia but returned to live in Guernsey, where his wife was born. He died suddenly at his home at the age of 45.

England Career Statistics

England Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • Home, Away or Neutral
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Away
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Match Result
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Lost
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Forward
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0

England Managers

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    England Team Mates (Top 10)

    Sources

    • An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
    • The Early FA Cup Finals by Keith Warsop (SoccerData 2004) p 93.
    • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)
    • ESPN cricinfo.com
    • The Star (Channel Islands) "Inquest", Tuesday 15th October, 1895, page 2.

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