Arthur Savage - 1 Cap (0 Goals)

  • Full Name: Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Henry Patrick Savage
  • Born: 18th October 1850, Sydney, Australia
  • Died: 15th August 1905, Bayswater, London aged 54
  • England Career: 1876
  • Positions whilst with England: Goalkeeper
  • Clubs (and caps) whilst with England: Crystal Palace (Amateurs) (1)
  • FA Legacy Number: 34
  • AH Savage has been quite an elusive figure in terms of research for football historians (but not the most elusive q.v. Alf Harvey). Generally accepted as Arthur Henry Patrick Savage born in Sydney, Australia. One reputed source claims he wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald of his solitary appearance, but we have been unable to corroborate this. He reputedly was "big and red-bearded".
    Savage was to son of Dr Arthur Savage of the Royal Navy, but we know very little of his schooling and early career only that by 1871 he was in London and by 1876 was playing for Crystal Palace amateurs when he was called up for England. By 1883 Savage was back in Australia marrying his fiancé Florence in New South Wales. Savage rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Australian Artillery and served in the Boer War thereafter suffering from ill-health, retiring in 1902. His condition deteriorated and he was seized with a paralysis in August 1903 and set sail for London in March 1904 to recover his health. However, supposedly a second seizure was responsible for his death in August 1905.

England Career Statistics

  • Only Cap: v Scotland (FR) on 4th March 1876 aged 25 years, 4 months, 17 days
  • Starts: 1
  • Substitute: 0
  • Withdrawn: 0
  • Full Games: 1

England Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • Home, Away or Neutral
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Away
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Match Result
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Lost
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Goalkeeper
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 1
    • 0
    • 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)
    • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)

    Match List

    • SCO SCO, 0 - 3, 4th Mar 1876 (FR) Crystal Palace (Amateurs), Cap: 1.
      Age: 25 years, 4 months, 17 days.
    • * Match was concluded via extra time, penalties or both.