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William Charles Athersmith (Charlie Athersmith) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com


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About Charles Athersmith:
“One of the fleetest right-wingers of his time. With a working partner he was well-nigh irresistible. Great at touchline play and centred with unerring precision. A trifle wayward and occasionally forgeful of what was due to the game. Played at his best when unruffled. In consequence of his speed, has been penalised for offside play times out of number by unobservant and sometimes incompetent referees. During a long career he has been of splendid service to his country, to Aston Villa and to Small Heath. Possesses a unique record in international matches.”
(The Villa News and Record: September 1 1906)

Born: May 10, 1872: Bloxwich (Staffordshire), England.
Passed away: September 18, 1910: Oakengates (Shropshire), England.

Position: Outside right.

Height: 175 cm. (5ft. 8½in.);
Weight: 71 kilos (11st. 2lb.).

Career:
Walsall Road Council School.
Bloxwich Wanderers: 1887.
Bloxwich Strollers: 1888.
Unity Gas: 1889.
Aston Villa: Signed: February, 1891.
* 1890-91: 2-3 (Football League); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1891-92: 24-10 (Football League); 5-1 (FA Cup);
* 1892-93: 26-10 (Football League 1); 1-1 (FA Cup);
* 1893-94: 25-10 (Football League 1); 4-1 (FA Cup);
* 1894-95: 30-9 (Football League 1); 5-2 (FA Cup);
* 1895-96: 29-8 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1896-97: 30-8 (Football League 1); 7-4 (FA Cup);
* 1897-98: 27-5 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1898-99: 28-4 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1899-00: 24-4 (Football League 1); 6-0 (FA Cup);
* 1900-01: 24-4 (Football League 1); 7-1 (FA Cup).
Small Heath: Signed: June, 1901.
* 1901-02: 32-4 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1902-03: 30-6 (Football League 2); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1903-04: 33-2 (Football League 1); 4-1 (FA Cup);
* 1904-05: 5-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup).
Trainer: Grimsby Town: Appointed: June 15, 1907

Merits:
England A 12-3.
Football League First Division Winner: 1893-94 (Aston Villa), 1895-96 (Aston Villa), 1896-97 (Aston Villa), 1898-99 (Aston Villa), 1899-00 (Aston Villa).
FA Cup Winner: 1894-95 (Aston Villa), 1896-97 (Aston Villa).

Image(s):
April 10, 1897.

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