Death of a famous footballer


Tuesday, September 20 – 1910
The death is announced of Charles Athersmith, the once famous Aston Villa forward, who played for England in a dozen international matches during his career.
Athersmith, who was 43 years of age, played at outside right for the Villa, and his pace on the wing was remarkable. In addition to his international trophies he won over forty medals in various competitions, and also attained some fame as a sprinter.
Since leaving the Villa Athersmith has acted as trainer to Grimsby Town, but at the time of his death he had charge of a licensed house at Redditch. He leaves a widow and one child.
(Hull Daily Mail, 20-09-1910)

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