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George Frederick Wheldon (Fred Wheldon) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com


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About Fred Wheldon:
“Of good stature and fast and strong, Wheldon is a clever dribbler and splendid shot at goal.”
(Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper: March 7, 1897)

Born: November 1, 1869: Langley Green (Derbyshire), England.
Passed away: January 13, 1924: St. George’s, Worcester (Worcestershire), England.

Position: Inside left.

Height: 175 cm. (5ft. 8½in.);
Weight: 73 kilos (11st. 7lb.).

Careers:
Chance’s Infants and Langley St. Michael’s senior Schools.
Rood End White Star: 1888.
Langley Green Victoria: 1889.
** Trial with West Bromwich Albion.
Small Heath: Signed: March, 1890.
* 1890-91: (Football Alliance).
* 1891-92: (Football Alliance).
* 1892-93: 22-25 (Football League 2); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1893-94: 28-22 (Football League 2); 1-1 (FA Cup);
* 1894-95: 29-11 (Football League 2); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1895-96: 30-7 (Football League 2); 1-0 (FA Cup).
** Transferred to Aston Villa for £350.
Aston Villa: Signed: June 5, 1896.
* 1896-97: 30-18 (Football League 1); 7-4 (FA Cup);
* 1897-98: 26-23 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1898-99: 33-16 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1899-00: 34-11 (Football League 1); 5-2 (FA Cup).
** Transferred to West Bromwich Albion for £100.
West Bromwich Albion: Signed: June 28, 1900.
* 1900-01: 26-3 (Football League 1); 3-0 (FA Cup);
* 1901-02: 0-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup).
Queens Park Rangers: December 31, 1901.
* 1901-02: 14-6 (Southern League 1).
Portsmouth: 1902.
* 1902-03: 10-2 (Southern League 1);
* 1903-04: 22-9 (Southern League 1).
Worcester City: Signed: June 13, 1904.
** Retired January 3, 1907.

Merits:
England A 4-6: (v. Ireland: February 20, 1897 ‘3g’; v. Ireland: March 5, 1898; v. Wales: March 28, 1898 ‘2g’; v. Scotland: April 2, 1898 ‘1g’).
Football League XI 4-0.
Football League First Division Winner: 1896-97 (Aston Villa), 1898-99 (Aston Villa), 1899-00 (Aston Villa).
Football League Second Division Winner: 1892-93 (Small Heath).
FA Cup Winner: 1896-97 (Aston Villa).
Football League First Division Top-scorer: 1897-98 (23 goals, Aston Villa).
Football League Second Division Top-scorer: 1892-93 (25 goals, Small Heath).

Image(s):
Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper: March 7, 1897.

Sporting Life: April 10, 1897.

1911 Census: Signature and address.

Census information:
** According to the 1871 census, Fred is the youngest of six to Joseph and Eliza. They live at Causeway Green Road in Oldbury. His father is a fireman.

** According to the 1881 census, George F. is the youngest of the five children, living with their parents on Langley Road in Oldbury. His father is a foreman in the chemical works.

** According to the 1891 census, George F. is a steam engine fitter along with his older brother, Charles. They both live with their parents on 41 Langley Road in Oldbury with a single servant. His father is a manager of the manufacturer chemist.

** According to the 1901 census, George F. is a beer house keeper, now married to Emma, with one child, Bernard. They live at 23 Langley Green Road in Oldbury.

** According to the 1911 census, George Frederick is a publican and has remarried, to Annie, and they have three more children, Edward, Norris and Freda. Along with Bernard, they live at The Farrier’s Arms, on Farrier Street in Worcester.

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