Player Info

  • Reginald Courtenay Welch

  • Born: 20th June 1851, Paddington, London

  • Died: 4th June 1939, Farnham, Surrey aged 87

  • Position whilst with England: Goalkeeper and Full Back

  • Clubs whilst with England: Harrow Chequers & Wanderers

  • Welch went to Harrow School and consequently played for the old boys team, Harrow Chequers where he earned his first cap as a full back in 1872. He was mostly known for his goalkeeping skills and tendered the net in two FA Cup finals for the Wanderers (1872 & 1873) before gaining his second cap, this time in his more accustomed position of 'keeper in 1874. He would later serve on the FA Committee (1873-75 & 1879-80). His also excelled at cricket and skiing. He became Principal of the Army College in Farnham where he stayed until his death. He is sometimes noted as 'De Courtenay' on some records.

Match Statistics

    • Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 180
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • Away
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 180
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 180
    • 0
    • 0

    Match Statistics

    Sources

    • An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
    • Association Football in Victorian England by Philip Gibbons (Minerva Press 2001)
    • The Early FA Cup Finals by Keith Warsop (SoccerData 2004)
    • Birth Registration Dec 1851 Kensington 3 440(a)
    • Marriage Registration Dec 1888 Portsea 2b 967
    • Death Registration Jun 1939 Surrey SW 2a 527
    • England: Player by Player by Graham Betts (Green Umbrella Publishing 2006)
    • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)