Player Info

  • Samuel Weller Widdowson

  • Born: 16th April 1851, Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire

  • Died: 9th May 1927, Beeston, Nottinghamshire aged 76

  • Positions whilst with England: Centre Forward

  • Clubs whilst with England: Nottingham Forest

  • Served on the FA Committee 1888-92 and 1893-94. Captained Nottingham Forest for several seasons. Invented and patented the shinguard in 1874 by cutting down a pair of cricket pads and strapped them inside his stockings. Later became a referee.

Career Statistics

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
        • Total
        • 1
        • 0
        • 0
        • 90
        • 0
        • 0

        Managers

          • Managers
          • Caps
          • Goals
          • Capt
          • Mins
          • Committee
          • 1
          • 0
          • 0
          • 90
          • 0
          • 0

            Team Mates (Top Ten)

            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)