Player Info

  • Reginald Halsey Birkett

  • Born: 28th March 1849, Bishopsgate, London

  • Died: 30th June 1898, Wimbledon aged 49

  • Positions whilst with England: Goalkeeper

  • Clubs whilst with England: Clapham Rovers

  • Won the FA Cup with Clapham Rovers in 1880. Capped for England at Rugby four times between 1871-1877.
    According to James Holder's Sport's Great All-Rounders, Birkett "died in 1898 at the age of 49, follwoing an accident at home; whilst suffering from diptheria, he leapt from a window while being helped into his bed and fell 20 feet to his death - at the inquest, a verdict of suicide whilst delirious was returned."

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
      • Home
      • 1
      • 0
      • 0
      • 90
      • 0
      • 0
        • Match Result
        • Caps
        • Goals
        • Capt
        • Mins
        • Won
        • 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)
            • The Early FA Cup Finals by Keith Warsop (SoccerData 2004) p 63.
            • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)
            • ESPN Rugby
            • Sport's Great All-Rounders: A Biographical Dictionary by James Holder (AuthorHouse 2015)