Player Info

  • Francis John Sparks

  • Born: 4th July 1855, North Benfleet, Essex

  • Died: 13th February 1934, Romford, Essex aged 78

  • Positions whilst with England: Centre Forward

  • Clubs whilst with England: Herts Rangers & Clapham Rovers

  • Captain in his third cap and lead by example by scoring two goals versus Wales. The following month he was a FA Cup winner with Clapham Rovers. He was on the FA Committee from 1878-80. He was a clerk at a City of London merchant's office after he left school in 1874 and a coal traveller by 1901.

Career Statistics

Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 3
    • 3
    • 1
    • 270
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
      • Home, Away or Neutral
      • Caps
      • Goals
      • Capt
      • Mins
      • Home
      • 1
      • 0
      • 0
      • 90
      • 0
      • 0
      • Away
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 180
      • 0
      • 0
        • Match Result
        • Caps
        • Goals
        • Capt
        • Mins
        • Won
        • 2
        • 2
        • 1
        • 180
        • 0
        • 0
        • Lost
        • 1
        • 1
        • 0
        • 90
        • 0
        • 0
        • Total
        • 3
        • 3
        • 1
        • 270
        • 0
        • 0

        Managers

          • Managers
          • Caps
          • Goals
          • Capt
          • Mins
          • Committee
          • 3
          • 3
          • 1
          • 270
          • 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 125.
            • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)