Player Info

  • Samuel Weller Widdowson

  • Born: 16th April 1851, Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire
  • Died: 9th May 1927, Beeston, Nottinghamshire aged 76
  • England Career: 1880
  • Positions whilst with England: Centre Forward
  • Clubs (and caps) whilst with England: Nottingham Forest (1)
  • FA Legacy Number: 74
  • Notes: 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.

England Career Statistics

  • Only Cap: v Scotland (FR) on 13th March 1880 aged 28 years, 10 months, 27 days
  • Starts: 1
  • Substitute: 0
  • Withdrawn: 0
  • Full Games: 1

England 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
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Centre Forward
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0

England Managers

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

    England Team Mates (Top 10)

    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)

    Match List