Player Info

  • Reginald Halsey Birkett

  • Born: 28th March 1849, Bishopsgate, London
  • Died: 30th June 1898, Wimbledon aged 49
  • England Career: 1879
  • Positions whilst with England: Goalkeeper
  • Clubs whilst with England: Clapham Rovers
  • Notes: 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."

England Career Statistics

  • Only Cap: v Scotland (FR) on 5th April 1879 aged 30 years, 0 months, 8 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  • Withdrawn: 0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
    • Home
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Match Result
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Won
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Goalkeeper
    • 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)
    • 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)

    Match List