Player Info

  • James William Crabtree

  • Born: 23rd December 1871, Burnley
  • Died: 18th June 1908, Aston, Birmingham aged 36
  • England Career: 1894 - 1902
  • Positions whilst with England: Left Half, Right Back, Right Half, Centre Half & Left Back
  • Clubs whilst with England: Burnley & Aston Villa
  • Notes: Versatile player who played in all positions at the back for England bar goalkeeper. Started his career at Burnley Royal Swifts in 1885 and Rossendale and Heywood Central in 1890 and 1981 respectively before getting regular playing time at Burnley. During this time he was capped on three occasions before a £250 move to Aston Villa in August 1895. There he stayed for nine seasons - three as Football League champions - along with one FA Cup win in 1897 and a further eleven caps. In January 1904 he moved to Plymouth Argyle but had to retire soon afterwards due to injury. Died at his home in Aston at an early age of 36.

England Career Statistics

  • Debut: v Ireland (HC) on 3rd March 1894 aged 22 years, 2 months, 11 days
  • Last Cap: v Wales (HC) on 3rd March 1902 aged 30 years, 2 months, 11 days
  • Career Length: 7 years, 364 days
  • Starts: 14
  • Substitute: 0
  • Withdrawn: 0
  • Full Games: 14

England Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • British Home Championship
    • 14
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1260
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 14
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1260
    • 0
    • 0
    • Home, Away or Neutral
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Home
    • 6
    • 0
    • 0
    • 540
    • 0
    • 0
    • Away
    • 8
    • 0
    • 0
    • 720
    • 0
    • 0
    • Match Result
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Won
    • 9
    • 0
    • 0
    • 810
    • 0
    • 0
    • Drawn
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 270
    • 0
    • 0
    • Lost
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 180
    • 0
    • 0
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Right Back
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
    • 450
    • 0
    • 0
    • Left Back
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 270
    • 0
    • 0
    • Left Half
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 180
    • 0
    • 0
    • Centre Half
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 180
    • 0
    • 0
    • Right Half
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 180
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 14
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1260
    • 0
    • 0

England Managers

    • Manager
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Committee
    • 14
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1260
    • 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)