Player Info

  • Sam William Austin

  • Born: 29th April 1900, Arnold, Nottinghamshire
  • Died: 2nd April 1979, Kidderminster aged 78
  • England Career: 1925
  • Positions whilst with England: Outside Right
  • Clubs whilst with England: Manchester City
  • Notes: Sam, Billy or Willie, as he had been known, was quite elusive to find. He was registered as Sam William Brown, his mother's maiden name on his birth certificate, which is all the more confusing as his parents George and Sarah Ann had been married and living together for twenty years and for at least five elder siblings.
    His footballing career started at Arnold St Mary's before joining Norwich City in October 1920 where he stayed for a further three seasons before a £2,000 transfer to Manchester City, a hefty sum at the time, the world record being £5,500. He was an FA finalist the following year after his sole England cap. He moved to Chesterfield in December 1931 and then to Kidderminster Harriers before retiring in 1933.

England Career Statistics

  • Only Cap: v Ireland (HC) on 24th October 1925 aged 25 years, 5 months, 25 days
  • Starts: 1
  • Substitute: 0
  • Withdrawn: 0
  • Full Games: 1

England Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • British Home Championship
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Home, Away or Neutral
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Away
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Match Result
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Drawn
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Outside Right
    • 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