Player Info

  • Francis John Sparks

  • Born: 4th July 1855, North Benfleet, Essex
  • Died: 13th February 1934, Romford, Essex aged 78
  • England Career: 1879-1880
  • 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
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Centre Forward
    • 3
    • 3
    • 1
    • 270
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 3
    • 3
    • 1
    • 270
    • 0
    • 0

Managers

    • Manager
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Committee
    • 3
    • 3
    • 1
    • 270
    • 0
    • 0

    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 125.
    • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)