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BIOGRAPHIES

 

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I have compiled comprehensive biographies of more than 130 Croydon Common players, most of whom also appeared for clubs which were then, or now, in the Football League or Premiership.  The names of these players appear below - click on a name to see the biography.  All the players below made at least one appearance for the Croydon Common first team, except Fresia (worthy of inclusion as he won a full international cap with Italy) and Payne (who had his photograph in one of the club's handbooks).  Although he also did not make a first team appearance, manager Nat Whittaker has been included for completenesss.

Many of the biographies contain photographs and so may take some time to load, depending upon the speed of your internet connection; for example, the biography for Jack Harrow is over 10MB in size.

The content of the biographies should be self-explanatory.  The key to the initials used for the various leagues shown in the appearances section of the biographies can be found by clicking the first link below:

CLICK FOR THE KEY        CLICK FOR CLUB & PLAYER LINKS        CLICK FOR A CALLERY OF PLAYER PHOTOS

CLICK FOR THE TOTAL APPEARANCES AND GOALS RECORD FOR ALL PLAYERS

Where there is a quotation in italics in the "Jottings" section of a biography, it has been taken from a newspaper, periodical or club handbook of the day.

I am keen to obtain further details, particularly photographs, of players who appeared for the club.  If you have anything of interest, please contact me on ajf@westsussex.myzen.co.uk.  I am also interested in purchasing any items of memorabilia connected with Croydon Common or any player who appeared for the club.

ALLEN Walter

FROST James Lewis

LATHERON Robert

RYDER George Fredrick

ALLMAN Messina Wilson

FURR George Melville

LEIGH Thomas

SCANES Albert

BACON Samuel Thomas

FURR Harold Frederick

LEVI Harold Joseph

SCOLLARD Alfred

BALMER William Atherton

GARDNER David Richmond

LEVI Reginald Samuel

SILOR William

BARNFATHER Percy

GEORGE John Spencer

LEWIS John Richard

SMITH Cyril C.

BARTLETT John William

GITTINS Alfred George

LITTLE Joseph

SPARROW Harry

BENNETT John Kenneth

GOODFELLOW William

LLOYD-EVANS James

SPOTTISWOOD Robert

BODEN John William

GOODMAN Albert Abraham

MacDONALD Alexander

SPREADBURY Bertie Arthur Sidney

BOWMAN John William

GORMAN John

MASON T.

STEWART Charles Harold

BOX Arthur

GUSCOTT Walter

McCOURT John Francis

STOCKDALE Edmund

BURKE William Walter

GUSCOTT William

McDONALD James

STOCKDALE George Alfred

BUSHELL William

HADLEY Harold

MESTON Samuel

SUTHERLAND Albert

CHAMBERS Horace Frank

HAMMOND George Henry

MILLS Albert Henry

TAIT Alexander Gilchrist

CHESTER Albert Edward Nixon

HARROW Jack Harry

MOODY Fred J.

TAYLOR William

CHICK Francis William John

HARTNESS Henry (Harry)

MORETON R.

THOMPSON George Wilfred

CHRISTIE John Coubrough

HATHAWAY Edgar

MORRISON Sydney F.

THOMSON Robert John

CLARKE William Gibb

HAYWARD Ernest Edward

MUNDAY James R.

TOAL James

CLEGG Harold

HEMNELL Russell Johnson

NASH Robert Albert

TOMKINS Albert James

COCK John Gilbert

HESHAM Frank James

NEWTON Thomas

UPEX Dick

CODLING Rowland James

HEWITSON Robert

NISBET David Beveridge

VINTEN Alfred Edward

COLEMAN Ernest Herbert

HODGE William John

NIXON John

WALKER Albert

COLPUS Ernest Harry

HODGES Arthur

PACE Arthur

WARDLAW Thomas James

CRETNEY John Thomas

HODGKINSON Albert Victor

PAGE Percival Edmund

WATSON Guy Harold

CRITCHER Charles Edward

HOLLIDGE Charles William

PAYNE H.G. WATSON Joseph

DAVIDSON Andrew

HOLMAN Edward

PEART John Charles

WEAVER John A.

DAWSON Harold

HULLOCK James

POTTS Edward Jones

WEBBER George Albert

DOWNING Samuel

HUMPHREYS Arthur William

PRICE Edward

WEIR Alexander

EGGETT John Henry

HUNTER George Charles

RAMSAY James Low

WHITTAKER Nathan

ELLISON Thomas Henry Jack

HUTCHINS Arthur Victor

RAYNER Walter Jesse

WILLIAMSON Ernest Clarke

EVANS Robert Owen

JACKMAN Vincent

REYNOLDS William

WISEMAN Alfred

EVERIST Frank James

JEX William

ROMAIN Charles Frederick

WOLSTENHOLME Samuel

FENTON Frederick

KERNS Frank

ROSE Arthur WOOD Norman Arthur

FORDHAM Norman Mills

KING Arthur George

ROUSE Frederick William  WOOLDRIDGE William Thomas

FOX C.

KINGABY Herbert Charles Lawrence

RUSSELL Thomas George 

YENSON Philip Owen (William)

FRESIA Attilio

KIRBY William

RYAN Charles William 

 
 

KIRK Thomas Albert

   
 

KITTO Richard Henry