Andrew Amos

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Andrew Amos
Personal information
Date of birth (1863-09-20)20 September 1863
Place of birth Southwark, England
Date of death 2 October 1931(1931-10-02) (aged 68)
Place of death Rotherhithe, England
Playing position Half back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1883–1884 Cambridge University
1884–1886 Old Carthusians
1884–1889 Corinthian
Hitchin Town
National team
1885–1886 England 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

The Reverend Andrew Amos MA (20 September 1863 – 2 October 1931)[1] was an English amateur football player who played for Cambridge University, Old Carthusians, Corinthian and Hitchin Town, as well as making two appearances for the English national side. He subsequently became an ordained minister in the Church of England

Career[edit]

Education[edit]

Amos was born in Southwark, London and was educated at Charterhouse School, where he was a member of the school football team in 1882. He then went up to Clare College, Cambridge and was awarded his blue in 1884.[2]

Football career[edit]

After graduating he played football for the Old Carthusians as well as joining the Corinthian amateur club which had been founded two years earlier. He joined Corinthian in time for their December 1884 tour of the north of England when they played seven matches against professional clubs in eight days. The first match of the tour was against the FA Cup holders, Blackburn Rovers and, according to Rob Cavallini in his History of the Corinthian Football Club, "what happened next was truly remarkable and firmly established the Corinthian FC as a major power in the football world (as) Corinthian FC simply overwhelmed the FA Cup holders at their own stadium 8–1." Amos played at centre half in this match and amongst the goalscorers was Tinsley Lindley with three goals. Amos played in five of the seven tour matches.[3]

His England call up came, as an Old Carthusians player, for the Home International Championship match against Scotland on 21 March 1885 when Amos played at left-half in a 1–1 draw.[4] His next international call-up came a year later against Wales. Until recently the second goal in this match was credited to Tinsley Lindley but a review of contemporary records revealed that Amos scored the goal, and this is now recognized by most current reference sources.[5][6]

Amos continued to play for Corinthian until November 1889, and made 47 appearances.[3] He subsequently played for Hitchin Town.[1]

Ministry[edit]

Amos was ordained in 1887 and ministered in London from 1889 to October 1921,[7] when he became Rector of Rotherhithe until his death in 1931.[1]

He also served as a councillor on Bermondsey Borough Council and was later elected as an alderman.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Andrew Amos". englandfootballonline. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Amos, Andrew (AMS882A)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ a b Rob Cavallini (2007). Play Up Corinth: A History of the Corinthian Football Club. Tempus Publishing. pp. 13–14. ISBN 0-7524-4479-4.
  4. ^ England 1 - Scotland 1; 21 March 1885 (Match summary)
  5. ^ a b Graham Betts (2006). England: Player by player. Green Umbrella Publishing. p. 12. ISBN 1-905009-63-1.
  6. ^ Wales 1 - England 3; 29 March 1886 (Match summary)
  7. ^ "No. 32490". The London Gazette. 18 October 1921. p. 8186.

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