Charlie Mason (footballer)

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Charlie Mason
Personal information
Date of birth (1863-04-13)13 April 1863
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Date of death 3 February 1941(1941-02-03) (aged 77)
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1877–1892 Wolverhampton Wanderers 75 (1)
National team
1887–1890 England 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Charles Mason (13 April 1863 – 3 February 1941) was an English professional footballer, who played for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Mason began his football life at St Lukes School, whose team became Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was part of the Wolves team that were founder members of the Football League in 1888, playing in their very first league game against Aston Villa. He also played in the 1889 FA Cup Final, where Wolves went down 0-3 to league champions Preston North End.

He became the first player in the club's history to receive a call-up to the England team in 1887, making his debut in a 7-0 thumping of Ireland on 5 February 1887. He won 3 caps in total, all in Home International fixtures spread over three years.

He retired from the game in 1892 after 108 appearances for Wolves in total. He died on 3 February 1941, aged 77.

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