Eli Fletcher

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Eli Fletcher
Personal information
Full name Eli Fletcher
Date of birth (1887-12-15)15 December 1887
Place of birth Tunstall, Staffordshire, England
Date of death 6 August 1954(1954-08-06) (aged 66)
Place of death Longsight, England
Playing position Left-back
Youth career
1907–1908 Goldenhill Wanderers
1908–1909 Hanley Swifts
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1909–1911 Crewe Alexandra
1911–1926 Manchester City 301 (2)
1926–1927 Watford 23 (0)
1927–1928 Sandbach Ramblers
1928–19?? Ards
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Eli Fletcher (15 December 1887 – 6 August 1954) was an English footballer who played as a left-back for Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City, Watford, Sandbach Ramblers, and Ards.

Playing career[edit]

Fletcher played for Crewe Alexandra and Manchester City. During World War I he appeared for Port Vale as a guest in a 5–2 win over Manchester United in a Lancashire Regional section, Subsidiary Tournament match on 28 April 1917; he also played for the club as a guest in April 1919.[1] He later played for Watford, Sandbach Ramblers, and Ards.[2] He later became a coach at Manchester City.

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Eli Fletcher profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 1911–12 First Division 35 1 2 0 37 1
1912–13 First Division 33 0 2 0 35 0
1913–14 First Division 36 0 6 0 42 0
1914–15 First Division 37 0 4 0 41 0
1919–20 First Division 34 1 2 0 36 1
1920–21 First Division 35 0 1 0 36 0
1921–22 First Division 38 0 3 0 41 0
1922–23 First Division 5 0 0 0 5 0
1923–24 First Division 20 0 4 0 24 0
1924–25 First Division 27 0 1 0 28 0
1925–26 First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 301 2 25 0 326 2
Watford 1926–27 Third Division South 23 0 2 1 25 1
Career total 324 2 27 1 351 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 103. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Trefor Jones. The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 86. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1.