James Oswald Anderson

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James Oswald Anderson
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Personal information
Date of birth (1872-03-18)18 March 1872
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death 21 July 1932(1932-07-21) (aged 60)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1895–1902 Lomas Athletic Club 37 (31)
National team
1902 Argentina 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James Oswald Anderson (18 March 1872 – 21 July 1932), born in Buenos Aires to British parents and known in Argentina as Juan O. Anderson, played football for Lomas Athletic Club in Argentina between 1895 and 1902, participated in the first official game of Argentina’s national football team against Uruguay in 1902 where he scored one of six goals for his team, was an early President of Argentine Rugby Union between 1904 and 1905 and later played cricket for Hertfordshire between 1906 and 1911.[1][2][3][4][5]

Biography[edit]

James Oswald Anderson was born into a British family in Buenos Aires on 18 March 1872 and educated in England at Bedford Modern School.[1][6]

Anderson played football as a striker for Lomas Athletic Club in Argentina between 1895 and 1902, scoring 31 goals in 37 appearances.[7] He was the top goal scorer in the 1896 season.[8] He helped organise and participated in the first official game of Argentina’s national football team against Uruguay in 1902 where he scored a goal for his country in its 6-0 victory.[3][4]

Anderson encouraged the development of all sport in Argentina and was an early President of Argentine Rugby Union between 1904 and 1905.[5][9] He moved to England in 1906 to play cricket for Hertfordshire between 1906 and 1911.[2]

Anderson died in Reading, Berkshire on 21 July 1932.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Victoria History of the County of Bedford". Mocavo. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.magliarossonera.it/img189900/regine_1895.pdf
  4. ^ a b "Uruguay v Argentina, 20 July 1902". 11v11.com. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "UNION - UAR - UNIÓN ARGENTINA DE RUGBY". uar.com.ar. Archived from the original on 16 March 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  6. ^ School of the Black & Red, A History of Bedford Modern School, A.G. Underwood (2010). p.91
  7. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesa/argchamp.html
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  9. ^ "La pasión cumple cien años". lanacion.com.ar. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  10. ^ England & Wales, BMD Indexes