John Robert Blayney Owen
He made his solitary England appearance on 7 March 1874 against Scotland, playing as an outside forward. After "a most competitive game", Scotland won 2–1, with Robert Kingsford scoring England's goal in the 22nd minute, before the Scots scored twice.
He was described as being "very fast and a great goal-getter" by Charles Alcock's Football Annual for 1875. However, it also criticised him for being "too much used to be played for, and hardly does himself justice".
He also played representative football for the Sheffield F.A. and for Nottinghamshire.
Teaching and church career
- Betts, Graham (2006). England: Player by player. Green Umbrella Publishing. p. 183. ISBN 1-905009-63-1.
- Gibbons, Philip (2001). Association Football in Victorian England - A History of the Game from 1863 to 1900. Upfront Publishing. p. 41. ISBN 1-84426-035-6.
- "Report on Scotland v England match". www.londonhearts.com. Retrieved 4 March 2008.