Richard Geaves

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Richard Geaves
Personal information
Full name Richard Lyon Geaves
Date of birth (1854-05-06)6 May 1854
Place of birth Mexico
Date of death 21 March 1935(1935-03-21) (aged 80)
Playing position Wing Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Clapham Rovers
Old Harrovians
National team
1875 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Lyon Geaves (6 May 1854 – 21 March 1935) was an association football player who made one appearance for England in an international against Scotland, playing as England's outside left on 6 March 1875.[1]

He was born in Mexico, attended Harrow School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, played for Clapham Rovers and Old Harrovians, joined the 14th Prince of Wales Yorkshire Regiment and became their captain six years later before he left them in 1881. He was the first Mexican born player to represent England.[2]


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