Vincent Matthews (footballer)

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Vince Matthews
Vince Matthews.jpg
Matthews in 1925[1]
Personal information
Full name Vincent Matthews
Date of birth (1896-01-15)15 January 1896
Place of birth Oxford, England
Date of death 15 November 1950(1950-11-15) (aged 54)
Place of death Oxford, England
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1925 Bolton Wanderers 3 (0)
1925–1927 Tranmere Rovers 84 (3)
1927–1931 Sheffield United 125 (2)
National team
1928 England 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Vincent "Vince" Matthews (15 January 1896 – 15 November 1950)[2] was an English international footballer. Born in Oxford, Matthews joined Tranmere Rovers from Bolton Wanderers in 1925, and did not miss a match until he was transferred to Sheffield United for £1,000 in 1927.[1][3] Whilst with United, he earned two caps for England against France and Belgium at the end of the 1927–28 season.[4] Matthews has been described as a "cultured attacking centre half ... well ahead of his time."[1]


  1. ^ a b c Bishop, Peter (1 November 1998). Tranmere Rovers Football Club. Images of England. Stroud: Tempus. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-7524-1505-5. 
  2. ^ Upton, Gilbert; Wilson, Steve; Bishop, Peter (24 July 2009). "Player Records". Tranmere Rovers: The Complete Record. Breedon. pp. 520–538. ISBN 978-1-85983-711-5. 
  3. ^ Upton, Gilbert; Wilson, Steve (November 1997). "Players' Data". Tranmere Rovers 1921–1997: A Complete Record. pp. 101–108. ISBN 978-0-9518648-2-1. 
  4. ^ Vincent Matthews England profile at Englandstats