Francis Birley

Francis Birley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francis Hornby Birley was an English footballer who played as a half back. He won the FA Cup three times in the 1870s and made two appearances for England in 1874 and 1875. Birley was born in Chorley, Lancashire, the son of Thomas Hornby Birley and Anne Leatham. His uncle was Hugh Birley, who became Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Manchester from 1868 to 1883. At the age of 13, Birley started at Winchester College where he remained until 1868. He was an all round sportsman who played for the school at both cricket and football. As a cricketer, in 1867 he took 7-73 as the college beat Eton College, and in 1868 as captain he took 4-41 and 2-25. He was also a keen athlete and was the school champion at the pole vault and high jump.
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136656337
  • 9786136656335