Vivian Woodward, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Vivian Woodward

English footballer

Date of Birth: 03-Jun-1879

Place of Birth: London

Date of Death: 31-Jan-1954

Profession: association football player

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Vivian Woodward

  • Vivian John Woodward (3 June 1879 – 31 January 1954) was an English amateur football player who enjoyed the peak of his career from the turn of the 20th century to the outbreak of the First World War.
  • He played for Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. He captained Great Britain to gold medals at the 1908 Olympics in London and in Stockholm in 1912.
  • Woodward's tally of 29 goals in 23 matches for England remained a record from 1911 to 1958; his strike rate of 1.26 goals per game remains the all-time record for an England player. He served in the British Army during the First World War, and as a result missed out on Chelsea's run to their first-ever FA Cup final in 1915.
  • Woodward's injuries during the war caused his retirement from football.

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