Rupert Anderson

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Rupert Anderson
Personal information
Full name Rupert Darnley Anderson
Date of birth (1859-04-29)29 April 1859
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Date of death 23 December 1944(1944-12-23)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Old Etonians
National team
1879 England 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Rupert Darnley Anderson O.B.E., (29 April 1859 - 23 December 1944) was an English football player who played for Old Etonians, as well as the English national side.

Anderson was born in Liverpool, the fifth of six children. He was educated at Eton and then went up to Cambridge. His club career began and ended with Old Etonians. Unfortunately, he missed the team's 1879 F.A. Cup final triumph through injury.[1]

Also in 1879, Anderson made his sole appearance for the England team, playing in goal (his usual position being that of a forward) against Wales. The match was hampered by snowy conditions and the game was reduced to just sixty minutes of play. The game ended 2-1 to England.[2]

In March 1889, Anderson married Amy Harland and they went on to have five children.[1]


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