Darlington-born players winning international caps

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biccynana
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Darlington-born players winning international caps

Post by biccynana » Wed May 02, 2018 6:45 pm

I discovered quite by chance the other day that Giuseppe Wilson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Wilson), who played in all three of Italy's 1974 World Cup matches was born Joseph Wilson in Arnold Road. Got me wondering if any other Darlo-born players have appeared in a WC finals tournament but this 2014 Echo article about Wilson suggests not (http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/histor ... lian_hero/). So, next best thing, have any Darlo-born players played any international football?

I have to confess I'd never heard of Wilson but he had an interesting career. He played 300 games for Lazio and captained them to the league title but only won 4 Italy caps. He also played in the same NY Cosmos team as Carlos Alberto, Beckenbauer, Dennis Tueart, and Giorgio Chinaglia (a former team-mate at Lazio).

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Re: Darlington-born players winning international caps

Post by biccynana » Wed May 02, 2018 6:50 pm

Found one. Charlie Roberts, born in Rise Carr, capped three times for England, albeit in 1905. He went on to form the predecessor to the PFA apparently. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Roberts

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Re: Darlington-born players winning international caps

Post by Darlo2807 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:17 pm

James Morrison, 46 caps for Scotland

(Not World Cup though, obviously)

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Re: Darlington-born players winning international caps

Post by biccynana » Wed May 02, 2018 8:24 pm

Darlo2807 wrote:James Morrison, 46 caps for Scotland

(Not World Cup though, obviously)
:lol:

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Re: Darlington-born players winning international caps

Post by HampshireQuaker » Thu May 03, 2018 8:11 am

http://www.englandfootballonline.com/Te ... ngton.html

http://www.englandfootballonline.com/Te ... ekFNS.html

Norman Creek. Played for and Born in Darlington won 1 England cap in 1923 amd scored once. 5 amateur caps with 4 goals on his debut.

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/ ... ayers-born

46 England international's born in county Durham. Suggests there could be more Darlo lads.

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