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Ernest Needham

English footballer

Died when: 63 years 47 days (757 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Ernest Needham

Ernest Needham (21 January 1873 – 8 March 1936) was an English footballer and cricketer.He played in sixteen international football matches for England and captained the side in 1901.

He was an outstanding left half who played for Sheffield United from 1891 until 1910.He was instrumental in their promotion campaign of 1892–93 and then captained their team from 1895 to 1905.

Under his captaincy, United won the Football League First Division in 1898 and the FA Cup in 1899 and 1902.He played first-class cricket for Derbyshire from 1901 to 1912.

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