Charles Campbell (footballer)

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Charles Campbell
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Personal information
Date of birth 1854
Place of birth Coupar Angus, Scotland
Date of death April 1927 (aged 72/73)
Place of death Ireland
Position(s) Half back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1870–1886 Queen's Park
National team
1874–1886 Scotland 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Charles Campbell (1854 – April 1927) was a Scottish footballer of the 1870s and 1880s who played for, and captained, Queen's Park and the Scotland national team.

A former pupil of the Edinburgh Academy, Campbell joined Queen's Park, Scotland's oldest football club, in 1870.[1][2][3] He won eight Scottish Cup winner's medals with the club and was runner-up in the 1884 and 1885 FA Cup finals.[1] He sometimes played under the pseudonym "C. Elliott", including in major finals.[4][5] He was also a member of the famous English amateur side Corinthians.[6]

Campbell earned 13 caps for Scotland between 1874 and 1886, captaining them on nine occasions. He scored his only Scotland goal in a 2–0 win over Wales in March 1877 and lost only one match while playing for his country.[7]

A keen orator, Campbell was also an important football bureaucrat, serving on the Queen's Park committee between 1874 and 1890 and holding the position of club president in 1879–80. He was elected President of the Scottish Football Association for the 1889–90 season. Campbell also served as match official for the 1889 Scottish Cup Final.

Campbell later moved to Ireland, where he had strong family connections and had spent much of his childhood, and died there in 1927.[6] He was posthumously inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2005.[1]

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  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c "Current crisis at Ibrox can't deny McLeish a place in Hall of Fame". The Scotsman. UK.
  2. ^ Name: Campbell, Charles,
  3. ^ Chapter XXX.—Famous Brothers, History of the Queen's Park Football Club 1867 - 1917, Richard Robinson (1920), via Electric Scotland
  4. ^ Season 1880/81, Frank McCrossan, Queen's Park Football Club - An Early History
  5. ^ Name: Elliott, C.,
  6. ^ Jump up to: a b Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who's Who, 1872–1986. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-47-4.
  7. ^ (Scotland player) Charles Campbell, London Hearts Supporters Club

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