“Famous Forwards, Half-Backs, Full-Backs, Goalkeepers” presentation plates

Year of issue: 1920
Issued by: The Boys’ Realm (Amalgamated Press Ltd.)
Trade reference number(s): Boy-760
Number in set: 4
Size: ??mm x ??mm
Approximate value: Murrays – uncatalogued; FCCM £8-£10 for individual cut-outs

Four “presentation plates” issued across consecutive issues of the magazine in September and October of 1920, each featuring twenty players from the 1920/21 English and Scottish First Divisions. These are beautiful items which rarely make it to auction sites complete; they are more usually cut up and the individual pictures sold or auctioned off. Also of note is that each individual graphic was provided by renowned football photographer Albert Wilkes whose name appears at the bottom of every sheet.

My grateful thanks go to Alan Jenkins who has found all four plates and posted them on his terrific website.1920 BOYS REALM Famous Forwards plate1920 BOYS REALM Famous Half-Backs1920 Boys Realm Famous Full-Backs1920 Boys Realm Famous GoalkeepersPlayers are listed below alphabetically, not as they appear on each sheet.

Famous Forwards (18th September, 1920)

  • Horace Barnes (Manchester City)
  • B. Bliss (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • R. Bond (Bradford City)
  • C. M. Buchan (Sunderland)
  • J. Clennell (Everton)
  • J. G. Cock (Chelsea)
  • G.W. Elliott (Middlesbrough)
  • R. Kelly (Burnley)
  • J. Kitchin (Sheffield United)
  • J.C. Lane (Birmingham City)
  • W. Meredith (Manchester United)
  • Fred Morris (West Bromwich Albion)
  • Alan Morton (Glasgow Rangers)
  • S. Pagnam (Arsenal) (sic – Fred Pagnam)
  • S.C. Puddefoot (West Ham United)
  • A.E. Quantrill (Derby County)
  • J. Smith (Bolton Wanderers)
  • S. Taylor (Huddersfield Town)
  • E. T. Vizard (Bolton Wanderers)
  • C. Wallace (Aston Villa)

Famous Half-Backs (25th September, 1920)

  • F. Barson (Aston Villa)
  • T. Boyle (Burnley)
  • J.T. Brittleton (Stoke)
  • J. Crosier (Bradford Park Avenue)
  • F. Cuggy (Sunderland)
  • S. Davidson (Middlesbrough)
  • T. Fleetwood (Everton)
  • J.E. Gordon (Glasgow Rangers)
  • A. Grimsdell (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • J. Harrop (Aston Villa)
  • C.G. Hilditch (Manchester United)
  • F.C. Keenor (Cardiff City)
  • J. Logan (Chelsea)
  • W. Lowe (Newcastle United)
  • J. McCall (Preston North End)
  • R.  McNeal (West Bromwich Albion)
  • J. Torrance (Fulham)
  • G. Utley (Sheffield United)
  • W. Wedlock (Bristol City)
  • T. Wilson (Huddersfield Town)

Famous Full-Backs (2nd October, 1920)

  • H. Baverstock (Bolton Wanderers)
  • S. Blackham (Bradford Park Avenue)
  • J. Blair (Sheffield Wednesday)
  • F.E. Bullock (Huddersfield Town)
  • T. Clay (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • R. Downs (Everton)
  • F. Duckworth (Blackburn Rovers)
  • J.R. Elvey (Bolton Wanderers)
  • J. Harrow (Chelsea)
  • B. Hobson (Sunderland)
  • A.E. Knight (Portsmouth)
  • E. Longworth (Liverpool)
  • W. McCracken (Newcastle United)
  • A. McNair (Glasgow Celtic)
  • J. Pennington (West Bromwich Albion)
  • J. Shaw (Arsenal)
  • A. Sturgess (Sheffield United)
  • J. Walker (Middlesbrough)
  • T. Weston (Aston Villa)
  • F. Womack (Birmingham)

Famous Goalkeepers (9th October, 1920)

  • J. Brownlie (Third Lanark)
  • K. Campbell (Partick Thistle)
  • J. Dawson (Burnley)
  • J. Ewart (Bradford City)
  • T.E. Fern (Everton)
  • A.J. Goodchild (Manchester City)
  • H. Gough (Sheffield United)
  • E. Hufton (West Ham United)
  • S. Hardy (Aston Villa)
  • J. Lawrence (Newcastle United)
  • J.W. Mew (Manchester United)
  • A. Mutch (Huddersfield Town)
  • H. Pearson (West Bromwich Albion)
  • E. Peers (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • R.H. Pym (Exeter City)
  • E. Scattergood (Bradford Park Avenue)
  • E. Scott (Liverpool)
  • C. Shaw (Glasgow Celtic)
  • F. Vallis (Bristol City)
  • R.G. Williamson (Middlesbrough)