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The Stephen Bloomer (1874-1938) Football International Cap Collection comprising 19 caps (16 full international caps and 3 trial caps). To be sold with a portrait of Stephen Bloomer by Clair BAKER (b.1953), oil on canvas, Signed, Framed, 50" x 36" (125.8cm x 90.5cm) & various framed black photographic prints, Note: The caps in hand cut velvet with gold and silver wirework embroidery by milliners M. Hand & Co. Master gold and silver Lacemen. The caps mounted on conservation museum standard mounts and supports, in glazed box frames with conservation museum standard glass UV light, Provenance: By descent through the Bloomer family, and sold by Christies Glasgow 1994 to the current vendors, His career in Brief: Bloomer was a prolific goal scorer for both club and country. Appearing in 536 First Division games, he scored 317 goals, making him the second-highest goal scorer in English top-flight football. He scored 28 goals in 23 appearances for England, and scored in all his first 10 internationals which remains a national record for the number of consecutive scoring appearances. He is listed in the Football League '100 Legends' and English Football Hall of Fame. He is considered by many experts to be the first goal-scoring football superstar. His career included Derby Midland (1891), Derby County (1891-1906),[375 appearances, 238 goals] Middlesborough (1906-1910) [125 appearances, 59 goals] Derby County (1910-1914) [98 appearances, 23 goals]. National Team (England) [23 appearances, 28 goals]. Coaching Career: after retiring as a player, Bloomer went to Germany to coach. Three weeks after arriving, WWI broke out and he was interned in a civilian detention camp. After the war he coached in the Netherlands and Spain before returning to the UK.

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If anyone on here's got a few quid going spare....
 

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Good point that, would nice to see that happen.
 
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