31 October 2007

Ren Potts

Name: Renwick McCarroll Potts
Born: 1858
Died:
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Position: Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1883).
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1882/83, Runner-Up 1880/81, 1881/82.

Club Career:
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Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Cliftonville
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Amateur
0/0
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TOTALS
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0/0
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Biography:
Ren Potts was an original member of Cliftonville Football Club and featured for them in the first three Irish Cup Finals. Although the first two resulted in 1-0 defeats by Moyola Park and Queen’s Island he claimed a winner’s medal in 1883 as Ulster were defeat in emphatic fashion, 5-0 at Bloomfield.

Capped twice by Ireland, Potts’ debut against England brought a 7-0 defeat and little action for the forward-line. He retained his place in the line-up for the match with Wales the following month. The match finished 1-1, the first time Ireland had avoided defeat in an international.

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Ireland Cap Details:
24-02-1883 England. L 0-7 FR
17-03-1883 Wales... D 1-1 FR

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 1.


With thanks to Chris Goodwin of England Football Online for Potts' birth date.

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