16 October 2008

Andrew Sloan

Name: Andrew Mulholland Porter Sloan*
Born: JAS 1899, Belfast
Died: 14 December 1964, Marylebone, London
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Position: Centre-Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1925), 4 Amateur Caps / 1 Goal (1921-1924).
Club Honours: (with London Caledonians) FA Amateur Cup Winner 1922/23; Isthmian League Winner 1924/25; London Charity Cup Runner-Up 1922/23; West Norfolk & Lynn Hospital Cup Winner 1922/23.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
Other
Cliftonville
20/21-23/24
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Amateur
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21/22-24/25
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Amateur
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(Isthmian.League)
24/25
Aug-24
Amateur
1/0
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25/26
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0/0
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Catford Wdrs
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Nov-30
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TOTALS
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£-
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Biography:
Born in Belfast of Scottish parents, Andrew Sloan qualified to play for London Caledonians as the son of a Scottish national, and turned out regularly for Cliftonville or Caledonians, depending on his place of residence at the time. He represented Amateur Ireland versus England on four consecutive occasions. His only amateur international goal came in front of his home crowd at Solitude, in a 3-2 defeat on the 8th November 1924.

A contemporary book on London Caledonians noted of Sloan: “He more often than not displayed that “fire” and dash that go to make the really great centre. His is a style that tends to brighten the game and it is worth while even making a long journey to see him perform for he rarely has an off day.”

Caledonians' most prolific scorer in the 1923/24 season, Sloan signed for Charlton Athletic in August 1924, but returned to Caledonians after only one match.

Ireland Cap Details:
18-04-1925 Wales... H D 0-0 BC

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

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
14-11-1921 England. A L 1-4 
11-11-1922 England. A L 0-4
10-11-1923 England. H L 0-3 
08-11-1924 England. H L 2-3 1 goal

Summary: 4/1. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 4

Note:- All records show him as Andrew S. Sloan. However there is no trace of this middle name anywhere. The Story of London Caledonians Football Club to 1925 contains a 1922/23 photograph including A. M. P. Sloan.
An Andrew M. P. Sloan died Marlebone OND 1964 aged 65 as the only Andrew Sloan dying in England at a reasonable age for A.S. Sloan.
No Andrew M.P. Sloan birth registered Scotland or England. One Andrew Mulholland Sloan born JAS 1899 Belfast.

Additional details supplied by James Creasy has located A.M.P. Sloan’s probate and noted his full name. This confirms him as the Belfast born Andrew Mulholland Sloan.

By George Glass.

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