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Full Name: Edwin George Langhorne
Born: 10 April 1876
Came from: Clapton Went to: Clapton
First game: 29 February 1904 Last game: 29 February 1904
Appearances: 1 (1/0) Goals: 0
Langhorne, born in Hackney in 1876, was playing as an amateur for Clapton in East London when he was "signed to help Argyle when needed with matches in the London area and Plymouth". A defender, he made just one Western League appearance for the club.
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From Andrew Chapman (GoS contributor) in Leeds on 28/01/2014 ...
In trying to find a photo of Edwin (which we did as you can see from his profile today, thanks to colleagues at Clapton FC) we found out a little more about the player.
Greens on Screen friend Mike Curno discovered:
When I found Langhorne I first found a reference to him in January 1904 (2 months before his debut), apparently he agreed to make himself available to Argyle only for matches in the London area. That season, our first professional season, we started with 15 players but when Archie Goodall was poached by us from Derby, the Football League insisted he returned, so we were down to 14 players. In Feb 1904 Wattie Anderson died and the icy pitches and our injuries increased, we had a match coming up against Spurs away on Leap Year Day and Argyle were really short of players. Archie Pinnell was in goal, Clark was out, Cleghorne the trainer played and we had to call on Langhorne who was with Clapton a smaller club than Clapton Orient. The papers already knew he was waiting in the wings to play for us and mentioned him in dispatches before the match that - at last - he might get a game, but it turned out to be his only match for us, and at that level.
As an aside, later in life - 16 years after his game for Argyle - he emigrated to America as there is a record of him arriving on Ellis Island, New York:
First Name: Edwin George
Last Name: Langhorne
Ethnicity: Great Britain, British
Place of Residence: London, England
Age & Gender: 36, M
Marital Status: W
Date of Arrival: Oct 06, 1920
Ship of Travel: Olympic
Port of Departure: Southampton
Port of Arrival: New York, USA
Note: some books have Edwin incorrectly listed as Langhan - he is without doubt, Langhorne.
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