Football Medals Score Highly at Auction

Football Medals Score Highly at Auction

A 9 carat gold bracelet containing three 9 carat gold medals presented to Owen Williams including 'The Football League Champions Division 2 1926-27' medal with Middlesbrough F.C., 'London Football Association Professional Charity Fund' medal and 'English Schools Football Association' Winners Medal 1909-10' sold for £2,000 in our auction on 29th January 2019.

Owen Williams (23 September 1896 – 9 December 1960) was an English football player most notable for his career with Clapton Orient and Middlesbrough. He also played twice for the England national football team.

At the end of World War I, an interest was shown in him by Clapton Orient, beginning a successful league career. Williams spent five years at Orient, making over 160 appearances. At Orient, he also earned two England international caps, in games against Northern Ireland and Wales.

In February 1924 he signed for Middlesbrough, making his debut three days later against West Bromwich Albion. At the end of that season, Middlesbrough were relegated, but Williams stayed. In Williams' first full season at Boro' he joint top scored with Ian Dickson with seven goals each.

Owen Williams became a member of the famous forward line that won the Second Division championship in 1926-27: Billy Birrell, Billy Pease, George Camsell, Jacky Carr and Williams.


Published by Thomas Watson on January 29, 2019