Saturday, 16 February 2013

When Saturday Comes: There's Only One Edgar Kail

Dulwich Hamlet’s Edgar Kail was the last amateur footballer to play for England at full international level, turning out against France, Belgium and Spain in 1929. His international career lasted for six days, the duration of England’s European tour. He scored in excess of 400 goals for Dulwich Hamlet, and remained loyal to them throughout his entire career, even turning down a glamorous move to professional pastures with Arsenal.

Kail's Plaque at Champion Hill

Dulwich Hamlet still ply their trade in the Isthmian League at the Edgar Kail Stadium, Champion Hill, Edgar Kail Way in the Borough of Southwark. (For history, fixtures and news go to

Today Dulwich Hamlet sit second in the Ryman League South (the sponsored name for the Isthmian League, of which they are the longest-serving members) and host Three Bridges F.C at Champion Hill at 3.00p.m.

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