Job Wilding

Job Wilding (1862 – 15 March 1947) was a Welsh international footballer. He was also among the first full-time professional football players in England.[1]

Job Wilding
Personal information
Date of birth 1862
Place of birth Wrexham, Wales
Date of death 15 March 1947 (aged 84–85)
Place of death Hoole, Chester, England
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Wrexham Olympic
1886 Everton
1886 Bootle
1888 Wrexham
1891 Wrexham Victoria
1895–1897 Westminster Rovers
1900 Wrexham
National team
1885–1892 Wales 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He made his international debut on 14 March 1885, in the Wales versus England match at Leamington Road, Blackburn.[2] He was also Everton F.C.'s first player to represent Wales at full international level.


  1. ^ Onslow, Tony (9 October 2013). "The Lost Professional of Everton FC". Toffeweb. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Match Report". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 10 October 2013.