Full name Charles Villar
Born (guess: regd Q1), Cheltenham
Died September 21, 1877, Charlton Kings, Glos (aged 25 years 219 days)
Major teams Scotland
|Test debut||England v Scotland at The Oval, Mar 6, 1876 match details|
|Last Test||Scotland v England at Edinburgh, Mar 5, 1877 match details|
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Charles Villar, who played for Scotland in 1876 and 1877, was born at Leckhampton Park Farm in the Cheltenham area in early 1852. His father James Villar was a local auctioneer and land agent.
Charles was educated at Cheltenham Grammar School before going to Scotland where he served with the 1st Midlothian Rifle Volunteer Corps (Lieut) in the mid-1870s and regularly turned out for the Edinburgh Wanderers club. He played for Edinburgh as a forward in the 1874 Cities match and gained the first of his three Scotland caps in the 1876 match against England at The Oval, which was the last international to be played between teams numbering 20-aside.
He played in both of Scotland's 15-aside matches of 1877, but died later the same year on 21st September at New Court, Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, aged 25.