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Jack English
Personal information
Full name John English
Date of birth 13 December 1886
Place of birth    Hebburn, England
Date of death    January 1953 (age 66)
Place of death    Northampton, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Left Back
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
19??-19??
19??-19??
1910-1912
1912-1913
1913-1919
1919-1921
Hebburn Argyle
Wall's End Park Villa
Preston North End
Watford
Sheffield United
Darlington
0? (?)
0? (?)
0? (?)
0? (?)
73 (0)
0? (?)   
Teams managed
1919-1921
1921-1928
1928-1931
1931-1935
1935-1939
1945-1946
Darlington (player)
Darlington
Nelson
Northampton Town
Exeter City
Darlington

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

John 'Jack' English (born in Hebburn, County Durham in 1886) was an English footballer and manager who played for Hebburn Argyle, Preston, Watford and Sheffield United. He played as a Left Back and was judged to be the finest in the League in 1915.[1].

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Club career

Jack English started playing with Hebburn Argyle. He then went on to play for Preston, Watford and then joined Sheffield United. He was a member of the Blades team who won the FA Cup final in 1915 [1].

He left the Blades after refusing to re-sign following WWI and joined Darlington in 1919 as player manager, retiring from playing in 1921 but remaining as manager for a further seven years. He later went on to manage Nelson, Northampton Town and Exeter City.[2]

International career

Jack English was selected to play for England against Wales in 1914 but his club would not release him.[1].

Honours

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As a player

Sheffield United

As a player manager

Darlington

As a manager

Darlington

Exeter City

  • FA Devon St. Lukes Challenge Bowl (Incomplete) runner-up: 1936–37

Managerial statistics

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Darlington (player) England 1919 1921
Darlington England August 1921 May 1928
Nelson England 1928 1931 289 98 93 78 33.9
Northampton Town England February 1931 March 1935 187 73 72 42 39.0
Exeter City England October 1935 May 1939 168 48 72 48 28.6
Darlington England August 1945 May 1946 4 3 1 0 75.0

References

  1. ^ a b c Unknown (1915). Cup Final Programme.  
  2. ^ The Official Encyclopedia of Sheffield United by Tony Matthews, Dennis Clareborough and Andrew Kirkham, ISBN 1-904103-19-7, Page 83

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