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Sam Jennings
Personal information
Full name Samuel Jennings
Date of birth 26 December 1898(1898-12-26)
Place of birth Cinderhill, Nottinghamshire, England
Date of death 26 August 1944 (aged 45)
Playing position Centre-forward
Youth career
0000 Highbury Vale Methodists
0000 Basford United
0000 5th Reserve Battalion Coldstream Guards
0000 Basford National Ordinance Factory
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1920 Norwich City
1920–1921 Middlesbrough 010 0(2)
1921–1924 Reading 110 (45)
1924–1925 West Ham United 009 0(3)
1925–1928 Brighton & Hove Albion 110 (61)
1928–1929 Nottingham Forest 027 (15)
1929–1931 Port Vale 063 (42)
1931–1932 Stockport County 006 0(2)
1932 Burnley
1932–1933 Olympique de Marseille 014 0(4)
1933–1934 Club Français
1934–1935 Scarborough
Teams managed
1937–1938 Rochdale
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Samuel "Sam" Jennings (26 December 1898 – 26 August 1944) was a tall English footballer.


Playing career

Jennings played for Highbury Vale Methodists, Basford United, 5th Reserve Battalion Coldstream Guards, Basford National Ordinance Factory, Norwich City, Middlesbrough, Reading, West Ham United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest, as well as guesting for Notts County and Tottenham Hotspur.

He joined Port Vale in May 1929 and scored twice on his debut, becoming the club's top scorer for the 1929–30 season with 24 goals, helping the club lift the Football League Division Three North title. With 17 goals in the 1930–31 season he was once more the leading marksman.

He was transferred to Stockport County in September 1931 and later played for Burnley and Scarborough.[1]

Coaching and Management career

After leaving Stockport County, Jennings became an instructor at Olympique de Marseille. He later became secretary-coach at Wisbech Town, a coach at Glentoran and manager of Rochdale.

Later life

He died in battle on 26 August 1944.



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