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Jack Hudson

Wednesday Club

1 captaincy, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 7: A 0
100% successful


full appearances: one
minutes while captain:


  John Hudson
Birth Thursday, 11 October 1860 in Brightside, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Sheffield, December 1860].
As confirmed by the Sheffield Telegraph, 31 January 1889 and the 1939 register.
Death Friday, 21 November 1941 at the Gateford Hotel, Gateford Road, Worksop, aged 81 years 41 days [registered in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, December 1941]


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], the excellent Alan Alcott &

Playing Career

Club(s) Began with Heeley FC, playing for them between 1878 and 1884, during which time he also played with the Providence FC team between 1879 and 1880. Played for three more teams during 1880, Owlerton FC, Sheffield FC and Wednesday FC. Before the next year, he no longer played for the Providence and Owlerton teams, but in 1882, was in the Walkley FC team. Played his last match for Sheffield in 1883, his last match for Heeley a year later, and in 1885, played his final match in Wednesday colours. In 1886, joined Blackburn Olympic FC, but returned to his hometown when he was playing for the newly formed Sheffield United FC between 1889 and 1891.
Club honours None
Height/Weight not known


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Alan Alcott.

Captain Career

Captain number The thirteenth player to captain England.
Player number One of six who became the 103rd players (104) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back
Only captaincy No. 18, 24 February 1883, England 7 Ireland 0, a friendly match at Liverpool Cricket Ground, Aigburth Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, aged 22 years 136 days.
Individual honours None
Distinctions Missed out on being the youngest captain by two days. Cuthbert Ottoway was 22 years and 134 days.
The first debuting player to captain England since Charlie Alcock did so in 1875.

Captain Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly match
1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1

Captain History

 Clubs: Heeley F.C., Sheffield F.C. & Wednesday F.C. - one captaincy (90 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - one captaincy (90 min)x

Age 22
1 18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW debut hb