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Jack Hunter

Heeley FC, Providence FC, Wednesday Club, Sheffield Albion FC

one captaincy, no goals

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


full appearances: seven
minutes as captain:

Jack Hunter


  John Hunter
Birth Wednesday, 13 August 1851 in Crookes, Nether Hallam, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Ecclesall Bierlow, September 1851]
Death Thursday night, 9 April 1903, in Blackburn, aged 51 years 239 days [registered in Blackburn, June 1903], of tuberculosis (consumption).


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

Playing Career

Club(s) With Heeley FC from 1870, assisting other Sheffield teams from time to time including Providence FC, and Sheffield Albion FC, playing with the Clegg brothers. After which he joined the Wednesday club/ He was also involved in a charity team called The Zulus, who were a group of Sheffield footballers who raised monies for the victims of the Zulu wars. It was disbanded in 1882. He represented and captain the Sheffield FA. He turned down Blackburn Rovers FC to join rivals Blackburn Olympic FC in 1882 as a player-coach and then he did finally join Blackburn Rovers FC in 1887 for a short spell, remaining as assistant trainer and groundsman. Was found to be helping New Brighton Tower FC in September 1897.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1882-83 as player-coach and captain;
Height/Weight not known


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

Captain Career

Captain number The tenth player to captain England.
Player number One of seven who became the 50th players (51) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back
Only captaincy No. 12, 26 February 1881, England 0 Wales 1, a friendly match at East Lancashire Cricket Ground, Alexandra Meadows, Blackburn, aged 29 years 197 days;

Captain Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly match
1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1

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

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

Age 29
1 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn Fr HL fourth app hb