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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
Born summer 1852 in Crookes, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Sheffield, September 1852]
Died Thursday night, 9 April 1903, in Blackburn, aged 51 years n/k days [registered in Blackburn, June 1903], of tuberculosis (consumption).


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

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;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight not known


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

England 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 28 years nk days;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Hunter was a licensee in Blackburn.  Although in Sheffield, he was first employed as a butcher and later as a silver cutler. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.142.


Jack Hunter - Captain Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1

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

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

Age 28
1 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn Fr HL fourth app hb