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Jack Bruton

Burnley FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 8: A 3
67% successful

1928-29

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name John Bruton
Born 21 November 1903 in Westhoughton, Lancashire [registered in Bolton, December 1903].
Baptised 20 December 1903 in St Bartholomew Church, Westhoughton.

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, the seven year-old John was the second eldest of five children to John Thomas and Hannah (née Ashcroft), living at 8 Common Street in Westhoughton. His father is a coal mine hewer.

Married to Harriet E. Taylor [registered in Bolton, June 1933]
Died 13 March 1986 in Bournemouth, aged 82 years 112 days [registered in Bournemouth, Dorset]
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 10st. 6lbs [1929].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & Lan-opc.org.uk

Club Career

Club(s) Started playing football in the Westhoughton Sunday School League and also with Hindley Green FC of the Lancashire Alliance. He also signed amateur forms with Wigan Borough FC at this time. Joined Horwich RMI FC in 1924-25. Burnley FC then paid £125 to sign him in March 1925. He made 167 league appearances, scoring 42 goals. Blackburn Rovers FC then spent £6500 to take him in December 1929. He made another 324 league appearances, scoring 108 goals. He retired from playing during WW2.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) After WW2 ended, Bruton remained with Blackburn, becoming the club's assistant secretary. On 10 December 1947, he stepped into the manager's shoes, a position he held until his sacking in May 1949. On 14 March 1950, he became the manager at Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic FC until March 1956.

England Career

Player number One of six who became 528th players (531) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 160, 17 May 1928, France 1 England 5, an end-of-season tour match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, aged 24 years 178 days.
Last match No. 164, 13 April 1929, Scotland 1 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 24 years 143 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1928-29;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Jack worked as a miner prior to taking up the game professionally and for a lamp company after leaving Bournemouth. He did return to the game in 1961 as a scout for Blackburn Rovers FC, subsequently having scouting spells with Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic FC and Portsmouth FC. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.51.

 

Jack Bruton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 1 270 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Jack Bruton - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 1 0 2.667 1.00 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 1 0 2.667 1.00 66.7 +1

 

Jack Bruton - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
Friendly 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +2
All 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 1 0 2.667 1.00 66.7 +1

 

Jack Bruton - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1928-29 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 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 Bruton - Match History
 Club: Burnley F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 24
1 160 17 May 1928 - France 1 England 5, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AW Start or
2 161 19 May 1928 - Belgium 1 England 3, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen AW Start or
Age 25
3 164 13 April 1929 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park,  Glasgow BC AL Start or

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