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Jack Calvey

Nottingham Forest FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1902

captain: none
minutes played:
90

Timeline

  John Calvey
Birth 23 June 1875 in Stockton-on-Tees, county Durham [registered in Stockton, June 1875].
Some sources state 23 August - but he was registered before June. The only John Calvey registered in 1875!
The same source states that the Calvey who died in 1937, did so in Poplar and was was born in 1877, but no registration confirms this.  Yet there is no other Calvey born in Teesside at that time, as his 1901/11 census confirm he was born there.
 

According to the 1881 census, John is the younger brother of Thomas, both to Irishman Neal and Mary Thomas, living at 28 Eston Junction in Eston, Middlesbrough. With one servant and five Irish boarders.

 

According to the 1891 census, 15 year-old John is now the eldest of two children still with parents at 22 Branch Street in Normanby, Middlesbrough. He and his father are general labourers. With one servant and two Irish boarders.

 

According to the 1901 census, J. is now a professional footballer who is visiting W.H.Phillips at 160 White Horse Street in Limehouse, London.

Marriage to Julia Regan [registered in Poplar, June 1910].
 

According to the 1911 census, John, now married to Mrs E. (thats what it says!), with one son, John Neal, living in 5 Dunkeld Street, Bromley, London. He is a stevedore (dockworker).
The London Electoral Rolls confirm John and Julia Calvey were living at 9 Aberfeldy Street in Tower Hamlets, Poplar between 1920 and 1937.

Death January 1937, aged 61 years nk days [registered in Poplar, March 1937].
An 1875-born John Calvey died in April 1945 in Coatham, Redcar, in the Cleveland registration district. This Calvey was Irish-born (co.Mayo) on 20 October 1874.

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Played for local side South Bank FC Juniors in Middlesbrough, alongside Fred Priest and George Hedley. He joined Millwall Athletic FC as a professional in 1895. Joined Nottingham Forest FC in May 1899, and was reputed to be the highest earner in the game at the time (£10pw). He returned to London who became the a dockworker, but also signed with Millwall Athletic on 15 September 1904. Joined Chelsea FC on 18 January 1906.
Club honours Ellis Cup winners 1888-89, 1889-90, 1890-91, 1892-93.
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Shares the Northern League goal scoring record of ten goals in 21-0 victory for South Bank FC v North Skelton Rovers FC in 1895.
Height/Weight 5' 9", 12st. 12lbs [1902].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Communigate.co.uk

England Career

Player number 275th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward, although he was picked out of position for his solitary England appearance
Only match No. 75, 22 March 1902, Ireland 0 England 1, a British Championship match at Balmoral Showgrounds, Balmoral, Belfast, aged 26 years 272 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1901-02
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Later a dock worker in Poplar. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.57.

 

Jack Calvey - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

Jack Calvey - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Jack Calvey - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1901-02 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Jack Calvey - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - 1 full cap

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 26
2 75 22 March 1902 - Ireland 0 England 1, Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast BC AW Start cf

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