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Jack Cock

Huddersfield Town AFC, Chelsea FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 6: A 5
75% successful

1919-20

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Sergeant-Major John Gilbert Cock DCM MM
Born 14 November 1893 in Phillack, Hayle, Cornwall [registered in Redruth, Cornwall, December 1893].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, the eight year-old John G. is the third of five children to James and Eliza, living at 38 Atalanta Street in Fulham, London. His father is an iron trimmer.

According to the 1911 census, Gilbert is revealed to be one of eight children, another had tragically died. He is a moulder at the Iron Foundary and his father remains as an iron trimmer. They all live at 1 Ancill Street in Fulham.
Died 19 April 1966 in Kensington, London, aged 72 years x days [registered in Kensington, June 1966].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 12st. 0lbs [1922].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 383rd players (389) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 120, 25 October 1919, Ireland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 25 years 345 days.
Last match No. 122, 10 April 1920, England 5 Scotland 4, a British Championship match at Hillsborough, Owlerton, Sheffield, aged 26 years 148 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1919-20;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cock scored after only thirty seconds against Ireland, possibly, along with Bill Nicholson, the fastest debut goal in all international football

Beyond England

A somewhat flamboyant character, the best dressed footballer of his day, who had showbiz connections in films and 'on the halls', having a fine tenor voice.  In the Great War, he rose to the rank of sergeant major and won the Military Medal and Distinguished Conduct Medal. Was a licensee at New Cross latterly.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.69.

 

Jack Cock - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 2 90 min 2 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 Cock - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.00 4.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 2 1 1 0 6 5 +1 0 0 3.00 2.50 75.0 +1

 

Jack Cock - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1919-20 2 1 1 0 6 5 +1 0 0 3.00 2.50 75.0 +1
BC All 2 1 1 0 6 5 +1 0 0 3.00 2.50 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 6 5 +1 0 0 3.00 2.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 6 5 +1 0 0 3.00 2.50 75.0 +1

 

Jack Cock - Match History
 Club: Huddersfield Town A.F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 25
1 120 25 October 1919 - Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start 1 cf
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 26
2 122 10 April 1920 - England 5 Scotland 4, Hillsborough, Sheffield BC HD Start 9 cf

Notes

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