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Jack Cox

Liverpool FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 1 D 1 L 1 F 6: A 4
50% successful

1901-03

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name John Thomas Cox

name notes

Full name revealed on the census returns, alongside his birthplace. 
Born 21 December 1877 at 266 Vauxhall Road, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in Liverpool, March 1878]. As stated on his birth certificate.
Baptised 17 May 1885 at St. Cuthbert's Church, Everton, Liverpool, living at 3 Vienna Street, Everton, baptised by J.M. Walton. His baptism states his birthdate in 21 November.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, John is the second of three children to Irish parents William and Sarah and they live 43 Robson Street in Everton, West Derby. His father is a bootmaker.

According to the 1891 census, John and his younger brother William, are living with their widowed mother, Sarah, at 54 Albert Street in Layton with Warbeck, Blackpool. They have three lodgers. His mother is a washerwoman.

According to the 1901 census, and now a footballer, John and William, are still living with their widowed mother at 14 Duke Street in Blackpool.

According to the 1911 census, John Thomas is a professional footballer married to Elizabeth Ann with one daughter, Marjorie Barrett, living at 2 Oxford Road in Blackpool.

Married to Elizabeth Ann Barrett [registered in Fylde, June 1910]. His older sister Ellen also got married at the same time, to John Henry Penswick.
Died 11 November 1955 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, aged 77 years 325 days [registered in Surrey NW, December 1955].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 7lbs [1901].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com. Extra information from the excellent LFCHistory.net

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career in Blackpool with South Shore Standard FC, and joined South Shore FC, joining rivals Blackpool FC in 1897. After seventeen league appearances, scoring twelve, Liverpool FC signed Cox in February 1898 for £150. Cox then signed for Fulham FC on 10 May 1904, despite Liverpool offering him the maximum wage, a house in Blackpool and a season's rail ticket, but the reason for the transfer, according to Cox, was so he could be near his girlfriend in London, his papers were cancelled by the Football Association, as it was insufficient reasoning, he eventually re-signed for Liverpool FC on 29 June 1904 and completed 327 league appearances, where he scored 27 goals. Joined Blackpool, becoming their captain (with management responsibilities) in June 1909. He retired two years later following 68 league appearances, scoring six.
Club honours Football League Champions 1900-01, 1905-06; Football League Division Two winners 1904-05;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions Won the 100 yards Footballer's Race organised by Dundee FC in both 1902 and runner-up to Jack Parkinson in 1905.
Cox was also a capable greens bowler. Having won two tournaments in Blackpool, the Talbot and Waterloo in 1925, the first player to do so.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 257th players (261) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 71, 9 March 1901, England 3 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at The Dell, Milton, Southampton, aged 23 years 78 days.
Last match No. 79, 4 April 1903, England 1 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 25 years 104 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1900-01, 1901-02, 1902-03;
Team honours British Championships winners 1900-01, shared 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Settled in Blackpool and concentrated his talents on Bowling. - various newspaper reports

 

Jack Cox - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 3 3 270 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 Cox - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 0 1 2.00 1.333 50.0 =0
All 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 0 1 2.00 1.333 50.0 =0

 

Jack Cox - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1900-01 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1901-02 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1902-03 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 0 1 2.00 1.333 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 0 1 2.00 1.333 50.0 =0
All 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 0 1 2.00 1.333 50.0 =0

 

Jack Cox - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 3 full caps

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

Age 23
1 71 9 March 1901 - England 3 Ireland 0, The Dell, Southampton BC HW Start ol
Age 24
void 5 April 1902 - Scotland 1 England 1, Ibrox Park, Glasgow BC AD Start ol
2 76 3 May 1902 - England 2 Scotland 2, Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham HD Start ol
Age 25
3 79 4 April 1903 - England 1 Scotland 2, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HL Start ol

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