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Jack Devey

Mitchell St. George FC, Aston Villa FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 4: A 2
75% successful

1890-95

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name John Henry George Devey
Born 26 December 1866 in Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered as Dovey, in Birmingham, March 1867].

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, John H.G. is the eldest of three sons to William and Mary Ann. They live in Denmark Street in Hamlet Palce, Aston.

According to the 1881 census, John H.G. is a jeweller, and now with another two younger brothers and a younger sister. His father is a worker of silver and they all live at 6 Whitmore Street in Birmingham.

According to the 1891 census, John H.G. is married to Alice with one daughter, Doris R.. They live at 13 Radnor Street in Birmingham. John is a grocer and outdoor licenser.

According to the 1901 census, Devey, along with seven other footballers, is visiting Blackpool, for they are staying at the Station Hotel on Talbot Road.

None of the Devey family can be found on the 1911 census.

Married to Alice Esther Tillotson [registered in West Bromwich, June 1889].
Died 11 October 1940, aged 73 years 290 days [registered in Birmingham, December 1940].
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 11st. 9lbs [1892], 5' 9", 11st. 12lbs [1895].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football with Excelsior FC and Aston Unity FC, before he joined Mitchell St George's FC. Joining Aston Villa in March 1891 and remained until April 1902.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1891-92, winners 1894-95, 1896-97; Football League Champions 1893-94, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99, 1899-1900;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions Also played first class cricket for Warwickshire 1894-1907. Also played baseball and was a cyclist.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of thirteen, across two matches, who became the 185th players (197) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 44, 5 March 1892, Ireland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 25 years 71 days.
Last match No. 50, 3 March 1894, Ireland 2 England 2, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 27 years 69 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1891-92, 1893-94;
Team honours British Championships winners 1891-92;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

By vocation, Devey was a sports outfitter at Lozells' in Birmingham. After retiring from playing, he became a director at the Aston Villa club until September 1934. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.86.

 

Jack Devey - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 2 2 180 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 Devey - 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 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Jack Devey - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1891-92 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1893-94 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 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 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Jack Devey - Match History
 Club: Mitchell St. George F.C. - 0 full caps

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

Age 23
- 38 15 March 1890 - Ireland 1 England 9, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW reserve
- 38 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW reserve
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 2 full caps  
Age 24
- 43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn BC HW reserve
Age 25
1 44 5 March 1892 - Ireland 0 England 2, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Start cf
Age 27
2 50 3 March 1894 - Ireland 2 England 2, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Start cf
Age 28
- 53 9 March 1895 - England 9 Ireland 0, Derbyshire County Cricket Ground, Derby BC HW withdrawn

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