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Jack Elkes

Tottenham Hotspur FC



Full name Albert John Elkes
Born  31 December 1894 in Snedshill, Oakengates, Shropshire [registered in Shifnal, March 1895]
Died  22 January 1972 in Rayleigh, aged 77 years
Height/Weight 6' 0"

Club Career

Club(s) Started his junior career with Wellington Town FC before joining Stalybridge Celtic FC in 1914. He joined Birmingham FC in January 1918. Making war-time appearances and debuting in the League in 1919. He scored fifteen goals in 34 league appearances over four years. Transferred to Southampton FC in March 1922 along with George Getgood, and straight player exchange (Fred Foxall and Joe Barratt). He broke his collar-bone after one match. He did go on to make 33 league appearances and scored seven goals. For £1000 transfer fee, he moved to Tottenham Hotspur FC in summer of 1924 and remained six years. He made 190 league appearances, scored 49 goals. Joined Middlesbrough FC in July 1929 and switched to centre-half, making 105 league appearances, and still managing to score four goals. Made one last league move to Watford FC in 1933-34, he was 38 years old, and he made a final nine league appearances, scoring once. He ended his playing days with his local club, Oakengates Town FC, in the Birmingham & District League.
Club honours Football League War-time Midland Section winners 1919; Football League Division Three South winners 1921-22; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1925 (playing with Professionals);
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions None


Tony Matthews' Birmingham City Complete Record [1995].

England Career

Player number Uncapped
Position(s) Inside-left
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Tour of Australia 1925;
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Coached the Ford Motor's works team in Dagenham


Jack Elkes - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
2 0 0 0 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 Elkes - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 0 full capsx

Age 30
- 145 4 April 1925 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL reserve
Age 32
- 149 17 April 1926 - England 0 Scotland 1, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HL reserve