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Jack Hunter

Heeley FC, Providence FC, Wednesday Club, Sheffield Albion FC

7 appearances, 0 goals

P 7 W 1 D 0 L 6 F 14: A 31
13% successful


disciplined: none
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Jack Hunter


Full name John Hunter
Born summer 1852 in Crookes, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Sheffield, September 1852]

Census Notes

According to the 1851 census, Philip and Sarah (née Stocks) are at home with two daughters, Sarah Ann and Fanny, in Crookes, Sheffield. Philip is a table knife cutler journeyman.

According to the 1861 census, John is the third of six children (although Sarah Ann is not on this census return). His father is still a table knife cutter and they live at 46 Pearl Street in Highfield area of Sheffield.

According to the 1871 census, another sibling and John is the eldest of the five children still at home with their parents at 55 Well Road in Heeley. Both John and his father are table knife cutlers. 

According to the 1881 census, John is now married to Mary J., with four children, James W., John T., Charles P. and Polly J. They live at the back of Well Road in Heeley. John remains a table knife cutler.

According to the 1891 census John is still married, with four children, and is now a licensed victualler, at The Masons Arms, 90 Town Hall Street in Blackburn.

According to the 1901 census, John is now a professional football trainer, still married and has one daughter living with him at 12 Lower Hollin Bank Street in Blackburn.  He also has two Blackburn footballers boarding with then, James Moir and Willie Bryant.

Married to Mary Jane Tyas [registered in Sheffield, September 1872]
Died 10 April 1903, in Blackburn, aged 52 years n/k days [registered in Blackburn, June 1903], of tuberculosis (consumption). He had been ill for some months.
Buried in Blackburn cemetery, Whalley New Road, on 16 April.
His coffin bearers were Billy Mosforth, Fergie Suter, Jack Barton and Nat Walton.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) With Heeley FC from 1870, assisting other Sheffield teams from time to time including Providence FC, Wednesday Club and Sheffield Albion FC.  He was also involved in a charity team called The Zulus, who were a group of Sheffield footballers who raised monies for the victims of the Zulu wars. It was disbanded in 1882.  He went on to join Blackburn Olympic FC in 1882 as a player-coach and then Blackburn Rovers FC in 1887 for a short spell, remaining as assistant trainer and groundsman. Was found to be helping New Brighton Tower FC in 1897.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1882-83 as player-coach;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 50th players (51) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back
First match No. 7, 2 March 1878, Scotland 7 England 2, a friendly match at Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow, aged 25 years n/k days.
Last match No. 16, 13 March 1882, Wales 5 England 3, a friendly match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 29 years n/k day.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Hunter was a licensee in Blackburn.  Although in Sheffield, he was first employed as a butcher and later as a silver cutler. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.142.


Jack Hunter - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captaincies Discipline
6 6 630 0 0 min one 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 Hunter - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 0 0 2 1 7 -6 1 0 0.50 3.50 0.00 -2
Away 5 1 0 4 13 24 -11 0 0 2.60 4.80 20.0 -3
All - Friendly 7 1 0 6 14 31 -17 1 0 2.00 4.429 14.3 -5


Jack Hunter - Match History

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 7 full capsx

 Club: Heeley F.C., Providence F.C., Wednesday F.C. & Sheffield Albion F.C. - 7 full caps  
Age 25
1 7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start hb
Age 27
2 10 13 March 1880 - Scotland 5 England 4, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start hb
3 11 15 March 1880 - Wales 2 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham Fr AW Start hb
Age 28
4 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn Fr HL Start hb
5 13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start hb
Age 29
6 15 11 March 1882 - Scotland 5 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL Start hb
7 16 13 March 1882 - Wales 5 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham Fr AL Start hb