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David Jack

Bolton Wanderers FC, Arsenal FC

9 appearances, 3 goals

P 9 W 4 D 4 L 1 F 22: A 13
67% successful

1923-32

disciplined: none
captaincies:
four
minutes played:
810

Profile

Full name David Bone Nightingale Jack
name notes Nightingale is his mother's maiden name.
Born 3 April 1898 in Bolton, Lancashire [registered in Bolton, June 1898].
Most media and history books state 1899...clearly a mistake.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, David is living with his grandparents, James and Sarah Nightingale, and his aunties and uncle, at 54 Musgrave Road in Bolton. His grandfather is an insurance agent. David's parents, Robert and Georgina F. live at 18 Kirkby Road in Bolton. No explanation as to why they were separated by merely a street in Bolton.

According to the 1911 census, David is the eldest of three brothers. He, Robert Rolls and Donald Atrill live with their married mother at 1 Thornbury Park Avenue in Plymouth. His father, Robert, signed this census return, but was not listed on it. In fact, he is found on the census for Ivy House Hotel, on Marine Parade in Southend. Where he is now manager of the town's football club.
According to Passenger Lists, David Jack was part of the FA Tour that returned to Liverpool from Quebec, Canada on 23 July 1926 on board the Montroyal. His address is stated as 353 Blackburn Road in Bolton.

Died 10 September 1958 in Lambeth, aged 60 years x days [registered in Lambeth, London, September 1958].
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 11st. 10lbs [1930].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began with Southend Schools and Plymouth Argyle FC juniors around 1916, and played with the Royal Navy football team during WWI, when he also guested for Chelsea FC. Following the war, Jack joined Plymouth Argyle FC through the 1918-19 close season. After 45 league appearances, where he scored ten goals, Jack joined Bolton Wanderers FC in December 1920 for £3,000. Another 295 league appearances followed, when he scored 144 goals, a record that then broke the transfer fee record when Arsenal FC paid £10,890 in October 1928.  He retired in May 1934 after 181 league appearances, and 113 goals.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1922-23, 1925-26, 1929-30, runners-up 1931-32; Football League Champions 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34.
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions Jack was the first player to be transferred for more than £10,000.
Scored the first goal at a Wembley cup final, in the 1923 FA Cup Final.
Son of Bob Jack, a football league player 1895-1906, as well as manager 1905-38.

Source

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

Managerial Career

Club(s) As with his football career, Jack began his managerial career with Southend United FC as their secretary/manager from May 1934 until August 1940. He then became manager of Middlesbrough FC from August 1944 until April 1952.  Shelbourne FC from August 1953 until April 1955.
Club honours None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 468th players (470) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside/outside-right
First match No. 139, 3 March 1924, England 1 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Ewood Park, Ewood, Blackburn, aged 25 years 334 days.
Last match No. 184, 7 December 1932, England 4 Austria 3, a friendly match at Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London, aged 34 years 248 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1923-24, 1929-30, 1932-33;
Team honours British Championships winners 1929-30;
Individual honours FA Tour of Canada 1926
Distinctions David Jack's father was Scottish, his mother born on Jersey, meaning Jack was entitled to play for Scotland and possibly France.

Beyond England

His son, David, became a reputable football journalist as Jack himself, concentrated on his managerial career. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.143.

 

David Jack - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
12 9 4 810 3 270 min 1 Four 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.

 

David Jack - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 2 1 1 11 8 +3 0 0 2.75 2.00 62.5 +1
Away 5 2 3 0 11 5 +6 2 2 2.20 1.00 70.0 +2
All 9 4 4 1 22 13 +9 2 2 2.444 1.444 66.7 +3

 

David Jack - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 1 1 1.75 1.25 50.0 =0
Friendly 5 3 2 0 15 8 +7 1 1 3.00 1.60 80.0 +3
All 9 4 4 1 22 13 +9 2 2 2.444 1.444 66.7 +3

 

David Jack - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1923-24 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 1.50 25.0 -1
BC 1929-30 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1932-33 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 1 1 1.75 1.25 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 1 1 1.75 1.25 50.0 =0
All 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 1 1 1.75 1.25 50.0 =0

 

David Jack - Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 9 full capsx

Age 25
- 135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm tour AW withdrawn squad member
- 136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW
- 137 20 October 1923 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL reserve
1 139 3 March 1924 - England 1 Wales 2, Ewood Park, Blackburn HL Start ir
Age 26
2 140 12 April 1924 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start ir
Age 30
3 160 17 May 1928 - France 1 England 5, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AW Start 20 or
4 161 19 May 1928 - Belgium 1 England 3, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen AW Start or
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 5 full caps  
Age 32
5 170 5 April 1930 - England 5 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Captain ir
6 171 10 May 1930 - Germany 3 England 3, Deutsches Stadion, Berlin tour AD Captain ir
7 172 14 May 1930 - Austria 0 England 0, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AD Captain ir
Age 34
8 183 16 November 1932 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Captain ir
9 184 7 December 1932 - England 4 Austria 3, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Fr HW Start ir

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