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Jack Mew

Manchester United FC

1 appearance, 0 goals against
one clean sheet

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 0
100% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name John William Mew
Born Saturday, 30 March 1889 in Hendon, Sunderland, county Durham [registered in Sunderland, June 1889].
Attended Marley Hill Colliery School

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, John W. is the son of to Charles and Susan (née Mullen). They have another one month old daughter, Susannah. They are one of two families living at 64 The Parade in Hendon, Sunderland. His father is a railway guard.

According to the 1901 census, John W. now has two more younger brothers, and with their parents, the five of them (Susan had died by the end of 1891). They live at Granby Terrace in Sunniside, south of Whickham. His father is still a guard on the railway.

According to the 1911 census, John William is the eldest of three children living at Dewhurst Terrace with his parents. The census reveals that Charles and Susan had twelve children, and all but these three, John, Margaret and a three-year old Susan, had died. John is a hewer/putter in the coalmines. His father is a labourer in the coke works.
According to New York Passenger Lists, Mew left England via the port of Liverpool on the SS Celtic in May 1911, arriving in New York on 5 June 1911.
According to UK Passenger Lists, Mr J.W.Mew, was one of various professional footballers returning with the FA Tour party from South Africa. They travelled onboard the UCMS Norman, leaving Cape Town for Southampton, arriving on 9 August 1928. Later, John W., now a football coach, living at 5 Pritchard Street in Streford, Manchester. He first departed the port of Liverpool on 5 July 1928 for Callaou, Peru, on the PSNC Orduna. He departed again, this time for New Orleans in June 1930 but returned on the RMS Oropesa, bound for the port of Liverpool on 18th July 1930.

According to the 1939 register, John W., a steam boiler fireman, and Sarah are still married, living at 5 Pritchard Street in the Stretford area of Manchester.
Notes Although there is no way to ascertain the reason for deaths of all of Jack's brother and sisters, we can at least record their names for posterity purposes. Adelaide (1890-90), Susan/Susannah (1891-91), Harold (1892-94), Ellen (1892-96), another Ellen (1897-99), Thomas (1900-00), Patrick Mullen (1901-01), Charles (1894-1908) and James (1896-1903).
Married to Sarah Pyle [registered in Gateshead, June 1914]. One child Allen Cyril.
Died Sunday, 27 October 1963 in Barton, Lancashire, aged 74 years 211 days [registered in Barton, December 1963]. Not 16 January 1963 - his registration came ten months later!
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 12st. 0lbs [1922].


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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Sunderland and played with Blaydon Atheletic FC of the Northern Alliance for two seasons from 1906, he conceded only fifteen goals overall. He was offered terms by Sunderland AFC when he was 18 years old. Was playing Marley Hill Colliery, his works team. Joined Manchester United FC in October 1912, after a months trial and went on to play 186 league appearances. He left to join Barrow FC on 16 September 1926 for the season.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 398th players (398) to appear for England. 40th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 123, 23 October 1920, England 2 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland, aged 31 years 207 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1920-21;
Team honours None
Individual honours FA tour XI (South Africa, 1928)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

He worked in a Manchester factory after leaving football. In the mid-1920's he was in a business partnership with Cecil Parkin, the Lancashire and England cricketer. By the end of that decade, he had also coached in Lyra in Belgium and Lima, Peru (1928). He also coached in the United States in 1930. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.173.


Jack Mew - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Mins. GA GA Av.
Comp GA Clean
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 0 1 100.0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Jack Mew - 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 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Jack Mew - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1920-21 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Jack Mew - Match History
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 1 full cap

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 31
1 123 23 October 1920 - England 2 Ireland 0, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start gk