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Jackie Milburn

Newcastle United FC

13 caps, 10 goals

P 13 W 10 D 1 L 2 F 45: A 19
*(actual F 41: A 18)

81% successful

1948-55

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1090

Profile

Full name John Edward Thompson Milburn (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 11 May 1924 in the upstairs flat at 14 Sixth Road, Ashington, Northumberland [registered in Morpeth, June 1924], to Alexander and Annie Nancy (née Thompson)
Attended Hirst East Boys School.

Notes

According to Passenger Lists, Milburn was part of the Newcastle United FC squad that travelled on the Cunard White Star The Queen Mary. They left the port of Southampton bound for New York on 13 May 1949. Milburn's address is stated as 19 Northfield Road in Gosforth. Bizarrely, when he returned from Montréal to Liverpool on the Canadian Pacific  ship, the Empress of France on 1 July 1949, his address was stated as 92 Teesdale Gardens in Newcastle.

Family Notes

Alexander's parents, John and Elizabeth (née Brown) had eight children, six of them sons. Alexander was the sixth, his older brother, the second eldest, was John Thomas (he played in goal for Ashington FC in the 1920's when they were a Football League side). In 1907 he married Elizabeth Ann Charlton. They in turn had seven children, four of them sons. John (Leeds United AFC and Bradford City FC), George William (Leeds United FC and Chesterfield AFC), James (Leeds United AFC and Bradford City FC) and Stanley (Chesterfield FC, Leicester City FC and Rochdale AFC). In between them, Elizabeth Ellen and Esther were born. Elizabeth 'Cissie' would later marry Robert Charlton in Morpeth in 1934.  They had four sons, Alan, Robert (Manchester United FC), John (Leeds United AFC) and Thomas.
Married to Laura E. Blackwood (married/divorced from Moffat), 16 February 1948 [registered in Willesden, Middlesex, March 1948]. One son, Jackie junior
Died 8 October 1988 at 2 Bothal Terrace, Ashington, aged 64 years 150 days [registered in Nothumberland Central, October 1988], from lung cancer. Cremated on 13 October 1988. Service held at Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, ashes later scattered on St James's Park, Newcastle United FC.
Height/Weight 5' 11½", 12st. 9lbs [1951].

Source

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

Biographies Golden Goals - Jackie Milburn (Stanley Paul & Co, London 1957)
Jackie Milburn's Newcastle United Scrapbook - Jackie Milburn
(Souvenir Press, London 1981)
Wor Jackie: The Jackie Milburn Story - John Gibson
(Sportsprint, Edinburgh 1990).
Jackie Milburn in Black & White: A Biography - Mike Kirkup
(Stanley Paul & Co, London September 1990)

Jackie Milburn: A Man of Two Halves - Jack Milburn
(Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh October 2003)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Instead of going down the pit, the young Milburn took a job in Dorking as a pantry boy, following homesickness, he returned home and he started his football career assisting Hirst East Old Boys FC and later Ashington YMCA. War in 1939 saw Milburn try to join the Navy but, lacking height, he was rejected. Twelve months later he had shot up to 5'10" and had become an apprentice fitter at the local colliery. He appeared for theAshington Air Training Corps and for the county side and was soon at St James Park making an impression in a trial match. He signed on a week later in August 1943. He still worked the pits, at Hazelrigg Colliery, until an ear infection ended his mining days in 1948. After playing in a friendly match for United against Linfield FAC at Windsor Park on 10 October 1956, the Linfield board jumped on Milburn's interest, and eventually shelled out the £10,000 transfer fee plus a Linfield player on 13 June 1957, making him their player-manager. Wor Jackie scored 177 goals in 353 League appearances. He remained for three seasons, scoring 68 goals in 55 Irish League appearances.

Club honours FA Cup winners 1950-51, 1951-52, 1954-55; Irish League Champions 1958-59, 1959-60; Irish Cup winners 1959-60;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances); Ulster Footballer of the Year 1957-58;
Distinctions Appeared on ITV's This Is Your Life 9 December 1981; In 1988, Newcastle United FC opened their new West Stand at St James' Park and named it after Milburn. A statue stands on Station Road, the main street in his birthplace Ashington. Another stands in Strawberry Place, within the shadow of St. James' Park.

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) sfter his first managerial experince was deemed a success at Linfield FAC, Milburn joined Yiewsley FC in November 1960, spending the first month as a player, and player-manager from the following month.  He became a part-time coach for Reading FC in 1962. Then in January 1963, he was appointed successor to Alf Ramsey at reigning Champions Ipswich Town FC, it took effect in April of '63. They finished the season in seventeenth place. The following season they were relegated to the second division. Milburn resigned in September 1964. He then became manager at Gateshead FC from November 1965.
Club honours Irish League Champions 1958-59, 1959-60; Irish Cup winners 1959-60;

England Career

Player number 675th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward/Outside-right
First match No. 242, 9 October 1948, Ireland 2 England 6, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 24 years 151 days.
Last match No. 298, 2 October 1955, Denmark 1 England 5, a friendly match at Idrætsparken, København, aged 31 years 144 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950;
British Championships 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51;
Team honours British Championships winners 1949-50;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring from football management, Jackie became a journalist for News of the World in 1964. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.173/4.

 

Jackie Milburn - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
16 13 6 13 0 1 1090 10 109 min 6 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.

 

Jackie Milburn - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 7 5 1 1 21 10 +11 0 2 3.00 1.429 78.6 +4
Away 5 5 0 0 24 8 +16 0 0 4.80 1.60 100.0 +5
Neutral 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 13 10 1 2 45 19 +26 1 2 3.462 1.462 80.8 +8

 

Jackie Milburn - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 12 9 1 2 43 18 +25 1 2 3.583 1.50 79.2 +7
Red 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 13 10 1 2 45 19 +26 1 2 3.462 1.462 80.8 +8

 

Jackie Milburn - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
WCF 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
World Cup 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 1 0 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
British Championship 5 4 0 1 16 8 +8 0 1 3.20 1.60 80.0 +3

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

Friendly 7 6 1 0 29 10 +19 0 1 4.143 1.429 92.9 +6
All 13 10 1 2 45 19 +26 1 2 3.462 1.462 80.8 +8

 

Jackie Milburn - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP/BC 1949-50 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1950 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
World Cup Preliminary and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1948-50 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 1 0 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 1 0 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1948-49 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 0 1 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
BC/WCP 1949-50 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1950-51 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 5 4 0 1 16 8 +8 0 1 3.20 1.60 80.0 +3
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 1 0 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 5 4 0 1 16 8 +8 0 1 3.20 1.60 80.0 +3

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

All 6 4 0 2 16 9 +9 1 1 2.667 0.563 66.7 +2

 

Jackie Milburn - Match History
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 13 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 13 full capsx

Age 24
- 241 26 September 1948 - Denmark 0 England 0, Idrætsparken, København Fr AD reserve
1 242 9 October 1948 - Ireland 2 England 6, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start 9
2 243 10 November 1948 - England 1 Wales 0, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham HW Start 9
3 244 2 December 1948 - England 6 Switzerland 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London Fr HW Start 9
4 245 9 April 1949 - England 1 Scotland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HL Start 9
Age 25
5 250 15 October 1949 - Wales 1 England 4, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff WCP
/BC
AW Start 9
6 254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5, Estádio Nacional, Jamor, Lisboa Tour AW Start 9
7 255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles AW Start off 10 9
- 256 25 June 1950 - England 2 Chile 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro WCF NW squad member
- 257 29 June 1950 - USA 1 England 0, Estádio Raimundo Sampaio, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais NL
8 258 2 July 1950 - Spain 1 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro NL Start 9
9 260 15 November 1950 - England 4 Wales 2, Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland BC HW Start 9
10 263 9 May 1951 - England 2 Argentina 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 9
11 264 19 May 1951 - England 5 Portugal 2, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool HW Start 9
12 265 3 October 1951 - England 2 France 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London Fr HD Start 9
Age 31
13 298 2 October 1955 - Denmark 1 England 5, Idrætsparken, København Fr AW Start 7

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