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Jesse Pennington

West Bromwich Albion FC

25 appearances, 0 goals

P 25 W 16 D 5 L 4 F 77: A 32
74% successful

1907-20

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
2250

Profile

Full name Jesse Pennington
Born 23 August 1883 at 45 Maria Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire [registered in West Bromwich, September 1883].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Jesse is the second of five children to William Henry Jesse and Mary Ann (née Sedgley). His father is a puddler. They live at 3 Dartmouth road in Smethwick.

According to the 1901 census, Jesse has another sibling and all six children, with their parents are now living at 65 St. George's Street in Smethwick. Jesse is a driver. His father is an ironworker.

According to the 1911 census, Jesse, a professional footballer, is now married to Nelly with one child, Jesse, and one servant. They live at 33 High Street in Smethwick.
According to British Phone Books, Jesse ran a cycle and outfitters shop at 33 High Street in Smethwick from at least 1921 until 1934. Tel. No. Smethwck 215, from 1931 it was SME 0215. Kelly's Directory confirms this from 1912 until at least 1933. The same directory puts Jesse in Shrawley, Worcestershire in 1936.
Jesse was found at 3 Hazeldine, between 1968 and 1970. Tel No. Stourport 3917.

Married to Nellie Florence Shuttleworth [registered in Birmingham 1906]. died 1945?
Died 5 September 1970, aged 87 years 13 days [registered in Kidderminster, September 1970].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 7lbs [1910].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in and around Smethwick. As a junior, he founded and played for Summit Star FC, also played for Smethwick Centaur FC and Langey Villa FC, during which he signed amateur forms with Aston Villa FC. He turned out for Langley St. Michaels FC and Dudley Town FC, before West Bromwich Albion FC signed Pennington in April 1903, originally as an amateur. Pennington was on the verge of signing for Tottenham Hotspur FC in February 1911 after a pay dispute. But as announcements were being drafted, the deal fell through. Pennington finally retired from playing after 455 league appearances in August 1922.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1910-11, Division One Champions 1919-20; FA Cup runners-up 1911-12; FA Charity Shield winners 1920;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 326th players (326) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 90, 27 March 1907, England 1 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Craven Cottage, New Road, Fulham, London, aged 23 years 207 days.
Last match No. 122, 10 April 1920, England 5 Scotland 4, a British Championship match at Hillsborough, Sheffield, aged 36 years 230 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1906-07, 1907-08, 1908-09, 1909-10, 1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14;
Team honours British Championships shared 1907-08, 1911-12, winners 1908-09, 1910-11, 1912-13;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After he retired from playing in August 1922, he spent the ensuing season serving as club coach. He then served Kidderminster Harriers FC as a coach up until 1925, and then scouted for West Bromwich Albion FC until 1960, after which he served the club as a life member. Worked as a poultry farmer outside the game. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.196.

 

Jesse Pennington - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
28 25 21 2250 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.

 

Jesse Pennington - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 12 7 3 2 23 16 +7 1 4 1.917 1.333 70.8 +5
Away 13 9 2 2 54 16 +38 1 2 4.154 1.231 76.9 +7
All 25 16 5 4 77 32 +45 2 6 3.08 1.28 74.0 +12

 

Jesse Pennington - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 21 12 5 4 46 26 +20 2 6 2.190 1.238 69.0 +8
Friendly 4 4 0 0 31 6 +25 0 0 7.75 1.50 100.0 +4
All 25 16 5 4 77 32 +45 2 6 3.08 1.28 74.0 +12

 

Jesse Pennington - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
BC 1906-07 2 0 2 0 2 2 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1907-08 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 0 0 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1908-09 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
BC 1909-10 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1910-11 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 0 1 2.00 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 1911-12 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 0 1 3.00 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 1912-13 2 2 0 0 5 3 +2 0 1 2.50 1.50 100.0 +2
BC 1913-14 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
BC 1919-20 2 1 0 1 6 6 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
BC All 21 12 5 4 46 26 +20 2 6 2.190 1.238 69.0 +8
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 21 12 5 4 46 26 +20 2 6 2.190 1.238 69.0 +8
All 21 12 5 4 46 26 +20 2 6 2.190 1.238 69.0 +8

 

Jesse Pennington - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 25 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 25 full capsx

Age 23
1 90 18 March 1907 - England 1 Wales 1, Craven Cottage, Fulham BC HD Start lb
2 91 6 April 1907 - England 1 Scotland 1, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HD Start lb
Age 24
3 92 15 February 1908 - Ireland 1 England 3, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Start lb
4 93 16 March 1908 - Wales 1 England 7, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff AW Start lb
5 94 4 April 1908 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Start lb
- 95 6 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 6, Cricketer Platz, Wien tour AW reserve
6 96 8 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 11, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AW Start lb
- 97 10 June 1908 - Hungary 0 England 7, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-pesth AW reserve
- 98 13 June 1908 - Bohemia 0 England 4, Stadión Letná, Praha AW reserve
Age 25
- 99 13 February 1909 - England 4 Ireland 0, Horton Park Avenue, Bradford BC HW reserve
7 100 15 March 1909 - England 2 Wales 0, City Ground, Nottingham HW Start lb
8 101 3 April 1909 - England 2 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Penge HW Start lb
9 102 29 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 4, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-pesth tour AW Start lb
10 103 31 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 8, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-pesth AW Start lb
11 104 1 June 1909 - Austria 1 England 8, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AW Start lb
Age 26
12 106 14 March 1910 - Wales 0 England 2, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff BC AW Start lb
13 107 2 April 1910 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start lb
Age 27
14 108 11 February 1911 - England 2 Ireland 1, Baseball Ground, Derby BC HW Start lb
15 109 13 March 1911 - England 3 Wales 0, The Den, New Cross HW Start lb
16 110 1 April 1911 - England 1 Scotland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool HD Start lb
Age 28
17 111 10 February 1912 - Ireland 1 England 6, Dalymount Park, Dublin BC AW Start lb
18 112 11 March 1912 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start lb
19 113 23 March 1912 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Start lb
Age 29
- 114 15 February 1913 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL withdrew injured
20 115 17 March 1913 - Englands 4 Wales 3, Ashton Gate, Bristol HW Start lb
21 116 5 April 1913 - England 1 Scotland 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham HW Start lb
Age 30
22 117 14 February 1914 - England 0 Ireland 3, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough BC HL Start lb
- 118 16 March 1914 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff AW withdrew injured
23 119 4 April 1914 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start lb

Age 36
24 121 15 March 1920 - England 1 Wales 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury BC HL Start lb
25 122 10 April 1920 - England 5 Scotland 4, Hillsborough, Sheffield HW Start lb

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