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Jack Reynolds

West Bromwich Albion FC, Aston Villa FC

8 appearances, 3 goals

P 8 W 5 D 2 L 1 F 27: A 9
75% successful

1892-97

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
720

Profile

Full name John Reynolds
Born 21 February 1869 in Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, March 1869].
Moved to Birr, then Ahoghill, Ireland when he was a boy.

Census Notes

Not on the 1871/91 census in the UK, presumed in Ireland by this point, and no Irish census' exist prior to 1901. His father was George.

Army Records state that Reynolds joined the East Lancashire Regiment on 1 December 1886.

Cannot be found on the 1901 census either.

According to the 1911 census, we think John is boarding with the Billam family. He is a coalminer, living at 75 Craven Road in the Darnell area of Sheffield.

Died 12 March 1917 in Sheffield, aged 48 years 20 days [registered in Sheffield, March 1917]. He was living at Graystock Street in Sheffield at the time of his death. His father was living in Craig Street, Blackburn.
Death notes There was confusion surrounding the death of Reynolds.
"IS IT JOHN REYNOLDS?
"There would seem to be good grounds for believing that John Reynolds, the great Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion half-back of a former generation, is dead. His father, Mr George Reynolds, who lives at Blackburn, where John was born, has received an intimation from the Sheffield police that a collier named John Reynolds, whose age was believed to be 47, had died from natural causes. In his pocket was found a book which stated that his relatives lived at Blackburn, and everything points to the identity of the deceased being that of the old footballer."
- The Birmingham Daily Post, Thursday, 15 March 1917.
Height/Weight 5' 5½", 11st. 10lbs [1892]. 5' 5", 12st. 0lbs [1895].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Returned to his hometown of Blackburn when he was fifteen years old and played junior football with Park Road FC, Witton FC and the Blackburn Rovers FC reserves. He joined the East Lancashire Regiment in 1886, and played for them also. He was posted to Ireland and so assisted Belfast Distillery FC, who had bought him out of the army. It was a signature that got him suspended, for an illegal transfer. He joined Ulster FC, whom he joined in 1890. He joined West Bromwich Albion FC in March 1891 and guested for Droitwich FC during the following season. After 37 league appearances and three goals, he joined Aston Villa FC in May 1893 and made 96 league appearances, scoring seventeen goals. Joined Glasgow Celtic FC in May 1897, scoring once in four league outings. Played for Southampton FC in 1897-98 season, making two Southern League appearances, and had joined Bristol St. George's before the end of that season. The following season, he was playing for Royston FC. Played and coached in Grafton FC, New Zealand in early 1902, but returned to assist Stockport County FC in 1903, making one solitary league appearance. Then Willesden Town FC in 1904, retiring shortly afterwards.
Club honours County Antrim Shield finalist 1889-90 (Shield withheld because of crowd trouble, although Distillery lost the match to Linfield 5-3); Irish FA Cup runners-up 1890-91; Irish Football League runners-up 1890-91; FA Cup winners 1891-92, 1894-95, 1896-97; Football League Champions 1893-94, 1895-96, 1896-97;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number 198th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 46, 2 April 1892, Scotland 1 England 4, a British Championship match at Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Glasgow, aged 23 years 41 days.
Last match No. 61, 3 April 1897, England 1 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at The Sports Arena, Crystal Palace, Penge, London, aged 28 years 42 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1891-92, 1892-93, 1893-94, 1894-95, 1896-97;
Team honours British Championships winners 1891-92, 1892-93, 1894-95;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played five times for Ireland (1890-91) before the Football Association realised he was English. W 1 - D 0 - L 4 - F 12 - A 24.
He was the first of two players to play for and against England, the other being Bobby Evans. Certainly the only one to score against England.

Beyond England

Latterly a collier in the Sheffield area. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.206.

 

Jack Reynolds - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
9 8 8 720 3 240 min 3 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.

 

Jack Reynolds - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 4 0 1 19 4 +15 0 3 3.80 0.80 80.0 +3
Away 3 1 2 0 8 5 +3 0 0 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
All - British Championship 8 5 2 1 27 9 +18 0 3 3.375 1.125 75.0 +4

 

Jack Reynolds - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1891-92 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1892-93 2 2 0 0 11 2 +9 0 1 5.50 1.00 100.0 +2
BC 1893-94 2 0 2 0 4 4 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1894-95 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1896-97 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 8 5 2 1 27 9 +18 0 3 3.375 1.125 75.0 +4
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 8 5 2 1 27 9 +18 0 3 3.375 1.125 75.0 +4
All 8 5 2 1 27 9 +18 0 3 3.375 1.125 75.0 +4

 

Jack Reynolds - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 8 full capsx

Age 23
1 46 2 April 1892 - Scotland 1 England 4, Ibrox Park, Glasgow BC AW Start rh
Age 24
2 48 13 March 1893 - England 6 Wales 0, Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent BC HW Start 75 rh
3 49 1 April 1893 - England 5 Scotland 2, Athletic Ground, Richmond HW Start 86 rh
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 5 full caps  
Age 25
4 50 3 March 1894 - Ireland 2 England 2, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AD Start rh
5 52 7 April 1894 - Scotland 2 England 2, Celtic Park, Glasgow AD Start 85 rh
Age 26
- 53 9 March 1895 - England 9 Ireland 0, Derbyshire County Cricket Ground, Derby BC HW withdrawn
6 55 6 April 1895 - England 3 Scotland 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool HW Start rh
Age 28
7 60 29 March 1897 - England 4 Wales 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW Start rh
8 61 3 April 1897 - England 1 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge HL Start rh

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