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Jackie Robinson

Sheffield Wednesday FC

4 appearances, 3 goals

P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 F 7: A 9
50% successful

1937-38

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name John Robinson
Born 10 August 1917 in Shiremoor, Northumberland [registered in Tynemouth, September 1917].
notes Neither his birth registration or his death registration confirm a middle name of Allan.
Died 30 July 1972, aged 54 years 354 days, from cancer [registered in Northumberland South, September 1972].
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 10st. 0lbs [1938].

Source

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

Biographies The Jackie Robinson Story: Alan Troilett

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football in Northumberland, particularly West Wylam FC before being signed by Sheffield Wednesday FC in 1935.  Joined Sunderland AFC on 7 October 1946 for £5000. Joined Lincoln City AFC on 14 October 1949, and after only a few games, broke his leg and never played league football again.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1934-35; FA Charity Shield winners 1935;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 636th player (638) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
First match No. 211, 20 May 1937, Finland 0 England 8, an end of tour match at Töölön pallokenttä, Töölö, Helsinki, aged 19 years 283 days.
Last match No. 219, 22 October 1938, Wales 4 England 2, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Cardiff, aged 21 years 73 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1938-39;
Team honours British Championship shared 1938-39;
Individual honours None
Distinctions It used to be thought that Jackie Robinson was probably the youngest player ever to be capped by England, seventeen years and nine months, but he'd cut two years off his age before his transfer to Sunderland AFC, a fee later reduced.

Beyond England

No additional information by Lamming, but Troilett revealed that after leaving football, Robinson became a licensee in Gateshead, at The Ship Inn, before returning to Shiremoor after he took ill. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.211x.

 

Jackie Robinson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
8 4 1 360 3 120 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.

 

Jackie Robinson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 4 2 0 2 17 9 +8 0 1 4.25 2.25 50.0 =0
All 4 2 0 2 17 9 +8 0 1 4.25 2.25 50.0 =0

 

Jackie Robinson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0 2.00 4.00 0.00 -1
Friendly 3 2 0 1 15 5 +10 0 1 5.00 1.667 66.7 +1
All 4 2 0 2 17 9 +8 0 1 4.25 2.25 50.0 =0

 

Jackie Robinson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1938-39 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0 2.00 4.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0 2.00 4.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0 2.00 4.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0 2.00 4.00 0.00 -1

 

Jackie Robinson - Match History
 Club: Sheffield Wednesday F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 19
- 209 14 May 1937 - Norway 0 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo tour AW reserve
- 210 17 May 1937 - Sweden 0 England 4, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AW reserve
1 211 20 May 1937 - Finland 0 England 8, Töölön pallokenttä, Helsinki AW Start 87 15 
Age 20
2 216 14 May 1938 - Germany 3 England 6, Olympiastadion, Berlin tour AW Start
26, 49
ir
3 217 21 May 1938 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich AL Start ir
- 218 26 May 1938 - France 2 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW poorly reserve
Age 21
4 219 22 October 1938 - Wales 4 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL Start 8
- 220 26 October 1938 - England 3 Rest of Europe 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW second reserve

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