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Jack Robinson

Derby County FC, New Brighton Tower FC, Southampton FC

11 appearances, 11 goals against
5 clean sheets, one penalty missed

P 11 W 8 D 1 L 2 F 29: A 11
77% successful

1897-1901

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
990

Profile

Full name John William Robinson
Born 22 April 1870 at The George IV, 36 Leonard Street, Derby, Derbyshire [registered in Derby, June 1870].

Census Notes
The Star Inn, 33 Liverpool Road in Stoke

According to the 1871 census, John W. is the youngest of four children, to William and Sarah, they live with two boarders at The George IV public house at 36 Leonard Street, in the St. Peter's area of Derby. His father is the licendes victualler.

According to the 1881 census, William has died and Sarah has remarried to Jospeh Hanley. John W. is the youngest of all the four Robinsons to live with them, as well as two new step-siblings. They still live at the George IV. His step-father is a brickseller, as well as the Publican.

According to the 1891 census, J. is a joiner, lodging with the Smeaton family at 31 Grantham Street in Lincoln.

According to the 1901 census, John, following in his fther's footsteps, is a publican, married to Edith. They live at The Wareham Arms, 7 Park View in Southampton, with two servants.

According to the 1911 census, John William is now a licensed victualler in Stoke. He is still married and they now have one daughter, Edith May. They live at the Star Inn at 33 Liverpool Road in the town (left).

Married to Edith Walters, at St. Chad's Church, Derby [registered in Derby, September 1893].
Died 28 October 1931 in Derby hospital, aged 61 years 189 days [registered in Derby, December 1931], after a short illness. He had been living in Turnditch.
Funeral took place in Derby, on 31 October.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 13st. 4lbs [1901].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Derby Midland FC, joined Lincoln City FC then Derby County FC in 1891. After 163 league appearances, joined New Brighton Tower FC in August 1897. Southampton FC signed Robinson in May 1898 for a £400 transfer fee, after the club were charged for poaching him with a £50 inducement. Completed 116 league appearances. Remained on the south coast when Plymouth Argyle FC signed him as their first professional goalkeeper on 1 May 1903, making fifty league appearances. Exeter City FC signed him in late 1905. Millwall Athletic FC signed him in November 1905, before a return to Plymouth when he joined Green Waves FC, of the Plymouth & District League, in 1907. Exeter City FC again on 7 November 1908. Made one final move to Stoke FC in May 1909, and after 55 league appearances, retiring in 1912, when he emigrated to the United States.
Club honours Football League runners-up 1895-96; Southern League winners 1898-99, 1900-01, 1902-03; FA Cup runners-up 1899-1900, 1901-02;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played Baseball for Derby.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 229th players (229) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 59, 20 February 1897, England 6 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Brook Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham, aged 26 years 304 days.
Last match No. 71, 9 March 1901, England 3 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at The Dell, Milton Road, The Common, Southampton, aged 30 years 321 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1896-97, 1897-98, 1898-99, 1899-1900, 1900-01;
Team honours British Championships winners 1897-98, 1898-99, 1900-01;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Emigrated to the Philadelphia, United States, in early November 1912, where he continued to play and train others the game. Returning to live in Turnditch, Derby, shortly before his death. One source suggests that Robinson was suffering with deafness, as a result to a kick to the head. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.211.

 

Jack Robinson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
11 11 11 990 11 90 min 11 5 45% 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 Robinson - 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 16 3 +13 0 3 3.20 0.60 80.0 +3
Away 6 4 1 1 13 8 +5 0 2 2.167 1.333 75.0 +3
All - British Championship 11 8 1 2 29 11 +18 0 5 2.636 1.00 77.3 +6

 

Jack Robinson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1896-97 2 1 0 1 7 2 +5 0 1 3.50 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1897-98 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 0 1 3.00 1.00 100.0 +3
BC 1898-99 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 0 1 3.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1899-1900 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 0 1 1.333 1.667 50.0 =0
BC 1900-01 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 11 8 1 2 29 11 +18 0 5 2.636 1.00 77.3 +6
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 11 8 1 2 29 11 +18 0 5 2.636 1.00 77.3 +6
All 11 8 1 2 29 11 +18 0 5 2.636 1.00 77.3 +6

 

Jack Robinson - Match History
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 11 full capsx

Age 26
1 59 20 February 1897 - England 6 Ireland 0, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham BC HW Start gk
2 61 3 April 1897 - England 1 Scotland 2, Sports Arena, Penge HL Start gk
 Club: New Brighton Tower F.C. - 3 full caps  
Age 27
3 62 5 March 1898 - Ireland 2 England 3, Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast BC AW Start gk
4 63 28 March 1898 - Wales 0 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start gk
5 64 2 April 1898 - Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, Glasgow AW Start gk
 Club: Southampton F.C. - 6 full caps  
Age 28
6 66 20 March 1899 - England 4 Wales 0, Ashton Gate, Bristol BC HW Start gk
7 67 8 April 1899 - England 2 Scotland 1, Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham HW Start gk
Age 29
8 68 17 March 1900 - Ireland 0 England 2, Lansdowne Road, Dublin BC AW Start gk
9 69 26 March 1900 - Wales 1 England 1, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff AD Start gk
10 70 7 April 1900 - Scotland 4 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow AL Start gk
Age 30
11 71 9 March 1901 - England 3 Ireland 0, The Dell, Southampton BC HW Start gk

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