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Jackie Sewell

Notts County FC, Sheffield Wednesday FC

6 appearances, 3 goals

P 6 W 3 D 1 L 2 F 13: A 17
58% successful

1950-54

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name John Sewell
Born 24 January 1927 in Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria [registered in Whitehaven, March 1927].

notes

According to Passenger Lists, John Sewell was one of numerous professional footballers (The FA Tourists of Canada) returning to the Port of Liverpool on 30 June 1950 from Montréal, Québec. He is aboard the Empress of Canada. His address is stated as 20 South Row in Whitehaven.
Married to Barbara Bentley [registered in Nottingham, December 1957]. One son, Paul J. (b. 1958). They lived at 113 The Downs in Nottingham in the last 35 years of his life.
Died 26 September 2016, in Nottingham, aged 89 years 246 days.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 4lbs [1957].

Source

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

Biographies Jackie Sewell - Keith Dixon (September 2010)
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played his junior football with Whitehaven Schools and onto his local side, Kells Miners' Welfare FC under-18's. Sewell was playing for Whitehaven Town FC when war broke out, during which he guested for Workington FC and Carlisle United FC. It was also through the war that he signed amateur forms with Notts County FC, in 1942, turning professional in October 1944. Despite intense interest from Aston Villa FC, he transferred from County to Sheffield Wednesday FC on transfer deadline day, 15 March 1951, for £34,500, which made him the world's costliest footballer. The transfer came about after the Wednesday secretary-manager, Eric Taylor, failed to obtain the signautre of Wolves' Jesse Pye earlier in the day. Villa did get their man, in December 1955, for £18,000. Hull City FC signed Sewell in October 1959 for a £5000 transfer fee. In September 1961, Lusaka City FC in Zambia took Sewell as their player-coach, and he even became the national team coach of Zambia, until he returned to England in May 1973.
Club honours Football League Division Three (South) winners 1949-50; Division Two winners 1951-52, 1955-56, 1959-60; FA Cup winners 1956-57; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1957;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 710th players (711) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right/left
First match No. 267, 14 November 1951, England 2 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, aged 24 years 294 days.
Last match No. 287, 23 May 1954, Hungary 7 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Népstadion, Budapest, aged 27 years 119 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954 (provisional squad); British Championships 1951-52, 1952-53;
Team honours British Championships shared 1951-52, 1952-53;
Individual honours Zambia (ten appearances, 1964-65)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No further information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.219.
Sewell did spend the 1960's and early 1970's in Zambia, turning out and coaching the national side.

 

Jackie Sewell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 6 2 540 3 180 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 Sewell - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 0 1 5 6 -1 0 1 2.50 3.00 50.0 =0
Away 4 2 1 1 9 11 -2 0 1 2.25 2.75 62.5 +1
All 6 3 1 2 14 17 -3 0 2 2.333 2.833 58.3 +1

 

Jackie Sewell - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 5 2 1 2 11 15 -4 0 2 2.20 3.00 50.0 =0
Red 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 6 3 1 2 14 17 -3 0 2 2.333 2.833 58.3 +1

 

Jackie Sewell - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
Friendly 4 2 0 2 10 15 -5 0 1 2.50 3.75 50.0 =0
All 6 3 1 2 14 17 -3 0 2 2.333 2.833 58.3 +1

 

Jackie Sewell - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1951-52 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1952-53 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1


Jackie Sewell - Match History
 
 Club: Notts County F.C. - no full appearances

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - six full appearances (540 min), 3 goalsx

Age 23
b 22 February 1950 - England 1 Netherlands A 0, St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW reserve

 Club: Sheffield Wednesday F.C. - six full appearances (540 min), 3 goals  

Age 24
1 267 14 November 1951 - England 2 Ireland 0, Villa Park, Birmingham BC HW Start 8
268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member

Age 25
270 18 May 1952 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze tour AD reserve
2 271 25 May 1952 - Austria 2 England 3, Praterstadion, Wien AW Start 8
3 272 28 May 1952 - Switzerland 0 England 3, Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich AW Start 8
4 273 4 October 1952 - Ireland 2 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start 8

Age 26
5 284 25 November 1953 - England 3 Hungary 6, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 10

Age 27
286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL reserve
6 287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest AL Start 8
May 1st 1954 was the date set by FIFA for a list of forty names to be submitted, from which the final 22 could be selected for each country's World Cup squad. England's list appeared on April 22 1954, nine days ahead of the deadline. 18 were destined not to make the final cut, including Jackie Sewell.

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