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Jack Sharp

Everton FC

2 appearances, 1 goal

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 5: A 0
100% successful

1903-09

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name John Sharp
Born 15 February 1878 in All Saints, Hereford, Herefordshire [registered in Hereford, March 1878].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, John is the youngest of four children, including Bertram, to Charles and Annie (née Saws). Charles is a butcher, Annie's mother is his assistant and they have six servants (four slaughtermen and two domestics). They live at 8 Elgin Street in Hereford.

According to the 1891 census, John remains the youngest of four children still at home with their parents, now at 6 Elgin Street. His father remains a butcher and they have two servants.

According to the 1901 census, John is a professional cricketer lodging at 86 Rockford Road in the Anfield area of Liverpool. He lodges with Jason and Margaret Macfarlane.

Cannot be found on the 1911 census.

Married to Mary Annette Scott, 21 April 1902 at St. Bride's Church, Old Trafford in Manchester. [registered in Barton-upon-Irwell, June 1902].
Died 28 January 1938, from heart failure at his home in Wavertree, aged 59 years 347 days [registered in Liverpool South, March 1938]. Left £24,215 in his will.
Funeral on 31 January in Liverpool.
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 7lbs [1905].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career in the Bristol League with Hereford Thistle FC, and joined in Aston Villa FC in 1897, he scored fifteen goals in 23 league appearances. Everton FC signed Sharp in 1899. He announced his intention to retire on 23 February 1910, and did so at the season's end after three hundred league appearances for Everton, in which he scored 68 goals. In July 1911, Sharp wanted to return to an amateur status so that he could continue playing, but this option was turned down by the Football Association.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1905-06, runners-up 1906-07;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances);
Distinctions Played cricket with Lancashire CCC (1899-1925, Captain 1923-25); Also assited Herefordshire CCC occassionally, but never played for them. Represented Players CC (1907-11), Lancashire & Yorkshire CC (1909), Rest of England (1910-12), Lord Londesborough XI (1911), LG Robinson's XI (1912), Jack Sharps XI (1923) and North of England CC (1925).
Brother of Bert Sharp, who followed him to Hereford Thistle FC, Aston Villa FC and Everton FC.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 278th player (282) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside/outside-right (an outside-right at club level).
First match No. 77, 14 February 1903, England 4 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, aged 24 years 364 days.
Last match No. 85, 1 April 1905, England 1 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London, aged 27 years 45 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1902-03, 1904-05;
Team honours British Championship shared 1902-03, winners 1904-05;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played test cricket three times for England against Australia in 1909.

Beyond England

Served as an Everton FC director in 1923. Founder of a well-known sports outfitting firm in 38 Whitechapel,  Liverpool, which his son eventually took over, it was taken over by JJB until its closure. He had another shop within the Grosvenor Precinct in Chester. His shop was the official supplier of kits to the leading Lancashire clubs. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.220.

 

Jack Sharp - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 2 2 180 1 180 min 1 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 Sharp - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2

 

Jack Sharp - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1902-03 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1904-05 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2

 

Jack Sharp - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 23
1 77 14 February 1903 - England 4 Ireland 0, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start 63 ir
Age 25
2 85 1 April 1905 - England 1 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Penge BC HW Start or
Age 29
- 101 3 April 1909 - England 2 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Penge BC HW reserve

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