Jackie Morton

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John "Jackie" Morton (26 February 1914 – 8 March 1986) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward for West Ham United.

Morton was born in Sheffield and made 275 appearances and scored 57 goals for the east London club until 1939, having signed from Gainsborough for £600 in 1931. Along with Joe Cockroft, he was an ever-present for the club during the 1933-34 season.

Morton had previously played for Woodburn Council School and Woodhouse Alliance, and signed pro with Gainsborough aged 17.

He gained a solitary cap for England in a 5-4 victory over Czechoslovakia on 1 December 1937, in which he scored the second England goal, (Stanley Matthews scored his only international hat trick in this match)[1].

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