Lewis Campbell (footballer)

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Lewis Campbell
Personal information
Date of birth April 1864[1]
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland[1]
Playing position Left-winger
Youth career
Dumbarton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Helensburgh
Glasgow United
Hibernian
Aston Villa
1893–1894 Port Vale 27 (13)
Walsall Town Swifts
Burton Swifts
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Lewis Campbell (born April 1864; date of death unknown) was a Scottish footballer. He was pacey and difficult to defend against.

Playing career[edit]

Campbell played for Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Glasgow United, and Hibernian, before moving to England to play for Aston Villa.[1] At Villa he earned an FA Cup runner-up medal in 1892 as he was unable to prevent West Bromwich Albion romping to victory 3–0 at The Oval. In August 1893, he joined Port Vale.[1] He claimed 13 goals in 27 Second Division in the 1893–94 season, and became the first "Valiant" to score a hat-trick (he actually scored four goals) in the Football League in a 5–0 win over Walsall Town Swifts on 9 September.[1] However he left the Athletic Ground in 1894 because his wife did not like the Potteries area. He moved on to Walsall Town Swifts and then Burton Swifts.[1]

Honours[edit]

with Aston Villa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 52. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.