Jack Addenbrooke

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Jack Addenbrooke
Personal information
Full name John Henry Addenbrooke
Date of birth (1865-06-06)6 June 1865
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Date of death 7 September 1922(1922-09-07) (aged 57)
Place of death Wolverhampton, England
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1883–1885 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
Teams managed
1885–1922 Wolverhampton Wanderers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Henry "Jack" Addenbrooke (6 June 1865 – 7 September 1922) was an English football player and manager, who spent his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Career[edit]

Addenbrooke was one of the founding members of Wolverhampton Wanderers (as St. Lukes F.C.) in 1877 while working as a teacher at St. Luke's School in Blakenhall. He moved to Saltley College in Birmingham, but in 1883 joined Wolves as a player, playing as a forward in their reserve side, but never making a first team appearance.

In August 1885 he was appointed as Wolves' first-ever paid secretary-manager, guiding the side to FA Cup wins in 1893 and 1908 and runners-up in 1889, 1896 and 1921. He was awarded a Football League long-service medal in 1909.

He took leave from the club in June 1922 due to ill health and died just months later. His 37-year term as manager of Wolves remains the longest in club history.

References[edit]

  • Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.