Jack Ball

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Jack Ball
Personal information
Full name John Thomas Ball
Date of birth (1907-09-13)13 September 1907
Place of birth Banks, Lancashire, England
Date of death 1976 (aged 68–69)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
000?–? Southport ? (?)
?–1930 Manchester United 24 (11)
1930–1933 Sheffield Wednesday 132 (90)
1933–1934 Manchester United 26 (7)
1934 Huddersfield Town 5 (1)
1934–? Luton Town ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Thomas "Jack" Ball (13 September 1907 – 1976) was an English footballer, who played for clubs including Southport, Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and Luton Town. He was born in Banks, Southport.

He moved from Manchester United to Sheffield Wednesday in the summer of 1930, and made his Wednesday debut on 8 September. He played in Sheffield Wednesday's 2–1 defeat by Arsenal in the Charity Shield at Stamford Bridge in October 1930.[1] Ball scored 94 goals in just 135 matches with the Sheffield club, before returning to Manchester United in December 1933. In September 1934, he moved to Huddersfield Town, but he moved on to Luton Town after only a month.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortune smiles on the Arsenal". Sheffield Independent. 8 October 1930. p. 10. Retrieved 22 March 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. 
  2. ^ Jackson, Stuart. "Jack Ball". The Sheffield Wednesday Archive. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
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