Jack Bell

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John Bell
Personal information
Full name John Bell
Date of birth 6 October 1869
Place of birth Dumbarton, Scotland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1890–1893 Dumbarton[1][2] 52 (46)
1893–1898 Everton 130 (41)
1898–1900 Celtic 35 (19)
1900–1901 New Brighton Tower 22 (9)
1901–1903 Everton 45 (19)
1903–1908 Preston NE 108 (29)
Total 392 (144)
National team
1890–1900 Scotland[3] 10 (5)
1892–1899 Scottish League XI 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John "Jack" Bell (born 6 October 1869 in Dumbarton) was an early Scottish football player and manager.

Career[edit]

A winger or inside-forward, Bell played with Dumbarton Union, Dumbarton, Everton, Celtic, New Brighton Tower and Preston North End.[4]

During his time with Everton he helped organise the Association Footballers' Union and later served as its president.

In 1909, Bell was appointed manager/coach of former club Preston.

Honours[edit]

Dumbarton[5]
  • Scottish League: Champions 1890-1891;1891-1892
  • Scottish Cup: Runners Up 1890-1891
  • Dumbartonshire Cup: Winners 1888–89;1889-1890;1890-1891;1891-1892;1892-1893
  • League Charity Cup: Winners 1890–91
  • Greenock Charity Cup: Winners 1889–90 - Runners Up 1888-89
  • 2 caps for Scotland between 1889 and 1892, scoring one goal
  • 1 cap for the Scottish League in 1892, scoring one goal
  • 1 representative cap for Scotland against Canada XI in 1891, scoring two goals
  • 4 representative caps for Dumbartonshire between 1888 and 1890, scoring two goals
  • 2 international trial games for Scotland between 1890 and 1892
  • top Scottish League goalscorer: 1890-91 (20 goals); 1891-92 (19 goals).

References[edit]

  1. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 
  2. ^ "Jack Bell - Player Statistics (The Sons Archive - Dumbarton Football Club History)". www.sonsarchive.com. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  3. ^ Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who’s Who, 1872–1986. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-47-4. 
  4. ^ Emms, Steve; Wells, Richard (2007). Scottish League Players' Records Division One 1890/91 to 1938/39. Beeston, Nottingham: Tony Brown. ISBN 978-1-899468-66-9. 
  5. ^ Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 

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