Jack Blackwell

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Jack Blackwell
Personal information
Date of birth (1909-10-29)29 October 1909[1]
Place of birth Ecclesall, Sheffield, England[1]
Date of death 25 October 2001(2001-10-25) (aged 91)[2]
Playing position Inside-forward
Youth career
Chapel-en-le-Frith
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1932 Huddersfield Town 3 (0)
1932–1934 Charlton Athletic 34 (7)
1934–1935 Port Vale 24 (5)
1935–1936 Boston United
1936–1937 Ipswich Town 20 (8)
Bridlington Town
Total 81+ (20+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jack Blackwell (28 October 1909 – 25 October 2001) was an English footballer who played at inside-forward for Huddersfield Town, Charlton Athletic, Port Vale, Boston United, Ipswich Town, and Bridlington Town. He helped Ipswich to the Southern League title in 1936–37.

Playing career[edit]

Blackwell played for Chapel-en-le-Frith, before joining Huddersfield Town in October 1931. He appeared in two First Division games in 1931–32 and featured once at Leeds Road in 1932–33.[3] He finished the season though with Charlton Athletic, who were relegated out of the Second Division in last place. The "Addicks" finished fifth in the Third Division South in 1933–34, but Blackwell had already left The Valley for Port Vale in February 1934.[1] He scored a brace on his debut in a 5–1 win over Millwall at The Old Recreation Ground on 24 February.[1] However, he only found the net once in the remaining eleven games of the 1933–34 campaign.[1] He picked up a serious knee injury in August 1934, which sidelined him for four months.[1] He never regained his first team spot and was instead released in May 1935, having scored twice in 12 games in 1934–35.[1] He spent the 1935–36 season at York Street with non-league Boston United. He spent the 1936–37 season with Ipswich Town; scoring 15 goals in 28 games across all competitions, he helped the "Tractor Boys" to win the Southern League title.[2] After leaving Portman Road, he later appeared for Bridlington Town.[2]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Jack Blackwell profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Huddersfield Town 1931–32 First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1932–33 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Charlton Athletic 1932–33 Second Division 27 5 1 1 0 0 28 6
1933–34 Third Division South 7 2 3 0 1 0 11 2
Total 34 7 4 1 1 0 39 8
Port Vale 1933–34 Second Division 12 3 0 0 0 0 12 3
1934–35 Second Division 12 2 1 0 0 0 13 2
Total 24 5 1 0 0 0 25 5

Honours[edit]

with Ipswich Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 32. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jack Blackwell". tmwmtt.com. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ 99 Years & Counting - Stats & Stories - Huddersfield Town History