Jack Capper

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Jack Capper
Personal information
Full name John Capper
Date of birth (1931-07-23)23 July 1931
Place of birth Wrexham, Wales
Date of death 10 March 2009(2009-03-10) (aged 77)
Place of death Wrexham, Wales
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1955 Wrexham 48 (0)
1955–1956 Headington United
1956–1959 Lincoln City 21 (0)
1959–1961 Chester 37 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John "Jack" Capper (23 July 1931 – 10 March 2009) was a Welsh footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Capper turned professional with hometown club Wrexham in 1949, with his first appearance in The Football League coming against Grimsby Town in 1952–53.[1]

When Capper left Wrexham in 1955 after 48 league outings he was awarded a benefit match.[1] After a short spell with non-league Headington United, he returned to professional circles with Lincoln City in January 1956.[1] After struggling to command a regular place at Sincil Bank, Capper moved to Chester in September 1959 for £1,500.[1] He competed with the centre back position with George Spruce[1] before retiring from the game through injury in 1961.[1]

Capper later joined the Police and then as a security officer at a holiday camp in Prestatyn.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "RIP - John 'Jack' Capper". Wrexham FC Official Website. Retrieved 2009-05-25.