Jack Curtis (footballer)

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Jack Curtis
Personal information
Full name John Joseph Curtis[1]
Date of birth (1888-12-13)13 December 1888[1]
Place of birth South Bank, England[1]
Date of death 8 March 1955(1955-03-08) (aged 66)[2]
Place of death Wimbledon, England
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Eston United
South Bank St Peters
1906–1907 Sunderland 1 (0)
South Bank
0000–1908 Shildon Athletic
1908–1909 Gainsborough Trinity 30 (2)
1909–1913 Tottenham Hotspur 82 (5)
1913–1914 Fulham 2 (0)
1914–1915 Brentford 14 (1)
1915–1919 Stockport County 15 (1)
1919–1920 Middlesbrough 5 (0)
Shildon Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Joseph "Jack" Curtis (13 December 1888 – 8 March 1955) was an English professional football outside left who played in the Football League for Sunderland, Gainsborough Trinity, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham, Stockport County and Middlesbrough.[1] He is best remembered for his four-year spell with Tottenham Hotspur between 1909 and 1913.

Playing career[edit]

Curtis played for non-League clubs Eston United, South Bank St Peters, South Bank, Shildon Athletic. In 1906 he joined Sunderland but played only once for the Black Cats. The outside left signed for Gainsborough Trinity in 1908 where he went on to play 30 matches and scoring twice. Curtis joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1909, he featured in 89 matches and netting five goals in all competitions in his time at the club.[3] After leaving White Hart Lane in 1913, Curtis had spells at Fulham, Brentford,[4] Stockport County, Middlesbrough before rejoining Shildon Athletic, where he ended his football career.

Personal life[edit]

Curtis enlisted as a driver in the Royal Field Artillery in early 1915 during the First World War.[2] He served with the 36th Battery of the 1A Reserve Brigade.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 1906–07[5] First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
Tottenham Hotspur 1908–09[6] Second Division 2 1 0 0 2 1
1909–10[6] First Division 37 3 4 0 41 3
1910–11[6] 30 1 3 0 33 1
1911–12[6] 9 0 0 0 9 0
1912–13[6] 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 82 5 7 0 89 5
Fulham 1913–14[7] Second Division 2 0 0 0 2 0
Brentford 1914–15[4] Southern League Second Division 14 1 2 0 16 1
Stockport County 1914–15[8] Second Division 15 1 15 1
Middlesbrough 1919–20[6] First Division 5 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 119 7 9 0 128 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 73. ISBN 190589161X. 
  2. ^ a b c Bees Review: Brentford Official Matchday Programme vs Hull City 03/11/15. Milton Keynes: Regal Sports Press. 2015. p. 62. 
  3. ^ Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 29 November 2012 Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite
  4. ^ a b White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. p. 363. ISBN 0951526200. 
  5. ^ "Sunderland AFC - Statistics, History and Records - from TheStatCat". www.thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "John Curtis". 11v11.com. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "John Curtis". Fulhamweb. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Watts, Ian. "Jack Curtis County Record". gogogocounty.org. Retrieved 12 January 2017.