Jack English (footballer, born 1886)
|Full name||John Cogal English|
|Date of birth||13 December 1886|
|Place of birth||Hebburn, England|
|Date of death||21 January 1953 (age 66)|
|Place of death||Northampton, England|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing position||Left Back|
|Wallsend Park Villa|
|1910–1912||Preston North End||6|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
John Cogal 'Jack' English (13 December 1886 – 21 January 1953) was an English footballer and manager who played for Hebburn Argyle, Preston, Watford and Sheffield United. He played as a Left Back and was judged to be the finest in the League in 1915.
Born in Hebburn, County Durham, English started playing with Hebburn Argyle. He then went on to play for Preston and Watford, before being sold to Sheffield United for a fee of £500 in April 1913. He was a member of the Blades team who won the FA Cup final in 1915.
He left the Blades after refusing to re-sign following WWI and joined Darlington in 1919 as player manager, retiring from playing in 1921 but remaining as manager for a further seven years. He later went on to manage Nelson, Northampton Town and Exeter City.
As a player
As a player manager
As a manager
- FA Devon St. Lukes Challenge Bowl (Incomplete) runner-up: 1936–37
|Darlington||August 1921||May 1928|
|Northampton Town||February 1931||March 1935||187||73||72||42||39.0|
|Exeter City||October 1935||May 1939||168||48||72||48||28.6|
|Darlington||August 1945||May 1946||4||3||1||0||75.0|