Jack Lyons (soccer)

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Jack Lyons
Personal information
Full name John P. Lyons
Date of birth May 19, 1901
Place of birth Govan, Scotland
Playing position Fullback
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1927 Providence F.C. 8 (0)
Fore River Shamrocks
1931 Boston Bears 1 (0)
National team
1928 United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John P. "Jack" Lyons was a Scottish-American soccer fullback who played part of two season in the American Soccer League and earned two caps with the United States men's national soccer team in 1928.


Lyons played eight games with Providence F.C. in the 1926-1927 American Soccer League season. He then played for the Fore River Shamrocks. He re-entered the ASL in the spring of 1931 when he played one game with the Boston Bears.[1]

National team[edit]

Lyons earned two caps with the U.S. national team. The first came at the 1928 Summer Olympics when the U.S. lost to Argentina 11-2. Following this loss, the U.S. tied Poland, 3-3, on June 10, 1928.[2]


  1. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4). 
  2. ^ U.S. international games at RSSSF Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite

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