Jack Mew

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Jack Mew
Personal information
Full name John William Mew
Date of birth (1889-03-30)30 March 1889
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Date of death 16 January 1963(1963-01-16) (aged 73)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Blaydon United
Marley Hill United
Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1912–1926 Manchester United 186 (0)
1926–1927 Barrow 29 (0)
National team
1920 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John William "Jack" Mew (30 March 1889 – 16 January 1963) was an English footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Sunderland, he attended Marley Hill Council School where he first played football. In July 1912, he was signed by Manchester United. He won a Central League Championship medal in 1913. He stayed with United until 1926 when he moved to Barrow, where he spent one season before retiring. During his United career, he made 199 appearances, only missing four League matches in four seasons.

International career[edit]

He made one appearance for England against Ireland on 23 October 1920.

Coaching career[edit]

In 1927, he became a trainer-coach for TSV Lyra in Belgium. In June 1928, he became a coach for Lima.

Personal life[edit]

He was married and lived in Stretford. His only son, Allen Cyril, was in the R.A.F. during the Second World War and was killed while training young pilots.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
George Anderson
Manchester United captain
Succeeded by
Lal Hilditch