Jack Reynolds (footballer, born 1881)

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Jack Reynolds
Jack Reynolds (18-10-1947).png
Personal information
Full name John Reynolds
Date of birth (1881-09-23)23 September 1881
Place of birth Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Date of death 8 November 1962(1962-11-08) (aged 81)
Place of death Amsterdam, Netherlands
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1902 Manchester City 0 (0)
1903 Burton United 32 (3)
1904–1905 Grimsby Town 29 (3)
1905–1907 Sheffield Wednesday 2 (0)
1907–1908 Watford 27 (4)
1908–1911 New Brompton 108 (16)
Teams managed
1912–1914 St. Gallen
1915–1925 Ajax
1919 Netherlands
1925–1928 Blauw Wit
1927–1928 AFC
1928–1940 Ajax
1945–1947 Ajax
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Reynolds (23 September 1881 in Manchester, England – 8 November 1962 in Amsterdam, Netherlands) was an English football manager and player. He was the manager of Ajax Amsterdam from 1915–1925, 1928–1940, and 1945–1947. He was one of the pioneers of the Total Football system of playing and is considered to be among the best managers the team has had. He was also the manager of the Swiss side St Gallen.

Personal life[edit]

WReynolds' older brother Billy was also a footballer.[1]


  • Kuper, Simon, Ajax, The Dutch, The War. Football in Europe during the Second World War, Orion Books, London (Translation of: Ajax, de Joden en Nederland ("Ajax, the Jews, The Netherlands)",[2] 2003, ISBN 0-7528-4274-9
  • Lamming, Douglas (1985). A Who's Who of Grimsby Town AFC 1890-1985. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-34-2. 
  • Jones, Trefor (1996). The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1. 
  1. ^ "William Reynolds" (PDF). Croydon Common FC. Alan Futter. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Hardgras

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