Jack Russell (footballer)

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Jack Russell
Personal information
Full name Cecil John Russell
Date of birth (1904-06-19)19 June 1904
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Date of death 1995 (aged 90–91)
Height 5 ft 8 12 in (1.74 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bromsgrove Rovers
1924–1927 Birmingham 26 (1)
1927–1928 Bristol Rovers 22 (6)
1928–1930 Worcester City
1930–1934 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 138 (43)
1934 Luton Town 8 (1)
1934–1936 Norwich City 56 (23)
1936–1937 Worcester City
1937–1939 Shirley Town
1939–19?? Solihull Town
Teams managed
1936–1937 Worcester City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Cecil John "Jack" Russell (19 June 1904 – 1995) was an English professional footballer who scored 74 goals in 250 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham, Bristol Rovers, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, Luton Town and Norwich City.[2] He played as a forward.

Life and career[edit]

Russell was born in the Northfield district of Birmingham. He began his football career with local clubs before joining Birmingham of the First Division in February 1924.[3] He made his debut on 18 April 1924, in a 1–0 defeat at Manchester City,[4] but apart from a run of a dozen games at outside left in the 1925–26 season,[5] his Birmingham career consisted of occasional appearances as the replacement for an injured player. In the 1927 close season Russell joined Bristol Rovers. A year later he dropped back into non-league football with Worcester City, and after another two years returned to the Football League with Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic of the Third Division South.[3] For Bournemouth Russell scored goals at a rate approaching one every three games,[2] and twice in a month scored four goals in a game, a club record.[6] In May 1934 he signed for Luton Town, and five months later joined Norwich City.[3] For the 1936–37 season, Russell returned to Worcester City as player-manager,[3][7] He later played for Shirley Town and Solihull Town.[3]

Russell died in 1995.[2]


  1. ^ "Blues" News. The Official Programme of Birmingham Football Club, Ltd. Birmingham F.C. 30 August 1924. p. 4. 
  2. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 229. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 122. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 166.
  5. ^ Matthews, p. 168.
  6. ^ "AFC Bournemouth Club Information". A.F.C. Bournemouth. 5 March 2009. Archived from the original on 7 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Managers". Worcester City F.C. Archived from the original on 3 April 2009.