Jack Taylor (footballer, born 1872)
|Full name||John Daniel Taylor|
|Date of birth||27 January 1872|
|Place of birth||Dumbarton, Scotland|
|Date of death||21 February 1949(aged 77)|
|1892–1895||Scottish League XI||6||(4)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Dumbarton in 1872, Taylor started off his career at local club Dumbarton, where he won two Scottish League championship medals. He signed for St Mirren in 1894. In 1896 Taylor was signed by English club Everton whee he played in a number of positions. He was the only Everton player to feature in the FA Cup Finals of 1897, 1906 and 1907, finishing on the winning side in 1906.
In the 1910 FA Cup semi-final against Barnsley Taylor was struck by the ball in the throat, damaging his larynx. This effectively ended his professional career and he was transferred to amateurs South Liverpool. Taylor is currently one of only 6 players to make 400 Football League appearances for Everton, making 456 in all competitions, 7th in the club's all-time appearance chart.