Jack Taylor (footballer, born 1872)

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Jack Taylor
Personal information
Full name John Daniel Taylor[1]
Date of birth (1872-01-27)27 January 1872
Place of birth Dumbarton, Scotland
Date of death 21 February 1949(1949-02-21) (aged 77)[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1889–1894 Dumbarton[2] 58 (35)
1894–1896 St Mirren 27 (12)
1896–1910 Everton 400 (80)
1910– South Liverpool
National team
1892–1895 Scotland[1] 4 (1)
1892–1895 Scottish League XI[3] 6 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John "Jack" Daniel Taylor (27 January 1872 – 21 February 1949) was a Scottish professional footballer.


Born in Dumbarton in 1872, Taylor started off his career at local club Dumbarton[1] He signed for St Mirren in 1894.[4] In 1896 Taylor was signed by English club Everton where 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.[5]




  1. ^ a b c d Jack Taylor at the Scottish Football Association
  2. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 
  3. ^ "John Taylor". Londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Emms, Steve; Wells, Richard (2007). Scottish League Players' Records Division One 1890/91 to 1938/39. Beeston, Nottingham: Tony Brown. ISBN 978-1-899468-66-9. 
  5. ^ Top Tens
  6. ^ Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Richard Boyle
Everton captain
Succeeded by
Jimmy Settle
Preceded by
William Balmer
Everton captain
Succeeded by
Jack Sharp