Jack Vickers

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Jack Vickers
Personal information
Full name John Vickers
Date of birth (1908-08-07)7 August 1908[1]
Place of birth Auckland Park, Bishop Auckland, England[1]
Date of death 24 September 1980(1980-09-24) (aged 72)[1]
Place of death West Auckland, England[1]
Playing position Full-back[1]
Youth career
Eldon Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bishop Auckland
1928–1929 Hull City 2 (0)
1929–1930 Darlington 14 (0)
1930–1932 Doncaster Rovers 39 (2)
1932–1933 Charlton Athletic 10 (0)
1933–1936 Port Vale 73 (0)
1936–1937 Newport County 19 (0)
1937–1938 South Shields
1938–1939 Hartlepools United 0 (0)
1939 Stockton
Total 157+ (2+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Vickers (7 August 1908 – 24 September 1980) was an English footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Vickers played for Bishop Auckland, Hull City, Darlington, Doncaster Rovers and Charlton Athletic before joining Port Vale for £200 in May 1933.[1] He played 32 Second Division games in 1933–34 and 26 league games in 1934–35, but lost his first team spot in September 1935, and made just 15 league appearances in 1935–36.[1] He did though feature in the FA Cup giant-killing over First Division giants Sunderland at The Old Recreation Ground on 13 January.[2] Vickers was released in April 1936, having played a total of 73 league games for the "Valiants".[1] He then moved on to Newport County, South Shields, Hartlepools United and Stockton.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Source:[3]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hull City 1928–29 Second Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Darlington 1929–30 Third Division North 14 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
Doncaster Rovers 1930–31 Third Division North 22 2 0 0 0 0 22 2
1931–32 Third Division North 17 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Total 39 2 0 0 0 0 39 2
Charlton Athletic 1932–33 Second Division 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Port Vale 1933–34 Second Division 32 0 1 0 0 0 33 0
1934–35 Second Division 26 0 1 0 0 0 27 0
1935–36 Second Division 15 0 3 0 0 0 18 0
Total 73 0 5 0 0 0 78 0
Newport County 1936–37 Third Division South 19 0 2 0 1 0 22 0
Hartlepools United 1938–39 Third Division North 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 157 2 8 0 1 0 165 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 297. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ "All time greatest F A cup giant killings". freewebs.com. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Jack Vickers profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)