Jackie Crawford

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Jackie Crawford
Personal information
Full name John Forsyth Crawford
Date of birth 26 September 1896
Place of birth Jarrow, County Durham, England
Date of death 27 September 1975(1975-09-27) (aged 79)
Place of death Epsom, Surrey, England
Playing position Outside Left/Outside Right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Palmers' Works F.C.
Royal Navy
Jarrow Town F.C.
1920–1923 Hull City
1923–1934 Chelsea 308 (28)
1934–1937 QPR
National team
1931 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Forsyth "Jackie" Crawford (born 26 September 1896 in Jarrow, died 27 September 1975) was an English footballer who played as a Winger throughout his career.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Jarrow, Crawford started his professional career with Hull City, before signing for Chelsea for £3,000 in May 1923. He quickly became a regular in the side for the next five years, and after several near-misses, eventually helped them gain promotion back to the First Division in 1929-30. Thereafter, the ageing Crawford was overshadowed by new star signings like Hughie Gallacher and Alex Jackson, and joined Queens Park Rangers in 1934. He made 308 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 28 goals.[1]

International career[edit]

Crawford was capped once for England, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 loss to Scotland at Hampden Park on 28 March 1931.[2][3]