Jackie Lane (footballer)

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Jackie Lane
Personal information
Full name John George Lane
Date of birth (1931-11-10) 10 November 1931 (age 86)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1949 Boldmere St. Michaels
1949–1956 Birmingham City 46 (14)
1956–1959 Notts County 57 (19)
1959–19?? Hinckley Athletic
Kidderminster Harriers
1961–196? Evesham United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John George Lane (born 10 November 1931) is an English former footballer.[1] He played more than 100 matches in the Football League for Birmingham City[2] and Notts County.[3]

Lane was born in Selly Oak, Birmingham. He began his football career with local club Boldmere St. Michaels before joining Birmingham City in 1949. He provided cover for any forward position, though preferred to play at inside forward, and contributed to the club winning the Second Division title in the 1954–55 season.[2] He also played one game in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.[4] After finishing his league career he played non-League football for Hinckley Athletic, scoring four goals in the club's first ever Southern League fixture,[5] Kidderminster Harriers and Evesham United.[2]


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). PFA Premier and Football League Players Records (1946–2005). Harpenden: Queen Anne Press. p. 359. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ "Notts County: 1946/47–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 September 2008. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 241.
  5. ^ "Middlefield heroes: Dudley Kernick and the Boys of '63". Hinckley United. James Moore. Archived from the original on 25 February 2002. 


with Birmingham City