James Swarbrick

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James Swarbrick
Personal information
Date of birth (1880-05-16)16 May 1880
Place of birth Lytham St Annes, England[1]
Date of death March 1970 (aged 89–90)
Place of death Swansea, Wales
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Outside-left[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Blackpool Red Star
Marton Combination
Blackpool Etrurians
1901–1902 Blackburn Rovers 15 (0)
1903–1905 Brentford 19 (1)
1905–1907 Grimsby Town 67 (12)
1907–1908 Oldham Athletic 4 (2)
1909 Southport Central 0 (0)
1910–1911 Stoke 3 (0)
1911–1912 Port Vale 22 (3)
1912–1913 Swansea Town 22 (0)
Total 133+ (17+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Swarbrick (16 May 1880 – March 1970) was a footballer who played in the Football League.

Playing career[edit]

Swarbrick started his career with Blackpool Red Star, Marton Combination, and Blackpool Etrurians, before joining Blackburn Rovers in 1901. Rovers finished fourth in the First Division in 1901–02, with Swarbrick playing 15 league games. He then joined Brentford, a club struggling in the Southern League,[3] before signing with Grimsby Town of the Football League Second Division. He played 67 league games for the "Mariners", scoring 12 goals, before moving on to Oldham Athletic in 1907. He played for Oldham in 1907–08, their first Football League campaign, in which they posted a third-place finish, just two points behind the promotion places. He scored twice in four league games for Oldham, before moving on to Southport Central and then Stoke. He made three appearances in the Birmingham & District League for the "Potters" in 1910–11.[4] After leaving the Victoria Ground he joined rivals Port Vale, and was a regular in the Central League side that lifted the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1912.[1] In 1912 he transferred to Swansea Town.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from James Swarbrick profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup
Welsh Cup
Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers 1901–02 First Division 2 0 0 0 2 0
1902–03 First Division 13 0 1 0 14 0
Total 15 0 1 0 16 0
Brentford 1903–04 Southern League First Division 9 1 0 0 9 1
1904–05 10 0 2 0 12 0
Total 19 1 2 0 21 1
Grimsby Town 1905–06 Second Division 33 4 1 0 34 4
1906–07 Second Division 34 8 2 0 36 8
Total 67 12 3 0 70 12
Oldham Athletic 1907–08 Second Division 3 2 0 0 3 2
1908–09 Second Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 4 2 0 0 4 2
Stoke 1910–11 Birmingham & District League 3 0 0 0 3 0
Port Vale 1911–12 Central League 22 3 0 0 22 3
Swansea Town 1912–13 Southern League 22 0 9 2 31 2

Honours[edit]

with Port Vale

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 285. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Lamming, Douglas (1985). A Who's Who of Grimsby Town AFC 1890-1985. Hutton Press. p. 117. ISBN 0907033342. 
  3. ^ White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. p. 357. ISBN 0951526200. 
  4. ^ Matthews, Tony: "The Encyclopedia of Stoke City " (Lion Press, 1994, ISBN 1-85983-100-1)