Jem Bayliss

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Jem Bayliss
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Personal information
Full name Albert Edward James Matthias Bayliss
Date of birth (1863-08-01)1 August 1863[1]
Place of birth Tipton, England
Date of death 19 August 1933(1933-08-19) (aged 70)
Place of death West Bromwich, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Great Bridge Unity
Tipton Providence
Wednesbury Old Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1884–1891 West Bromwich Albion 56 (13)
1891 Walsall Town Swifts
National team
1891 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Albert Edward James Matthias 'Jem' Bayliss (1 August 1863 – 19 August 1933) was an English football player who played for West Bromwich Albion, as well as the English national side.

He captained the West Bromwich Albion side which won the 1888 FA Cup Final.[2]

He made his league debut on 8 September 1888, at wing-half for West Bromwich Albion in a 2–0 win against Stoke at the Victoria Ground, Stoke. He played all of the "Throstles" 22 Football League matches and scored two goals in 1888-89. His debut League goal was scored on 22 September 1888 at Leamington Road, Blackburn, in a match that West Bromwich Albion lost to Blackburn Rovers 6-2. Bayliss also played as a forward in 1888–89.[3]

External links[edit]


  • Matthews, Tony (2007). West Bromwich Albion: The Complete Record. Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-565-4. 
  1. ^ As per Matthews (2007) pp101–102 gives Bayliss' date of birth as 14 January 1863
  2. ^ "Albion bid to net golden ball". BBC. 16 May 2002. Retrieved 5 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Jem Bayliss profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)