Jim Mason (footballer)

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Jim Mason
Personal information
Full name James Mason[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1892–1898 Burslem Port Vale 44 (9)
Total 44 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Mason was a 19th-century footballer and referee. He played for Burslem Port Vale and refereed the 1909 FA Cup Final.

Playing career[edit]

Mason joined Burslem Port Vale in November 1892.[1] He made his debut in a 5–2 home defeat to Newton Heath on 24 December 1894, becoming a regular from March 1895.[1] In 1896 he was reported to be performing 'his usual trick act of shooting at the winding gear of the adjacent colliery or at the clock in the Cobridge Church tower'.[1] He lost his first team place in December 1896, despite this ability.[1] He was suspended by the club in February 1897 for 'offensive conduct' and only made one further appearance, in October 1897.[1] Despite this he actually went on to become a referee after being released in 1898.[1]

He refereed the 1909 FA Cup Final, as well as four England games.[2]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Jim Mason profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burslem Port Vale 1892–93 Second Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1893–94 Second Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1894–95 Second Division 10 2 0 0 1 0 11 2
1895–96 Second Division 26 6 2 0 2 0 30 6
1896–97 Midland League 7 1 1 0 1 0 9 1
1897–98 Midland League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 44 9 3 0 4 0 51 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 185. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Sherwin, Phil (2010). The Port Vale Miscellany. Brimscombe Port: The History Press. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-7524-5777-2.