Jimmy Owen

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Jimmy Owen
Personal information
Date of birth 1864[1]
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1884–1886 Port Vale 0 (0)
1888–1890 Stoke 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jimmy Owen (born 1864; date of death unknown) was an English footballer for Port Vale and Stoke during the 1880s.

Playing career[edit]

Owen probably joined Port Vale in 1884.[1] His debut for the club came on 18 October 1884 in a home friendly with Aston Villa "A", which Vale won 2–0.[1] He became a regular in the side and grabbed two goals in the 12–0 thrashing of Ironbridge in the Burslem Challenge Cup final on 21 March 1885.[1] He also played in the North Staffordshire Charity Challenge Cup final that same year, but departed at the end of the 1885–86 season to join Stoke, a founder club of The Football League in 1888.[1] He had scored 17 goals in 56 games across all competitions for Port Vale.[1]

He played for Stoke during the 1889–90 season, scoring two goals in three Football League matches.[2] He scored goals against West Bromwich Albion (15 March) and Notts County (24 March).

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Jimmy Owen profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Football League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1889–90 3 2 0 0 3 2
Career Total 3 2 0 0 3 2


with Port Vale
  • Burslem Challenge Cup winner: 1885
  • North Staffordshire Charity Challenge Cup winner: 1885 (shared)


  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 22. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.