John Poole (footballer, born 1892)

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John Poole
Personal information
Full name John Smith Poole
Date of birth 1892
Place of birth Codnor, England
Date of death 23 March 1967(1967-03-23) (aged 74)
Place of death Whitwell, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sutton United (Notts)
Sutton Junction
1914–1919 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
1919–1924 Sunderland 144 (1)
1924–1930 Bradford City 97 (0)
Teams managed
1938–1944 Mansfield Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:12, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

John Smith "Jack" Poole (1892–1967) was an English footballer who played for Sunderland[1] and Bradford City, who later became a trainer of the latter. He was born in Codnor.[2] After retiring from playing he had a lengthy spell as manager of Mansfield Town.


Poole played for Sutton United (Notts) and Sutton Junction before signing for Nottingham Forest, but he failed to break into their first team.[3] With the outbreak of World War I he began appearing as a guest player for Sheffield United.[4] After the war he signed for Sunderland where he made his Football League début before finishing his playing career at Bradford City.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring from playing he became coach at Bradford before becoming manager of Mansfield Town.


  1. ^ "Player details: John Poole". The Statcat. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  2. ^ Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903–1988. Breedon Books Sport. p. 405. ISBN 0-907969-38-0.
  3. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 210. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.
  4. ^ Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. p. 259. ISBN 978-1-874718-69-7.