Lewis Campbell (footballer)

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Lewis Campbell
Personal information
Date of birth April 1864[1]
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland[1]
Date of death 1938 (aged 73–74)[2]
Playing position Left-winger
Youth career
Dumbarton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Helensburgh
Glasgow United
Hibernian
1889–1893 Aston Villa 40 (20)
1893–1894 Port Vale 27 (13)
1894 Walsall Town Swifts
1894–1895 Burton Swifts 23 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Lewis Campbell (April 1864 – 1938) was a Scottish footballer. He was pacey and difficult to defend against.

Playing career[edit]

Campbell played for Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Glasgow United, and Hibernian, before moving to England to play for Aston Villa.[1] At Villa he earned an FA Cup runner-up medal in 1892 as he was unable to prevent West Bromwich Albion romping to victory 3–0 at The Oval. In August 1893, he joined Port Vale.[1] He claimed 13 goals in 27 Second Division in the 1893–94 season, and became the first "Valiant" to score a hat-trick (he actually scored four goals) in the Football League in a 5–0 win over Walsall Town Swifts on 9 September.[1] However, he left the Athletic Ground in 1894 because his wife did not like the Potteries area. He moved on to Walsall Town Swifts and then Burton Swifts.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Source:[3]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aston Villa 1889–90 The Football League 2 1 1 0 3 1
1890–91 The Football League 9 1 2 3 11 4
1891–92 The Football League 18 15 5 1 23 16
1892–93 First Division 11 3 0 0 11 3
Total 40 20 8 4 48 24
Burslem Port Vale 1893–94 Second Division 27 13 1 1 28 14
Burton Swifts 1894–95 Second Division 23 9 2 1 25 10

Honours[edit]

with Aston Villa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 52. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ "Aston Villa Player Database". www.astonvillaplayerdatabase.com. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Lewis Campbell profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)