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]

  • Sourced from Lewis Campbell profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
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.