Rollo Jack

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Rollo Jack
Personal information
Full name Robert Rollo Jack
Date of birth (1902-04-04)4 April 1902
Place of birth Bolton, England
Date of death 1994
Playing position Inside right
Youth career
Argyle Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1923 Plymouth Argyle 15 (4)
1923–1929 Bolton Wanderers 29 (9)
1929–1932? Clapton Orient 79 (22)
1932?–1934? Yeovil and Petters United ?
1934–1935 Swindon Town 20 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Rollo Jack (4 April 1902 – 1994) was a footballer who played primarily as an inside right[1] in the Football League in the 1920s and 1930s.[1]

He was the brother of David, the England international footballer, whilst his father Bob was also a professional footballer and manager.[2]

Rollo started as a trainee with Plymouth Argyle, making his debut on 23 December 1922 against Watford,[3] before moving north to join Bolton Wanderers for £1500,[4] where his brother was playing. He made his debut for Bolton on 22 December 1923 against Notts County.[4] However, in six seasons with Bolton he only made 29 League appearances.[1] He then moved to Clapton Orient in September 1929 for £1000[4] and he played regularly for them over the next three seasons. Rollo then moved into non-league football with Yeovil and Petters United of the Southern Football League, before a transfer back to the Football League with Swindon Town for the 1934–35 season, and he made 20 league appearances for Swindon, scoring on two occasions.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ "David Jack". The Players. soccerhistory.org. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Greens on Screen profile (including photo)
  4. ^ a b c Bolton Official Site History - 1920-39
  5. ^ "Rollo Jack player profile". Swindon Town. www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 February 2010.