Jack Eyres

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Jack Eyres
Personal information
Full name John Eyres[1]
Date of birth (1899-03-20)20 March 1899[1]
Place of birth Lostock Gralam, England[2]
Date of death 2 October 1975(1975-10-02) (aged 76)[2]
Place of death Gainsborough, England[2][3]
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Nantwich Town
Witton Albion
1922–1928 Stoke City 64 (23)
1929–1930 Walsall 81 (34)
1931 Brighton & Hove Albion 11 (3)
1932–1934 Bristol Rovers 64 (12)
1934–1935 York City 37 (13)
Gainsborough Trinity
Total 257+ (85+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Eyres (20 March 1899 – 2 October 1975) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Bristol Rovers, Brighton & Hove Albion, Walsall, York City and Stoke City.[1]

Career

Eyres was associated with Stoke for a period of seven years without really establishing himself in the first team. He had spells with Nantwich Town and Witton Albion before joining Stoke in 1922.[1] His best season in red and white came in 1926–27 which saw Eyres score 12 goals helping Stoke win the Football League Third Division North title.[1] After scoring on average a goal every three games for the "Potters" he was transferred to Walsall in 1929 for a small fee.[1] He did well for the "Saddlers" scoring 37 goals in 89 matches in two seasons. He then spent a season at Brighton & Hove Albion, two at Bristol Rovers and ended his career with York City and non-league Gainsborough Trinity.

Career statistics

Source:[4]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 1922–23 First Division 4 1 0 0 4 1
1923–24 Second Division 19 7 0 0 19 7
1924–25 Second Division 14 2 0 0 14 2
1925–26 Second Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
1926–27 Third Division North 17 12 1 0 18 12
1927–28 Second Division 6 1 0 0 6 1
1928–29 Second Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 64 23 1 0 65 23
Walsall 1929–30 Third Division South 42 18 4 1 46 19
1930–31 Third Division South 39 16 4 2 43 18
Total 81 34 8 3 89 37
Brighton & Hove Albion 1931–32 Third Division South 11 3 0 0 11 3
Bristol Rovers 1932–33 Third Division South 36 7 5 2 41 9
1933–34 Third Division South 28 5 2 0 30 5
Total 64 12 6 2 70 14
York City 1934–35 Third Division North 37 13 3 0 40 13
Career Total 257 85 19 5 279 90

Honours

Stoke City

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
  2. ^ a b c Carder, Tim; Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-9521337-1-1.
  3. ^ "John Eyres". England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837–2007. Retrieved 23 August 2018 – via FamilySearch. (Registration required (help)).
  4. ^ Jack Eyres at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
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