Player #38

Appearances:

49

Starts:

49

Goals:

2

Seasons:

6

Jack Burton
Jack Burton

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #46, 9 January 1909.

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Jack Burton

Position

Midfielder

From

1885-86

To

1890-91

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Jack Burton

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Seasons

Age*

21
22
23
24
25
26

Division

FAC
FAC
FAC
FL
FL
FL

Appearances

49
2
10
4
19
12
2

Starts

49
2
10
4
19
12
2

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

2
0
1
0
0
0
1

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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John Henry Burton

Birth Date

Tuesday, 1 September 1863

Birth Place

Handsworth, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Aston Park Unity

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Grove Lane School |
Hamstead Hall |
Handsworth Victoria |
Aston Park Unity |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1891

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Jack Burton
Jack Burton

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #46, 9 January 1909.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1885-91 Free, 49 | 2 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 17 October 1885

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 17 October 1885

Walsall Town (a), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 30 October 1886

Final Appearance

Saturday, 21 March 1891

Accrington (a), Football League

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 March 1891

Honours

1886-87 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

10 April 1914, Aged 50

Jack Burton

Player #38 for Aston Villa, John Henry Burton, known as Jack Burton played as a midfielder for the club in a position that was then known as a half back. Jack represented Villa between 1885-86 and 1890-91 including the first 3 football league seasons.

Jack was born in Handsworth less than three miles from Villa’s current ground on 19th September 1863 and made his debut as a 22 year old on 17th October 1885.

Villa had signed Jack from Aston Park Unity.

Jack played all of the 10 games in Villa’s victorious 1886-87 FA Cup campaign, including the final at the Kennington Oval that hosted the 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. Jack scored 2 goals on the way to the final in the 13-0 annihilation of Wednesbury Old Athletic at Wellington Road.

Jack retired from football due to a knee injury but during a retrospective review of his career was described as being a play who was as strong as an ox wing-half and who could kick a ball as hard as any player.

Jack played his entire Villa career under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Jack made 28 League appearances scoring in his final season 1890-91 in the 3-1 win over Accrington at Thorneyholme Road on 21st March 1891 which also happened to be his final game for Villa.

Jack passed away on 10th April 1914 in Hockley, Birmingham aged 50.