Player #391

Appearances:

3

Starts:

3

Goals:

0

Seasons:

3

Jack Morby
Jack Morby

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Jack Morby
Jack Morby

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Jack Morby

Position

Defender

From

1945-46

To

1947-48

IMAGE CREDIT

Jack Morby

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

25
26
27

Division

FLS
D1
D1

Appearances

3
3
0
0

Starts

3
3
0
0

Substitute

0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0
0

*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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

John Henry Morby

Birth Date

August 1920

Birth Place

Wednesfield, Wolverhampton

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Hednesford Town

From

For

Free

On

December 1943

Previous Clubs

Hednesford Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Worcester City

For

Free

On

July 1948

Subsequent Clubs

Worcester City |

Jack Morby
Jack Morby

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Jack Morby
Jack Morby

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

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

1945-48 Aston Villa, Free, 3 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Alex Massie |

First Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 5 September 1945

Debut Appearance

Wednesday, 5 September 1945

West Bromwich Albion (h), Football League South

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 1 May 1946

Millwall (h), Football League South

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 1 May 1946

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Jack Morby

Player #391 for Aston Villa, John Henry Morby, known as Jack Morby, played as a centre half for Villa in the 1945-46 regional league season making 12 appearances including 3 in the FA Cup.

Jack was born in Wednesfield, just 14 miles from Villa Park, on 1 August 1920 and played in his sole season for Villa at the age of 25.

Joining Villa as an amateur for Villa in 1943, Jack had previously had a trial with Wolves aged 16 whilst playing as an amateur for Hednesford Town before the War.

Jack came into Villa’s senior side in the war-time season of 1943-44 against Stoke City with defensive regular Ernie ‘Mush’ Callaghan injured.

Jack went on to hold the centre half position in good hands for many weeks before - in 1945-46 - making his official senior debut by appearing for the Villa first team on 3 occasions in that season’s FA Cup.

Jack was also a “lease-lend” player that same season - lining up for Portsmouth for their visit to play Birmingham (soon to be christened ‘City’) at St Andrew’s.

After his 1945-46 cameo, Jack moved on to non-league Worcester City in July 1948 without having made an appearance in the reinstated football league from 1946-47.

Jack had played in the regional league season under manager Alex Massie.