Player #121

Appearances:

24

Starts:

24

Goals:

15

Seasons:

2

Jack Sharp
Jack Sharp

Source: Football card #23 Jack Sharp issued by Wills & Co Ltd for Wills Cigarettes under the Football series, 1902

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Jack Sharp
Jack Sharp

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Jack Sharp

Position

Winger

From

1897-98

To

1898-99

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Jack Sharp

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Seasons

Age*

19
20

Division

D1
D1

Appearances

24
16
8

Starts

24
16
8

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

15
11
4

*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 Samuel Sharp

Birth Date

Friday, 15 February 1878

Birth Place

Hereford, Herefordshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Hereford Thistle

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Clyde Henry School |
Violet Boys’ Club |
Hereford Thistle |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Everton

For

Free

On

1899

Subsequent Clubs

1899-10 Everton |

Jack Sharp
Jack Sharp

Source: Football card #23 Jack Sharp issued by Wills & Co Ltd for Wills Cigarettes under the Football series, 1902

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Jack Sharp
Jack Sharp

Source: Football card #23 Jack Sharp issued by Wills & Co Ltd for Wills Cigarettes under the Football series, 1902

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Villa Career

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

1897-99 Free, 24 | 15 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 2 October 1897

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 2 October 1897

Bolton Wanderers (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 2 October 1897

Final Appearance

Saturday, 18 February 1899

Nottingham Forest (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 18 February 1899

Honours

1898-99 League Champions |

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

27 January 1938, Aged 60

Jack Sharp

Player #121 for Aston Villa, John Samuel Sharp, known as Jack Sharp played as a winger for the club in the outside right position.

Jack played for Villa in the 1897-98 and 1898-99.

Jack was born in Hereford on 15th February 1878 and made his debut for the club as a 19 year old on 2nd October 1897.

Villa had signed Jack from Hereford Thistle and made 24 appearances in his 2 seasons with the club.

Jack’s most prolific season came in 1897-98 when Villa went on to finish 6th.

In the following season Villa went on to win the League title with Jack appearing 8 times and scoring a goal every other game.

Despite his strong showing Jack could not ultimately replace the more established figures amongst Villa’s squad and needed to move on to gain regular first team football.

One of the doubts Villa had about Jack’s long term contribution to the team was his height, or rather lack of it, as George Ramsay and the Committee deemed him too small to play as a striker.

Jack made his final appearance for Villa on 18th February 1899 before moving on to Everton with brother Bert.

Everton came up with a cunning plan to overcome Jack’s ‘height’ issues - they converted him into a winger and enabled him to excel for them over the following decade.

Jack had played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Jack passed away in Liverpool on 27th January 1938 aged 59.