Player #275

Appearances:

28

Starts:

28

Goals:

0

Seasons:

2

Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson

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Jack Thompson

Position

Right Back

From

1919-20

To

1920-21

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Jack Thompson

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

19
20

Division

D1
D1

Appearances

28
17
11

Starts

28
17
11

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

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 George Thompson

Birth Date

Sunday, 1 July 1900

Birth Place

Cramlington, Northumberland

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Ashington

From

For

Free

On

September 1919

Previous Clubs

Ashington |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Brighton & Hove Albion

For

Free

On

August 1921

Subsequent Clubs

1921-25 Brighton & Hove Albion |

Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson

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Jack Thompson

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Villa Career

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

1919-21 Aston Villa, Free, 28 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Monday, 10 November 1919

Debut Appearance

Monday, 10 November 1919

West Bromwich Albion (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 5 March 1921

Tottenham Hotspur (a), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 5 March 1921

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(5ft 10 in) 1.78 m

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1970, Aged 70

Jack Thompson

Player #275 for Aston Villa, John George Thompson, known as Jack Thompson played as a right back for the club.

Jack played for Villa in 1919-20 and 1920-21 making 27 appearances.

Jack was born in Cramlington, Northumberland in July 1900 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on 15 November 1919 aged 19.

Villa had signed Jack from Ashington in September 1919.

Jack had an immediate impact on the first team, becoming a regular pick in the defence through to February 1920.

Jack made 17 League appearances in his first season but did not feature in the successful FA Cup campaign including playing in the FA Cup Final victory over Huddersfield Town in front of a crowd of 50,018 at Stamford Bridge.

Asked if he was nervous match ahead of his debut match against West Bromwich Albion: , he is reported to have replied “Why no, I fought against the Germans!”.

A longer career with the Villa for Jack was prevented by the emergence of Tommy Smart and he played his final game on 5 March 1921 having made his FA Cup debut for the club and 9 league appearances that season.

Jack moved on to Brighton & Hove Albion in August 1921.

Jack played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Jack passed away in 1970 aged 70.