Player #452

Appearances:

146

Starts:

146

Goals:

40

Seasons:

5

Jackie Sewell
Jackie Sewell

Source: Football card #21 Jackie Sewell issued by Chix Confectionery under the Famous Footballers series, third series, 1958.

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Jackie Sewell

Position

Forward

From

1955-56

To

1959-60

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Jackie Sewell

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Seasons

Age*

28
29
30
31
32

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D2

Appearances

146
18
48
40
38
2

Starts

146
18
48
40
38
2

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

40
3
18
11
7
1
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

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John Sewell

Birth Date

Monday, 24 January 1927

Birth Place

Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Sheffield Wednesday

From

For

£20,000

On

December 1955

Previous Clubs

Kells Centre FC |
Whitehaven Town |
1946-51 Notts County |
1951-55 Sheffield Wednesday |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Hull City

For

Free

On

October 1959

Subsequent Clubs

1959-61 Hull City |
1961-65 City of Lusaka, Zambia |

Jackie Sewell
Jackie Sewell

Source: Football card #21 Jackie Sewell issued by Chix Confectionery under the Famous Footballers series, third series, 1958.

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Villa Career

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

1955-59 £20k, 146 | 40 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Eric Houghton |
Joe Mercer |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 3 December 1955

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 3 December 1955

Sheffield United (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 3 December 1955

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 26 August 1959

Sunderland (a), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 26 August 1959

Honours

1956-57 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

26 September 2016, Aged 89

Jackie Sewell

Player #452 for Aston Villa, John Sewell, known as Jackie Sewell, played as a forward for the club.

Jackie played for Villa between 1955-56 and 1959-60 making 146 appearances and scoring 40 goals.

Jackie was born in Kells Village, Whitehaven on 24 January 1927 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 3 December 1955 aged 28.

Few players can have made as much effort as Jackie to fit professional football into their life.

Even whilst a player with Notts County, and still a resident of his native Cumbria, Jackie would work his Friday shift in the local mineworks before traversing the country to Nottingham, via Carlisle and Derby, before reaching his destination - and a kick off date just a few hours later - in the early hours of Saturday morning.

That effort must have stood Jackie in good stead as he earned a move from Notts County to Sheffield Wednesday in 1951 which made him the most expensive footballer in Britain at a fee of £34,500.

Villa themselves signed Jackie from Sheffield Wednesday as a relative veteran aged 28 for a fee of £20,000 earlier in December 1955 and he would go on to appear for Villa 18 times, scoring twice, in his debut season. Indeed Jackie made a goalscoring debut against of all teams his old Steel City rivals Sheffield United.

During his time with Villa Jackie won the 1957 FA Cup and was an ever present throughout the victorious 1956-57 FA Cup campaign including the 2-1 triumph over Manchester United in the final held at Wembley Stadium in front of a crowd of 99,225 when Peter McParland scored twice to win Villa the Cup for a record seventh time.

However Jackie also experienced lows with Villa - playing 31 times and scoring 6 in Villa’s ultimately fruitless fight against relegation in 1958-59.

In Villa’s Second Division championship winning season Jackie made just two appearances for Villa with his last game coming on Wednesday, 26 August 1959 - aged 32 - before moving on to Hull City in October 1959

Jackie had played his Villa career under managers Eric Houghton and Joe Mercer.

Jackie passed away in Nottingham on 26 September 2016 aged 89.