22 September 2006

Jack Campbell

Name: John Campbell
Born: Belfast
Died: 1921, USA
Height:
Weight:
Position: Half-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1896); Irish League: 3 Caps (1895-1896).
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1896/97.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Cliftonville
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Amateur
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TOTALS
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£0
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Biography:
A member of the first Irish League representative side to face a club side, losing 5-1 to Liverpool at Anfield in November 1895. Won his only Ireland cap at left-half, though his other representative honours also saw Campbell utilised as a centre-half.

Brother of James Campbell (also of Cliftonville and Ireland), John Campbell emigrated to the USA, where he died in 1921.


Ireland Cap Details:
29-02-1896 Wales... A L 1-6

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

According to an old reply from George Glass, he WAS Jimmy Campbell's brother (both had the second name Caughley). Don't know if George still thinks this...

Cris Freddi

jcd said...

Thanks Cris,

Fixed now, George had sent me that information for another article (http://nifootball.blogspot.co.uk/2008/10/family-affair.html) but I had neglected to update this bio.

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