19 December 2006

Jack Hanna

Name: A. John Hanna
Born: c.1889, Belfast
Died:
Height:
Weight:

Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1912); Irish League: 1 Cap (1911).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 1910/11.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Mountpottinger
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Linfield
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May-09
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Nottingham Forest
11/12-13/14
May-11
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97/0
4/0
Barrow
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May-14
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(Lancashire Combination)
Scunthorpe & Lindsey U.
19/20-20/21
Jul-19
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(Midland League)
Workington
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(North-Eastern League)
TOTALS
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97/0
4/0

Biography:
'Spotted' playing for the Irish League in a 4-0 defeat by the Southern League in March 1911, Jack Hanna signed for Nottingham Forest that July, an Irish League medal still fresh in his mind. He made his debut in a Division Two clash with Leeds City on the opening day of the 1911/12 season, and remained Forest's regular 'keeper for the next three seasons.

Described as a "fine, upstanding goalkeeper, very smart with both hands and an excellent close-range shot-stopper, often using his feet to good effect", Hanna was limted to just two caps thanks largely to the presence of long-time Ireland 'keeper, Billy Scott.

After the First World War, Hanna moved into non-League football, appearing for Scunthorpe and Workington.

Ireland Cap Details:

16-03-1912 Scotland H L 1-4 BC
13-04-1912 Wales... A W 3-2 BC

Summary: 2/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 1.



With thanks to Martin O'Connor.

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