24 October 2007

Jack Ponsonby

Name: John* Ponsonby
Born: May 1876, Dumbarton (Scotland)
Died: 1962, Belfast
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Position: Right-Back / Half-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 9 Full Caps (1895-1899); Irish League: 7 Caps (1895-1900).
Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish League Champion 1895/96, 1898/99, 1900/01, 1902/03; Irish Cup Winner 1895/96, Runner-Up 1901/02; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1895/96, 1896/97.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Distillery
93/94-96/97
Aug-1893
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Stoke
97/98
Sep-1897
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5/0
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Distillery
97/98-02/03
Feb-1898
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*160/8
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TOTALS
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£-
165/8
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* all games, both spells.

Biography:
Born in Scotland of Irish parents, Ponsonby moved to Ireland as a youth.

JACK PONSONBY was a tremendously versatile player who in his career played in nine different positions for the club. His main position though was right or left back. After four seasons at the Whites he played a season (1897-98) for Stoke City, then returned to finish his career with the Whites. He was capped 9 times by Ireland and played in 6 of the trophy wins.
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Ireland Cap Details:
16-03-1895 Wales... H D 2- 2 BC
30-03-1895 Scotland A L 1- 3 BC
29-02-1896 Wales... A L 1- 6 BC
07-03-1896 England. H L 0- 2 BC
28-03-1896 Scotland H D 3- 3 BC
20-02-1897 England. A L 0- 6 BC
06-03-1897 Wales... H W 4- 3 BC
27-03-1897 Scotland A L 1- 5 BC
18-02-1899 England. A L 2-13 BC

Summary: 9/0. Won 1, Drew 2, Lost 6.


* Listed incorrectly in some sources as Joseph/Joe.

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