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Jackie Bray

Manchester City FC

6 appearances, 0 goals

P 6 W 3 D 1 L 2 F 13: A 7
58% successful

1934-37

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name John Bray
Born 22 April 1909 in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, June 1909].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, the one-year old John is the only child to Joseph and Mary Ann, and living at 42 Simpson Street in Oswaldtwistle. His father is a coal miner hewer, his mother a cotton weaver.

According to the 1939 register, John, a professional footballer, is married to Bertha, and they are living at 106 Dill Hall Lane in Church.
Married to Bertha Chadwick, (b.18 October 1913), on 20 April 1936, at Huncoat Village Church, Accrington [registered in Haslingden, June 1936].
"The marriage had been kept a secret, and four or five people were present. Even Bray's colleagues on the Manchester City staff knew nothing about it." - The Midland Daily Telegraph, Tuesday, 21 April 1936
Died 20 November 1982 in Blackburn, aged 73 years 212 days [registered in Blackburn, December 1982].
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 10st. 11lbs [1937], 5' 9", 10st. 9lbs [1938].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career playing schoolboy football with East Lancashire and was also playing with Clayton Olympia FC. He was playing with Manchester Central FC in 1928 and Manchester City FC in the 1929 close season. Where he remained until his retirement during WW2, completing 257 league appearances, scoring ten goals. During the war period however, Bray did guest for a variety of clubs, including Birmingham FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, Bolton Wanderers FC, Crewe Alexandra FC, Nottingham Forest FC and Port Vale FC. On 19 February 1948, Bray did sign on with a reformed Nelson FC of the Lancashire Combination, as a player-coach, in an attempt to promote his new club into the Football League. He was given the captaincy with complete control over the team. He resignation was tended, and then accepted on 13 September 1948.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1932-33, winners 1933-34; Football League Champions 1936-37; Lancashire Combination runners-up 1947-48;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) After he retired from playing, Bray became manager at Watford FC on 26 February 1947, he held the job until his resignation for 'family reasons' on 20 January 1948.

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 600th players (602) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 194, 29 September 1934, Wales 0 England 4, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 25 years 160 days.
Last match No. 208, 17 April 1937, Scotland 3 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 27 years 360 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37;
Team honours British Championships shared 1934-35;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Jack was also a good class cricketer, assisted Accrington CC of the Lancashire League. Member of the RAF during the war. Following his resignation from Nelson, he carried on with his sports outfitting business in the town. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.44.

 

Jackie Bray - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 6 5 540 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Jackie Bray - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 0 1 1.667 1.00 50.0 =0
Away 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 0 1 2.667 1.333 66.7 +1
All 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 0 2 2.167 1.167 58.3 +1

 

Jackie Bray - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 5 2 1 2 10 7 +3 0 1 2.00 1.40 50.0 =0
Blue 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 0 2 2.167 1.167 58.3 +1

 

Jackie Bray - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 5 2 1 2 10 7 +3 0 1 2.00 1.40 50.0 =0
Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 6 3 1 2 13 7 +6 0 2 2.167 1.167 58.3 +1

 

Jackie Bray - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1934-35 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1935-36 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0
BC 1936-37 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC All 5 2 1 2 10 7 +3 0 1 2.00 1.40 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 2 1 2 10 7 +3 0 1 2.00 1.40 50.0 =0
All 5 2 1 2 10 7 +3 0 1 2.00 1.40 50.0 =0

 

Jackie Bray - Match History

 Club: Manchester City F.C. - eleven full appearances (540 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - six full appearances (540 min)x


Age 25
1 194 29 September 1934 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start lh
  
197 6 April 1935 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow   AL reserve
  

Age 26
2 199 19 October 1935 - Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start lh
3 200 4 December 1935 - England 3 Germany 0, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start lh
4 201 5 February 1936 - England 1 Wales 2, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HL Start lh
5 202 4 April 1936 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start lh
  

Age 27
6 208 17 April 1937 - Scotland 3 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start lh
  

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