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Jerry Dawson

Burnley FC

2 appearances, 2 goals against

P 2 W 0 D 1 L 1 F 1: A 2
25% successful

1921-22

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Jeremiah Dawson
Born 18 March 1888 in Holme-in-Cliviger, near Burnley, Lancashire [registered in Burnley, June 1888].
Baptised 18 November 1888 at St. John the Divine Church, Holme-in-Cliviger, by D. Sutcliffe, bliving at Walk Mill, Holme

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Jeremiah is the youngest of three children, all sons, to Thomas and Elizabeth. They live at (63?) Clifton Terrace in Cliviger. His father is a sawyer.

According to the 1901 census, Jeremiah is still one of three sons with their parents at 63 Clifton Terrace. Jeremiah is a pit bank jenny tenter. His father was a stationary engine driver.

According to the 1911 census, Jeremiah is a professional footballer, and the only one of the children who has remained with his parents who still live at 63 Clifton Terrace in Cliviger.

Died 8 August 1970 at 15 Burnley Road, Cliviger, aged 82 years 143 days [registered in Nelson, August 1970].
Buried on 12 August at St. John the Divine Church, Holme-in-Cliviger
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 11st. 0lbs [1910], 5' 10½", 11st. 5lbs [1921], 5' 10½", 10st. 10lbs [1924].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with local side Portsmouth Rovers FC, based in Todmorden. Then Holme FC and Cliviger FC, both in Burnley, before being noticed by Burnley FC. He signed amateur forms in February 1907, signing professional forms in April. He holds the record number of league appearances for the club, 522 in total. On 7 March 1922, the Football League gave Burnley FC permission to gift Dawson with a gold watch for making 500 appearances for the club. Dawson retired in 1929.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1913-14 (did not play because of injury, but awarded a medal because of his gentlemanly conduct); Football League Champions 1920-21;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions Also played cricket with Burnley CC.
Has a plaque in his honour in Mount Lane playing fields in Cliviger, unveiled 12 November 2011.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 421st players (421) to appear for England. 44th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 127, 22 October 1921, Ireland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 33 years 218 days.
Last match No. 129, 8 April 1922, England 0 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, aged 34 years 21 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1921-22;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Was a blacksmith apprentice in Cliviger before he turned professional. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.84.

Jerry Dawson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 2 90 min 2 0 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.

 

Jerry Dawson - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 0 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1

 

Jerry Dawson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1921-22 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 0 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
BC All 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 0 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 0 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
All 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 0 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1

 

Jerry Dawson - Match History
 Club: Burnley F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 33
1 127 22 October 1921 - Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start gk
Age 34
2 129 8 April 1922 - England 0 Scotland 1, Villa Park, Birmingham BC HL Start gk

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