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Jesse Pye

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


captain: none
minutes played:


  Jesse Pye
Birth 22 December 1919 in Treeton, Rotherham, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Rotherham, December 1919]. To Francis William & Jessie (née Dennis)
Marriage to Irene May Jarvis, 28 December 1948 [registered in Wolverhampton, December 1948].


According to the British Phone Books, from at least 1974 until 1982, Jesse was living at 41 Bexley Avenue, Blackpool, Tel No. 57470.

Death 19 February 1984 at his home at 41 Bexley Avenue in Blackpool, Lancashire, aged 64 years 59 days [registered in Blackpool & Fylde, February 1984].
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &
Biographies x

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Refused to join Sheffield Wednesday FC on transfer deadline day, 15 March 1951, despite the two clubs agreeing terms, and then refused to be transfered to David Jack's Middlesbrough FC on 29 February 1952. At the end of 1954, Wolves again used Pye in a deal to sign Harold Hassall from Bolton Wanderers FC. Those negotiations also broke down.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 7lbs [1950].


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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 687th players (689) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
Only match No. 249, 21 September 1949, England 0 Republic of Ireland 2, a friendly match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 29 years 273 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950 (provisional squad);
Team honours None
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes captain
2 1 90 0 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0 2 0 -1
his only match was played at a home venue, it was a friendly match, and played in a white shirt

Match History

 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) manager: Walter Winterbottom - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

Age 29
1 249 21 September 1949 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 2
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Fr HL   9

one of three who became the 687th player (689) to appear for England.
the thirtieth Derby County player to represent England

Age 30 B  
one appearance - Italy 11 May 1950
254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5, Estadio Nacional, Lisboa tour AW party member
one appearance - Netherlands 17 May 1950
255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Heysel, Bruxelles   AW party member
one appearance - Luxembourg 21 May 1950
England's selectors announced on May 9, two squads (A and B) of 14 players each, for two separate tours. Of the 28 names, twelve did not make it to the final World Cup squad, including Jesse Pye