Death of a famous footballer


Monday, March 12 – 1917
Information was received from the Sheffield police to-day that a collier named John Reynolds (47) of Graystock-street, Sheffield, died suddenly yesterday. A book in his pocket stated that his relatives lived in Craig-street, Blackburn.

It is believed the dead man is the celebrated international football, who won fame first with West Bromwich Albion and then with Aston Villa.

He was a native of Blackburn, was originally in the army, and was brought out by the Belfast Distillery, with whom he commenced his football career. He held three English Cup medals, and had played in international games on nine occasions, three times for Ireland against England, and six times for England against Ireland, being of the few men in football who have represented two countries in these contests. He was a member of the Villa team which won the League championship and the English Cup in 1896-7.
(Manchester Evening News, 13-03-1917)

Jack Reynolds, Tamworth Herald, January 26 – 1901.
Jack Reynolds

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