John Henry George Devey (Jack Devey) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com


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About Jack Devey:
“For one so skillful, thorough, and effective, his merits when in his prime were inexplicable overlooked by the Selection Committee. Could play in most positions in the forward line, and was for many years one of the very best pivots in England. A close dribbler, with good pace, he was alive to every movement on the field, and possessing the rare gift of `intelligent anticipation`, made a splendid leader. Knew the game really well, never lacked initiation, but a strong believer in combination. Exceptionally clever with head and feet in front of goal; a prolific scorer.”
(The Villa News and Record: September 1, 1906)

Born: December 26, 1866: Newtown, Birmingham (Midlands), England.
Passed away: October 11, 1940: Moseley, Birmingham (Midlands), England.

Position: Inside right.

Height: 177 cm. (5ft. 9½in.);
Weight: 79 kilos (12st. 6lb.).

Career:
Aston Brook School.
Montrose Youth Club (Aston).
Wellington Road: 1882.
Birmingham Excelsior: 1884.
Aston Unity: 1886.
Mitchell St. George’s: 1887.
Aston Manor: 1887.
West Bromwich Albion: 1889.
* 1889-90: 0-0 (Football League); 0-0 (FA Cup).
Birmingham St. George’s: 1889.
Aston Villa: March, 1891.
* 1891-92: 25-29 (Football League); 5-5 (FA Cup);
* 1892-93: 30-18 (Football League 1); 1-1 (FA Cup);
* 1893-94: 29-20 (Football League 1); 4-2 (FA Cup);
* 1894-95: 25-16 (Football League 1); 5-3 (FA Cup);
* 1895-96: 30-16 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1896-97: 29-17 (Football League 1); 7-0 (FA Cup);
* 1897-98: 17-3 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1898-99: 30-21 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1899-00: 25-13 (Football League 1); 6-5 (FA Cup);
* 1900-01: 25-13 (Football League 1); 7-2 (FA Cup);
* 1901-02: 3-2 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup).
** Retired in March, 1902.
** Director of Aston Villa F.C. from April, 1902 until September, 1934.

Merits:
England A 2-1 (v. Ireland: March 5, 1892; v. Ireland: March 3, 1894 ‘1g’).
Football League First Division Winner: 1893-94 (Aston Villa), 1895-96 (Aston Villa), 1896-97 (Aston Villa), 1898-99 (Aston Villa), 1899-00 (Aston Villa).
FA Cup Winner: 1894-95 (Aston Villa), 1896-97 (Aston Villa).

Image(s):
From private book collection.

Lloyd’s Weekly News: March 24, 1895.

Sporting Life: April 10, 1897.

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