SFC FPA

Southport FC Former Players Association (Port Online)

Real Name: John Billingham
Normal Position: Outside Right
Height: 5' 9
Weight: 11st 4lbs
Born: 03/12/1914 (Daventry)
Died: 07/10/1981 (Northampton)

Jack BillinghamHe started his League career with Northampton Town, later moving on to Bristol City where he made only ten League appearances before being transferred to Burnley. Before and after the war he gave the Turf Moor club good service chiefly as a centre-forward, being 12th man at the 1947 Cup-final. From Burnley, Billingham went on to Carlisle United where he scored frequently and also demonstrated great versatility. Starting at centre-forward he also did splendid work at wing-half, inside-forward and even centre-half on occasion. His craftsmanship, ball control and positional sense played a vital part in Southport's successful 1952-53 season when, at 38, he notched a club record is goals from the wing. He gave Southport full value for the fee of around £500 and achieved his ambition of playing beyond his 40th birthday. A man of great equanimity, he gave invaluable assistance to his younger colleagues, who held him in great respect. In later life he returned to Daventry to work for the BBC as a maintenance engineer on the transmission masts for the World Service. He was not long retired when he died following a heart attack.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1950/1951 1402
1951/1952 4708
1952/1953 45016
1953/1954 45012
1954/1955 1703
Total 168 0 41


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
11/05/1955 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2
07/05/1955 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
02/05/1955 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 0
30/04/1955 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
27/04/1955 LeagueA BARNSLEY 0 - 0
26/03/1955 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1
12/02/1955 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 1
05/02/1955 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 0
01/01/1955 LeagueA WREXHAM 2 - 2
27/12/1954 LeagueH WORKINGTON 1 - 2
25/12/1954 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 0
18/12/1954 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
23/10/1954 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 2
13/09/1954 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 2
11/09/1954 LeagueH BARNSLEY 0 - 2
07/09/1954 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 1
28/08/1954 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 2
28/04/1954 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 2
27/04/1954 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 3
24/04/1954 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 1
19/04/1954 LeagueH PORT VALE 0 - 0
16/04/1954 LeagueA PORT VALE 0 - 0
10/04/1954 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 0
07/04/1954 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 2
03/04/1954 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 1
30/03/1954 Liverpool Senior CupH EVERTON 1 - 2
27/03/1954 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 0
20/03/1954 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 2
13/03/1954 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
06/03/1954 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 2
27/02/1954 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
23/02/1954 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A BURY 0 - 3
20/02/1954 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
13/02/1954 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
06/02/1954 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 2
30/01/1954 LeagueH WREXHAM 4 - 0
23/01/1954 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
16/01/1954 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
02/01/1954 LeagueH WORKINGTON 1 - 1
01/01/1954 LeagueH BARNSLEY 5 - 2
28/12/1953 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 1 - 1
25/12/1953 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 1 - 0
19/12/1953 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 1
14/12/1953 FA Cup / 2RA PORT VALE 0 - 2
12/12/1953 FA Cup / 2H PORT VALE 1 - 1
05/12/1953 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 1
28/11/1953 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 5 - 3
21/11/1953 FA Cup / 1H CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 0
14/11/1953 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
07/11/1953 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2
31/10/1953 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
24/10/1953 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 4
20/10/1953 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A ROCHDALE 2 - 0
17/10/1953 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 1
10/10/1953 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 4
03/10/1953 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 0
26/09/1953 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
23/09/1953 LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 2
19/09/1953 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 1
15/09/1953 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
12/09/1953 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 2
19/08/1953 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
25/04/1953 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 3
21/04/1953 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 2
18/04/1953 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 4 - 3
14/04/1953 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 0
11/04/1953 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 1
06/04/1953 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 3
04/04/1953 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
03/04/1953 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
28/03/1953 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
21/03/1953 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
14/03/1953 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
07/03/1953 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
28/02/1953 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1
24/02/1953 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H MANCHESTER CITY 0 - 1
21/02/1953 LeagueA PORT VALE 0 - 0
14/02/1953 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 0
07/02/1953 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 0
31/01/1953 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 0
24/01/1953 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 2
17/01/1953 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 0 - 0
10/01/1953 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 2
03/01/1953 LeagueA GATESHEAD 2 - 1
01/01/1953 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 3
26/12/1952 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0
20/12/1952 LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 0
13/12/1952 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
06/12/1952 FA Cup / 2A HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 4
15/11/1952 LeagueA WREXHAM 2 - 3
08/11/1952 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 2
01/11/1952 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 3
25/10/1952 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
18/10/1952 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 4
14/10/1952 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
11/10/1952 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 0
04/10/1952 LeagueH PORT VALE 0 - 0
02/10/1952 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 3
27/09/1952 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 2
23/09/1952 LeagueH BARROW 3 - 2
20/09/1952 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
16/09/1952 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 0
13/09/1952 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 0
09/09/1952 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 0
30/08/1952 LeagueH GATESHEAD 3 - 2
25/08/1952 LeagueH WORKINGTON 2 - 0
23/08/1952 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 3
03/05/1952 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 0
29/04/1952 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 2
26/04/1952 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 0
22/04/1952 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 2
19/04/1952 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
16/04/1952 Liverpool Senior Cup / RA LIVERPOOL 1 - 4
11/04/1952 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 0 - 3
05/04/1952 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 1
29/03/1952 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
22/03/1952 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 0 - 0
15/03/1952 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 2
13/03/1952 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A BARROW 1 - 3
01/03/1952 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 4
23/02/1952 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
02/02/1952 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
26/01/1952 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 5
16/01/1952 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 3
05/01/1952 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
01/01/1952 FA Cup / 2 2RN READING 0 - 2
29/12/1951 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 3
26/12/1951 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 6
25/12/1951 LeagueH WORKINGTON 4 - 2
22/12/1951 LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 0
18/12/1951 FA Cup / 2RH READING 1 - 1
15/12/1951 FA Cup / 2A READING 1 - 1
08/12/1951 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 1
01/12/1951 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
27/11/1951 FA Cup / 1RH BANGOR CITY 3 - 0
24/11/1951 FA Cup / 1A BANGOR CITY 2 - 2
17/11/1951 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 4
10/11/1951 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 2
03/11/1951 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 2 - 2
27/10/1951 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 4 - 1
20/10/1951 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 3
13/10/1951 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 0
06/10/1951 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 0
29/09/1951 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
22/09/1951 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
15/09/1951 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
11/09/1951 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 1
08/09/1951 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
03/09/1951 LeagueA YORK CITY 2 - 0
01/09/1951 LeagueH GATESHEAD 0 - 2
28/08/1951 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 1
25/08/1951 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 1
22/08/1951 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 2
18/08/1951 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 0
05/05/1951 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
30/04/1951 LeagueA GATESHEAD 3 - 1
23/04/1951 Liverpool Senior CupA LIVERPOOL 0 - 1
21/04/1951 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 0
17/04/1951 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
14/04/1951 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1
10/04/1951 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 1
07/04/1951 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
04/04/1951 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
31/03/1951 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 1
26/03/1951 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 0
24/03/1951 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
23/03/1951 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 2
17/03/1951 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 1

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
30/04/1955LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
23/10/1954LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 2
07/09/1954LeagueH BARROW 2 - 1
27/04/1954LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 3
03/04/1954LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 1
06/03/1954LeagueA BARROW 3 - 2
27/02/1954LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
02/01/1954LeagueH WORKINGTON 1 - 1
01/01/1954LeagueH BARNSLEY 5 - 2
28/11/1953LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 5 - 3
20/10/1953Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A ROCHDALE 2 - 0
15/09/1953LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
25/04/1953LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 3
18/04/1953LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 4 - 3
14/04/1953LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 0
03/04/1953LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
28/02/1953LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1
31/01/1953LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 0
03/01/1953LeagueA GATESHEAD 2 - 1
01/01/1953LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 3
20/12/1952LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 0
13/12/1952LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
25/10/1952LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
23/09/1952LeagueH BARROW 3 - 2
20/09/1952LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
13/09/1952LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 0
30/08/1952LeagueH GATESHEAD 3 - 2
26/04/1952LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 0
22/04/1952LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 2
16/04/1952Liverpool Senior Cup / RA LIVERPOOL 1 - 4
26/12/1951LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 6
25/12/1951LeagueH WORKINGTON 4 - 2
27/11/1951FA Cup / 1RH BANGOR CITY 3 - 0
24/11/1951FA Cup / 1A BANGOR CITY 2 - 2
27/10/1951LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 4 - 1
30/04/1951LeagueA GATESHEAD 3 - 1
17/03/1951LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 1