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 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 League / D3NH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
02/05/1955 League / D3NH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 0
30/04/1955 League / D3NA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
27/04/1955 League / D3NA BARNSLEY 0 - 0
26/03/1955 League / D3NH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1
12/02/1955 League / D3NA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 1
05/02/1955 League / D3NH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 0
01/01/1955 League / D3NA WREXHAM 2 - 2
27/12/1954 League / D3NH WORKINGTON 1 - 2
25/12/1954 League / D3NA WORKINGTON 1 - 0
18/12/1954 League / D3NH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
23/10/1954 League / D3NA CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 2
13/09/1954 League / D3NA BARROW 1 - 2
11/09/1954 League / D3NH BARNSLEY 0 - 2
07/09/1954 League / D3NH BARROW 2 - 1
28/08/1954 League / D3NH WREXHAM 1 - 2
28/04/1954 League / D3NH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 2
27/04/1954 League / D3NA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 3
24/04/1954 League / D3NH GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 1
19/04/1954 League / D3NH PORT VALE 0 - 0
16/04/1954 League / D3NA PORT VALE 0 - 0
10/04/1954 League / D3NH CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 0
07/04/1954 League / D3NA WREXHAM 1 - 2
03/04/1954 League / D3NA HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 1
30/03/1954 Liverpool Senior CupH EVERTON 1 - 2
27/03/1954 League / D3NH TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 0
20/03/1954 League / D3NA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 2
13/03/1954 League / D3NH BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
06/03/1954 League / D3NA BARROW 3 - 2
27/02/1954 League / D3NH MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
23/02/1954 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A BURY 0 - 3
20/02/1954 League / D3NH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
13/02/1954 League / D3NA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
06/02/1954 League / D3NA ROCHDALE 0 - 2
30/01/1954 League / D3NH WREXHAM 4 - 0
23/01/1954 League / D3NH YORK CITY 1 - 1
16/01/1954 League / D3NA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
02/01/1954 League / D3NH WORKINGTON 1 - 1
01/01/1954 League / D3NH BARNSLEY 5 - 2
28/12/1953 League / D3NA BRADFORD ( PARK AVENUE ) 1 - 1
25/12/1953 League / D3NH BRADFORD ( PARK AVENUE ) 1 - 0
19/12/1953 League / D3NA GATESHEAD (1930) 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 League / D3NA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 1
28/11/1953 League / D3NH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 5 - 3
21/11/1953 FA Cup / 1H CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 0
14/11/1953 League / D3NH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
07/11/1953 League / D3NA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2
31/10/1953 League / D3NH CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
24/10/1953 League / D3NA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 4
20/10/1953 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A ROCHDALE 2 - 0
17/10/1953 League / D3NH BARROW 0 - 1
10/10/1953 League / D3NA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 4
03/10/1953 League / D3NA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 0
26/09/1953 League / D3NH CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
23/09/1953 League / D3NA BARNSLEY 1 - 2
19/09/1953 League / D3NH ROCHDALE 1 - 1
15/09/1953 League / D3NH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
12/09/1953 League / D3NA YORK CITY 1 - 2
19/08/1953 League / D3NA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
25/04/1953 League / D3NA YORK CITY 1 - 3
21/04/1953 League / D3NH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 2
18/04/1953 League / D3NH GRIMSBY TOWN 4 - 3
14/04/1953 League / D3NH YORK CITY 2 - 0
11/04/1953 League / D3NA BARROW 1 - 1
06/04/1953 League / D3NA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 3
04/04/1953 League / D3NH WREXHAM 1 - 0
03/04/1953 League / D3NH STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
28/03/1953 League / D3NA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
21/03/1953 League / D3NH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
14/03/1953 League / D3NA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
07/03/1953 League / D3NH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
28/02/1953 League / D3NA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1
24/02/1953 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H MANCHESTER CITY 0 - 1
21/02/1953 League / D3NA PORT VALE 0 - 0
14/02/1953 League / D3NH CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 0
07/02/1953 League / D3NH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 0
31/01/1953 League / D3NH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 0
24/01/1953 League / D3NA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 2
17/01/1953 League / D3NH HARTLEPOOL 0 - 0
10/01/1953 League / D3NA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 2
03/01/1953 League / D3NA GATESHEAD (1930) 2 - 1
01/01/1953 League / D3NH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 3
26/12/1952 League / D3NH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0
20/12/1952 League / D3NH DARLINGTON 3 - 0
13/12/1952 League / D3NA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
06/12/1952 FA Cup / 2A HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 4
15/11/1952 League / D3NA WREXHAM 2 - 3
08/11/1952 League / D3NH BRADFORD ( PARK AVENUE ) 2 - 2
01/11/1952 League / D3NA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 3
25/10/1952 League / D3NH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
18/10/1952 League / D3NA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 4
14/10/1952 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
11/10/1952 League / D3NH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 0
04/10/1952 League / D3NH PORT VALE 0 - 0
02/10/1952 League / D3NA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 3
27/09/1952 League / D3NA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 2
23/09/1952 League / D3NH BARROW 3 - 2
20/09/1952 League / D3NA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
16/09/1952 League / D3NA ROCHDALE 0 - 0
13/09/1952 League / D3NH CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 0
09/09/1952 League / D3NH ROCHDALE 1 - 0
30/08/1952 League / D3NH GATESHEAD (1930) 3 - 2
25/08/1952 League / D3NH WORKINGTON 2 - 0
23/08/1952 League / D3NA DARLINGTON 1 - 3
03/05/1952 League / D3NH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 0
29/04/1952 League / D3NA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 2
26/04/1952 League / D3NA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 0
22/04/1952 League / D3NH ROCHDALE 1 - 2
19/04/1952 League / D3NH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
16/04/1952 Liverpool Senior Cup / RA LIVERPOOL 1 - 4
11/04/1952 League / D3NH LINCOLN CITY 0 - 3
05/04/1952 League / D3NH MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 1
29/03/1952 League / D3NA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
22/03/1952 League / D3NH BRADFORD ( PARK AVENUE ) 0 - 0
15/03/1952 League / D3NA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 2
13/03/1952 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A BARROW 1 - 3
01/03/1952 League / D3NA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 4
23/02/1952 League / D3NA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
02/02/1952 League / D3NH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
26/01/1952 League / D3NA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 5
16/01/1952 League / D3NA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 3
05/01/1952 League / D3NH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
01/01/1952 FA Cup / 2 2RN READING 0 - 2
29/12/1951 League / D3NA GATESHEAD (1930) 0 - 3
26/12/1951 League / D3NA WORKINGTON 1 - 6
25/12/1951 League / D3NH WORKINGTON 4 - 2
22/12/1951 League / D3NH DARLINGTON 3 - 0
18/12/1951 FA Cup / 2RH READING 1 - 1
15/12/1951 FA Cup / 2A READING 1 - 1
08/12/1951 League / D3NH CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 1
01/12/1951 League / D3NA 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 League / D3NA MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 4
10/11/1951 League / D3NH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 2
03/11/1951 League / D3NA BRADFORD ( PARK AVENUE ) 2 - 2
27/10/1951 League / D3NH CHESTERFIELD 4 - 1
20/10/1951 League / D3NA WREXHAM 0 - 3
13/10/1951 League / D3NH GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 0
06/10/1951 League / D3NA BARROW 0 - 0
29/09/1951 League / D3NA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
22/09/1951 League / D3NH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
15/09/1951 League / D3NH STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
11/09/1951 League / D3NH YORK CITY 2 - 1
08/09/1951 League / D3NA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
03/09/1951 League / D3NA YORK CITY 2 - 0
01/09/1951 League / D3NH GATESHEAD (1930) 0 - 2
28/08/1951 League / D3NH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 1
25/08/1951 League / D3NA DARLINGTON 1 - 1
22/08/1951 League / D3NA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 2
18/08/1951 League / D3NH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 0
05/05/1951 League / D3NA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
30/04/1951 League / D3NA GATESHEAD (1930) 3 - 1
23/04/1951 Liverpool Senior CupA LIVERPOOL 0 - 1
21/04/1951 League / D3NH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 0
17/04/1951 League / D3NH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
14/04/1951 League / D3NA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1
10/04/1951 League / D3NH MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 1
07/04/1951 League / D3NH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
04/04/1951 League / D3NA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
31/03/1951 League / D3NA ROCHDALE 1 - 1
26/03/1951 League / D3NA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 0
24/03/1951 League / D3NH BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
23/03/1951 League / D3NH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 2
17/03/1951 League / D3NA SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 1

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
30/04/1955League / D3NA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
23/10/1954League / D3NA CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 2
07/09/1954League / D3NH BARROW 2 - 1
27/04/1954League / D3NA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 3
03/04/1954League / D3NA HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 1
06/03/1954League / D3NA BARROW 3 - 2
27/02/1954League / D3NH MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
02/01/1954League / D3NH WORKINGTON 1 - 1
01/01/1954League / D3NH BARNSLEY 5 - 2
28/11/1953League / D3NH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 5 - 3
20/10/1953Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A ROCHDALE 2 - 0
15/09/1953League / D3NH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
25/04/1953League / D3NA YORK CITY 1 - 3
18/04/1953League / D3NH GRIMSBY TOWN 4 - 3
14/04/1953League / D3NH YORK CITY 2 - 0
03/04/1953League / D3NH STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
28/02/1953League / D3NA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1
31/01/1953League / D3NH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 0
03/01/1953League / D3NA GATESHEAD (1930) 2 - 1
01/01/1953League / D3NH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 3
20/12/1952League / D3NH DARLINGTON 3 - 0
13/12/1952League / D3NA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
25/10/1952League / D3NH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
23/09/1952League / D3NH BARROW 3 - 2
20/09/1952League / D3NA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
13/09/1952League / D3NH CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 0
30/08/1952League / D3NH GATESHEAD (1930) 3 - 2
26/04/1952League / D3NA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 0
22/04/1952League / D3NH ROCHDALE 1 - 2
16/04/1952Liverpool Senior Cup / RA LIVERPOOL 1 - 4
26/12/1951League / D3NA WORKINGTON 1 - 6
25/12/1951League / D3NH WORKINGTON 4 - 2
27/11/1951FA Cup / 1RH BANGOR CITY 3 - 0
24/11/1951FA Cup / 1A BANGOR CITY 2 - 2
27/10/1951League / D3NH CHESTERFIELD 4 - 1
30/04/1951League / D3NA GATESHEAD (1930) 3 - 1
17/03/1951League / D3NA SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 1