Jack Carr (footballer, born 1878)

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Jack Carr
Personal information
Full nameJohn Thomas Carr
Date of birth(1878-10-07)7 October 1878
Place of birth Seaton Burn, England
Date of death 17 March 1948(1948-03-17) (aged 69) [1]
Place of death Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Position(s) Left half, left back
Senior career*
1897–1899 Seaton Burn
1899–1912 Newcastle United 279 (5)
National team
1905–1907 England 2 (0)
Teams managed
1920 Denmark
1922–1926 Blackburn Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Thomas Carr (7 October 1878 [2] – 17 March 1948 [3] [1] ) was an English professional footballer with Newcastle United between 1899 and 1912, playing at full back and making 279 appearances and scoring 5 goals.



Carr won three League Championships and the FA Cup with Newcastle in this successful period of the club's history.

He made two appearances for England, both against Ireland, in a 1–1 draw on 25 February 1905 and in a 1–0 victory on 16 February 1907.

In 1912, he became a trainer at Newcastle United and would fill this position for the next 10 years. He eventually left the club when Blackburn Rovers made him their manager in 1922. Carr was the coach of the Danish national side at the 1920 Summer Olympics football competition in Antwerp.

Personal life

Carr served as a corporal in the Army Service Corps during the First World War. [4]


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  1. 1 2 "Jack Carr profile". England Football Online. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  2. "John Carr". Englandstats. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. Betts, Graham (2006). England: Player by Player. Green Umbrella Publishing. p. 60. ISBN   1-905009-63-1.
  4. "North East War Memorials Project – Regional Content". www.newmp.org.uk. Retrieved 24 October 2019.