Tom Jack

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Tom Jack
Personal information
Date of birth 1925/1926 [1]
Date of death May 1971 [2]
Senior career*
Third Lanark
1946–1948 Dunfermline Athletic 37 (0)
1948–1951 Brighton
1952 Box Hill
1953–? Melbourne Hakoah
International career
1950–1955 Australia 11 (0)
Managerial career
1951 Brighton
1952 Box Hill
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tom Jack was a soccer player who captained the Australian national team during the 1950s.


Playing career

Jack began his professional career in Scotland, playing for Dunfermline Athletic and Third Lanark before emigrating to Australia in 1948. [1] [3]

On arriving in Australia, Jack played for Brighton in the Victoria State League. [4] [5]

He made his debut for Australia against Southern Rhodesia in Salisbury in 1950. He played 11 times for the national team between 1950 and 1955, including two matches as captain. [6] [7]

Coaching career

Jack was a player coach at Brighton and Box Hill. [8]

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