Jack Milsom

Jack Milsom, was from Bedminster, Bristol, he joined Exeter on trial from Hopewell Mission in 1926, and made his debut at inside-right against Barry Town in the Southern League on the 13th of March 1926, at the age of 19.

He played for City reserves in the Southern and Western leagues until the end of the 1925/1926.

In the summer of 1926 he was signed by Bristol Rovers, as a professional but Jack  did not play for there 1st team, continuing to play in the Southern League.

The following year he moved to Kettering, and in July 1928 he was transferred to Rochdale, where he was leading scorer in his first season with 26 goals, he scored a total 38 goals in 54 apperances at Rochdale.

His goalscoring did not go unnoticed and he transferred to Bolton Wanderers for £1750, who played in the 1st Division, in December 1929. Struggling, playing only 10 games in 18 months, by December 1931 he started playing regularly and his goalscoring prowess did not cease, in the following 8 seasons, he scored 142 goals in 235 appearances. And for 4 consecutive seasons he was there leading scorer.
In 1937 he transferred to Manchester City for £4000 and in the next two seasons before the war he scored 22 times in 33 matches. 
By the time war broke out he had played a total of 322 1st class matches scoring a phenomenal 202 times.
During the war he guested for Bristol City and Fulham before retiring form Football in 1943. 

Jack died in 1977, in Manchester.



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