Beby, Jack

Birth Date

23rd August 1907


Gillingham, Kent



Biographical Text

Jack Beby played for Exeter City towards the end of the 1935/36. He joined the club from Darlington and later played for Ashington. He also appeared for Charlton, Leicester, Bristol Rovers and Crystal Palace.

Starting his career with Charlton Athletic in 1924, where he didn't appear for the first-team, Jack then made twenty appearances for Gillingham before spending two years with Leicester City (29 league appearances) between 1929 and 1931. Dropping out of the Football League to play for Ashford Town, he returned with Bristol Rovers ahead of spells with Crystal Palace and Darlington (where he made 74 appearances).

Joining Exeter City from the Quakers, Jack made his debut within 48 hours of signing in a 4-5 home defeat against Reading on 7 March 1936 and went on to appear in ten of that season's final eleven games.

Leaving St James' Park at the end of the season, Jack subsequently appeared for Ashington, Vickers Aviation and Shorts Sports and died in Chatham in 1976.





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