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James Swarbrick

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Full name  James Swarbrick
1901–1902  Blackburn Rovers
Years  Team

Playing position  Outside-left
Date of birth  1881
Name  James Swarbrick
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Place of birth  Lytham St Annes, England

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James Swarbrick (16 May 1880 – March 1970) was a footballer who played in the Football League.


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Playing career

Swarbrick started his career with Blackpool Red Star, Marton Combination, and Blackpool Etrurians, before joining Blackburn Rovers in 1901. Rovers finished fourth in the First Division in 1901–02, with Swarbrick playing 15 league games. He then joined Brentford, a club struggling in the Southern League, before signing with Grimsby Town of the Football League Second Division. He played 67 league games for the "Mariners", scoring 12 goals, before moving on to Oldham Athletic in 1907. He played for Oldham in 1907–08, their first Football League campaign, in which they posted a third-place finish, just two points behind the promotion places. He scored twice in four league games for Oldham, before moving on to Southport Central and then Stoke. He made three appearances in the Birmingham & District League for the "Potters" in 1910–11. After leaving the Victoria Ground he joined rivals Port Vale, and was a regular in the Central League side that lifted the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1912. In 1912 he transferred to Swansea Town.


  • Sourced from James Swarbrick profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  • Honours

    Port Vale
  • Staffordshire Senior Cup winner: 1912
  • References

    James Swarbrick Wikipedia

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