Brian Jackson (footballer, born 1933) is confirmed dead at the age of 86.
Brian was best known as a English footballer .
Brian Jackson
Personal information
Full nameBrian Harvil Jackson[1]
Date of birth(1933-04-01)1 April 1933[1]
Place of birthWalton-on-Thames, England[1]
Date of death14 February 2019(2019-02-14) (aged 85)[2]
Playing positionOutside-right
Youth career
Weybridge Schools
Chase of Chertsey
Arsenal
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1950–1951Leyton Orient38(2)
1951–1958Liverpool125(12)
1958–1962Port Vale159(29)
1962–1964Peterborough United47(4)
1964Lincoln City10(1)
1964–1965Burton Albion
1965–1966Boston United
Total379+(48+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Brian Harvil Jackson (1 April 1933 – 14 February 2020) was an English professional footballer of the 1950s. He scored 47 goals in 380 league appearances in a 14-year career in the Football League.
An outside-right, he moved from Leyton Orient to Liverpool for £6,500 in November 1951. Failing to establish himself in seven years at Anfield, he was sold on to Port Vale for £1,700 in July 1958. He helped the "Valiants" to win the Fourth Division title in 1958–59, before he was sold to Peterborough United for £2,000 in June 1962. He later played for Lincoln City, Burton Albion, and Boston United.
Contents
1 Playing career
2 Statistics
3 Honours
4 References
Playing career
Jackson began his career as an amateur with Arsenal, before he made 38 appearances in the Third Division South for Alec Stock's Leyton Orient in the 1950–51 season. He impressed in his creative performances at Brisbane Road, enough so that Liverpool manager Don Welsh paid £6,500 and part-exchanged Don Woan to bring the 18-year-old to the club in November 1951. He made his debut on 10 November 1951 at Anfield in a league match against Bolton Wanderers; Jackson's first goal for the club in the 61st minute was enough for the "Reds" to get a point from a 1–1 draw. He went on to tally up 15 First Division appearances in the 1951–52 season. However, he never really established himself in the Liverpool side, and featured only five times in the 1952–53 campaign. He scored four goals in 28 games in 1953–54, as Liverpool suffered relegation. He featured in 23 Second Division games in the 1954–55 campaign, before posting 15 appearances in 1955–56 and 19 appearances in 1956–57, as Liverpool twice finished in third place. He played 24 games in the 1957–58 campaign, as Phil Taylor's side finished two points short of promotion. His stay at Liverpool lasted for six and a half years and he managed 133 senior appearances, mostly in his preferred outside right position, never really establishing himself as a first team regular.
In July 1958, he joined Port Vale for a £1,700 fee. He scored eight goals in 38 games in the 1958–59 season, as the "Valiants" won the Fourth Division title. He scored 11 goals in 53 appearances in the 1959–60 season, including Vale's consolation goal against Aston Villa in the FA Cup Fifth Round defeat at Vale Park. He went on to claim ten goals in 47 appearances in the 1960–61 campaign, as Vale rose to seventh in the league. He then scored seven goals in 42 games in the 1961–62 campaign, before manager Norman Low decided to sell him on to Jimmy Hagan's Peterborough United for £2,000 in June 1962. He helped Jack Fairbrother's "Posh" to finish sixth in the Third Division in 1962–63 and then tenth in 1963–64. Jackson left London Road for Bill Anderson's Fourth Division Lincoln City and succeeded Bud Houghton as club captain in September 1964. He departed the "Imps" at Sincil Bank for Peter Taylor's Southern League side Burton Albion. After leaving Eton Park, he later turned out for Boston United.
Statistics
Source:
Club
Season
Division
League
FA Cup
Other
Total
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Leyton Orient
1950–51
Third Division South
21
2
0
0
0
0
21
2
1951–52
Third Division South
17
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
Total
38
2
0
0
0
0
38
2
Liverpool
1951–52
First Division
14
1
1
0
0
0
15
1
1952–53
First Division
5
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
1953–54
First Division
27
4
1
0
0
0
28
4
1954–55
Second Division
23
3
3
0
0
0
26
3
1955–56
Second Division
15
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
1956–57
Second Division
19
2
0
0
0
0
19
2
1957–58
Second Division
22
2
2
0
0
0
24
2
Total
125
12
7
0
0
0
132
12
Port Vale
1958–59
Fourth Division
37
8
3
1
0
0
40
9
1959–60
Third Division
45
8
6
1
0
0
51
9
1960–61
Third Division
43
8
3
2
1
0
47
10
1961–62
Third Division
34
5
7
2
1
0
42
7
Total
159
29
17
5
2
0
178
34
Peterborough United
1962–63
Third Division
22
2
3
0
0
0
25
2
1963–64
Third Division
25
2
0
0
1
0
26
2
Total
47
4
3
0
1
0
51
4
Lincoln City
1964–65
Fourth Division
10
1
0
0
0
0
10
1
Career total
379
48
27
5
3
0
409
53
Honours
Port Vale
Football League Fourth Division: 1958–59
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