Player Info

  • Sir John Charles Clegg

  • Born: 15th June 1850, Sheffield

  • Died: 26th June 1937, Sheffield aged 87

  • Positions whilst with England: Forward

  • Clubs whilst with England: Sheffield Wednesday

  • A very fast forward, he reputedly could the 100 yards in 10 seconds and was a champion sprinter. The first international match was an uncomfortable experience for Clegg as 'the southern snobs wouldn't talk to him on the train up to Glasgow or pass to him out on the pitch!'. He refereed two FA Cup finals and also the 1893 match between England and Scotland. He joined the FA Committee in 1885 and was chairman and vice-president by 1889 and president in 1923 until his death. Knighted in 1927 for services to football (the first man to be honoured so). Brother of Sir William Edwin who was capped twice.

Career Statistics

Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 90
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
      • Home, Away or Neutral
      • Caps
      • Goals
      • Capt
      • Mins
      • Away
      • 1
      • 0
      • 0
      • 90
      • 0
      • 0
        • Match Result
        • Caps
        • Goals
        • Capt
        • Mins
        • Drawn
        • 1
        • 0
        • 0
        • 90
        • 0
        • 0
        • Total
        • 1
        • 0
        • 0
        • 90
        • 0
        • 0

        Managers

          • Managers
          • Caps
          • Goals
          • Capt
          • Mins
          • Committee
          • 1
          • 0
          • 0
          • 90
          • 0
          • 0

            Team Mates (Top Ten)

            Sources

            • An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
            • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)