Jack Carr (footballer, born 1878)

For other people named Jack Carr, see Jack Carr (disambiguation).
Jack Carr
Personal information
Full name John Thomas Carr
Date of birth (1878-10-07)7 October 1878
Place of birth Seaton Burn, England
Date of death 17 March 1948(1948-03-17) (aged 69)
Place of death Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1897–1899 Seaton Burn ? (?)
1899–1912 Newcastle United 279 (5)
National team
1905–1907 England 2 (0)
Teams managed
1920 Denmark
1922–1926 Blackburn Rovers

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Thomas "Jack" Carr (7 October 1878[1] – 17 March 1948[2][3]) was a professional footballer with Newcastle United between 1899 and 1912, playing at full back and making 279 appearances and scoring 5 goals.


Carr won three League Championships and the FA Cup with Newcastle in this successful period of the club's history.

He made two appearances for England, both against Ireland, in a 1–1 draw on 25 February 1905 and in a 1–0 victory on 16 February 1907.

In 1912 he became a trainer at Newcastle United and would fill this position for the next 10 years. He eventually left the club when Blackburn Rovers made him their manager in 1922. Carr was the coach of the Danish national side at the 1920 Summer Olympics football competition in Antwerp.


As a player

Newcastle United

Managerial statistics

Team Nat From To Record
Blackburn Rovers England February 1922 December 1926 21776816035.0


  1. "John Carr". Englandstats. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  2. Betts, Graham (2006). England: Player by Player. Green Umbrella Publishing. p. 60. ISBN 1-905009-63-1.
  3. "Jack Carr profile". England Football Online. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
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