Captain 'Jack' Taylor 1898-1900 & 1905-1908
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The seventh Captain of Everton Football Cub was John 'Jack' Daniel Taylor.

Jack replaced Billy Stewart as Captain.

Jack Taylor is not a name that is often first mentioned when talking about Everton greats but make no mistake, he is up there.

Only 5 players have made more appearances for the club and only the great Neville Southall has played in more FA Cup Finals. Jack put the pass through to Sandy Young in the 1906 FA Cup Final for Sandy to go on and score the winning goal. Jack was the only player to feature in all three finals 1897, 1906 and 1907.

Jack moved to Goodison from Dumbarton Athletic and St. Mirren. The versatile Scotsman began as centre-forward before moving on to the wing and then into defence towards the end of his career. He played more than 400 games for Everton.

In the 1910 FA Cup semi-final against Barnsley, Jack was struck by the ball in the throat, damaging his larynx. This effectively ended his professional career and he was transferred to amateurs South Liverpool. 

Jack died after a motoring accident in West Kirby in 1949.

John 'Jack' Daniel Taylor, born Dumbarton, Scotland 27.01.1872 - 21.02.1949.

Jack played 456 times for Everton scoring 80 goals. He represented Scotland on 10 occasions scoring 5 goals.


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Comments about Captain 'Jack' Taylor 1898-1900 & 1905-1908
Thanks for that. Really interesting read and what a legend! Let's hope there's going to be some more positive Everton history made in the next Wembley games we play in. COYB!!!
Macey, Everton, 2:14 AM 12/04/2012
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