|Full name||John Edward Thompson Milburn|
|Date of birth||11 May 1924|
|Place of birth||Ashington, England|
|Date of death||9 October 1988 (aged 64)|
|Place of death||Ashington, England|
|Playing position||Centre Forward|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
John Edward Thompson 'Jackie' Milburn, (11 May 1924 – 9 October 1988), also known to fans as Wor Jackie and 'the first World Wor' in reference to his global fame, was a football player for Newcastle United and England. Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) is an English football club based in Newcastle upon The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football ("Wor" in the Geordie dialect means "our")
Jackie Milburn was born in the coal mining town of Ashington, Northumberland, 15 miles north of Newcastle, Milburn's employment as a fitter (repairing heavy machinery) had reserved occupation status during World War II, which meant that he remained in Ashington. Geordie (ˈdʒɔrdi is a regional nickname for a person from the Tyneside region of England, or the name of the Dialect of English A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος dialektos) is a variety of a Language that is characteristic of a particular group of Ashington is a town in the Wansbeck district of Northumberland, England. Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. The non-metropolitan county of Northumberland borders Cumbria to the west Newcastle upon Tyne ( (often shortened to Newcastle) is a city and Metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, England World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Ashington is a town in the Wansbeck district of Northumberland, England. He was the son of Alexander Milburn, the uncle of the four professional footballing Milburn brothers John ('Jack') Milburn b 1908 (Leeds United and Bradford City), George Milburn b 1910 (Leeds United and Chesterfield), James ('Jimmy') Milburn b 1919 (Leeds United and Bradford City), and Stanley ('Stan') Milburn b 1926 (Chesterfield, Leicester City and Rochdale), who were brothers of Jack and Bobby Charlton's mother Elizabeth 'Cissie' Milburn b 1912. John "Jack" Milburn (1908 &ndash August 1979 was an English footballer who played 408 games for Leeds United. Leeds United Association Football Club, commonly referred to as simply Leeds United or informally Leeds, are an English professional football Bradford City Association Football Club (also known as The Bantams, and previously The Paraders) is an English football club based in Bradford George Milburn was an English footballer who played for Leeds United and Chesterfield. Chesterfield is a historic Market town and local government district in Derbyshire, a County in England. PLEASE NOTE This section is the introduction Please do not add too much detail here Rochdale Association Football Club is a English professional football club based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. John "Jack" Charlton, OBE, DL (born Ashington, Northumberland, 8 May 1935) is a former Footballer Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton, CBE (born 11 October 1937 in Ashington, Northumberland) is a former English Professional
In 1943, Jackie signed for Newcastle United after writing to the club in response to the club's advert for trialists in the North Mail Newspaper. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He arrived at St James' Park with a pair of borrowed football boots wrapped in brown paper, and his lunch - a pie and a bottle of Pop. St James' Park is an All-seater stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom. Milburn made a huge impression and was invited back to a final trial match - the Stripes v the Blues. Milburn's Stripes found themselves 3-0 down at half time, but then being switched to centre forward in the second half, Milburn scored six times as his side turned around the deficit to win 9-3. Club supremo Stan Seymour quickly signed Milburn up, although the war meant that he still worked in the mines whilst also turning out for Newcastle United in Wartime League games. Stan Seymour (16 May 1895 &ndash 1978 was a footballer who played and managed Newcastle United. Jackie quickly became a hero on parts of Tyneside once League Football returned after World War II in 1946. Tyneside is a Conurbation in northern England, which is home to over 80% of the Metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including He played 395 games for Newcastle, and is the club's second highest goalscorer with 200 goals; six goals behind Alan Shearer. Alan Shearer, OBE (born 13 August 1970 is an English retired footballer who played as a Striker in the English Premier League for Jackie, though, remains the club's top scorer with both league and cup goals, Shearer's European goals taking his total to 206. There were no European games in Jackie's day.
At first, Milburn played as a winger, but switched to Centre forward after Charlie Wayman left the club to join Southampton in October 1947 and was given the club's legendary number 9 shirt. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing Charles Wayman ( 16 May 1922 - 26 February 2006) was an English footballer Wayman who was born in Chilton, was a prolific Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. Jackie was arguably the central figure in Newcastle's FA Cup campaigns of the 1950s, which saw the club win the Cup three times in five years; 1951, 1952 and 1955. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after The 1951 FA Cup Final was contested by Newcastle United and Blackpool at Wembley on 28 April 1951. The 1952 FA Cup Final took place at Wembley Stadium. It was contested between cup holders Newcastle United and Arsenal. The 1955 FA Cup Final was contested by Newcastle United and Manchester City at Wembley. Milburn also made 13 appearances for England, scoring 10 goals. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football Milburn left the Magpies in June, 1957 to join the Belfast club Linfield F.C. as player/coach at Windsor Park. Magpies are Passerine Birds of the Crow family, Corvidae. The names ' Jay ' and 'magpie' are to a certain extent interchangeable Belfast ( is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of government in Northern Ireland. Windsor Park, in Belfast, is the home ground of the Northern Irish football club Linfield.
Jackie Milburn's total record saw him score 238 goals in 492 games. He went on to briefly manage Ipswich Town, before returning to Tyneside to become a sports journalist for the News of the World newspaper. PLEASE NOTE This section is the introduction Please do not add too much detail here The News of the World is a British Tabloid Newspaper published every Sunday In 1967 he was given a belated testimonial match by Newcastle. Jackie had worried that ten years after leaving the club, people would have forgotten, but he needn't have worried, as almost 50,000 turned out at St. James' Park for the match which featured a host of stars including his cousins, the famous World Cup winning brothers, Bobby Charlton and Jack Charlton, and the great Hungarian player Ferenc Puskás. St James' Park is an All-seater stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom. The FIFA World Cup, occasionally called the Football World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international Association football Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton, CBE (born 11 October 1937 in Ashington, Northumberland) is a former English Professional John "Jack" Charlton, OBE, DL (born Ashington, Northumberland, 8 May 1935) is a former Footballer Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic Ferenc Purczeld Biró ( 2 April 1927 &ndash 17 November 2006) or "Ferenc Puskás", was a legendary Hungarian
Away from football, Milburn was a shy, quiet and modest man well liked and respected by all who met him. As part of their 'bonus', the United players were given cigarettes by the club. Those who didn't smoke gave theirs to smokers. Jackie always had a ready supply. Sadly, Milburn died at the age of 64 on October 9, 1988 of lung cancer, at his home in Ashington. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Lung cancer is a Disease of uncontrolled Cell growth in tissues of the Lung. His funeral was held at St. Nicholas' Cathedral in Newcastle and saw over 30,000 people turn out to pay their respects. St Nicholas Cathedral is a Church of England Cathedral in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, North East England.
In 1988 Newcastle United opened their new West Stand at St James' Park and named it after Milburn. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) In addition to the Milburn Stand at St James' Park, two statues of the footballer were commissioned. One stands on Station Road, the main street in his birthplace Ashington, the funds for which were raised by the Civic Head, Cllr Michael George Ferrigon during his term of Office. The other, in Newcastle, was originally situated on Northumberland Street but now stands at Milburn Junction, where St James' Boulevard meets Barrack Road, just a minute's walk away from St. Northumberland Street is a major shopping street in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England. James' Park.
Milburn was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006 in recognition of his contribution to English Football. The Hall of Fame is housed at The National Football Museum in Preston, England.