Black Country Bugle

Black Country boys who wore the White Shirt

- compiled by Tony Matthews

JACK BRODIE was born in the village of Wightwick near Wolverhamp­ton on 30 August 1862, and died in Wolverhamp­ton on 16 February 1925.

He played for St Luke’s School in Blakenhall before joining Wolver

hampton Wanderers as a founder member of the club in January 1877. He turned out as a guest for West

Bromwich Albion in July 1886 and retired as a player in May 1891. He was also a pupil-teacher at Saltley College in Birmingham and later became headmaster of St Peter’s School, Wolverhamp­ton. Also a qualified referee, he was a director of Wolverhamp­ton Wanderers FC from August 1913 until his death in 1925.

Versatile

Very popular during his playing days (and afterwards as well) the versatile Brodie occupied six different positions during his career. Basically a forward, he made his England debut as leader of the attack in March 1889, scoring as captain in a 6-1 win over Ireland at Anfield. His second appearance for his country was against Scotland the following month (lost 3-2) when he appeared on the right-wing. After the match, the North British Daily Mail reporter wrote ‘Brodie of Wolverhamp­ton was far too clever for the Scots at times and caused plenty of anxiety in their defence’.

He won his third and final cap also versus Ireland in March 1891 when he played left-half in a 6-1 victory at Molineux. Brodie scored 44 goals in 65 senior appearance­s for Wolves for whom he played in the 1889 FA Cup final defeat by Preston North End.

 ??  ?? Brodie looking every inch the school teacher
Brodie looking every inch the school teacher
 ??  ?? Brodie in his playing days in the red and white stripes of the early Wanderers
Brodie in his playing days in the red and white stripes of the early Wanderers
 ??  ?? Jack Brodie
Jack Brodie

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