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Jack Baynton

Personal information
Full nameJohn Baynton
Date of birthMarch 20, 1859
Place of birthRushock, Worcestershire, England
Date of death17 May 1939(age 80)
Place of deathAlfreton, England
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper / Utility player

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John "Jack" Baynton (20 March 1859 17 May 1939) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Baynton was a teacher at St Luke's School in Blakenhall, whose football team was to become to Wolverhampton Wanderers. He became an officially registered footballer at the outset of the club in 1877 and appeared for them in various roles, including right-back and centre-forward. However, his favoured position was as goalkeeper.

He appeared in Wolves' first-ever FA Cup tie (in October 1883) and first-ever league match (in September 1888), as well as skippering them to their first-ever silverware, the 1884 Wrekin Cup. He played in the 1889 FA Cup Final, where they lost 0-3 to league champions Preston North End.

He joined Kidderminster Olympic in April 1889 but retired the following year, continuing on as a teacher.

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