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William Jennings (25 February 1893 – 1968) was a Welsh football player best known for playing for Bolton Wanderers, for whom he made over 250 appearances in The Football League. He played for the team in the 1923 FA Cup Final.[2] He also played 11 times for the Welsh national team and later spent a two-year spell in charge of Cardiff City.[3][4][5]

Billy Jennings
Personal information
Full name William Jennings[1]
Date of birth (1893-02-25)25 February 1893
Place of birth Barry, Wales
Date of death 1968 (aged 74–75)[1]
Playing position Left half, full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Barry Town
Bethel Baptists
Barry Town
1912–1930 Bolton Wanderers 267 (2)
National team
1914–1928 Wales 11 (0)
Teams managed
1937–1939 Cardiff City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:08, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

HonoursEdit

Bolton Wanderers

Personal lifeEdit

Jennings served as a corporal in the Royal Air Force during the First World War.[7]

ReferencesEdit

General
  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.
Specific
  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (16 October 2012). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939 (3rd Revised ed.). Tony Brown. p. 153. ISBN 9781905891610.
  2. ^ Thraves, Andrew (1994). The History of the Wembley FA Cup Final. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. p. 1. ISBN 0-297-83407-X.
  3. ^ "Welsh International matches". wfda.co.uk. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  4. ^ "The Roaring Twenties". cardiffcityfc.co.uk. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Bill Jennings". League Managers Association. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  6. ^ "Jennings Billy Image 6 Bolton Wanderers 1927". Vintage Footballers. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  7. ^ "William Jennings | Service Record". Football and the First World War. Retrieved 9 December 2018.