Jake Madden

John William "Jake" or "Johnny" Madden (11 June 1865 – 17 April 1948) was a Scottish footballer who played for Dumbarton,[1] Gainsborough Trinity, Grimsby Town, Celtic, Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur[2] and the Scotland national team.[3]

Jake Madden
John William Madden.jpg
Personal information
Full name John William Madden
Date of birth 11 June 1865
Place of birth Dumbarton, Scotland
Date of death 17 April 1948(1948-04-17) (aged 82)
Place of death Prague, Czechoslovakia
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
Dumbarton Albion
1885–1886 Dumbarton Hibernians
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1886–1887 Dumbarton
1886–1887 Gainsborough Trinity
1887–1888 Grimsby Town
1888–1889 Dumbarton
1889–1897 Celtic 91 (37)
1897–1898 Dundee 4 (0)
1898 Tottenham Hotspur 2 (0)
National team
1893–1895 Scotland 2 (5)
1893–1896 Scottish League XI 4 (2)
Teams managed
1905–1930 Slavia Prague
1911 Bohemia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

At Celtic, where he played for eight years, he won the Scottish Cup in 1892 (also losing in two other finals, adding to a defeat with Dumbarton in 1887) and the Scottish Football League title in 1892–93, 1893–94 and 1895–96, playing a leading role in their establishment as one of the leading clubs in the country,[4] though he had been on the verge of leaving to join Sheffield Wednesday before professional contracts were officially introduced in Scottish football in 1893.[5]

He was capped twice by Scotland in 1893 and in 1895, both against Wales. He scored four times in an 8–0 win over Wales in March 1893.[6] He also played for Dumbartonshire (3 caps / 4 goals), Glasgow (3 caps / 1 goal) and the Scottish Football League XI (4 caps / 2 goals).[7][8]

Between 1905 and 1930, Madden was the manager of SK Slavia Praha, and is considered an important figure in the development of the sport in the Bohemia region (at that time another Scot, Johnny Dick, was in charge of Slavia's city rivals Sparta).[5] A stand at Slavia's Eden Arena is named after him, and each year a supporter group pays tribute at his grave in Prague, where he lived until his death.[9][10] Madden earned the nickname "The Codger".[11]

He took charge of the Bohemian team during the UIAFA European Championship in 1911, defeating the AFA England team 2–1 in the final.[12]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 March 1893 The Racecourse, Wrexham   Wales 1-0 8-0 BHC
2 2-0
3 6-0
4 8-0
5 23 March 1895 The Racecourse, Wrexham   Wales 1-1 2-2 BHC

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Dumbarton
Celtic

ManagerEdit

SK Slavia Prague
Bohemia
  • UIAFA European Championship: 1911
Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers.
  2. ^ John Madden, 11v11.com
  3. ^ Dumbarton - People and Personalities | John Madden, West Dunbartonshire Council
  4. ^ (Celtic player) Madden, John, FitbaStats
  5. ^ a b Madden and Dick, Scots Football Worldwide
  6. ^ Smith, Paul (2013). Scotland Who's Who. Pitch Publishing. ISBN 9781909178847.
  7. ^ (SFL player) John Madden, London Hearts Supporters Club
  8. ^ John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  9. ^ Scots footballer hailed for taking game to Europe, The Scotsman, 11 May 2015
  10. ^ Tracing the footsteps of an ‘unknown’ Celtic hero – John William Madden, Gary McLaughlin, The Celtic Star, 13 February 2020
  11. ^ "Who was John William Madden?" (in Czech). SLSK. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  12. ^ Baker, Keith (2015). Fathers of Football: Great Britons Who Took the Game to the World. p. 106. ISBN 978-178531-005-8.
  13. ^ a b c d e "John William Madden (Father of Czech Football)". Geni. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic - List of League Tables". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  15. ^ a b c Domestic league or cup competition not counted by Czech FA. 1924 league was abandoned.
  16. ^ a b "Czech Republic - List of Cup Finals". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  17. ^ "Messi and Ronaldo: Equal!". UPL. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  18. ^ Skorobahatko, Anatoliy (25 October 2013). "Berlin-Britz Greatest XI by Decade" (№ 88). newspaper Ukrainskyi Futbol.

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