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Jack Brodie

Jack Brodie

Jack Brodie, whose real name was John, was born in Wightwick and founded Wolves in 1877 along with John Baynton.

He was a prolific goal scorer before and after the formation of the Football League in 1888, and played in Wolves’ first league and FA Cup fixtures, scoring the club’s first FA Cup goal.

He captained Wolves to their first trophy – the 1884 Wrekin Cup, and the 1889 FA Cup Final.

He scored 44 goals in 65 appearances for the club.

Brodie was the second Wolves player to gain international recognition, and the first to captain England, which he did when winning the first of his three caps, scoring in a 6-1 defeat of Ireland at Anfield in 1889. 

He later became a Wolves director.