Jackie Milburn

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Jackie Milburn, (May 11, 1924October 9, 1988), also known to fans as "Wor Jackie", was a football (soccer) player. He was a hero on Tyneside, playing 395 games for Newcastle United, but became a legend to followers of Protestant Linfield F.C. when he arrived as player/manager at Windsor Park. He scored 238 goals in 492 games in the 1950s. Later went on to manage Ipswich Town, before returning to Tyneside to become a sports journalist for the News of the World newspaper.

There is a statute of the footballer on the main street in Ashington, his birthplace, funds for which were raised by the Civic Head, Cllr Michael George Ferrigon during his term of Office.

Other members of the Milburn family included George (Leeds United and Chesterfield), Jack (Leeds United and Bradford City), Jimmy (Leeds United and Bradford) and Stan (Chesterfield, Leicester City and Rochdale). Cissie was the mother of Bobby Charlton and Jack Charlton.

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