Acquaroff, John ‘Jack’

Centre-forward

Born in Chelsea on 9 September 1911, Jack started his career with Tottenham Hotspur in 1931 after a spell at Willesden Polytechnic. His short spell at White Hart Lane ended when he transferred to Northfleet F.C. and then Folkestone F.C. before returning to the professional ranks with Hull City in 1934. Whilst at Hull Jack made 72 appearances whilst netting 25 goals and top scored in the 1935/36 season despite being relegated from the Second Division. Acquaroff then transferred to Lancashire and scored on his debut for Bury for whom he netted 16 goals in 58 appearances. Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War he moved to Norwich City where he made 20 appearances, netted seven goals and suffered relegation from the Second Division in 1939. During the hostilities he guested for Birmingham City, Wolves and Walsall. At Molineux he scored 18 goals in 24 appearances and netted a hat-trick against Wrexham in February 1945. After the war Jack Acquaroff emigrated to Australia and played for Tasmanian side Metro. Acquaroff died in January 1987.

Football League Appearances: 146, Goals: 47.

FL FAC FLC Oth Total
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1944/45  –  –  – 24 18 24 18
Total  –  –  – 24 18 24 18