Jack Hebden

Jack Hebden : West Ham United

Jack Hebden was born in Castleford, Yorkshire, on 12th November, 1900. A full-back, Hebden played for Castleford Town before joining Bradford City in 1920. After only playing three games for the club he joined West Ham United.

Hebden made his debut against South Shields on 7th May, 1921. The following season he played in 19 league games. The team at the time included Edward Hufton, Jack Young, Billy Henderson, George Kay, Jack Tresadern, Sid Bishop, George Carter, Billy Brown, Tommy Hodgson, William Thirlaway, Vic Watson, Billy Williams and Jimmy Ruffell.

He played in only 9 league games in the 1922-23 promotion winning season. He also failed to make the 1923 FA Cup Final team. The good form of regular full-backs, Billy Henderson and Jack Young, restricted Hebden to only two league game in the 1923-24 season.

Hebden became a regular in the 1925-26 season. He did even better in the 1926-27 season playing in 39 of the 42 league games. He lost his place in the first team the following season and in 1928 he joined Fulham. After only playing 23 games for his new club he drifted into non-league football.

Jack Hebden, who was employed at the Electricity Works in East Ham, after he retired from football, died in 1956.