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Jesse Pye's England International Football Cap v Republic of Ireland 1949-50

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Jesse Pye's England International Football Cap v Republic of Ireland 1949-50
England International Football Cap. Jesse Pye's blue England v Republic of Ireland international cap 1949-50, match inscription to peak; sold with Pye's F.A. itinerary and a copy of the match programme (3) This cap represents Pye's sole appearance for England. This was in the match against the Republic of Ireland played at Goodison Park 21st September 1949. The Republic won the match 2-0 to become the first non-UK international team to win on English soil. Pye did play in the wartime Victory International against Belgium at Wembley in January 1946 and scored one of the goals in the 2-0 win. appendix Jesse Pye (Wolverhampton Wanderers, Luton Town & England) lots *** to *** Jesse Pye was born in Treeton, Rotherham, on 22nd December 1919. After war service in North Africa he joined Notts County and scored a hat-trick against Arsenal on his debut. He transferred to Wolverhampton Wanderers in May 1946 for a club record fee of £12,000. Pye forged a formidable striking partnership with Dennis Westcott. In a glittering career for Wolves he scored almost a century of League goals and scored two of the goals in Wanderers' 3-1 victory over Leicester City in the 1949 F.A. Cup final. He moved to Kenilworth Road in the summer of 1952 before finishing his career at Derby and Wisbech Town as player/manager. Jesse Pye died in Blackpool in 1984 aged 64. Sold at auction for £900. (c)
Posted on July 9, 2008

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