South Bank-born Jackie Carr was the most successful of the five Carr brothers to play for the club and one of the finest players in our history.

A speedy and intelligent player, Carr was a master at providing the killer through-ball to centre-forwards. His Boro career spanned three decades in which he established himself as a huge crowd favourite - making 449 league appearances and scoring 81 goals.

A teetotaller, he was a very skilful player who could evade challenges and was well known for goading opponents into fouling him, especially in the penalty box.

His contribution was well recognised by the Ayresome regulars and it is folklore that after scoring two early goals in a game against Barnsley, the cheering disturbed the horses at Stockton Races so much that a race was held up for eight minutes.

Jackie's international debut came in the first post-war full international, in 1919 against Ireland, and he earned a second cap against Wales in 1923. Carr's Boro career finally came to an end at the age of 39.