Jack Bell

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John Bell
Personal information
Full name John Bell
Date of birth 6 October, 1869
Place of birth Dumbarton, Scotland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1890–1893 Dumbarton[1] 48 (51)
1893–1898 Everton 130 (41)
1898–1900 Celtic 35 (19)
1900–1901 New Brighton Tower 22 (9)
1901–1903 Everton 45 (19)
1903-1908 Preston NE 108 (29)
National team
1890–1900 Scotland 10 (5)
1892-1899 Scottish League XI 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Bell (born 6 October 1869 in Dumbarton) was an early Scottish football player and manager. He was instrumental in organising the Association Footballers' Union in February 1898.

A winger or inside-forward,[2] Bell played with Dumbarton Union, Dumbarton F.C., Everton, Celtic, New Brighton Tower and Preston North End. He also represented the Scottish national team ten times between 1890 and 1900 and the Scottish League twice.[2][3] During his time with Everton he helped organise the Association Footballers' Union and later served as its president.[2]

In 1909, Bell was appointed manager/coach of former club Preston.[2]


  1. ^ Emms, Steve; Wells, Richard (2007). Scottish League Players' Records Division One 1890/91 to 1938/39. Beeston, Nottingham: Tony Brown. ISBN 978-1-899468-66-9. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who’s Who, 1872–1986. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-47-4. 
  3. ^ "John Bell". Londonhearts.com (London Hearts Supporters' Club). Retrieved 4 December 2011.