Jack Bell

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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,[1] 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.[1][2] During his time with Everton he helped organise the Association Footballers' Union and later served as its president.[1]

In 1909, Bell was appointed manager/coach of former club Preston.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who’s Who, 1872–1986. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-47-4. 
  2. ^ "John Bell". Londonhearts.com (London Hearts Supporters' Club). Retrieved 4 December 2011.