Morton was born in Sheffield and made 275 appearances and scored 57 goals for the east London club until 1939, having signed from Gainsborough for £600 in 1931. Along with Joe Cockroft, he was an ever-present for the club during the 1933-34 season.
Morton had previously played for Woodburn Council School and Woodhouse Alliance, and signed pro with Gainsborough aged 17.
He gained a solitary cap for England in a 5-4 victory over Czechoslovakia on 1 December 1937, in which he scored the second England goal, (Stanley Matthews scored his only international hat trick in this match).
- Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 150. ISBN 1-903135-50-8.
- West Ham Player List, last accessed 20 January 2007
- Jackie Morton England profile at Englandstats
- John Morton at westhamstats.info
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