Jock Hamilton

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Jock Hamilton
Personal information
Full name A John Hamilton
Date of birth 1872
Place of birth Ayr, Scotland
Date of death October 1931
Place of death Bristol, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
18??–18?? Ayr F.C.
1894–1895 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 (0)
1895–1897 Loughborough 59 (2)
1897–1900 Bristol City 76 (2)
1900–1902 Leicester Fosse 28 (0)
1901–1902 Watford 32 (3)
1902–1903 Wellingborough
1903–1904 Fulham 12 (0)
Teams managed
1904–1908 Fulham assistant trainer
April–July 1907 Club Athletico Paulistano trainer
1908–1910 Fulham trainer
1910–1915 Bristol City reserve team trainer
1915–1919 Bristol City manager
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

A John "Jock" Hamilton (born 1872 in Ayr, Scotland and died October 1931 in Bristol, England) was a Scottish footballer who played as a centre half. He made over 90 Football League appearances and over 120 Southern League appearances in the years before the First World War.[1] He was also trainer at Fulham and manager at Bristol City.[2]


Hamilton played locally for Ayr FC.[2] He moved south to England to Wolverhampton Wanderers where he suffered a serious injury restricting his appearances.[2] Hamilton joined Loughborough and was ever present in their inaugural Football League season.[2] Hamilton had spells with Derby County and Ilkeston Town.[3] Sam Hollis signed Hamilton in summer 1897 for Bristol City prior to their first season as a professional club in the Southern League [3] Hamilton made his debut for Bristol City.[4] While working for Fulham as assistant trainer, Hamilton was invited to Brazil to coach Club Athletico Paulistano. He visited São Paulo between April and July 1907 and this is apparently the first example of a Brazilian Club officially engaging the services of a trainer from Britain.[5][6]


with Bristol City


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 – 1939. Tony Brown. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d Turner, Dennis; Alex White (1993). Breedon Book of Football Managers, Breedon Books. ISBN 1-873626-32-0. 
  3. ^ a b Woods, David; Leigh Edwards (1997). Bristol City FC The First 100 years. Redcliffe Press. ISBN 1-900178-26-5. 
  4. ^ Woods, David (1994). Bristol Babe The First 100 years of Bristol City FC. Yore Publications. ISBN 1-874427-95-X. 
  5. ^ Hamilton, Aidan (1998). An Entirely Different Game: The British Influence on Brazilian Football. Mainstream Publishing Edinburgh & London. ISBN 1-84018-041-2. 
  6. ^ Tony Mason: Passion of the people: football in South America, Verso, London & New York, 1995 ISBN 0-86091-403-8; p. 24.