Jock Shearer

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Jock Shearer
Personal information
Full name John Shearer
Date of birth (1917-07-08)8 July 1917
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Date of death 1979 (aged 61–62)
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946 Derby County 0 (0)
1946–1949 Bradford City 75 (17)
1949–1951 Grimsby Town 34 (9)
Total 109 (26)
Teams managed
1951–1953 Sligo Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John "Jock" Shearer (8 July 1917 – 1979) was a Scottish professional football player and coach.


After serving with the British Army during World War Two, Shearer signed a professional contract with Derby County in 1946. He left later that same year to sign for Bradford City, where he spent three seasons before moving to Grimsby Town.

After retiring as a player in 1951, Shearer became manager of Irish club Sligo Rovers.

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