John Anderson (footballer, born 1937)

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John Anderson
Personal information
Full name John Hugh Todd Anderson[1]
Date of birth (1937-01-11) 11 January 1937 (age 77)[1]
Place of birth Johnstone, Scotland[1]
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Johnstone Burgh
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1961 Stoke City 24 (2)
1962–1963 Greenock Morton 17 (3)
1963–1964 Third Lanark 12 (3)
South Melbourne
National team
1965 Australia 5 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Hugh Todd Anderson (born 11 January 1937) is a Scottish-born former footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke City and represented the Australian national team five times in full international matches.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Anderson was born in Johnstone and played for local side Johnstone Burgh.[1] In 1957 he joined Stoke City and he made an instant impact scoring on his debut against Rotherham United in September 1957.[1] However Anderson was used as a back up during his four year spell at the Victoria Ground making 24 appearances scoring twice.[1]

In the mid-1960s after a spell back in Scotland with Greenock Morton and Third Lanark he moved to Australia to play with South Melbourne where he came to the notice of the Australian selectors. He eventually played eight matches for the Socceroos, five of which were full internationals.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City[1] 1957–58 4 1 0 0 4 1
1958–59 6 1 0 0 6 1
1959–60 4 0 0 0 4 0
1960–61 10 0 0 0 10 0
Career Total 24 2 0 0 24 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ "Australian Player Database - AN". OzFootball. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 

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