John Campbell (footballer, born 1870)
|Full name||John Campbell|
|Date of birth||19 February 1870|
|Place of birth||Renton, Scotland|
|Date of death||1906 (aged 35–36)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He made his debut for Sunderland on 18 January 1890 against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup first round, Sunderland lost the game 4–2 after extra time at Leamington Road. He played for Sunderland during 1890 and 1897, he won 3 League Championships; in 1892, 1893 and 1895. In each of these seasons, Campbell was the top scorer in the competition. Campbell also won the 1894/95 World Championship with the team, scoring a goal in the final. After making 186 league appearances for Sunderland, scoring 133 goals, he moved to their arch rivals Newcastle United.
He made his Newcastle debut against Woolwich Arsenal F.C. on 4 September 1897 where he also scored a goal in a 4–1 win. He led Newcastle to their first promotion in the 1898 season, overall he made 29 appearances for Newcastle scoring 12 goals; retiring to become a licensee.
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