John Campbell (footballer, born 1870)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Campbell
Personal information
Full name John Campbell
Date of birth 19 February 1870
Place of birth Renton, Scotland
Date of death 1906 (aged 35–36)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1890–1897 Sunderland 186 (136)
1897–1899 Newcastle United 23 (9)
Total 209 (145)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Campbell (19 February 1870 – 1906) was a Scottish footballer who played for Sunderland as a forward. He was the brother of Sunderland manager Robert Campbell.

Club career[edit]

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.[1] He played for Sunderland during 1890 and 1897, he won 3 League Championships; in 1892, 1893 and 1895.[2] 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.[3][4] After making 186 league appearances for Sunderland, scoring 133 goals,[5] he moved to their arch rivals Newcastle United.[2]

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.[6] 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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackburn 4-2 Sunderland". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Johnny Campbell". A Love Supreme. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  3. ^ http://www.roker-roar.com/navbar/worldchampions.html
  4. ^ http://www.londonhearts.com/scores/games/190201021.html
  5. ^ "Johnny Campbell". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  6. ^ "Newcastle 4-1 Arsenal". Newcastle United, a statictical journey. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  7. ^ "Johnny Campbell". Newcastle United, a statistical journey. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 

External links[edit]