John Campbell (footballer, born 1877)

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John Campbell
Personal information
Full name John William Campbell
Date of birth (1877-10-02)2 October 1877
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 20 January 1919(1919-01-20) (aged 41)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1893-1894 Linthouse
1894-1896 Partick Thistle
1896-1898 Blackburn Rovers
1898-1902 Rangers 53 (27)
1902-1903 West Ham United
1903-1906 Hibernian[1] 56 (10)
National team
1899-1901 Scotland 4 (6)
1899 Scottish League XI[2] 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John William Campbell (2 October 1877 – 20 January 1919) was a Scottish footballer who played for Linthouse, Partick Thistle, Blackburn Rovers, Rangers, West Ham United, Hibernian and the Scotland national team.

He was born in Glasgow and gained the most success in his career with Rangers with whom he won four successive league titles (1898-99, 1899-1900, 1900-01 and 1901-02) the first of which Rangers won all 18 of their Scottish league matches.

He also represented Scotland at international level, winning four caps and scoring 6 goals, including a double in Scotland's biggest ever win - an 11-0 defeat of Ireland in February 1901.

After his football career he became a ship's steward but died aged just 41 from tuberculosis.


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  2. ^ "John 3 Campbell". (London Hearts Supporters' Club). Retrieved 18 December 2011.