John Sissons (footballer)
|Date of birth||30 September 1945|
|Place of birth||Hayes, Middlesex, England|
|1962–1970||West Ham United||213||(37)|
|1975||Tampa Bay Rowdies||19||(5)|
|1976–1978||Cape Town City|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Sissons played as inside left for Middlesex and England Schoolboys, but was moved to outside left by Hammers manager Ron Greenwood. He made his senior debut for the east London club on 4 May 1963, a home game against Blackburn Rovers. He became the youngest player to score in an FA Cup Final at Wembley, in May 1964, and second youngest to appear behind his Preston North End counterpart Howard Kendall. He went on to play 213 league (37 goals) and 52 cup (16 goals) games for West Ham.
Sissons moved to Wednesday in 1970 for £60,000. He made 115 league appearances for the northerners, scoring 14 goals, before moving to Norwich, where he rejoined former team-mate John Bond. He played for west London club Chelsea 11 times during the 1974-75 season before leaving to play under Frank Lord in Cape Town. John was part of the North American Soccer League champion Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1975.
John is now a successful businessman in Cape Town, South Africa, having played out his career at Cape Town City, a very successful football club of the 60's and 70's in South Africa.
- Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 187. ISBN 1 903135 50 8.
- John Sissons, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database