Johnny Newman (footballer)

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Johnny Newman
Personal information
Full name John Henry George Newman
Date of birth (1933-12-13) 13 December 1933 (age 80)
Place of birth Hereford, England
Playing position Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1957 Birmingham City 60 (0)
1957–1960 Leicester City 61 (2)
1960–1967 Plymouth Argyle 298 (9)
1967–1972 Exeter City 92 (1)
Teams managed
1969–1976 Exeter City
1976–1979 Grimsby Town
1982 Derby County
1983–1987 Hereford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Johnny Newman (born 13 December 1933) is an English former association football player and manager.

Born in Hereford, Newman played as a central defender, beginning his career with Birmingham City in 1951 where he won the Second Division and was on the losing side in the 1956 FA Cup Final.[1] He moved on to Leicester City and then to Plymouth Argyle, for whom he made over 300 appearances between 1960 and 1967. In 1966 he played for the Football League representative team which beat the Irish Football League 12–0 at Home Park; the Football League team contained seven of the 1966 World Cup-winning team.[2] He then moved on to Devon rivals Exeter City, where he was made player-manager in 1969, continuing in the manager's role after he retired from playing in 1972. He moved on to Grimsby Town, gaining promotion to the Third Division,[1] and had a largely unsuccessful eleven months in charge at Derby County, before returning to his home town to manage Hereford United.


As a player

Birmingham City

  • FA Cup: finalist 1956


  1. ^ a b Knight, Brian. Plymouth Argyle A Complete Record 1903–1989, p. 95. ISBN 0-907969-40-2.
  2. ^ Knight, pp. 40-41.

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