John Bollington

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John Bollington
Personal information
Full name John Edward Bollington
Date of birth 1892
Place of birth Belper, England
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Walsall
1919–1920 Southend United 1 (0)
1920–1921 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 (0)
Teams managed
De Zwaluwen
1923–1931 CVV Vriendenschaar
1924 Netherlands
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Edward Bollington, also known as Jan Bollington (born 1892) was an English football player and coach.

Career[edit]

Born in Belper, Bollington played in the Football League for Southend United and Brighton & Hove Albion.[1] He joined Southend in August 1919 from the Army, leaving them in September 1920 to sign for Brighton.[2]

He later became a football manager in the Netherlands; he was in charge of amateur club CVV Vriendenschaar between 1923 and 1931, having previously coached De Zwaluwen.[3] He was also in charge of the Dutch national team for one match in 1924,[4][5] leading them to a 2–1 win over South Africa.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Joyce (2002). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. p. 28. 
  2. ^ "SUFCdb – Player Profile". www.sufcdb.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "1918–1928" (in Dutch). CVV Vriendenschaar. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Marcel Vink (2 November 2010). "De mooiste naam van Oranje?" (in Dutch). Ons Oranje. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Regeer, Website: voetbalstats.nl – Rob. "Bondscoach John Edward Bollington Nederlands elftal". www.voetbalstats.nl. Retrieved 9 May 2018. 
  6. ^ "Grim mogelijk in rijtje met Jan Rab en handvol buitenlandse trainers". Elfvoetbal.nl. Retrieved 9 May 2018.