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)
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.


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]


  1. ^ Michael Joyce (2002). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. p. 28. 
  2. ^ "SUFCdb – Player Profile". 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: – Rob. "Bondscoach John Edward Bollington Nederlands elftal". Retrieved 9 May 2018. 
  6. ^ "Grim mogelijk in rijtje met Jan Rab en handvol buitenlandse trainers". Retrieved 9 May 2018.