Jack Grainger (footballer, born 1924)

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Jack Grainger
Personal information
Full name John Grainger
Date of birth (1924-04-03)3 April 1924
Place of birth Darton, England
Date of death 10 January 1983(1983-01-10) (aged 58)
Place of death Pontefract, England
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Frickley Colliery
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1957 Rotherham United 352 (112)
1957–1959 Lincoln City 42 (14)
1959 Burton Albion ? (?)
Total 394 (126)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John "Jack" Grainger (3 April 1924 – 10 January 1983) was an English professional footballer who played as a winger.


Born in Darton, Grainger began his career at Frickley Colliery before making 394 appearances in the Football League for Rotherham United and Lincoln City between 1947 and 1959.[1]

He later played non-League football for Burton Albion.

Personal life[edit]

His brother Colin and cousins Jack, Dennis and Edwin Holliday were also all professional footballers.[2]


  1. ^ "Player profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Dennis Grainger player profile". leeds-fans.org.uk. Retrieved 7 November 2010.