John Gardiner (footballer, born 1911)
|Full name||John Flannegan Gardiner|
|Date of birth||23 December 1911|
|Place of birth||Bridgeton, Scotland|
|Date of death||10 October 1965 (aged 53)|
|Place of death||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Half back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Gardiner played amateur football for Queen's Park, joining from John Street School in Bridgeton. He embarked on a tour of Norway with the club in 1933. During his time with Queen's Park, he represented the Scottish amateur national team in games against England, Wales and Ireland.
During the 1936 Olympics games, he represented Great Britain twice, his debut came in a 2–0 victory over China and his final game against Poland in a 5–4 loss. During the game against Poland he was booed by the crowd for body charging several players and knocking over Polish left winger Hubert Gad at a time when Great Britain were losing 5–1.
Gardiner returned to Queen's Park after his playing career and taught a young Alex Ferguson, Ferguson had complained that an opponent had bitten him during the game and Gardiner told Ferguson to "bite him back". Gardiner became president of the club in the 1960s.
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