Jock Morgan

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Jock Morgan
Personal information
Full name John Morgan
Date of birth (1889-08-18)18 August 1889
Place of birth Penicuik, Scotland
Date of death 1983
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Half back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Edinburgh Emmett
1924–192? Birmingham 1 (0)
192?–1926 Redditch Town
1926–1930 Doncaster Rovers 150 (4)
1930–1931 Bristol City 1 (0)
1931–1933 Barrow 66 (0)
1933–1934 Walsall 19 (0)
1934–193? Southport 10 (0)
Brideville
Worcester City
1938–19?? Atherstone Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Morgan (18 August 1889 – 1983) was a Scottish professional footballer who made nearly 250 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham, Doncaster Rovers, Bristol City, Barrow, Walsall and Southport.[2] He played as a half back.

Morgan was born in Penicuik, Midlothian. He began his football career with Edinburgh Emmett and then came to England to sign for Birmingham of the First Division in August 1924. He played only once for Birmingham, deputising for the injured Jimmy Cringan and his regular understudy Bill Hunter at centre half in a 4–0 defeat at Sunderland on 6 September 1924.[3][4] After a brief spell in non-league football with Redditch Town he settled at Doncaster Rovers, where he played 150 Third Division North games in four seasons.[2] After one Second Division game in one-and-a-half seasons for Bristol City,[5] a return to the Third with Barrow offered more playing time. Short spells with Walsall and Southport and a venture to Ireland with Brideville preceded a return to non-league football in the English Midlands with Worcester City and Atherstone Town.[2]

Morgan died in 1983 aged 93 or 94.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blues" News. The Official Programme of Birmingham Football Club, Ltd. Birmingham F.C. 30 August 1924. p. 4. 
  2. ^ a b c d Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 189. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 167.
  5. ^ "Player Information: Jock Morgan". Citystats. Retrieved 17 August 2015.