John Armstrong (footballer, born 1936)

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John Armstrong
Personal information
Date of birth 5 September 1936 (1936-09-05) (age 80)
Place of birth Airdrie, Scotland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Bellshill Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1958 Barrow 21 (0)
1958–1963 Nottingham Forest 20 (0)
1963–1967 Portsmouth 79 (0)
1967–1971 Southport 86 (0)
Total 206 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Armstrong (born 5 September 1936) is a former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He played for Barrow, Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth and Southport.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Airdrie, Armstrong joined Barrow from Bellshill Athletic in March 1958.[1] He joined Nottingham Forest nine months later, but could not establish himself in the first team. Portsmouth stepped in and signed him for about £6,000 in February 1963.[1] He joined Southport in 1967.


  1. ^ a b Soccer Who's Who compiled by Maurice Golesworthy The Sportsmans Book Club London 1965
  • Mike Neasom, Mick Cooper & Doug Robinson (1984). Pompey: The History of Portsmouth Football Club. Milestone Publications. ISBN 0-903852-50-0. 

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