John Barker (Scottish footballer)

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John Barker
Personal information
Date of birth 28 June 1869
Place of birth Govan, Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 1941 (aged 71–72)
Place of death Govan, Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Outside Left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1892 Linthouse
1892–1896 Rangers
National team
1893–1894 Scotland 2 (4)
1894–1895 Scottish League XI 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Bell Barker (28 June 1869 – 1941) was a Scottish footballer who played for Linthouse, Rangers and the Scotland national team in the 1890s.

Barker joined Rangers from Linthouse in 1892 and made an immediate impact by scoring 3 goals in his first 5 appearances. He achieved a similar impact at international level, scoring a hat-trick in the first of his two Scotland caps against Wales in March 1893. He scored in his second, and what proved to be his last Scotland appearance again against Wales a year later in a 5-2 win.

He scored for Rangers in their 1894 Scottish Cup triumph against Celtic but, despite continued success, left the club in 1896. He died in Govan, Glasgow in 1941 at the age of 72.

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