John Callender (footballer)
|Full name||John Callender|
|Date of birth||3 September 1903|
|Place of birth||West Wylam, England|
|Date of death||13 December 1980(aged 77)|
|Place of death||Chesterfield, England|
|Playing position||Right winger|
|1933||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
John Callender (3 September 1903 – 13 December 1980) was an English footballer who played as a Right winger for Walker Celtic, Brighton & Hove Albion, Chesterfield, Ashington, Lincoln City, Port Vale, and Gateshead.
Callender played for Walker Celtic and Brighton & Hove Albion, before scoring one goal in five Third Division North games for Chesterfield in 1934. After a spell with Ashington, he moved on to Lincoln City. The "Imps" finished second in the Third Division North in 1936–37, three points behind champions Stockport County. They then dropped to seventh place in 1937–38. He scored 26 goals in 75 league games in his two seasons at Sincil Bank. He joined Port Vale in May 1938. He played three Third Division South games, scoring one goal in the season opening 3–1 defeat to Aldershot at The Old Recreation Ground on 27 August. He was handed a free transfer in April 1939. He moved on to Third Division North club Gateshead, scoring two goals in three appearances before the league was abandoned after the outbreak of World War II. Callender guested for Mansfield Town during World War II.
- Sourced from John Callender profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
|Chesterfield||1934–35||Third Division North||5||1||0||0||0||0||5||1|
|Lincoln City||1936–37||Third Division North||40||16||3||0||0||0||43||16|
|1937–38||Third Division North||35||10||3||0||1||0||39||10|
|Port Vale||1937–38||Third Division South||3||1||0||0||1||0||4||1|
- with Lincoln City
- Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 51. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.
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