John Callender (footballer)

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John Callender
Personal information
Full name John Callender[1]
Date of birth (1903-09-03)3 September 1903[1]
Place of birth West Wylam, England[1]
Date of death 13 December 1980(1980-12-13) (aged 77)[1]
Place of death Chesterfield, England[1]
Playing position Right winger
Youth career
Walker Celtic
1933 Brighton & Hove Albion
Walker Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934 Chesterfield 5 (1)
Ashington
1936–1938 Lincoln City 75 (26)
1938–1939 Port Vale 3 (1)
1939 Gateshead 3 (2)
Total 86+ (30+)
* 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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[1] He was handed a free transfer in April 1939.[1] 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.[2] Callender guested for Mansfield Town during World War II.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from John Callender profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
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
Total 75 26 6 0 1 0 82 26
Port Vale 1937–38 Third Division South 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 1
Gateshead 1938–39 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 2

Honours[edit]

with Lincoln City

References[edit]