John Campbell (footballer, born 1871)

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Johnny Campbell
Personal information
Full name John James Campbell
Date of birth 12 September 1871
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 2 December 1947(1947-12-02) (aged 76)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1890–1895 Celtic 74 (43)
1895–1897 Aston Villa 55 (39)
1897–1903 Celtic 94 (49)
1903–1906 Third Lanark 40 (12)
Total 263 (143)
National team
1893–1903 Scotland[1] 12 (4)
1893–1902 Scottish League XI[2] 5 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John James Campbell (12 September 1871 – 2 December 1947) was a Scottish footballer who played for Celtic, Aston Villa, Third Lanark and the Scotland national team.


Campbell was born in Glasgow and began his football career at Celtic in 1890 where he won two league championship titles in season 1892–93 and season 1893–94 as well as the Scottish Cup in 1893. He moved to English club Aston Villa in the summer of 1894 and won the English league title in season 1895–96. Villa retained the league title in 1896–97 and Campbell scored in the club's FA Cup final triumph against Everton to win the domestic double. Just days later he had the honour of scoring the first goal at Villa Park.

He returned to Celtic soon after and won another league title in season 1897–98 and a further two Scottish Cup winners medals in 1899 and 1900. He moved to Third Lanark in 1903 and helped them to league title in his first season with the club.

Campbell was capped 12 times by Scotland between 1893 and 1903. He scored four goals, including two against Ireland in March 1900. He captained Scotland against Wales in 1902.

He retired in 1906.


  1. ^ John Campbell at the Scottish Football Association
  2. ^ "John Campbell". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

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