John Colquhoun (footballer)

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John Colquhoun
Personal information
Full name John Mark Colquhoun[1]
Date of birth (1963-07-14) 14 July 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Stirling, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 Stirling Albion 104 (45)
1984–1985 Celtic 29 (3)
1985–1991 Heart of Midlothian 231 (54)
1991–1992 Millwall 27 (3)
1992–1993 Sunderland 20 (0)
1993–1997 Heart of Midlothian 114 (12)
1997 St Johnstone 6 (1)
National team
1988 Scotland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Mark Colquhoun (born 14 July 1963) is a Scottish footballer, who played for Stirling Albion, Celtic, Hearts, Sunderland, Millwall and St Johnstone.

Playing history[edit]

A slightly-built but very pacy striker, Colquhoun was a popular and prolific goalscorer for his hometown club Stirling Albion. He was signed by Celtic in 1983. He moved to Edinburgh club Hearts in 1985. Colquhoun helped the club achieve its best performances in many years, only losing the 1985–86 Scottish Premier Division on goal difference thanks to a last day defeat at Dundee. He earned 2 international caps for Scotland, against Saudi Arabia and Malta, in 1988.

Colquhoun played for Millwall and Sunderland in the early 1990s. He returned to Hearts in 1993. He scored the Hearts goal in the 1996 Scottish Cup Final, a 5-1 defeat by Rangers.[2] Colquhoun spent a month with Scottish First Division side St Johnstone in 1997 and helped them win promotion. He retired at the end of the 1996–97 season, having played in over 450 league games and scored well over 100 league goals.

After playing football[edit]

Colquhoun was active in the players' union in Scotland during his playing career. After retiring from football, he was elected rector of the University of Edinburgh and served as a member of sportscotland, the sports funding body for Scotland. He is now a football agent.[3] He was also a regular guest on STV's Scotsport.


  1. ^ "John Colquhoun". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Dick, David (19 May 1996). "Laudrup shatters Hearts". The Independent. London. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Ryan Gauld set to sign for Sporting Lisbon, The Scotsman.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Malcolm Macleod
Rector of the University of Edinburgh
Succeeded by
Robin Harper