John Craggs (footballer)

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John Craggs
Personal information
Full name John Edward Craggs
Date of birth (1948-10-31) 31 October 1948 (age 69)
Place of birth Flint Hill, County Durham, England
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1971 Newcastle 52 (1)
1971–1982 Middlesbrough 409 (12)
1982–1983 Newcastle 12 (0)
1983–1985 Darlington 54 (0)
Total 527 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Craggs (born 31 October 1948 in Flint Hill, County Durham, England) is a retired footballer, who spent all of his playing career in the North East of England. He played over 400 times for Middlesbrough but also had spells at Newcastle United and Darlington before taking up a coaching role at Hartlepool United. Middlesbrough paid a then club record £60000 fee to bring Craggs to Teesside in 1971.

After a testimonial match against Newcastle United F.C. in the summer of 1982 Craggs left Middlesbrough to re-join his former club before ending his playing days at Darlington[1]


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