John Devine (footballer, born 1933)

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John Devine
Personal information
Full name John Henry Devine
Date of birth (1933-07-09) 9 July 1933 (age 85)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1955 Rhyl
1955–c.1956 Chester 1 (0)
c.1956–? New Brighton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Devine (born 9 July 1933, Liverpool) is an English former footballer who played as a Winger and made a professional appearance with Chester.

Devine played for Rhyl until joining Chester in 1955, with goalkeeper John Griffiths making the same move.[1] But whereas Griffiths was to make more than 50 league appearances for the club, Devine was to be restricted to a solitary first team outing. It came on 30 March 1956 in a 2–0 home win over Halifax Town, with Devine wearing the number seven shirt in place of regular George Allman.[2]

He later returned to non–league football when he joined New Brighton.[3]


  • Sumner, Chas (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City F.C. 1885-1997. Yore Publications. ISBN 978-1-874427-52-0. 


  1. ^ Sumner (1997), p 68
  2. ^ Sumner (1997), stats (season 55-56)
  3. ^ Sumner (1997), p 137