John Hargreaves (footballer)

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John Hargreaves
Personal information
Date of birth (1860-12-13)13 December 1860
Place of birth Blackburn, England
Date of death 13 January 1903(1903-01-13) (aged 42)
Position(s) Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Blackburn Rovers
National team
1881 England 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Hargreaves (13 December 1860 – 13 January 1903) was an English international footballer, who played as a winger.


Born in Blackburn, Hargreaves attended Malvern College where he began playing football. He played for Blackburn Rovers between 1878 and 1884 playing in their FA Cup win in 1884 as well as taking a runner up spot in the 1882[1] final. He made two appearances for England in 1881.[2] England lost both games.

He worked as a solicitor from 1884.

His older brother is fellow Blackburn Rovers and England player Fred Hargreaves.