John King (footballer, born 1933)

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John King
Personal information
Date of birth (1933-11-29)29 November 1933
Place of birth Ferndale, Wales
Date of death December 1982 (aged 49)
Place of death Australia
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1964 Swansea City 368 (0)
1964–1965 Bath City
1965 Sydney Prague
National team
1954 Wales 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John King (29 November 1933 – 1982) was a Welsh footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a goalkeeper.


Born in Ferndale, King spent his entire professional career with Swansea City, making 368 appearances in the Football League between 1950 and 1964.[1]

After leaving Swansea, King spent time in non-league football with Bath City,[2] before moving to Australia to play for Sydney Prague.[3]

He also earned one international cap for Wales in 1954.[4]

King died in Australia in December 1982.[2]


  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database.
  2. ^ a b "Past Players". Swansea City A.F.C. 3 April 2011. Archived from the original on 9 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Khatari-Knott". Australian Player Database.
  4. ^ John King at