John May (footballer)

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John May
Personal information
Full name John May
Date of birth (1878-04-15)15 April 1878
Place of birth Dykehead, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of death 25 July 1933(1933-07-25) (aged 55)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1897–1898 Abercorn
1898–1904 Derby County
1904–1910 Rangers
1910–1915 Morton 30
National team
1906–1909 Scotland 5 (0)
1906–1908 Scottish League XI[1] 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John May (15 April 1878 – 25 July 1933) was a Scottish football player.

Football career[edit]


He played on the wing and started his career at Paisley club Abercorn. He played for a couple more clubs before he signed for Derby County. Whilst there he played in two losing FA Cup finals.

He joined Rangers in May 1904 and went on to play 149 times and scored 16 goals before he moved on to Morton in 1910.


May also won five Scotland caps between 1906 and 1909.


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