|Full name||John McCole|
|Date of birth||18 September 1936|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Date of death||1982 (aged 46)|
|Place of death||Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Centre forward|
|–1956||Vale of Leven|
|1961||New York Americans|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
John McCole (18 September 1936 – 1982) was a Scottish professional footballer who played in Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and the United States.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, McCole began his career with Vale of Leven before signing a professional contract with Falkirk in 1956. McCole moved to England in 1958 to play with Bradford City, Leeds United (where he scored 45 goals in 78 league appearances, but was unable to prevent Leeds from being relegated from the First Division; McCole also set a club record by scoring four goals in the League Cup match against Brentford before returning to Bradford in October 1961) and Rotherham United, before spending a year in Ireland with Shelbourne. McCole returned to Britain to play for Newport County – a Welsh team playing in the English league – before returning to Ireland to play with Cork Hibernians and Dundalk.