John McGregor (footballer, born 1963)

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John McGregor
Personal information
Full name John McGregor
Date of birth (1963-01-05) 5 January 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Airdrie, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1982 Queen's Park 105 (19)
1982–1987 Liverpool 0 (0)
1983–1984 St Mirren 5 (1)
1985 Leeds United 5 (0)
1987–1992 Rangers 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John McGregor (born 5 January 1963 in Airdrie) is a former professional footballer.


McGregor started his career at Queen's Park after signing from Bargeddie Amateurs. He went on to make over a hundred appearances for the Spiders, becoming a mainstay in the side for over three seasons. His form attracted the attention of English side Liverpool. After five years on Merseyside and no appearances, McGregor left permanently to return to Glasgow with Rangers.

He joined the club on a free transfer in 1987 and made his debut on 8 August 1987 in a 1–1 draw at home to Dundee United. In his first season, he twenty-nine appearances including in the 1988 League Cup win over Aberdeen. After that McGregor's career stalled due to injuries and he was forced to retire in 1992, joining the Rangers coach staff soon after. He became the Reserve team coach but left in 2003, being replaced by John Brown.

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