John McMahon (footballer, born 1949)

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This article is about the 1970s/1980s full back. For the Tranmere, Shrewsbury and Liverpool reserves coach, see John McMahon (football manager).
John McMahon
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-12-07) 7 December 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1979 Preston North End 257 (7)
1970 Southend United (loan) 4 (0)
1979 Chesterfield (loan) 1 (0)
1979–1981 Crewe Alexandra 67 (2)
1981–1983 Wigan Athletic 71 (5)
1983–1984 Tranmere Rovers 40 (0)
Total 440 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John McMahon (born 7 December 1949 in Manchester) is an English former footballer.

A full-back who joined Preston North End in 1965 aged sixteen, he made his first team debut on 6 October 1970 in a League Cup tie against West Bromwich Albion.[1]

He had a loan spell at Southend United in 1970-71 (playing 4 games) before establishing himself as a first team regular in 1971-72 when he was named as the club's Player of the Year.

In total he played 291 games for Preston (including 1 as substitute) between 1970 and 1979 and scored 6 goals. He played one game on loan at Chesterfield before moving to Crewe Alexandra in 1979.


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