John Moody (footballer)

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John Moody
Personal information
Full name John Moody
Date of birth (1904-11-01)1 November 1904
Place of birth Heeley, Sheffield, England
Date of death 23 April 1963(1963-04-23) (aged 58)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925-1928 Arsenal 6 (0)
1928-1930 Bradford Park Avenue
1930-1931 Doncaster Rovers
1931-1933 Manchester United 50 (0)
1933-1939 Chesterfield

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Moody (1 November 1904 – 23 April 1963) was an English football player. His regular position was as a goalkeeper.

Moody was born in Heeley, Sheffield and first played in local football in the Sheffield Amateur League. He was signed by Herbert Chapman's Arsenal in August 1925 but was initially fourth-choice goalkeeper behind Jock Robson, Bill Harper and Dan Lewis. He didn't make his first team debut for nearly two years, it coming in a 3-2 defeat away to Bury on 4 May 1927. Moody went on to keep goal in the final match of 1926-27, a 4-0 North London derby win, and covered for Lewis the following season in four matches while the latter was injured; his final game was a 6-4 defeat at Sheffield United on 7 January 1928.

After just six games in three years at Arsenal, Moody moved to Bradford Park Avenue in the 1928 close season. He spent two years at Bradford before stints at Doncaster Rovers, Manchester United and finally Chesterfield, winning the Third Division North title in 1935-36.


  • Harris, Jeff (1995). Hogg, Tony, ed. Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. p. 95. ISBN 1-899429-03-4. 

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