John Shiel

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John Shiel
Personal information
Date of birth (1917-05-13)13 May 1917
Place of birth Seahouses, England
Date of death 30 November 2013(2013-11-30) (aged 96)
Place of death Ashington, Northumberland, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
North Shields
1936–1938 Newcastle United
1938–1939 Huddersfield Town 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Shiel (13 May 1917 – 30 November 2013) was an English professional footballer, who played for North Shields, Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town. He was born in Seahouses. At the time of his death in 2013, he was the oldest former Newcastle United player.[1]


  • Ian Thomas, Owen Thomas, Alan Hodgson, John Ward (2007). 99 Years and Counting: Stats and Stories. Huddersfield Town A.F.C. ISBN 095572810X.