John Simpson (footballer, born 1918)

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John Simpson
Personal information
Full name John Simpson
Date of birth 27 October 1918
Place of birth Hedon, England
Date of death 21 June 2000(2000-06-21) (aged 81)
Place of death Market Weighton, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
? Bridlington Trinity ? (?)
1946–1947 Huddersfield Town 5 (0)
1947–1953 York City 207 (0)
? Grantham ? (?)
Teams managed
1970–1971 Hartlepool United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Simpson (27 October 1918 – 21 June 2000) was an English-born footballer who played as a left back in The Football League in the 1940s and 1950s.[1][2]

He started his league career with Huddersfield Town and then moved to York City, first playing for them in 1947–48. He went on to play over 200 games for the Minstermen.[1]

In April 1970 he was appointed manager of Football League Fourth Division side Hartlepool United, and he remained as manager until March 1971.[3]

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