John Sissons (footballer)

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John Sissons
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-09-30) 30 September 1945 (age 71)
Place of birth Hayes, Middlesex, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1970 West Ham United 213 (37)
1970–1974 Sheffield Wednesday 115 (14)
1974 Norwich City 17 (2)
1974–1975 Chelsea 11 (0)
1975 Tampa Bay Rowdies 19 (5)
1976–1978 Cape Town City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Sissons (born 30 September 1945) is an English former footballer who played for West Ham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City and Chelsea.

Sissons played as inside left for Middlesex and England Schoolboys, but was moved to outside left by Hammers manager Ron Greenwood. He made his senior debut for the east London club on 4 May 1963, a home game against Blackburn Rovers. He became the youngest player to score in an FA Cup Final at Wembley, in May 1964, and second youngest to appear behind his Preston North End counterpart Howard Kendall. He went on to play 213 league (37 goals) and 52 cup (16 goals) games for West Ham.

Sissons moved to Wednesday in 1970 for £60,000. He made 115 league appearances for club, scoring 14 goals, before moving to Norwich, where he rejoined former teammate John Bond.

Chelsea signed Sissons for £70,000 from Norwich City in August 1974.[1] He made his debut on 17 August 1974 in a 0-2 home defeat by Carlisle United. Making 11 appearances during the 1974-75 season for Chelsea he failed to establish himself in a struggling Chelsea side who were relegated at the end of his one-season resulting in Chelsea cancelling his contract. He moved to Cape Town.[1][2] He was part of the North American Soccer League champion Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1975. Sissons finished his career at Cape Town City.


  1. ^ a b "John L Sissons". Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Chelsea Football Club The Full Statistical Story 1906-1986 by Scott Cheshire and Ron Hockings ISBN 0-9511640-0-7
  • Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 187. ISBN 1 903135 50 8. 
  • John Sissons, Post War English & Scottish Football League A — Z Player's Database

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