John Wilson (footballer, born 1914)

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John Wilson
Personal information
Full name John Richard Montague Wilson[1]
Date of birth (1914-10-30)30 October 1914[1]
Place of birth Lanchester, County Durham, England[1]
Date of death 2 November 1988(1988-11-02) (aged 74)[1]
Place of death Shrewsbury, England[1]
Playing position Inside-right
Youth career
Consett Parish Church
Medomsley Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
1935 Port Vale 3 (0)
Wigan Athletic
Shrewsbury Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Richard Montague Wilson (30 October 1914 – 2 November 1988) was an English footballer who played on the inside-right for West Bromwich Albion, Port Vale, Wigan Athletic, and Shrewsbury Town.

Playing career[edit]

Wilson played for West Bromwich Albion, before joining Port Vale in May 1935.[1] He failed to gain a regular first team spot and having made just the three Second Division appearances in the 1935–36 season he was transferred away from The Old Recreation Ground to Wigan Athletic in December 1935.[1] Later he moved to Shrewsbury Town.[1]


  • Sourced from John Wilson profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1935–36 Second Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 313. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.