Johnny McGuire

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Jack McGuire
Personal information
Full name John McGuire
Date of birth (1893-03-03)March 3, 1893
Place of birth Dunblane, Scotland
Date of death November 18, 1962(1962-11-18) (aged 69)
Place of death Brooklyn, New York, United States
Playing position Inside Right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
St Johnstone
1919–1921 Toronto Ulster United
1921 Robins Dry Dock
1921–1922 Todd Shipyard 20 (10)
1922–1923 Paterson F.C. 16 (1)
1923–1924 New York Field Club 22 (1)
1924–1925 New Bedford Whalers 37 (6)
1925–1926 Brooklyn Wanderers 13 (2)
National team
1925 United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Johnny “Jack” McGuire (March 3, 1893 in Dunblane, Scotland – November 18, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York) was a Scottish-U.S. soccer inside right who played professionally in both Scotland, Canada and the United States. He also earned one cap with the U.S. national team. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.


McGuire spent time with Scottish clubs Dundee F.C. and St Johnstone F.C. before moving to Canada in 1919 to play two season with Toronto Ulster United. In 1921, he moved to the U.S. club Robins Dry Dock of the National Association Football League (NAFBL). That year, Robins won the U.S. 1921 National Challenge Cup 4-2 over J&P Coats with McGuire scoring two of Robins four goals.[1] In 1921, the American Soccer League replaced the NAFBL and Robins entered the new league as Todd Shipyards. Robins Dry Dock was part of the larger Todd Shipyard. Todd Shipyards lasted only one season before folding and McGuire moved to Paterson F.C.. However, before folding, Todd went to the 1922 National Challenge Cup final where it fell, 3-2 to St. Louis Scullin Steel. McGuire again scored two goals.[2] McGuire once again spent only one year with his new club, Paterson. However, in 1923, he went to his third consecutive Challenge Cup, winning it again this year.[3] McGuire then moved to the New Bedford Whalers for the 1924-1925 season before closing out his career with Brooklyn Wanderers in 1925-1926.

National team[edit]

McGuire earned one cap with the U.S. national team in a 6-1 win over Canada on November 8, 1925.[4]

He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1951.

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