Johnny Watkiss

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Johnny Watkiss
Personal information
Full name John Watkiss
Date of birth (1941-03-28) 28 March 1941 (age 76)
Place of birth Willenhall, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1963 Canterbury-Marrickville
1964–1968 APIA Leichhardt
1969–1974 Hakoah
1975–1978 Sutherland
National team
1965–1974 Australia 23 (2)
Teams managed
1977–1978 Sutherland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John "Johnny" Watkiss (born 28 March 1941 in Willenhall, England[1]) is a former football (soccer) defender. He was a member of the Australian 1974 FIFA World Cup squad in West Germany and represented Australia 31 times between 1965 and 1974 scoring 4 times.

Watkiss Street in the Sydney suburb of Glenwood is named for him.[2]


  1. ^ Planet World Cup - 1974 - Squads - Australia
  2. ^ O'Maley, Christine (2010-01-20). "Park is a goner". Blacktown Advocate. Cumberland Newspapers. p. 14. ...streets are named after well known football identities...