Johnny Watts

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Johnny Watts
Personal information
Full name John William Watts
Date of birth (1931-04-13)13 April 1931
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Date of death March 2006 (2006-04) (aged 74)
Place of death Brownhills, England
Playing position Right half
Youth career
1948–1951 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1963 Birmingham City 206 (3)
1963–1964 Nuneaton Borough
1964–1969 Bromsgrove Rovers

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

John William Watts (13 April 1931 – March 2006) was an English footballer who made more than 200 appearances in the Football League for Birmingham City playing as a right half.[1]

Watts was born in the Vauxhall district of Birmingham. He joined Birmingham City as a junior in 1948 and turned professional in 1951 after completing his National Service. In a twelve-year professional career with the club he played 248 games in all competitions, scoring three times. In 1963 he joined Nuneaton Borough of the Southern Football League, went on to West Midlands (Regional) League club Bromsgrove Rovers the following year, and retired in 1969.[2]

Watts died in a retirement home in Brownhills, West Midlands, in March 2006.[3]


  1. ^ "Birmingham City: 1946/47 – 2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 132. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Smith, Lisa (10 March 2006). "Tributes after Blues hero dies". Evening Mail (Birmingham). Retrieved 3 September 2015 – via HighBeam Research.