John Joe Flood

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John Joe Flood
Personal information
Full name John Joe Flood
Date of birth (1899-08-02)2 August 1899
Place of birth Ringsend, Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 3 July 1982(1982-07-03) (aged 82)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1923 Shamrock Rovers ? (?)
1923–1924 Shelbourne F.C. ? (?)
1923–1924 Shamrock Rovers ? (?)
1923–1924 Leeds United ? (?)
1924–1925 Shamrock Rovers ? (4)
1926–1928 Crystal Palace 34 (5)
1928–1934 Shamrock Rovers ? (?)
1934–1935 Reds United F.C. ? (?)
National team
1926–1931 Irish Free State 5 (4)
1925–1932 League of Ireland XI 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Joe Flood, also referred to as Jonjo Flood or John Flood, was an Irish footballer who played as a forward for Shelbourne, Shamrock Rovers, Leeds United and Crystal Palace. As an international, he also played for and captained the Irish Free State yielding an impressive return of 4 goals in 5 games. Flood was also part of the League of Ireland XI setup (1925–1933) which was viewed by fans of the day as an international team when playing against the likes of the Scottish/Welsh/IFA League XI sides. He played eight times and scored 3 goals.

Club career[edit]

Flood play for Shelbourne before joining Shamrock Rovers. After helping Rovers win their first ever League of Ireland title in 1923 he joined Leeds United, together with Bob Fullam. However neither of them managed to establish themselves at United and they both rejoined Rovers for the following season.[1] Back with Rovers, together with Fullam, John Fagan and Billy Farrell he was an integral part of a legendary forward-line known as the Four F's. During the 1924–25 season they helped Rovers win a League of Ireland / League of Ireland Shield / FAI Cup treble. They won the FAI Cup after beating Shelbourne 2–1 at Dalymount Park before an attendance of 25,000.[2] Flood and Fullam scored the two goals against their former club.[3] During his career Flood also had a spell with Crystal Palace.[4] In April 1932 he was awarded a benefit game which broke all previous attendance records and signified the impact that the popular Flood had on the game in the country at the time.[5]

Irish international[edit]

Between 1926 and 1931 Flood made 5 appearances and scored 4 goals for the Irish Free State. He made his international debut in a 3–0 away defeat against Italy on 21 March 1926. He won his second cap on 20 April 1929 against Belgium at Dalymount Park. He marked the occasion by scoring Irelands' first international hat-trick and the Irish won 4–0.[6][7] He scored his fourth international goal in a return game against Belgium on 11 May 1930. Jimmy Dunne scored the other two goals as the Irish won 3–1. On 26 April 1931 he captained the Irish Free State against Spain.[8] Together with Tom Farquharson, Peter Kavanagh and Paddy Moore he was part of a team that gained a respectable 1–1 draw at the Montjuic Stadium in Barcelona. Flood laid on the pass for Moore to score on his debut. He made his last international appearance on 13 December 1931 in the return game against Spain which the Irish Free State lost 5–0. Flood captained the Irish team on that day.[9]

Honours[edit]

Shamrock Rovers:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "www.leeds-fans.org.uk". www.leeds-fans.org.uk.
  2. ^ www.shamrockrovers.ie Archived 1 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Shelbourne F.C. fansite". Planet_shels.tripod.com.
  4. ^ www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk[dead link]
  5. ^ www.irishtimes.com
  6. ^ "Hat-trick against Belgium". Soccerscene.ie. 20 April 1929.
  7. ^ "www.fai.ie". www.fai.ie.
  8. ^ "Captain against Spain". Soccerscene.ie. 26 April 1931.
  9. ^ "Irish Free State stats". Soccerscene.ie.

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