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John Downie

John Downie

Clubs played for: Lanark ATC, Bradford Park Avenue, Manchester United, Luton Town, Hull City, King's Lynn, Wisbech Town, Mansfield Town, Darlington, Hyde United, Mossley, Stalybridge Celtic (1942-1962)

Born: 1925

Birthplace: Lanark, Scotland

Died: 2013

Position: Inside-forward

Biography: Bradford Park Avenue, Manchester United, Luton Town, Hull City, Mansfield Town, Darlington. Another scorer of important goals, John was snapped up from Bradford Park Avenue for a club record 18,000 in 1949 as a direct replacement for Johnny Morris. Once he had played a major part in the winning of the 1951-1952 League title by scoring 11 goals in 33 matches, after missing out narrowly in 1949 and 1951. He moved to Luton Town in a 10,000 deal. Worked as a newsagent in Bradford and now lives in Tynemouth in the North East.




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