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John Napier

John Napier

Clubs played for: Bolton Wanderers, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bradford City, Baltimore (USA), San Diego (USA)

Born: September 1946

Birthplace: Lurgan, County Armagh

Position: Centre half

Biography: John has lived in San Diego, California for over 30 years. He has owned and operated the very successful John Napier Soccer camps since his arrival in California. He also serves as an Olympic Development Coach in California

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Napier, John John Napier here, thank you for remembering the old Bolton days, I also had some wonderful years at Brighton and Bradford, I look for their scores every week here in San Diego. I am still out coaching youth soccer every night, very rewarding to see the young kids improve every year. Turned 75 a few weeks ago and will continue to work with the kids as long as I can give back. Many of my old pictures can be seen on
Thank you.
15-10-21 John Napier

Napier, John Hi John... hope you are well You won’t remember me but I remember you. You used to go to the Beachcomber in Bank Street Bolton with a few of the BWFC lads. Ian Greaves Derek Bromley Roy Greaves and Gordon Taylor etc.

I remember going to the Cinema with you and some of the players... you used to get a free pass as BWFC players. I always found you very amiable and a genuinely friendly person You are of Irish decent as am I so that’s not surprising. I remember you started to date a very attractive girl at the time she had black hair and what as I would class as a Mediterranean look about her . I always wondered if you ever married her and had a family. I read you are in America now and have been for a number of years. I am still a Bolton lad I’m a bit younger than you 73 in September. Keep safe John and kind regards to your family.
06-02-21 Keith Flatley

Napier, John I spent some time coaching football with John in San Diego in 1990/91 - a great time.
25-11-20 Christopher Johnson

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