16 December 2006

John McClelland


Preceded by
Succeeded by
1986 – 1990

Name: John McClelland
Born: 7 December 1955, Belfast
Height: 6.02 ft
Weight: 13.02 st
Position: Central-Defender
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Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 53 Full Caps/1 Goal (1980-1990), Youth Caps; Football League Representative.
Club Honours: (with Cardiff) Welsh Cup Runner-Up 1974/75; (with Bangor City) Welsh Cup Runner-Up 1977/78; (with Rangers) Scottish Cup Runner-Up 1981/82, 1982/83; Scottish League Cup Winner 1983/84, 1984/85, Runner-Up 1982/83; (with Leeds) Football League Champion 1991/92.
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Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Others
Portadown
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Cardiff City
74/75
Feb-74
-
1 (3)/ 1
-
-
-
-
Bangor City
75/76-77/78
Jun-74
Free
-
(Northern Premier League)
Mansfield T.
78/79-80/81
May-78
£8k
122 (3)/ 8
8(0)/1
8(1)/2
-
7(0)/0
Rangers
81/82-84/85
May-81
£90k
96 (0)/ 4
13(0)/1
30(0)/2
11(2)/1
2(0)/0
Watford
84/85-88/89
Nov-84
£225k
184 (0)/ 3
32(0)/0
12(0)/0
-
4(1)/0
Leeds United
88/89-91/92
Jun-89
£100k
22 (2)/ 0
2(0)/0
2(1)/0
-
-
Watford
89/90
Jan-90
Loan
1 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
-
Notts County
91/92
Mar-92
Loan
6 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
-
St. Johnstone
92/93-93/94
Jul-92
Free
26 (1)/ 0
-
-
-
-
Arbroath
93/94
Nov-93
Free
2 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
-
Carrick Rgrs
93/94
Nov-93
Free
11 (0)/ 0
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
1(0)/0
Wycombe W.
93/94
Feb-94
n/c
0 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
-
Yeovil Town
93/94-94/95
Mar-94
n/c
28 (1)/ 1
(Conference)
Farsley.Celtic
-
Aug-95
-
-
(Northern Premier League)
Darlington
96/97
Oct-96
Free
1 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
£423k
492(10)/21
56(0)/2
53(2)/4
11(2)/1
14(1)/0

Coaching Career:
St. Johnstone Coach Jul/92 - Dec/92, Manager Dec/92 - Nov/93
Doncaster Rovers Coach Jan/95 - Jun/95
Bradford City Assistant Manager 1996

Biography:
A captain of both Rangers and Northern Ireland, John McClelland's long career saw him play league football in each of the Home Nations and in the top six tiers of the English leagues.

In August 1987 he played for the Football League in a 3-0 win against the Rest of the World to celebrate the League's centenary. A few months later he played in another inter-league match, this time against the Irish League.

Currently McClelland works as a match-day host at Elland Road.

More to follow.
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Northern Ireland Cap Details:
16-05-1980 Scotland.... H W 1-0 BC. sub
11-06-1980 Australia... A W 2-1 FR
15-06-1980 Australia... A D 1-1 FR
18-06-1980 Australia... A W 2-1 FR
15-10-1980 Sweden...... H W 3-0 WCQ
25-03-1981 Scotland.... A D 1-1 WCQ
19-05-1981 Scotland.... A L 0-2 BC
03-06-1981 Sweden...... A L 0-1 WCQ sub
28-04-1982 Scotland.... H D 1-1 BC
27-05-1982 Wales....... A L 0-3 BC
17-06-1982 Yugoslavia.. N D 0-0 WCF
21-06-1982 Honduras.... N D 1-1 WCF
25-06-1982 Spain....... N W 1-0 WCF
01-07-1982 Austria..... N D 2-2 WCF
04-07-1982 France...... N L 1-4 WCF
13-10-1982 Austria..... A L 0-2 ECQ
17-11-1982 West Germany H W 1-0 ECQ
15-12-1982 Albania..... A D 0-0 ECQ
30-03-1983 Turkey...... A W 2-1 ECQ 1 Goal
27-04-1983 Albania..... H W 1-0 ECQ
24-05-1983 Scotland.... A D 0-0 BC
28-05-1983 England..... H D 0-0 BC
31-05-1983 Wales....... H L 0-1 BC
21-09-1983 Austria..... H W 3-1 ECQ
12-10-1983 Turkey...... A L 0-1 ECQ
16-11-1983 West Germany A W 1-0 ECQ
13-12-1983 Scotland.... H W 2-0 BC
04-04-1984 England..... A L 0-1 BC
22-05-1984 Wales....... A D 1-1 BC
27-05-1984 Finland..... A L 0-1 WCQ
12-09-1984 Romania..... H W 3-2 WCQ
16-10-1984 Israel...... H W 3-0 FR
14-11-1984 Finland..... H W 2-1 WCQ
27-02-1985 England..... H L 0-1 WCQ
27-03-1985 Spain....... A D 0-0 FR
01-05-1985 Turkey...... H W 2-0 WCQ
11-09-1985 Turkey...... A D 0-0 WCQ
26-02-1986 France...... A D 0-0 FR. sub
15-10-1986 England..... A L 0-3 ECQ
12-11-1986 Turkey...... A D 0-0 ECQ
18-02-1987 Israel...... A D 1-1 FR
01-04-1987 England..... H L 0-2 ECQ
29-04-1987 Yugoslavia.. H L 1-2 ECQ
11-11-1987 Turkey...... H W 1-0 ECQ
17-02-1988 Greece...... A L 2-3 FR
27-04-1988 France...... H D 0-0 FR
21-05-1988 Malta....... H W 3-0 WCQ
14-09-1988 Rep. Ireland H D 0-0 WCQ
19-10-1988 Hungary..... A L 0-1 WCQ
21-12-1988 Spain....... A L 0-4 WCQ
08-02-1989 Spain....... H L 0-2 WCQ
26-04-1989 Malta....... A W 2-0 WCQ
27-03-1990 Norway...... H L 2-3 FR
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Summary: 50(3)/1. Won 18, Drew 17, Lost 18.

Record as captain:
Span
First Match
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
.GD.
Win %
Pts %
W/L
1984-1990
16/10/84
17
4
5
8
15
21
-6
23.5%
33.3%
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2 comments:

John McClelland said...

Just interested in posting since I am also John McClelland and was born Dec 7, but many years later in America.

Geordie Best said...

Johns father was amateur international James http://nifootball.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/james-mcclelland.html

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