18 September 2007

Jackie Scott

Name: John Scott
Born: 22 December 1933, Belfast
Died: June 1978, Manchester (England)
Height: 5.09 ft
Weight: 9.11 st
Position: Winger

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1958), 1 ‘B’ Cap / 1 Goal (1957).
Club Honours: (with Grimsby) Football League Division Three Runner-Up 1961/62 (promoted).

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
FL.Cup
Other
Boyland
-
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
Ormond Star
-
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
Manchester Utd
51/52-55/56
Oct-51
Youth
3/ 0
-
-
-
Grimsby Town
56/57-62/63
Jun-56
-
241/51
8/2
1/1
-
York City
63/64
Jun-63
Free
21/ 3
1/0
-
-
Margate
64/65-65/66
Jul-64
Free
95/26
(Southern League)
TOTALS
-
£-
265/54
9/2
1/1
-

Biography:
Jackie Scott, also known as Johnny, played his only games for Northern Ireland at the 1958 World Cup Finals. He was selected nominally at centre-forward, but moved out to the left-wing as Peter McParland led the line.

Spotted by Manchester United scout Bob Bishop as a youngster, Scott's chances at Old Trafford were limited by host of international forwards. He went on to become a legend at Grimsby Town and in non-league footabll with Margate.

Jackie Scott died in an accident at a Manchester building site in 1978. He was 44 years old.

More to follow.

Grimsby Town Legends
Margate FC History

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
17-06-1958 Czechoslovakia N W 2-1 WCF
19-06-1958 France........ N L 0-4 WCF

Summary: 2/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 1.


Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
23-10-1957 Romania....... H W 6-0 FR 1 Goal

Summary: 1/1. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 0.

7 comments:

Christian Tugnoli said...

On my db I had "John Randolph Scott"... is it an error?

Christian.

jcd said...

I can't say if it is wrong or right, but Randolph doesn't match any source I have ever seen, though I have seen no middle names listed.

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in the football card picture that's featured on this page. Can you tell me what collection it came from, and what year, etc?

jcd said...

I'm afraid I don't know what collection it is from. I can't even remember where I got the picture!

Pat said...

Johnny Scott is the only Grimsby Town player to have appeared at a World Cup. I help edit a Grimsby website - Cod Almighty - which will be running a biographical article about him in the next month. We'd like to use your two pictures to illustrate it? Do you hold the copyright, or know who does?

jcd said...

Hi Pat. Sadly I don't own the picture copyright. It was scanned from this book.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Manchester-United-Player-Ivan-Ponting/dp/0600594963/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1525616012&sr=8-2&keywords=manchester+united+player+by+player

Pat said...

Thanks for the info

Who was Northern Ireland's Greatest World Cup Player & Team? (select up to eleven players)

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