9 February 2010

John Rafferty

Name: John Rafferty
Born: Belfast
Died:
Height:
Weight:
Position:
Outside-Right

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1928).
Club Honours: (with Distillery) Gold Cup Winner 1929/30; Belfast Charities Cup Winner 1930/31.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Albert Foundry
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Larne
28/29
1928
Amateur
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Distillery
29/30-31/32
1929
Amateur
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Glentoran
32/33
1932
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* 7/1
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TOTALS
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£-
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* all games

Biography:
John Rafferty played his early football in the Shankill district of Belfast. He was spotted by Larne playing with Albert Foundry and was selected for Ireland’s Amateur international against England during the 1928/29 season, his first in senior football.

Signed by Distillery in the summer of 1929, in his first season he was part of the Whites team that claimed the Gold Cup with a 3-0 final win over Bangor at Solitude. The following season he won a second senior honour, Distillery defeating Belfast Celtic 4-2 in the Charity Cup final.

In 1933 Rafferty was on the move again, this time joining Glentoran. He played just seven times for the Glens, scoring his only goal in a 2-1 win at Coleraine.

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
10-11-1928 England. H L 0-2

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


Based on information kindly supplied by Jim Murphy.

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