Skip to main content

John Clugston

Name: William John Clugston
Born: 11 August 1869, Belfast
Died: 30 October 1942, Holywood
Height:
Weight:

Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Ireland: 14 Full Caps (1888-1893).
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1887/88, Runner-Up 1889/90, 1892/93.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Cliftonville
-
-
Amateur
-
-
-
TOTALS
-
£-
-
-
-

Biography:
You may think that conceding eleven times on your debut would signal an immediate end to an international career - not so for Jack "Cluuie" Clugston. In all he won fourteen caps, conceding a total of 69 goals (an average of almost five per match), and finished on the winning side just once.

As well as his international caps and Irish Cup medals, Clugston also represented Ireland at lacrosse. Jack worked as a warehouseman in the linen industry, his father, William, having been a linen merchant. 

The Newsletter on 31st October 1942 reported "the death of Mr. John Clugston. a former Irish international goalkeeper and lacrosse international, which occurred yesterday afternoon at 2, Seaview Terrace. Holywood" and The Belfast Telegraph noted that "Ireland has lost one of ker most colourful football personalities. He was 73."

Ireland Cap Details:
03-03-1888 Wales... A L 0-11 BC
02-03-1889 England. A L 1- 6 BC
09-03-1889 Scotland A L 0- 7 BC
27-04-1889 Wales... H L 1- 3 BC
15-03-1890 England. H L 1- 9 BC
29-03-1890 Scotland H L 1- 4 BC
07-02-1891 Wales... H W 7- 2 BC
07-03-1891 England. A L 1- 6 BC
27-02-1892 Wales... A D 1- 1 BC
05-03-1892 England. H L 0- 2 BC
18-03-1892 Scotland H L 2- 3 BC
25-02-1893 England. A L 1- 6 BC
25-03-1893 Scotland A L 1- 6 BC
08-04-1893 Wales... H W 4- 3 BC

Summary: 14/0. Won 2, Drew 1, Lost 11.

With thanks to Chris Goodwin of England Football Online for forwarding Clugston's birth details.

Comments

Stefano said…
Jack Clugston died on October 30, 1942 aged 73
Player Index A - B - C - D - F - G - H - I - L - Mc - M - N - O - Q - R - S - T - Z