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John Campbell (footballer born 1877)

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Full nameJohn William Campbell
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Playing positionForward

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John William Campbell (2 October 1877 - 20 January 1919) was a Scottish footballer who played for Linthouse, Partick Thistle, Blackburn Rovers, Rangers, West Ham United, Hibernian and the Scotland national team.

He was born in Glasgow and gained the most success in his career with Rangers with whom he won four successive league titles (1898-99, 1899-1900, 1900-01 and 1901-02) the first of which Rangers won all 18 of their Scottish league matches.

He also represented Scotland at international level, winning four caps and scoring 6 goals, including a double in Scotland's biggest ever win - an 11-0 defeat of Ireland in February 1901.

After his football career he became a ship's steward but died aged just 41 from tuberculosis.




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