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John McCormick (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameJohn McCormick
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Playing positionCentre back

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John McCormick (born 18 July 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland), is a former professional footballer.

He began his career at Third Lanark, where he helped his hometown club to a third-placed finish in the Scottish First Division, before moving to Aberdeen.

He only spent one season at the Dons before moving south to England with teammate Tom White to play for Crystal Palace, with Glaziers manager Bert Head paying just £1,500 for McCormick's services. White had been Head's main target but it was McCormick who helped the club to its promotion to the First Division for the first time. In the top flight he formed a famous defensive partnership with fellow centre-half Mel Blyth. McCormick won Palace's first ever "Player of the Year" award at the end of the 1971-72 season, before leaving the club early in the next season to join Southern League side Wealdstone to see out the remainder of his career.

McCormick owned a hotel near Glasgow for 25 years. He now lives in East Kilbride.

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