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John Campbell (born 19 February 1870 in Renton, Scotland died 1906) was a Scottish footballer who played for Sunderland as a Forward. He was the brother of Sunderland manager Robert Campbell.

Club career

He made his debut for Sunderland on 18 January 1890 against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup first round, Sunderland lost the game 4–2 after extra time at Leamington Road.[1] He played for Sunderland during 1890 and 1897, he won 3 League Championships; in 1892, 1893 and 1895.[2] After making 186 league appearances for Sunderland, scoring 133 goals,[3] he moved to their arch rivals Newcastle United.[2]

He made his Newcastle debut against Woolwich Arsenal F.C. on 4 September 1897 where he also scored a goal in a 4–1 win.[4] He led Newcastle to their first promotion in the 1898 season, overall he made 29 appearances for Newcastle scoring 12 goals; retiring to become a licensee.[5]


  1. ^ "Blackburn 4-2 Sunderland". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-07-29.  
  2. ^ a b "Johnny Campbell". A Love Supreme. Retrieved 2008-07-29.  
  3. ^ "Johnny Campbell". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 2008-07-29.  
  4. ^ "Newcastle 4-1 Arsenal". Newcastle United, a statictical journey. Retrieved 2008-07-29.  
  5. ^ "Johnny Campbell". Newcastle United, a statistical journey. Retrieved 2008-07-29.  

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