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John Cozens
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Full name John William Cozens
Date of birth 14 May 1946 (1946-05-14) (age 63)
Place of birth Hammersmith, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19xx–1965 Tonbridge
1965–1968 Hayes
1968–1970 Hillingdon Borough
1970–1973 Notts County 45 (13)
1973–1978 Peterborough United 132 (41)
1977–1980 Cambridge United 61 (3)
Teams managed
1983–1984 Cambridge United (caretaker)
1985 Cambridge United (caretaker)
1988–1989 King's Lynn
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John William Cozens (born 14 May 1946 in Hammersmith, London)[1] is a former English professional footballer who played in the Football League as a forward for Notts County,[2] Peterborough United[3] and Cambridge United.[4] He began his career in non-league football with Tonbridge, was a prolific goalscorer for three seasons for Hayes, and signed professional forms with Hillingdon Borough in 1968, before moving into league football.[5] Cozens went on to coach at Cambridge United, becoming assistant manager and on occasions caretaker manager,[6] and managed non-league club King's Lynn for six months in the 1988–99 season.[7]


  1. ^ "John Cozens Biography". Up The Posh. Chris Wilkinson. Retrieved 15 October 2009.  
  2. ^ "Notts County : 1946/47 – 2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 15 October 2009.  
  3. ^ "Peterborough United : 1960/61 – 2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 15 October 2009.  
  4. ^ "Cambridge United : 1970/71 – 2004/05". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 15 October 2009.  
  5. ^ "Comben - Craft". A-Z of Hayes FC. Hayes & Yeading F.C. Retrieved 15 October 2009.  
  6. ^ "Past Managers". Cambridge United F.C.,,10423~1073286,00.html. Retrieved 15 October 2009.  
  7. ^ "Past Managers". King's Lynn F.C. Retrieved 15 October 2009.  


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