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Johnny Morris
Personal information
Full name John Morris[1]
Date of birth 27 September 1923 (1923-09-27) (age 86)
Place of birth Radcliffe, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
1939–1941 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1949 Manchester United 83 (32)
1949–1952 Derby County 130 (44)
1952–1958 Leicester City 206 (33)
Corby Town
National team
1949 England 3 (3)
Teams managed
Corby Town (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John "Johnny" Morris (born 27 September 1923) is an English former footballer who played as an inside forward in the Football League for Manchester United, Derby County and Leicester City.[2]

Morris was born in Radcliffe, Lancashire.[2] He started his career as a trainee with Manchester United in 1939, and turned professional in 1941. He guested for clubs including Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic, Wrexham,[3] and Everton during the Second World War,[4] and made his debut for Manchester United on 26 October 1946 in a 3–0 home win against Sunderland in the First Division. He helped the club win the 1948 FA Cup,[5] then, after scoring 35 goals from 93 appearances in all competitions, he was transferred to Derby County in March 1949 for a fee of £24,000.[3] After three seasons at Derby, he finished his League career with Leicester City, where he made more than 200 appearances, and then became player-manager of non-league club Corby Town.[2]

Morris was capped three times for England. He scored on his debut, on 18 May 1949 in a 4–1 win against Norway, and scored twice in his second game four days later against France.[1]


  1. ^ a b "John Morris". Englandstats. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  
  2. ^ a b c "Johnny Morris". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  
  3. ^ a b "Johnny Morris". MUFCInfo. Mark Graham. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  
  4. ^ Rollin, Jack (2005). Soccer at War. Headline. p. 331. ISBN 978-0-7553-1431-7.  
  5. ^ "FA Cup Final 1948". FA Cup Finals. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  

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