Jackie McNamara, Sr.
John "Jackie" McNamara (born 19 September 1952 in Glasgow) is a retired Scottish professional footballer who played for Cumbernauld United, Celtic, Hibernian and Greenock Morton. His son, Jackie McNamara, was also a professional footballer.
|Full name||John McNamara|
|Date of birth||19 September 1952|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Playing position||Central Defender|
|1980||Scottish League XI||1||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
McNamara started his professional career with Celtic; he was transferred to Hibernian during 1976 in exchange for Hibs legend Pat Stanton. The transfer was "roundly condemned" by the Hibs fans at the time, but McNamara proved a great servant for Hibs, particularly when he moved into defence after the sale of John Blackley. McNamara played in over 200 league games for Hibs, and was awarded a testimonial match against Newcastle United in August 1984.
McNamara was assistant manager to Jim Duffy at Hibernian during the late 1990s. McNamara left the club after Duffy was sacked in February 1998, with the team bottom of the Scottish Premier Division and heading for relegation.
- Mackay, pp221.
- Mackay, pp227.
- "Chic Charnley slams old boss Alex McLeish over time at Hibs". Edinburgh Evening News. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
- Mackay, John (1986). The Hibees. John Donald Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-85976-144-4.
- Player profile at Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database
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