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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.

Jackie McNamara
Personal information
Full name John McNamara
Date of birth (1952-09-19) 19 September 1952 (age 64)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Central Defender
Youth career
0000–1973 Cumbernauld United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1976 Celtic 21 (1)
1976–1985 Hibernian 236 (2)
1985–1988 Greenock Morton 57 (2)
Total 314 (5)
National team
1980 Scottish League XI 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

CareerEdit

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,[1] 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.[2]

McNamara was assistant manager to Jim Duffy at Hibernian during the late 1990s.[3] McNamara left the club after Duffy was sacked in February 1998, with the team bottom of the Scottish Premier Division and heading for relegation.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mackay, pp221.
  2. ^ Mackay, pp227.
  3. ^ a b "Chic Charnley slams old boss Alex McLeish over time at Hibs". Edinburgh Evening News. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2010.