Joseph "Joe" Donnachie (1885 – after July 1944) was a Scottish professional footballer. An outside left or outside right, he played in the Football League for Newcastle United, Everton, Oldham Athletic and Blackpool.[1]

Joe Donnachie
Personal information
Full name Joseph Donnachie
Date of birth 1885
Place of birth Kilwinning, Scotland
Playing position Outside left/outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Rutherglen Glencairn
Greenock Morton
Albion Rovers
Greenock Morton
1905 Newcastle United 2 (0)
1905–1908 Everton 40 (0)
1908–1914 Oldham Athletic 216 (19)
1918–1919 Rangers 5 (2)
1919 Everton 16 (0)
1920 Blackpool 19 (1)
Chester City
National team
1913–1914 Scotland 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Domestic careerEdit

He began his career in his native Scotland with newly formed Rutherglen Glencairn in the late 19th century. He went on to have two spells with Greenock Morton, either side of a stint with Albion Rovers. In 1905, aged 20, he moved south to join Newcastle United. He made just two League appearances for the Magpies before joining Everton. In three years at Goodison Park he made forty League appearances.[1]

In 1908 he joined Oldham Athletic, with whom he spent the bulk of his career. In six years he made 216 League appearances. He also scored his first League goal for the Latics, and went on to score nineteen in total.[1]

After a short spell back in Scotland with Rangers, making five League appearances, he returned to Everton in 1919, for whom he made a further sixteen League appearances. The following year he moved a short distance up the west coast to sign with Blackpool. In nineteen League appearances with the Seasiders he scored one goal.[1]

Donnachie finished his career with Chester City as player-manager.[1]

Donnachie played for Liverpool (A) season 1929-30

International careerEdit

Donnachie made three appearances for the Scottish national team, all during his spell with Oldham Athletic. He scored one goal, in a 1–1 draw with Ireland on 14 March 1914.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Donnachie's son, also called Joe Donnachie, was also a footballer, playing for Everton, Bolton Wanderers and Chester City. He was killed in an aircraft accident in 1944.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 76. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ Joe Donnachie at the Scottish Football Association
  3. ^ Sergt. Bomb Aimer "Joe" Donnachie Killed on Active Service, Chester Chronicle, October 21, 1944