John Hawksby is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger for Leeds United, Lincoln City, and York City in the 1960s.

John Hawksby
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-06-12) 12 June 1942 (age 81)
Place of birth York, England
Position(s) Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1964 Leeds United 37 (2)
1964–1966 Lincoln City
1966–1968 York City
International career
1959 England Youth
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club career edit

Born York, Yorkshire, Hawksby made his debut for Leeds United, aged 18, in August 1960 and scored in each of his first two games, which were to be the only two goals that he scored for Leeds. He played for Leeds during an unsettled period for the club, including the 1961–62 season in which Leeds battled against relegation to the Third Division. His place in the team was taken by Albert Johanneson for the 1962–63 season and he made only nine further first team appearances before joining Lincoln City in August 1964. He then joined York City during the 1965–66 season.

International career edit

Hawksby was capped by the England national youth team in 1959 while a Leeds player.[1]

References edit


  • Mourant, Andrew (1992). Leeds United: Player by Player. Guinness Publishing Ltd. p. 21. ISBN 0-85112-568-9.


  1. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1988). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1988–89. Queen Anne Press. p. 753. ISBN 978-0-356-15880-8.