John Hunter (Third Lanark footballer)

John Hunter (1854 – 2 November 1881) was a Scottish footballer who played for Third Lanark, Glasgow Eastern and Scotland (four caps).[2] He played on the losing side in the Scottish Cup finals of 1876 and 1878,[1] and made several representative appearances for Glasgow.[3] After retiring as a player, Hunter coached Linthouse.[2]

Jack Hunter
Personal information
Full name John Hunter
Date of birth 1854
Place of birth Coylton, Scotland
Date of death 2 November 1881 (aged 26–27)[1]
Place of death Ayr, Scotland
Position(s) Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1873–1875 Third Lanark
1875 Eastern
1875–1878 Third Lanark
National team
1874–1877 Scotland 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

His younger brothers Archie and Andy both played for Aston Villa, Archie being one of the club's most noted early players.[4]


  1. ^ a b Mitchell, Andy (2021). The men who made Scotland: The definitive Who's Who of Scottish Football Internationalists 1872-1939. Amazon. ISBN 9798513846642.
  2. ^ a b (Smith 2013, p. 129)
  3. ^ John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ The Scots who helped make Aston Villa, Andy Mitchell, Scottish Sport History, 28 June 2019

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