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John McLaughlin (footballer, born 1952)

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John McLaughlin (born 25 February 1952) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Active in England and the United States between 1970 and 1976, McLaughlin made 72 career League appearances, scoring 9 goals.

John McLaughlin
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-02-25) 25 February 1952 (age 67)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1976 Liverpool 40 (3)
1975Philadelphia Atoms (loan) 22 (7)
1976Portsmouth (loan) 5 (0)
1976Dallas Tornado (loan) 5 (0)
South Liverpool
Barrow
Wrexham
1978 Macclesfield Town 2 (1)
Total 74+ (10+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Born in Liverpool, McLaughlin played as a youth with hometown club Liverpool, before making his professional debut in 1970. He made a total of 40 appearances for Liverpool in the Football League between 1970 and 1976.[1] McLaughlin made five appearances on loan at Portsmouth in 1976.[2] McLaughlin also spent time in the North American Soccer League with the Philadelphia Atoms and the Dallas Tornado.[3]

After a knee injury ended his professional career, McLaughlin later played non-League football for teams including South Liverpool, Barrow and Wrexham.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LIVERPOOL : 1946/47 - 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  2. ^ "PORTSMOUTH : 1946/47 - 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  3. ^ "NASL career stats". NASL Jerseys. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Player profile". LFC History. Retrieved 20 August 2009.