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John Quigley (28 June 1935 – 30 November 2004) was a Scottish football midfielder and coach. His career peaked winning the 1959 FA Cup Final with Nottingham Forest.

Johnny Quigley
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Personal information
Full name John Quigley
Date of birth (1935-06-28)28 June 1935
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 30 November 2004(2004-11-30) (aged 69)
Place of death Nottingham, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1965 Nottingham Forest 236 (51)
1965–1966 Huddersfield Town 67 (4)
1966–1968 Bristol City 66 (7)
1968–1970 Mansfield Town 105 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit


He began his career as a provisional signing with Celtic, who farmed him out to Scottish Junior Football club St Anthony's. After Celtic terminated his contract he joined another junior club, Ashfield.

Nottingham ForestEdit

He was almost immediately signed by Nottingham Forest in July 1957. He scored 58 goals in 270 appearances in the 7 seasons he was there.[1]

In 1958 against Manchester City he was the first Forest player to score a First Division post-war hat trick which was. His goal against Aston Villa at Hillsborough won that 1958-59 FA Cup semi final. Forest were 2-0 up after 14 minutes. Luton Town hit back midway through the second half after Forest's opening goalscorer Roy Dwight broke his leg in the 33rd minute. Forest had further personnel issue when cramp reduced Bill Whare to little more than a hobbling spectator. Quigley helped Forest protect their 2-1 lead to lift the trophy at Wembley.[2] He left Nottingham Forest in February 1965.

Huddersfield Town and Bristol CityEdit

At Huddersfield Town he scored 5 goals in 68 appearances. In October 1966 he joined Bristol City where he made 66 appearances and scored 7 goals.

Mansfield TownEdit

He moved to Mansfield Town in July 1968 for £3,000. There Quigley was to enjoy the club's arguably most famous moment when they beat West Ham United 3-0 in the 1968-69 FA Cup. West Ham's line up contained many of England's World Cup heroes. Mansfield progressed to the quarter final stage where they eventually lost to Leicester City. He made 104 appearances and scored 2 goals and also captained the side.

Overall in his professional career he made 508 appearances and scored 72 goals.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

He branched into management at Mansfield. He became assistant player-manager/trainer-coach at Field Mill.

He left in 1970 and went on to coach at Doncaster Rovers and also coached in the Middle East in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for five years.



  1. ^ FA Cup Final 1959 Archived 6 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ FA Cup Final 1959 Archived 6 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Johnny Quigley Profile".

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