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John Edward Wheeler (26 July 1928 – 16 November 2019)[2] was an English professional footballer. He played for Tranmere Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool and New Brighton.

Johnny Wheeler
Personal information
Full name John Edward Wheeler[1]
Date of birth (1928-07-26)26 July 1928
Place of birth Crosby, Lancashire, England,
Date of death 16 November 2019(2019-11-16) (aged 91)
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Carlton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1951 Tranmere Rovers 101 (9)
1951–1956 Bolton Wanderers 189 (18)
1956–1963 Liverpool 164 (23)
1963 New Brighton
National team
England B 4 (0)
1954 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Wheeler played club football for Carlton, Tranmere Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool and New Brighton.[3]

Wheeler played for Bolton Wanderers in the 1953 FA Cup Final at Wembley on 2 May 1953 in which Bolton lost 4–3 to Blackpoool.[4]

International careerEdit

He gained his only England cap in 1954 when Walter Winterbottom selected him to play in a British Home Championship match against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park, Belfast. Goals from Johnny Haynes and Don Revie gained England a 2–0 win.[5]

Coaching careerEdit

Following his retirement from being a player in 1963, Wheeler went on to become assistant trainer at Bury.[6]

Later life and deathEdit

Wheeler died in November 2019, aged 91.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Johnny Wheeler". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  2. ^ "RIP Johnny Wheeler". Liverpool FC.
  3. ^ Johnny Wheeler at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  4. ^ "1953 FA Cup Final Match | Blackpool vs Bolton Wanderers". www.fa-cupfinals.co.uk.
  5. ^ "England Match No. 291 - Northern Ireland - 2 October 1954 - Match Summary and Report". www.englandfootballonline.com.
  6. ^ "Johnny Wheeler: Former Liverpool and Bolton winger dies aged 91". BBC Sport. 16 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Johnny Wheeler: Former Liverpool and Bolton winger dies aged 91". BBC Sport. 16 November 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.

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