John McGOVERN

Nottingham Forest

John McGovern - Nottingham Forest - League appearances for Forest.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 26 September 1981

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    • POSITION
      Midfielder
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Friday, 28 October 1949
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Montrose, Scotland
  • CLUBS
  • Derby County
    • Club Career Dates
      1968-1974
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 9th November 1968 in a 2-1 win at home to Charlton Athletic (Aged: 19)
    • Club Career
      186 League apps (+4 as sub), 16 goals
  • Leeds United FC
    • Club Career Dates
      1974-1975
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 24th August 1974 in a 1-0 win at home to Birmingham City (Aged: 24)
    • Club Career
      4 League apps, 0 goals
  • Nottingham Forest
    • Club Career Dates
      1975-1982
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 22nd February 1975 in a 0-0 draw at home to Cardiff City (Aged: 25)
    • Club Career
      249 League apps (+4 as sub), 6 goals
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John McGOVERN - Nottingham Forest - League appearances for Forest.

John McGovern  is pictured during the 2-1 win against Brighton & Hove Albion on

26/9/1981.  McGovern is most famous for captaining the Nottingham Forest

side that won the European Cup twice (1979 & 1980), under the management

of Brian Clough.  At the age of 19 he became the youngest player to play in all

 four divisions of the Football League

 

Hartlepool Utd:   1965-1966     Played   1     Scored   0   goals   (Division 4)
     1966-1967     Played   33     Scored   1   goal   (Division 4)
     1967-1968     Played   33     Scored   4   goals   (Division 4)
     1968-1969     Played   18     Scored   0   goals   (Division 4)
 
Transferred in September 1968
 
Derby County:   1968-1969     Played   18     Scored   0   goals   (Division 2)
     1969-1970     Played   33     Scored   4   goals   (Division 1)
     1970-1971     Played   34     Scored   6   goals   (Division 1)
     1971-1972     Played   40     Scored   3   goals   (Division 1)
     1972-1973     Played   39     Scored   1   goal   (Division 1)
     1973-1974     Played   26     Scored   2   goals   (Division 1)
 
Transferred in August 1974
 
Leeds Utd:   1974-1975     Played   4     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
 
Transferred in February 1975
 
Nottm Forest:   1974-1975     Played   8     Scored   0   goals   (Division 2)
     1975-1976     Played   41     Scored   0   goals   (Division 2)
     1976-1977     Played   39     Scored   0   goals   (Division 2)
     1977-1978     Played   31     Scored   4   goals   (Division 1)
     1978-1979     Played   36     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
     1979-1980     Played   41     Scored   2   goals   (Division 1)
     1980-1981     Played   27     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
     1981-1982     Played   30     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
 

John McGovern joined Bolton Wanderers as player-manager in July 1982

and remained thereuntil January 1985. He made a total of 16 League appearances

for Bolton before moving to Horwich RMI.

 

Teams managed
1982–1984    Bolton Wanderers
1990             Chorley
1994–1996    Rotherham United
1997–1998    Woking
2000–2001    Ilkeston Town