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John Donnelly

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Position Midfielder
Born 08 Mar 1961, Glasgow (Scotland)
Height 178 cm
Weight 72 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Motherwell          
Dumbarton   01 Mar 1983     £15000
Leeds United 01 Mar 1983 01 Mar 1985 44 4 £15000
Partick Thistle 01 Nov 1984       on loan
Partick Thistle 01 Mar 1985 01 Jun 1986      
Dunfermline Athletic 01 Jun 1986 19 Apr 1988      

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1982 - 1983 13(1)1 0  0  0  0 
1983 - 1984 23(2)3 1  3  0  0 
1984 - 1985 0(1)  0  0  0  0 
Total 36(4)4 1  3  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Eddie Gray's first signing, Donnelly was a run-of-the-mill midfielder who nevertheless won himself a place in the Leeds line-up, but he found the veteran Peter Lorimer take his place when Lorimer returned to Leeds at the end of 1983. He returned to Scotland and was part of the Dunfermline squad that won promotion to the SPL in 1986, but fell out with the club two years later and found himself sacked at the end of the 1988 season.

John J. Donnelly says: Donnelly was always underated.

Richard Walker says: he was sick at the side of the pitch when sub against Shrewsbury - so the story goes.


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