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John O'Hare (43.0K)  John O'Hare (20.6K)

Position Centre forward
Born 24 Sep 1946, Renton (Scotland)
Height 173 cm
Weight 73 kg
International Caps Scotland: 13 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Sunderland 01 Oct 1963 01 Aug 1967 51 14 £22000
Derby County 01 Aug 1967 01 Aug 1974 248 65 £50000
Leeds United 01 Aug 1974 01 Feb 1975 7 1 £25000
Nottingham Forest 01 Feb 1975 01 Jun 1980 101 14  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1974 - 1975 6 1 0   1   0   0  
Total 6 1 0   1   0   0  

Jabba's Comments

Signed by Brian Clough along with John McGovern, O'Hare already had a League Championship medal when he came to Elland Road but with Joe Jordan as the first choice centre-forward and O'Hare seen as Clough's man (and therefore not exactly popular with the fans) he spent a miserable season with Leeds before going on to rejoin Clough at Forest, where he picked up another League Championship medal, a European Cup gong and a League Cup winners medal in 1978. He had a brief spell in the NASL with Dallas before dropping out of the professional game, and playing and managing a variety of non-league sides in the Midlands.

Archie Thomson says: John O'Hare came from my village and he used to come home regularly in the Sixties and guest for the local amatuer side - the Black Angels - in the Hood Cup. That's if he could get a game under an alias of course.

Kieran Gallacher says: John O'Hare is my grans brother and although i am only ten he is my hero as there are not many scottish football players who have won the european cup.

Ryan Kell says: John O'Hare is my gran's brother. I am proud of him because he played for Scotland 13 caps and played when Kenny Dalglish first cap. He is now a scout for Glasgow Celtic

Tim Cannell says: Is Alan O'Hare his son ?

"Ben Dover" says: no he is not his son dont u know anything about him

John O'Hare says: I'a Man U fan but I loved watching John O'Hare play...such a cool head under pressure, his quick vision and skills to back it up made him one of the best all rounders in the game during sixties era perhaps becuase he wasn't one of the 60's glam boys his reputation is somewhat under rated, but let's face his achievements are dreamed of by most pro footballers!!!I remember a game at Old trafford United v Derby,(wish I could remember the date) he was magnificient,(had United in all sorts of trouble) he played a similar game then to Paul Scholsey's game now. If anyone else out there was at that match, I'd love some match facts and your reminisences...I was there with my dad John O'Hare and my uncle theentertainer Pat O'Hare as guests of Sandy Busby, Sir Matt's son.

Alex Dennett Says: I grew up with John (Solly)O'Hare in the Renton where everyone kicked a ball. I left for the USA in 1964 and that was about the time Solly was taking off on his Pro career. He was a classic player then, it's only a pity he played for St. Martins and not the Renton Public. I'm glad to now by reading the items on this page just how succccessfull Solly was.

John Law says: Fanny O'Donnell his teacher said he was the only person in St.Martins who could play football. He certainly was head and shoulders above the rest. Kids now-a-days would have called him "Cool".

John Michael O'Hare says: I remember very clearly being an eight year old schoolboy shut away in stoney silence for a month after my namesake scored the winner in the 1978 League Cup Final for Forest. Not good when he had to do it against Liverpool and I attended a 99.9% Anfield supporting primary!! .. Secretly chuffed though looking back!!

sheiloblige says: i think ben dover is just being a little s***e . i live in renton and have been told of johns talents. and bendover is just a bit jealous pooh hoo BENDOVER

Craig Gallagher says: John O'Hare is my grans brother and he is very proud of his country and I am every bit as proud of him as all you people who are proud of him although I am only ten and he is a great man.

John O'Hare says: I was at the Derby v Manchester United game and saw my namesake play a good game. Where is he now?

Owen McDevitt says: Hi I was at St Patricks School Dumbarton with "solly" he played for the school and we were friendly. after he went south to Sunderland, aged only I think 16yrs, he would come back to see his parents in the Renton.I would occasionally meet him at the local dance spots. he was a truly nice person. he was in the record front page when he made his debut for Sunderland which was managed by another Scot Ian McColl.

john mclaughlin says: when st.pats was closing down they had a history of the school in the assembly hall and showed the medals of 2 former pupils solly and evan williams who had between them 3 european cup medals both of them are relations of mine

Dumbarton fan says: I like John Mclaughlin am a relation of the two greatest footballers to come out of St Patricks High School in Dumbarton and could not be more proud. People forget how many medals and European appearances both John and Evan have between them. Far more than many players of today. John was the most sucessful player fom this area and Evan the most sucessful goalie and we as a community don't give them enough credit.

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