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John Doherty

Full name: John Doherty
Birthdate: 12.03.1935
Birthplace: Manchester
Position: Striker
Joined from: Manchester United
Signed by: David Halliday
Nationality: England
First game: Everton, 05.10.1957
Last game: Blackpool, 25.12.1957
Games: 12
Goals: 5
Player Profile

Striker Doherty was a genuine 'Busby Babe', being born in Manchester and turning pro with Manchester United, making his league debut at just 17. He bagged four goals in United's 1956 Championship-winning campaign but found the competition for a starting place tough.

He looked for opportunities elsewhere and Leicester forked out £6,500 for his services. His record on paper was good - five goals in 12 appearances, but he couldn't justify what was then a large fee for a footballer. A knee injury didn't help his cause, and Doherty's time was made tougher when he contracted scarlet fever and he was advised not to play football.

He was released by Leicester following this news and went into player-management and the young age of just 23. This didn't last long and, with his wife ill, Doherty resigned and moved home to become a car salesman. He did get back into football in the 1980s, taking on the role of chief scout with Burnley, and in the 90s was chairman of Manchester United's Former Players Association.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1957-58Division One (old)125--------125
1957_664_
Total125--------12 5
_664_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 05.10.1957 2 - 2 Everton (H) Division One (old)
2 12.10.1957 3 - 4 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
3 19.10.1957 3 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)
4 26.10.1957 0 - 2 Portsmouth (A) Division One (old)
5 02.11.1957 2 - 1 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old)
6 09.11.1957 3 - 7 Burnley (A) Division One (old) 2
7 23.11.1957 0 - 4 Chelsea (A) Division One (old)
8 30.11.1957 3 - 3 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old) 1
9 07.12.1957 4 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old) 2
10 14.12.1957 2 - 2 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
11 21.12.1957 0 - 4 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)
12 25.12.1957 1 - 5 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Manchester United £6,500 October 1957
OUT  Rugby Town Unknown July 1958
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