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John Grogan

Full name: Josh Grogan
Birthdate: 30.10.1915
Birthplace: Paisley, Renfrewshire
Position: Right-half
Joined from: Shawfield
Signed by: Peter Hodge
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Newcastle United, 19.10.1935
Last game: Tottenham Hotspur, 05.04.1947
Games: 52
Goals: 0
Wartime Games: 38 Goals: 0
Player Profile

Paisley-born Grogan battled for a right-half starting role in his years both before and after the war in a City shirt, but couldn't make that position his own during his 46 league and 38 war-time appearances as a Fox.

Arriving in October 1933, Grogan had to wait until October 1935 for his debut in an away game at Newcastle United. He featured in ten games as City lifted the Second Division championship two years' later but his best playing days were perhaps hampered by the war.

After the war he was released by City to go to Mansfield Town, where he spent five years and played over 200 matches for the Stags in all competitions. He finished his career as player-manager of Bentley Engineering and also played for St Mirren and Celtic in his early playing days.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1935-36Division Two (old)2---------2-
1935_738_
1936-37Division Two (old)10---------10-
1936_738_
1937-38Division One (old)13-1-------14-
1937_738_
1938-39Division One (old)4---------4-
1938_738_
1946-47Division Two (old)17-5-------22-
1946_738_
Total46-6-------52 -
_738_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 19.10.1935 1 - 3 Newcastle United (A) Division Two (old)
2 28.03.1936 1 - 2 Plymouth Argyle (A) Division Two (old)
3 14.09.1936 2 - 4 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division Two (old)
4 19.09.1936 1 - 2 Plymouth Argyle (A) Division Two (old)
5 26.09.1936 1 - 4 West Ham United (A) Division Two (old)
6 02.01.1937 1 - 0 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division Two (old)
7 06.02.1937 2 - 1 Norwich City (A) Division Two (old)
8 13.02.1937 3 - 2 Newcastle United (H) Division Two (old)
9 25.02.1937 2 - 0 Coventry City (A) Division Two (old)
10 27.02.1937 7 - 1 Doncaster Rovers (H) Division Two (old)
11 06.03.1937 0 - 2 Fulham (A) Division Two (old)
12 13.03.1937 7 - 3 Burnley (H) Division Two (old)
13 30.08.1937 4 - 0 Sunderland (H) Division One (old)
14 04.09.1937 0 - 3 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
15 08.09.1937 0 - 1 Sunderland (A) Division One (old)
16 11.09.1937 1 - 1 Arsenal (H) Division One (old)
17 15.09.1937 1 - 4 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
18 23.10.1937 1 - 1 Liverpool (A) Division One (old)
19 06.11.1937 1 - 1 Portsmouth (A) Division One (old)
20 15.01.1938 1 - 4 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
21 22.01.1938 0 - 2 Preston North End (A) FA Cup 4
22 29.01.1938 0 - 1 Blackpool (H) Division One (old)
23 02.02.1938 1 - 3 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
24 23.04.1938 2 - 1 Stoke City (A) Division One (old)
25 30.04.1938 1 - 0 Charlton Athletic (H) Division One (old)
26 07.05.1938 1 - 4 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
27 10.04.1939 2 - 3 Middlesbrough (A) Division One (old)
28 15.04.1939 1 - 1 Derby County (A) Division One (old)
29 22.04.1939 0 - 2 Grimsby Town (H) Division One (old)
30 04.05.1939 0 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
31 19.09.1946 0 - 1 Chesterfield (H) Division Two (old)
32 21.09.1946 2 - 4 Fulham (A) Division Two (old)
33 28.09.1946 0 - 0 Bury (H) Division Two (old)
34 05.10.1946 2 - 1 Luton Town (A) Division Two (old)
35 12.10.1946 4 - 1 Plymouth Argyle (H) Division Two (old)
36 19.10.1946 1 - 0 Coventry City (H) Division Two (old)
37 26.10.1946 0 - 2 Nottingham Forest (A) Division Two (old)
38 26.12.1946 2 - 1 Bradford Park Avenue (H) Division Two (old)
39 04.01.1947 4 - 0 West Ham United (H) Division Two (old)
40 11.01.1947 2 - 1 West Ham United (A) FA Cup 3
41 18.01.1947 3 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division Two (old)
42 25.01.1947 0 - 0 Brentford (A) FA Cup 4
43 30.01.1947 0 - 0 Brentford (H) FA Cup 4 rep
44 01.02.1947 3 - 2 Bury (A) Division Two (old)
45 03.02.1947 4 - 1 Brentford (N) FA Cup 4 rep 2
46 08.02.1947 1 - 1 Newcastle United (A) FA Cup 5
47 15.02.1947 0 - 4 Plymouth Argyle (A) Division Two (old)
48 01.03.1947 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division Two (old)
49 15.03.1947 3 - 0 Newport County (H) Division Two (old)
50 22.03.1947 0 - 1 Barnsley (A) Division Two (old)
51 04.04.1947 0 - 1 Millwall (A) Division Two (old)
52 05.04.1947 1 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division Two (old)

Wartime

Seasons LeagueWar CupTotal
Year Apps GlsApps Gls Apps Gls
1939-4012-3-15-
1940-412---2-
1941-421---1-
1944-451---1-
1945-4619---19-
Total35-3-38-

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Shawfield Unknown October 1933
OUT  Mansfield Town Unknown September 1947
Player 393 of 1150 ordered a-z
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