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Jackie Sinclair

Full name: John Evens Wright Sinclair
Birthdate: 21.07.1943
Birthplace: Culross, Fife
Position: Winger
Joined from: Dunfermline Athletic
Signed by: Matt Gillies
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Liverpool, 21.08.1965
Last game: West Ham United, 26.12.1967
Games: 113
Goals: 53
  • Player profile

    John Evens Wright Sinclair, better known as 'Jackie', joined City in 1965, a £25,000 signing from Dunfermline, by then manager, Matt Gillies.

    The pacey winger known for his killing pace and shooting instincts was equally at home on either flank, forged an instantly successful combination with Derek Dougan at the forefront of City's attack, which would go on to earn him his first full Scotland cap in his very first season at Filbert Street.

    During a two year spell at the club, Sinclair went on to score a hugely impressive 53 goals in just 113 games for the Foxes, before moving prematurely, probably due to the £67,500 cheque being offered by Newcastle United during the 1967/1968 season.

    In January 1968, Sinclair joined Newcastle United, where he became a member of the team that won 1969 Fairs Cup. In December 1969, he was sold to Sheffield Wednesday, where he spent three-and-a-half seasons before finishing his career back in Scotland with his former club Dunfermline, and lastly Stenhousemuir.

    Sinclair died in September 2010, aged 67, following a long battle with cancer. He was the first member of Newcastle's Fairs Cup winning side to die.

    Several members of his family were involved in high-level football. His uncle Tommy Wright was a Scottish international. His brother Willie Sinclair, his son Chris Sinclair and his cousin Tommy Wright, a former LCFC fans favourite under Brian Little were also professional footballers.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1965-66Division One (old)4222421-----4724
    1965_605_
    1966-67Division One (old)41211-31----4522
    1966_605_
    1967-68Division One (old)207--1-----217
    1967_605_
    Total103505251----113 53
    _605_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 21.08.1965 Division One (old) Liverpool (H) 1 - 3 1
    2 25.08.1965 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 4
    3 28.08.1965 Division One (old) Aston Villa (A) 2 - 2 1
    4 01.09.1965 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (H) 2 - 2
    5 04.09.1965 Division One (old) Sunderland (H) 4 - 1 1
    6 06.09.1965 Division One (old) Blackpool (A) 0 - 4
    7 11.09.1965 Division One (old) West Ham United (A) 5 - 2 2
    8 14.09.1965 Division One (old) Blackpool (H) 0 - 3
    9 18.09.1965 Division One (old) Leeds United (H) 3 - 3
    10 22.09.1965 League Cup 2 Manchester City (A) 1 - 3
    11 25.09.1965 Division One (old) Sheffield United (A) 2 - 2 1
    12 02.10.1965 Division One (old) Northampton Town (H) 1 - 1
    13 09.10.1965 Division One (old) Stoke City (A) 0 - 1
    14 16.10.1965 Division One (old) Burnley (H) 0 - 1
    15 23.10.1965 Division One (old) Chelsea (A) 2 - 0
    16 30.10.1965 Division One (old) Arsenal (H) 3 - 1
    17 06.11.1965 Division One (old) Everton (A) 2 - 1 1
    18 13.11.1965 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 0 - 5
    19 20.11.1965 Division One (old) Newcastle United (A) 5 - 1 2
    20 27.11.1965 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 2 - 1
    21 04.12.1965 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 2
    22 11.12.1965 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (H) 4 - 1 1
    23 18.12.1965 Division One (old) Burnley (A) 2 - 4 1
    24 28.12.1965 Division One (old) Fulham (H) 5 - 0 2
    25 01.01.1966 Division One (old) Stoke City (H) 1 - 0
    26 08.01.1966 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (A) 2 - 1
    27 22.01.1966 FA Cup 3 Aston Villa (A) 2 - 1
    28 29.01.1966 Division One (old) Liverpool (A) 0 - 1
    29 05.02.1966 Division One (old) Aston Villa (H) 2 - 1
    30 12.02.1966 FA Cup 4 Birmingham City (A) 2 - 1 1
    31 19.02.1966 Division One (old) Sunderland (A) 3 - 0 2
    32 05.03.1966 FA Cup 5 Manchester City (A) 2 - 2 1
    33 09.03.1966 FA Cup 5 rep Manchester City (H) 0 - 1
    34 12.03.1966 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 2 - 3 1
    35 19.03.1966 Division One (old) Sheffield United (H) 1 - 0
    36 21.03.1966 Division One (old) Chelsea (H) 1 - 1
    37 26.03.1966 Division One (old) Northampton Town (A) 2 - 2 1
    38 08.04.1966 Division One (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 2 - 0
    39 09.04.1966 Division One (old) Manchester United (A) 2 - 1
    40 12.04.1966 Division One (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 2 - 0 1
    41 16.04.1966 Division One (old) Newcastle United (H) 1 - 2
    42 18.04.1966 Division One (old) Fulham (A) 4 - 0 2
    43 22.04.1966 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 1 - 5
    44 30.04.1966 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (H) 2 - 1
    45 04.05.1966 Division One (old) Everton (H) 3 - 0 1
    46 07.05.1966 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 0 - 1
    47 09.05.1966 Division One (old) West Ham United (H) 2 - 1 1
    48 20.08.1966 Division One (old) Liverpool (A) 2 - 3
    49 27.08.1966 Division One (old) West Ham United (H) 5 - 4 3
    50 31.08.1966 Division One (old) Blackpool (H) 3 - 0
    51 03.09.1966 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 1
    52 07.09.1966 Division One (old) Chelsea (A) 2 - 2
    53 10.09.1966 Division One (old) Southampton (H) 1 - 1 1
    54 14.09.1966 League Cup 2 Reading (H) 5 - 0
    55 17.09.1966 Division One (old) Sunderland (A) 3 - 2
    56 24.09.1966 Division One (old) Aston Villa (H) 5 - 0 1
    57 01.10.1966 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 4 - 2 1
    58 05.10.1966 League Cup 3 Lincoln City (H) 5 - 0 1
    59 08.10.1966 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (H) 3 - 0
    60 15.10.1966 Division One (old) Burnley (A) 2 - 5 1
    61 25.10.1966 League Cup 4 Queens Park Rangers (A) 2 - 4
    62 29.10.1966 Division One (old) Everton (A) 0 - 2
    63 05.11.1966 Division One (old) Burnley (H) 5 - 1 2
    64 12.11.1966 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 1 - 3
    65 19.11.1966 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 2 - 1
    66 26.11.1966 Division One (old) Sheffield United (A) 1 - 0 1
    67 30.11.1966 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 1 - 2
    68 03.12.1966 Division One (old) Stoke City (H) 4 - 2 1
    69 10.12.1966 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 0 - 2
    70 26.12.1966 Division One (old) Fulham (H) 0 - 2
    71 27.12.1966 Division One (old) Fulham (A) 2 - 4 1
    72 31.12.1966 Division One (old) West Ham United (A) 1 - 0 1
    73 07.01.1967 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (H) 0 - 1
    74 14.01.1967 Division One (old) Southampton (A) 4 - 4
    75 18.01.1967 Division One (old) Liverpool (H) 2 - 1
    76 21.01.1967 Division One (old) Sunderland (H) 1 - 2 1
    77 28.01.1967 FA Cup 3 Manchester City (A) 1 - 2
    78 04.02.1967 Division One (old) Aston Villa (A) 1 - 0
    79 11.02.1967 Division One (old) Arsenal (H) 2 - 1
    80 25.02.1967 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 1
    81 04.03.1967 Division One (old) Everton (H) 2 - 2 1
    82 18.03.1967 Division One (old) Manchester United (A) 2 - 5 2
    83 24.03.1967 Division One (old) Manchester City (A) 3 - 1 2
    84 25.03.1967 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (H) 0 - 1
    85 28.03.1967 Division One (old) Manchester City (H) 2 - 1 2
    86 01.04.1967 Division One (old) Newcastle United (A) 0 - 1
    87 10.04.1967 Division One (old) Leeds United (H) 0 - 0
    88 15.04.1967 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 0 - 1
    89 22.04.1967 Division One (old) Sheffield United (H) 2 - 2
    90 29.04.1967 Division One (old) Stoke City (A) 1 - 3
    91 06.05.1967 Division One (old) Newcastle United (H) 4 - 2
    92 09.05.1967 Division One (old) Chelsea (H) 3 - 2
    93 19.08.1967 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (H) 2 - 3
    94 23.08.1967 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 2
    95 26.08.1967 Division One (old) Manchester United (A) 1 - 1
    96 30.08.1967 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (H) 3 - 0 1
    97 02.09.1967 Division One (old) Sunderland (H) 0 - 2
    98 06.09.1967 Division One (old) Stoke City (A) 2 - 3 1
    99 09.09.1967 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 3 - 1 1
    100 13.09.1967 League Cup 2 Manchester City (A) 0 - 4
    101 16.09.1967 Division One (old) Fulham (H) 1 - 2
    102 23.09.1967 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 2 - 3
    103 30.09.1967 Division One (old) Everton (H) 0 - 2
    104 07.10.1967 Division One (old) Liverpool (H) 2 - 1
    105 14.10.1967 Division One (old) Southampton (A) 5 - 1 1
    106 25.10.1967 Division One (old) Chelsea (H) 2 - 2
    107 28.10.1967 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 0 - 0
    108 04.11.1967 Division One (old) Newcastle United (H) 2 - 2 1
    109 11.11.1967 Division One (old) Manchester City (A) 0 - 6
    110 18.11.1967 Division One (old) Arsenal (H) 2 - 2 1
    111 25.11.1967 Division One (old) Sheffield United (A) 0 - 0
    112 02.12.1967 Division One (old) Coventry City (H) 0 - 0
    113 26.12.1967 Division One (old) West Ham United (A) 2 - 4 1
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Dunfermline Athletic £25,000 May 1965
    OUT  Newcastle United £67,500 December 1967
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