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Full Name: John McPhee
Normal Position: Defender
Born: 21/11/1937 (Motherwell)
Died: 04/01/2015 (Hambleton, Fylde)

McPhee signed for the Sandgrounders in 1971 as one of Jimmy Meadows first signings, displacing club legend Arthur Peat from his usual playing position.  He was an outstanding player and captain and became an integral part of the 1972-73 Fourth Division Championship winning side, lifting the trophy as skipper before retiring from the game at the end of that season to concentrate on his Sheraton Hotel on Blackpool’s North Shore.


John played for Motherwell, Blackpool, Barnsley and Southport making 91 appearances in all competitions for the sandgrounders, scoring once. Twice named Blackpool’s Player of the Year he spent 8 years at at Bloomfield Road and also 7 years with Motherwell.

Liverpool Echo – Thursday 03 May 1973
With thanks to Trinity Mirror. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.




Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1971/1972 4700
1972/1973 4401
Total 91 0 1


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
02/05/1973 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
28/04/1973 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 0
23/04/1973 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
21/04/1973 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 2
18/04/1973 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
14/04/1973 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 0
07/04/1973 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 2
30/03/1973 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
24/03/1973 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 2
21/03/1973 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 3
16/03/1973 LeagueH READING 4 - 1
10/03/1973 LeagueA CAMBRIDGE UNITED 2 - 2
06/03/1973 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 0 - 0
02/03/1973 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 1
23/02/1973 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 2
17/02/1973 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 0
09/02/1973 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 2
03/02/1973 LeagueA BURY 1 - 0
30/01/1973 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 2
27/01/1973 LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 0
20/01/1973 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 3 - 1
06/01/1973 LeagueA DARLINGTON 7 - 0
24/11/1972 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 2
18/11/1972 FA Cup / 1A PORT VALE 1 - 2
10/11/1972 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 1 - 3
03/11/1972 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 3 - 2
27/10/1972 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 1
24/10/1972 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 3
21/10/1972 LeagueA READING 1 - 1
13/10/1972 LeagueH CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1 - 1
11/10/1972 LeagueH BURY 2 - 1
07/10/1972 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 3
30/09/1972 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
26/09/1972 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 0
22/09/1972 LeagueH HEREFORD UNITED 2 - 0
20/09/1972 LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 1 - 0
15/09/1972 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 2
11/09/1972 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 1
09/09/1972 LeagueH BARNSLEY 1 - 0
06/09/1972 Football League Cup / 2A NOTTS COUNTY 2 - 3
02/09/1972 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 2 - 2
26/08/1972 LeagueH DARLINGTON 2 - 1
19/08/1972 LeagueA PETERBOROUGH UNITED 1 - 0
16/08/1972 Football League Cup / 1H WALSALL 4 - 1
12/08/1972 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 0
04/05/1972 LeagueH READING 5 - 2
28/04/1972 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 0
25/04/1972 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 - 0
22/04/1972 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 0
19/04/1972 LeagueA READING 1 - 1
15/04/1972 LeagueH PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2 - 4
10/04/1972 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1
08/04/1972 LeagueA BURY 1 - 2
03/04/1972 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 0 - 1
01/04/1972 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
31/03/1972 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 0
24/03/1972 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
18/03/1972 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 0
14/03/1972 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 1
04/03/1972 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 2
26/02/1972 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 2
19/02/1972 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 2
12/02/1972 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 0
22/01/1972 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 0 - 0
15/01/1972 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
08/01/1972 LeagueA CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 - 0
01/01/1972 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
27/12/1971 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
18/12/1971 LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 3 - 0
14/12/1971 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2 RH BURNLEY 1 - 2
11/12/1971 LeagueA BRENTFORD 0 - 1
07/12/1971 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A BURNLEY 2 - 2
04/12/1971 LeagueH DARLINGTON 2 - 1
27/11/1971 LeagueA PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0 - 2
20/11/1971 FA Cup / 1H WORKINGTON 1 - 3
12/11/1971 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
06/11/1971 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
02/11/1971 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H EVERTON 1 - 0
30/10/1971 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 0
23/10/1971 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 0
18/10/1971 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 4 - 3
16/10/1971 LeagueA EXETER CITY 3 - 1
11/10/1971 Liverpool Senior Cup / SF 2LA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
08/10/1971 LeagueH BRENTFORD 0 - 0
01/10/1971 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 2
29/09/1971 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 1 - 1
24/09/1971 LeagueH WORKINGTON 2 - 2
18/09/1971 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 0
10/09/1971 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 4 - 2
08/09/1971 Football League Cup / 2H STOKE CITY 1 - 2
03/09/1971 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 0 - 1
30/08/1971 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 4 - 0
27/08/1971 LeagueH CAMBRIDGE UNITED 4 - 1
21/08/1971 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 1 - 2
18/08/1971 Football League Cup / 1A CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
14/08/1971 LeagueH EXETER CITY 4 - 0
06/08/1971 FriendlyH LIVERPOOL 1 - 2

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
22/09/1972LeagueH HEREFORD UNITED 2 - 0

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