English flag John McGrath

Born23 August 1938, Manchester
NationalityEnglish
PositionCentre half

With Newcastle United, 2nd Division Champion 1965. Developing into the ultimate competitor, John was the rock of Newcastle's defence during the 1964-65 Second Division Championship campaign. A tremendous character, he later carved out a career on the after-dinner speaking circuit.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1960-61 Newcastle United League Division One 13
1961-62 Newcastle United League Division Two 10
1962-63 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1962-63 Newcastle United League Division Two 14
1
1963-64 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1963-64 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1963-64 Newcastle United League Division Two 38
1964-65 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1964-65 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1964-65 Newcastle United League Division Two 42
1965-66 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1965-66 Newcastle United League Division One 37
1
1966-67 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1966-67 Newcastle United League Division One 6
1967-68 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1967-68 Newcastle United League Division One 9
1
1967-68 Southampton League Division One 14
1968-69 Southampton FA Cup 4
1
1968-69 Southampton League Cup 4
1968-69 Southampton League Division One 42
1969-70 Southampton Fairs Cup 4
1969-70 Southampton League Cup 2
1969-70 Southampton League Division One 34
1970-71 Southampton FA Cup 4
1970-71 Southampton League Cup 1
1970-71 Southampton League Division One 38
1
1
1971-72 Southampton League Cup 2
1971-72 Southampton League Division One 27
1971-72 Southampton UEFA Cup 2
1972-73 Southampton League Cup 4
1972-73 Southampton League Division One 11
1973-74 Southampton League Division One 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Feb 1961 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 5-3 League Division One
22 Feb 1961 Cardiff City v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
25 Feb 1961 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
08 Mar 1961 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
11 Mar 1961 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
22 Mar 1961 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
25 Mar 1961 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 1-6 League Division One
31 Mar 1961 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-1 League Division One
01 Apr 1961 West Ham United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1961 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1961 Newcastle United v Everton L 0-4 League Division One
15 Apr 1961 Blackpool v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1961 Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers W 4-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1961 Newcastle United v Leyton Orient D 0-0 League Division Two
23 Aug 1961 Newcastle United v Walsall W 1-0 League Division Two
11 Nov 1961 Rotherham United v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division Two
18 Nov 1961 Newcastle United v Bristol Rovers W 5-2 League Division Two
25 Nov 1961 Stoke City v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division Two
02 Dec 1961 Newcastle United v Sunderland D 2-2 League Division Two
16 Dec 1961 Leyton Orient v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
23 Dec 1961 Newcastle United v Preston North End L 0-2 League Division Two
26 Dec 1961 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough L 3-4 League Division Two
10 Feb 1962 Newcastle United v Southampton W 3-2 League Division Two
22 Sep 1962 Newcastle United v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division Two
26 Sep 1962 Newcastle United v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round
01 Oct 1962 Leyton Orient v Newcastle United L 4-2 League Cup 2nd round replay
03 Nov 1962 Chelsea v Newcastle United L 4-2 League Division Two
16 Mar 1963 Swansea Town v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
23 Mar 1963 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division Two
27 Mar 1963 Newcastle United v Grimsby Town D 0-0 League Division Two
12 Apr 1963 Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division Two
16 Apr 1963 Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
20 Apr 1963 Newcastle United v Bury L 1-3 League Division Two
23 Apr 1963 Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
27 Apr 1963 Rotherham United v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division Two
01 May 1963 Newcastle United v Stoke City W 5-2 League Division Two
04 May 1963 Norwich City v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
08 May 1963 Newcastle United v Walsall L 0-2 League Division Two
11 May 1963 Newcastle United v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division Two
04 Sep 1963 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough W 2-0 League Division Two
07 Sep 1963 Newcastle United v Charlton Athletic W 5-0 League Division Two
11 Sep 1963 Newcastle United v Southampton D 2-2 League Division Two
14 Sep 1963 Grimsby Town v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
18 Sep 1963 Southampton v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
21 Sep 1963 Newcastle United v Preston North End L 2-4 League Division Two
25 Sep 1963 Newcastle United v Preston North End W 3-0 League Cup 2nd round
28 Sep 1963 Leyton Orient v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
02 Oct 1963 Newcastle United v Portsmouth W 1-0 League Division Two
05 Oct 1963 Newcastle United v Swansea Town W 4-1 League Division Two
09 Oct 1963 Sunderland v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
19 Oct 1963 Portsmouth v Newcastle United L 5-2 League Division Two
26 Oct 1963 Newcastle United v Northampton Town L 2-3 League Division Two
06 Nov 1963 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 1963 Newcastle United v Cardiff City L 0-4 League Division Two
16 Nov 1963 Swindon Town v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division Two
23 Nov 1963 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division Two
30 Nov 1963 Bury v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
07 Dec 1963 Newcastle United v Scunthorpe United W 3-1 League Division Two
14 Dec 1963 Derby County v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
21 Dec 1963 Newcastle United v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1963 Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town W 2-0 League Division Two
28 Dec 1963 Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division Two
04 Jan 1964 Newcastle United v Bedford Town L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1964 Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
18 Jan 1964 Newcastle United v Grimsby Town W 4-0 League Division Two
01 Feb 1964 Preston North End v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division Two
08 Feb 1964 Newcastle United v Leyton Orient W 3-0 League Division Two
22 Feb 1964 Rotherham United v Newcastle United W 2-3 League Division Two
29 Feb 1964 Newcastle United v Swindon Town W 4-1 League Division Two
07 Mar 1964 Northampton Town v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division Two
14 Mar 1964 Newcastle United v Sunderland W 1-0 League Division Two
17 Mar 1964 Swansea Town v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division Two
20 Mar 1964 Cardiff City v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division Two
27 Mar 1964 Newcastle United v Leeds United L 0-1 League Division Two
30 Mar 1964 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
04 Apr 1964 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division Two
08 Apr 1964 Newcastle United v Rotherham United W 5-2 League Division Two
11 Apr 1964 Newcastle United v Bury L 0-4 League Division Two
18 Apr 1964 Scunthorpe United v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
25 Apr 1964 Newcastle United v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division Two
24 Aug 1964 Newcastle United v Charlton Athletic D 1-1 League Division Two
29 Aug 1964 Newcastle United v Southampton W 2-1 League Division Two
01 Sep 1964 Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division Two
05 Sep 1964 Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division Two
08 Sep 1964 Northampton Town v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
12 Sep 1964 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division Two
16 Sep 1964 Newcastle United v Plymouth Argyle W 2-1 League Division Two
19 Sep 1964 Cardiff City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
23 Sep 1964 Blackpool v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Cup 2nd round
26 Sep 1964 Newcastle United v Preston North End W 5-2 League Division Two
30 Sep 1964 Plymouth Argyle v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
03 Oct 1964 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division Two
10 Oct 1964 Newcastle United v Leyton Orient W 5-0 League Division Two
14 Oct 1964 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division Two
17 Oct 1964 Bury v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
24 Oct 1964 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division Two
31 Oct 1964 Norwich City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
07 Nov 1964 Newcastle United v Rotherham United W 3-1 League Division Two
14 Nov 1964 Swansea Town v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division Two
21 Nov 1964 Newcastle United v Derby County D 2-2 League Division Two
28 Nov 1964 Swindon Town v Newcastle United W 1-6 League Division Two
05 Dec 1964 Newcastle United v Portsmouth W 3-0 League Division Two
12 Dec 1964 Newcastle United v Northampton Town W 5-0 League Division Two
19 Dec 1964 Southampton v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1964 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division Two
28 Dec 1964 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough W 2-1 League Division Two
02 Jan 1965 Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town W 2-1 League Division Two
09 Jan 1965 Swansea Town v Newcastle United L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1965 Coventry City v Newcastle United L 5-4 League Division Two
23 Jan 1965 Newcastle United v Cardiff City W 2-0 League Division Two
06 Feb 1965 Preston North End v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
13 Feb 1965 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Division Two
20 Feb 1965 Leyton Orient v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
27 Feb 1965 Newcastle United v Bury L 2-3 League Division Two
06 Mar 1965 Portsmouth v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
13 Mar 1965 Newcastle United v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division Two
20 Mar 1965 Rotherham United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
27 Mar 1965 Newcastle United v Swansea Town W 3-1 League Division Two
03 Apr 1965 Derby County v Newcastle United W 0-3 League Division Two
10 Apr 1965 Newcastle United v Swindon Town W 1-0 League Division Two
16 Apr 1965 Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers W 2-0 League Division Two
17 Apr 1965 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
19 Apr 1965 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
24 Apr 1965 Newcastle United v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division Two
21 Aug 1965 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division One
25 Aug 1965 Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division One
28 Aug 1965 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1965 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
04 Sep 1965 Newcastle United v Northampton Town W 2-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1965 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 1-2 League Division One
11 Sep 1965 Stoke City v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1965 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
02 Oct 1965 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 0-1 League Division One
09 Oct 1965 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 1-0 League Division One
16 Oct 1965 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
23 Oct 1965 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
06 Nov 1965 Newcastle United v Blackpool W 2-0 League Division One
13 Nov 1965 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United L 4-2 League Division One
20 Nov 1965 Newcastle United v Leicester City L 1-5 League Division One
27 Nov 1965 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
11 Dec 1965 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 4-3 League Division One
18 Dec 1965 Newcastle United v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1966 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 4-2 League Division One
03 Jan 1966 Sunderland v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
08 Jan 1966 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
15 Jan 1966 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
22 Jan 1966 Chester v Newcastle United W 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
29 Jan 1966 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
05 Feb 1966 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division One
12 Feb 1966 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
19 Feb 1966 Northampton Town v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division One
26 Feb 1966 Newcastle United v Stoke City W 3-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1966 Newcastle United v Sunderland W 2-0 League Division One
12 Mar 1966 Burnley v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1966 Newcastle United v Everton D 0-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1966 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1966 Everton v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
16 Apr 1966 Leicester City v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
20 Apr 1966 Blackpool v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1966 Newcastle United v Sheffield United L 0-2 League Division One
30 Apr 1966 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
07 May 1966 Newcastle United v Fulham D 1-1 League Division One
16 May 1966 Newcastle United v Leeds United W 2-0 League Division One
05 Nov 1966 Manchester City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
12 Nov 1966 Newcastle United v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
14 Jan 1967 Burnley v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division One
21 Jan 1967 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
28 Jan 1967 Coventry City v Newcastle United W 3-4 FA Cup 3rd round
04 Feb 1967 Fulham v Newcastle United L 5-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1967 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 2-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1967 Newcastle United v Southampton W 3-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1967 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
26 Aug 1967 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 6-0 League Division One
30 Aug 1967 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 5-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1967 Newcastle United v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division One
06 Sep 1967 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
09 Sep 1967 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
13 Sep 1967 Lincoln City v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Cup 2nd round
16 Sep 1967 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 3-2 League Division One
23 Sep 1967 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
10 Feb 1968 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bury 01 Oct 1955 01 Feb 1961
Newcastle United 01 Feb 1961 01 Feb 1968

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1960-61 England Under-23 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Mar 1961 England v West Germany W 4-1 U23


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.