John Blackley

Date of birth12 May 1948
Place of birthPolmont
NationalityScottish
PositionDefender

Having become a stalwart figure at Hibernian and member of Scotland's 1974 World Cup, John's cultured performances were a ray of hope during a difficult spell at St James' Park.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Newcastle United 01 Oct 1977 01 Jul 1979

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1977-78 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1977-78 Newcastle United League Division One 18
1978-79 Newcastle United FA Cup 3
1978-79 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1978-79 Newcastle United League Division Two 28


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
08 Oct 1977 Newcastle United v Derby County L 1-2 League Division One
15 Oct 1977 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 3-2 League Division One
29 Oct 1977 Everton v Newcastle United D 4-4 League Division One
05 Nov 1977 Newcastle United v Bristol City D 1-1 League Division One
03 Dec 1977 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division One
10 Dec 1977 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1977 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 4-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1977 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
28 Jan 1978 Newcastle United v Wrexham D 2-2 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1978 Wrexham v Newcastle United L 4-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
25 Feb 1978 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town L 0-1 League Division One
04 Mar 1978 Derby County v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
11 Mar 1978 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1978 Newcastle United v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division One
18 Mar 1978 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
25 Mar 1978 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
15 Apr 1978 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1978 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
22 Apr 1978 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers L 0-3 League Division One
26 Apr 1978 Newcastle United v Norwich City D 2-2 League Division One
23 Aug 1978 Newcastle United v West Ham United L 0-3 League Division Two
26 Aug 1978 Newcastle United v Luton Town W 1-0 League Division Two
29 Aug 1978 Watford v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Cup 2nd round
09 Sep 1978 Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers W 3-1 League Division Two
16 Sep 1978 Wrexham v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division Two
23 Sep 1978 Newcastle United v Orient D 0-0 League Division Two
30 Sep 1978 Notts County v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
07 Oct 1978 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division Two
28 Oct 1978 Newcastle United v Cardiff City W 3-0 League Division Two
04 Nov 1978 Bristol Rovers v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
11 Nov 1978 Newcastle United v Millwall W 1-0 League Division Two
18 Nov 1978 Luton Town v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
22 Nov 1978 Newcastle United v Cambridge United W 1-0 League Division Two
25 Nov 1978 Newcastle United v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League Division Two
02 Dec 1978 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
09 Dec 1978 Newcastle United v Stoke City W 2-0 League Division Two
16 Dec 1978 Fulham v Newcastle United W 1-3 League Division Two
23 Dec 1978 Newcastle United v Burnley W 3-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1978 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
16 Jan 1979 Newcastle United v Torquay United W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
27 Jan 1979 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 1979 Orient v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division Two
17 Feb 1979 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
22 Feb 1979 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
24 Feb 1979 Newcastle United v Sunderland L 1-4 League Division Two
31 Mar 1979 Oldham Athletic v Newcastle United W 1-3 League Division Two
04 Apr 1979 Newcastle United v Preston North End W 4-3 League Division Two
07 Apr 1979 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace W 1-0 League Division Two
10 Apr 1979 Burnley v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division Two
14 Apr 1979 Newcastle United v Sheffield United L 1-3 League Division Two
16 Apr 1979 Preston North End v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division Two
18 Apr 1979 Newcastle United v Notts County L 1-2 League Division Two


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1969-70 Scotland Abandoned 1
1969-70 Scotland Under-23 2
1970-71 Scotland Under-23 1
1973-74 Scotland British Home Championship 1
1973-74 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
1973-74 Scotland International Friendly 1
1975-76 Scotland International Friendly 1
1976-77 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1976-77 Scotland International Friendly 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
03 Dec 1969 Scotland v France W 4-0 U23
14 Jan 1970 Scotland v Wales D 1-1 U23
04 Mar 1970 England v Scotland L 3-1 Abd
24 Feb 1971 Scotland v England D 2-2 Under-23
17 Oct 1973 Czechoslovakia v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
18 May 1974 Scotland v England W 2-0 British Home Championship
01 Jun 1974 Belgium v Scotland L 2-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 1974 Scotland v Zaire W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
07 Apr 1976 Scotland v Switzerland W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 1976 Scotland v Wales W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
27 Apr 1977 Scotland v Sweden W 3-1 International Friendly


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