Johnny Newman (footballer)

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Johnny Newman
Personal information
Full nameJohn Henry George Newman
Date of birth (1933-12-13) 13 December 1933 (age 87)
Place of birth Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Position(s) Central defender
Senior career*
1951–1957 Birmingham City 60 (0)
1957–1960 Leicester City 61 (2)
1960–1967 Plymouth Argyle 298 (9)
1967–1972 Exeter City 92 (1)
Teams managed
1969–1976 Exeter City
1976–1979 Grimsby Town
1982 Derby County
1983–1987 Hereford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Henry George Newman (born 13 December 1933) is an English former football player and manager.


Born in Hereford, Herefordshire, Newman played as a central defender, beginning his career with Birmingham City in 1951 where he won the Second Division and was on the losing side in the 1956 FA Cup Final. [1] He moved on to Leicester City and then to Plymouth Argyle, for whom he made over 300 appearances between 1960 and 1967. In 1966, he played for the Football League representative team which beat the Irish Football League 12–0 at Home Park; the Football League team contained seven of the 1966 World Cup-winning team. [2] He then moved on to Devon rivals Exeter City, where he was made player-manager in 1969, continuing in the manager's role after he retired from playing in 1972. He moved on to Grimsby Town, gaining promotion to the Third Division, [1] and had a largely unsuccessful eleven months in charge at Derby County, before returning to his home town to manage Hereford United.

Managerial statistics

As of 25 April 2015 [3]
Exeter City 1 April 196921 December 197637713898141036.60
Grimsby Town 21 December 197611 July 1979137603047043.80
Derby County 25 January 19827 November 19823861319015.79
Hereford United 1 March 19832 October 1987231835890035.93


As a player

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  1. 1 2 3 Knight, Brian. Plymouth Argyle A Complete Record 1903–1989, p. 95. ISBN   0-907969-40-2.
  2. Knight, pp. 40-41.
  3. "Johnny Newman – Managerial statistics". Retrieved 24 April 2012.