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Johnny Morris

Derby County FC

3 caps, 3 goals

P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 7: A 4
67% successful

1949

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name John Morris
Born 27 September 1923 in Outwood, Radcliffe, Lancashire [registered in Prestwich, September 1923].
Baptised 24 October 1923 at St. Matthew's Church, Little Lever, Lancashire. Child of Robert Annie (née Borkin), living at 102 Ringley Road, Outwood. His father is a side piecer, baptised by F.Price
Married to Marion ? [registeration unknown].
Died 6 April 2011 in a Manchester nursing home, aged 87 years 191 days.
Height/Weight 5' 7¾", 10st. 8lbs [1950].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) He was spotted whilst playing Sunday school football, and became a junior with Mujacs FC, the Manchester United FC nursery team, in August 1939. He later turned professional in March 1941 and guested for teams such as Charlton Athletic FC and Bolton Wanderers FC during WW2 (Morris himself was part of the Royal Armoured Corps'), but after falling out with Matt Busby and after 32 goals in 83 league appearances, he was sold to Derby County FC for a British Record Transfer fee of £23,850 in March 1949 (130 league apps, 44 goals). Joined Leicester City FC for £20,000 in October 1952, becoming their right-half (206 league apps, 33 goals). Finally joining Corby Town FC as their player-manager in June 1958. He left for Kettering Town FC in 1961 for a similar position before retiring from playing in 1962.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1947-48; Football League Division Two winners 1953-54, 1956-57;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) After hanging up his boots wth Kettering Town FC in 1962. He joined Rugby Town FC as their manager, before taking up the same position with Great Harwood FC in 1964 and Oswestry Town FC in October 1967.

England Career

Player number 685th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Inisde-right
First match No. 247, 18 May 1949, Norway 1 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Ullevål Stadion, Oslo, aged 25 years 233 days.
Last match No. 249, 21 September 1949, England 0 Republic of Ireland 2, a friendly match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 25 years 359 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After leaving football, became a tyre salesman. Morris was a keen golfer and continued to play well into his 80s. He was also a regular attender of functions for the former players of Derby County. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.180.

 

Johnny Morris - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 3 0 270 3 90 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Johnny Morris - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Away 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 100.0 +2
All - White - Friendly 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 1 0 2.333 1.333 66.7 +1

 

Johnny Morris - Match History
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 3 full capsx

Age 25
- 246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län Tour AL squad
1 b 14 May 1949 - Finland 0 England B 4, Helsinki AW Start 8
1 247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW Start 8
2 248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris AW Start 8
3 249 21 September 1949 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 2, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool Fr HL Start 8

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