john madden - fact file

1897 - 1898            forward

Born on 11th June 1865 in Dumbarton, Scotland.

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Worked as a riveter in the Clyde shipyards.

Started his career in Scotland with home town clubs Dumbarton Albion and Dumbarton Hibernian before moving South to play for Gainsborough Trinity.

Invited to play in Glasgow Celtic's first ever match in May 1888.

Won three championships with the club and one Scottish Cup, while he was also picked for the Scottish League representative side.

Joined Dundee in 1897, before quickly signing for Spurs in December of that year.

Only stayed until the end of the season making eight appearances, two of which came in the Southern League.

Went on Celtic's tour of Czechoslovakia in 1905 and took up the Slavia Prague manager's post on 15th February 1905.

Was said to be a disciplinarian who stopped players smoking and drinking before and after matches, while trained them with gymnastic and athletic exercises.

Won a local cup four times between 1908 and 1912.
Won the Czechoslovakian league title in 1925, 1929 and 1930.

Retired in June 1930 and stayed in Prague with his Czech wife until he died on 17th April 1948.


Career Record
Signed : - May 1888
118 appearances, 49 goals
Signed :  - 1897
Tottenham Hotspur
Signed : - December 1897
8 games

Scotland international
2 full caps;  0 goals
Represented the Scottish League
Scottish Championship winners medal 1893, 1894, 1896
Scottish Cup winners medal 1892


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