John McGunnigle Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: John McGunnigle
  • Position: Outside Right
  • Career Totals: 23 appearances, 2 goals


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1969-70 10 (1) 1 0 0 18.2% 18.2% 63.6%
1968-69 10 (2) 1 0 0 8.3% 25.0% 66.7%
Totals: 20 (3) 2


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 28/03/70 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H) 2 - 1
 25/03/70 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A) 0 - 0
 21/03/70 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A) 2 - 0
 14/03/70 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A) 1 - 2
 07/03/70 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 21/03/70 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A) 2 - 0
 24/08/68 Group 6 vs. East Fife (H) 1 - 3

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 21/03/70 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  2 - 0
 24/08/68 Group 6 vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 3

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 28/03/70 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  2 - 1
 25/03/70 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 0
 21/03/70 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  2 - 0
 14/03/70 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  1 - 2
 07/03/70 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  0 - 1
 28/02/70 Division 2 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 18/10/69 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  1 - 3
 20/09/69 Division 2 vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 7
 13/09/69 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 2
 06/09/69 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 2
 27/08/69 Group 7 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 2
 19/04/69 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 2
 14/04/69 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  0 - 1
 28/12/68 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  0 - 2
 14/12/68 1st Preliminary Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 1
 21/09/68 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 31/08/68 Group 6 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 28/08/68 Group 6 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 24/08/68 Group 6 vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 3
 21/08/68 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 3
 17/08/68 Group 6 vs. Queen of South (A)  2 - 1
 14/08/68 Group 6 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  2 - 4
 10/08/68 Group 6 vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 2


Biography

Also Played For:South Coast United (Australia NSW Div 1), Balgownie (Australia NSW Div 2), Hong Kong FC known as Club, South Bea.

John McGunnigle was a pacy, direct, energetic winger. He was at Clydebank at a time when we were awash with wingers in the two seasons he was with us he had competition from Eddie Rutherford and Gerry O’ Brien. In one game, a league cup tie against East Fife, Mr Steedman had Eddie Rutherford on the right wing, Gerry O’ Brien at centre forward and John McGunnigle playing on the left wing. It was not successful, we lost 2-0. By the second season it was him and Gerry O’Brien for the right wing slot. John was getting frustrated with little game time and had decided to emigrate to Australia. This was to lead to further travels.

John McGunnigle played in Hong Kong at the same club as another former Clydebank player Walter Gerrard. He is remembered there as the player who scored a crucial penalty in the 87th minute on 10 May 1980 against Kui Tan at the Hong Kong Government Stadium. The penalty was crucial as Hong Kong FC won 1-0 and they survived in the Premier League, while defeat meant relegation for Kui Tan.

He opened a bar/restaurant in Hong Kong called “Traps”. He became disillusioned with football and retired from the game at the age of 27.

Debut

August 10th, 1968
East Fife 2 - 0 Clydebank

League Cup (Group 6)


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