20 facts about John Peart

By Gwylym Owen

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John George Peart (3 October 1888 – 3 September 1948) was an English footballer who played middle forward for 13 alternative teams, in a career which spanned World War I. After he retired he became a football bureaucrat until his death in 1948.

Peart was a centre forward who had a nomadic career. He played for eight league clubs in a career which spanned 19 years and all division of the English Football League. He along with played non-league football in the Southern and Welsh leagues, as with ease as guesting for other clubs during the First World War. Peart was known as the ‘most disrespected man in football’, his worst slight being a damage leg in 1910 at Stoke which kept him out of football for two seasons. As a manager, he spent a further 25 years in the Football League, and took raid at Rochdale, Bradford City, and Fulham. He won two young person league titles gone Stoke, won the Second Division taking into consideration Notts County in 1913–14, and led Rochdale to second place in the Third Division North in 1923–24 and 1926–27.

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