John Cameron (footballer, born 1872)

John Cameron (13 April 1872 – 20 April 1935) was a Scottish footballer and manager. He played as a forward for Queen's Park, Everton and Scotland and was noted as an effective goal-maker and goalscorer. In 1899 he became player-manager at Tottenham Hotspur and guided them to victory in the 1901 FA Cup. As a result, they became the only club outside the English Football League to win the competition. In 1898 he became the first secretary of the Association Footballers' Union, which was the ill-fated fore-runner of the Professional Footballers' Association. He later coached Dresdner SC and during the First World War he was interned at Ruhleben, a civilian detention camp in Germany. After the war he coached Ayr United for one season and then became a football journalist, author and publisher.[3] He had previously worked as a columnist for various newspapers before the war.

John Cameron
Personal information
Full name John Cameron[1]
Date of birth 13 April 1872
Place of birth Ayr, Scotland
Date of death 20 April 1935(1935-04-20) (aged 63)[2]
Place of death Glasgow, Scotland
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1895 Ayr Parkhouse
1895 Queen's Park 0 (0)
1896–1898 Everton 42 (12)
1896 Queen's Park 0 (0)
1898–1907 Tottenham Hotspur 111 (43)
National team
1896 Scotland 1 (0)
Teams managed
1899–1907 Tottenham Hotspur
1907–1914 Dresdner SC
1918–1919 Ayr United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only