Johnny Hart (footballer)

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John Paul Hart (8 June 1928 – 26 November 2018)[1] was an English football player and manager who spent his entire career with Manchester City.[2]

Biography[edit]

Golborne-born Hart played for Manchester City as an inside forward in 169 Football League matches between 1947 and 1961, scoring 67 goals,[2][3] in a career disrupted by injury,[4] he succeeded Malcolm Allison as the club's manager for six months – from March to October 1973 – before ill-health forced him to retire.[4][5] He was inducted into Manchester City's Hall of Fame in 2006.[6]

Hart's sons Paul and Nigel both played league football as centre halves. Paul also followed his father into management.[5][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Britton, Paul (26 November 2018). "Tributes after the death of former Manchester City manager Johnny Hart". Manchester Evening News.
  2. ^ a b "Johnny Hart". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Johnny Hart". Bluemoon-MCFC. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b Robson, James (6 July 2014). "City greats: Johnny Hart". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Johnny Hart". Bluemoon-MCFC. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  6. ^ "City legends honoured". Manchester Evening News. 22 February 2006. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  7. ^ Taylor, Daniel (28 December 2002). "Hart raises the children of the new Forest". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
    "Nigel Hart". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 27 November 2017.