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John Anderson

John Anderson

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Peterborough United (1938- 1954)




Biography: Became the first player post World War Two in 1948 to win a FA Cup winner's medal in his debut season, having scored in the 4-2 victory over Blackpool. The son of a former rugby league player, he made his Manchester United debut in December 1947 as a late replacement for Johnny Carey, but he couldn't hold down a regular place in United's Half-back line. Later worked as a coach and briefly caretaker manager at his last club, Peterborough. He died in Manchester in August 2006, aged 84.

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