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John Connaughton

John Connaughton

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Halifax Town (loan), Torquay United (loan) , Sheffield United, Port Vale, Altrincham (1965-1982)

Born: 1949

Birthplace: Wigan

Position: Goalkeeper

Biography: Spent seven years at Old Trafford but it was spent in the shadow of Alex Stepney and Jimmy Rimmer. He was recalled from a loan spell at Torquay United to make his debut against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in April 1972, giving an assured display. He moved to the South Yorkshire in October the same year for £15,000. He became a millionaire from running a highly successful waste paper business.

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Connaughton, John John was my cousin. A most handsome and successful man. Although we had little contact I admired him from afar. A delightful man, just like his sister Vivien, uncle Joe and auntie Gladys.

03-12-22 Susan Wain

Connaughton, John I looked after job the past few months and I have never met such an amazing man such a character and so funny! So glad I got to meet him! He peacefully passed away on the 12th of November 2022 in a care centre around his family. RIP John.
14-11-22 Roksana

Connaughton, John I used to work for John back in the 80s when he first started with a few of his football colleges. I was a driver and used to have some good laughs, especially when we used to meet at the Vale cafe. Then I had a car crash and lost contact with everyone.
26-02-22 Paul Awty

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