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Johnny Paton

Johnny Paton

Clubs played for: St. Mungo's Academy, St. Mary's Calton, Dennistoun, Waverley, Celtic, New York Americans (guest), Leeds United (guest), Chelsea (loan), Brentford, Watford (1942-1955)

Born: 1923

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Position: Outside-left

Biography: A press photographer by profession, he had played in the same RAF team during the War as Stanley Matthews. However, his stay at Chelsea was to be a short one, he left just seven months after moving from Celtic for £10,000 in November 1946. By the end of the season he had returned to Parkhead. Managed Watford for a spell before spending six years at Arsenal as a scout and then 'A' team coach. He was also in charge of Hertfordshire FA's youth coaching scheme before taking over the management of a snooker hall. There he became a professional coach and referee. Now lives in retirement in London.

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