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John McCormick




Date of birth



John McCormick only made a couple of appearances in his first season but in the 67/68 he broke into the side.

The promotion campaign was to follow and he was an ever-present, forming a solid defensive partnership with fellow centre-half, Mel Blyth, to play a major part in keeping the club in Division One for four years.  

McCormick holds the proud record of winning the club’s first Player of the Season award for the 1971/72 campaign.

McCormick’s considerable efforts in south London were rewarded in September, 1974, when the club awarded him a testimonial match against Queens Park Rangers.

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Signed from

 Aberdeen, 30/5/66

Debut Blackburn Rovers (a) 27/8/1966   
Manager at Palace Bert Head
Appearances 225
Goals 7