John McKenna
John McKenna
John McKenna
● John McKenna, 1910 (LFC)

born in England

John McKenna was born in 1882, in Liverpool.

The forward was possibly a guest player for George Easton's Thistle in April, 1911.

Aged 28 or 29, he made his only appearance on Tuesday, 25th April, 1911, in a 3-0 defeat away to Celtic in a Benefit match.

There were no goals for McKenna in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His known club-list included Liverpool, Old Xaverians, Ashton Town, Chester and Partick Thistle.

We don't know where or when John died. *

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Bio Extra

This outside right first signed for Liverpool in October, 1905, although his appearances were limited to reserve team football. As LFH tells us, his one and only appearance for Liverpool's first team came as a replacement for the injured regular outside-right Arthur Goddard when Liverpool faced Birmingham City in a first division fixture at Anfield on 26 January 1907. "McKenna gave great satisfaction whenever he came into possession and his greyhound like tactics usually proved too difficult for either Cornan or Kearns to check easily" said the Liverpool Echo. The Reds won 2-0 with goals from Jack Parkinson and Bill McPherson. Goddard's return in the next game signalled the end of McKenna's short Liverpool career. The DR report (26.04.1911) of his one appearance at Thistle noted: "McKenna, who is said to hail from Liverpool, made a very fair show on the right, his centring being in advance of the other extreme forward."


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