John Pratt (footballer)

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John Pratt
Personal information
Full name John Arthur Pratt
Date of birth (1948-06-26) 26 June 1948 (age 69)
Place of birth Hackney, London, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1979 Tottenham Hotspur 331 (49)
1980–1982 Portland Timbers 84 (2)
1980–1982 Portland Timbers (indoor) 35 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Pratt (born 26 June 1948 in Hackney, London) is an English former, professional footballer. He spent much of his career at Tottenham Hotspur and played as a midfielder.[1]

Tottenham Hotspur career

Pratt signed for the club as a junior in November, 1965. He made his debut in April 1969 against Arsenal. Making 415 appearances and scoring 49 goals in all competitions in 11 seasons at the club. He always gave 100% in his midfield duties but was often made the scapegoat when Spurs performed poorly, and never quite winning over certain sections of the White Hart Lane crowd. In his career at Spurs he played in every outfield position.

Bill Nicholson quote

Later career

He joined Portland Timbers in the North American Soccer League (NASL) in 1980 and stayed for three seasons in the USA.[4]

After returning to Spurs he went on to coach the youth and junior sides before being promoted assistant manager to Peter Shreeves till 1986.[2]

Today

He runs a window cleaning company and has gone into partnership with ex–Spur Mark Falco in an asbestos clearing concern. Pratt was a regular for the clubs Old Boys XI. Since a knee and ankle injury his duties at the club are restricted to working in hospitality and as an unofficial team coach.[2][5]

Honours

Tottenham Hotspur

References

  1. ^ Hugman,B,J, (Ed) The PFA Premier& Football League Players' Records 1946-2005 (2005) ISBN 1-85291-665-6 p500
  2. ^ a b c Sunday Times article 11 April, 2010 Retrieved 12 April 2010
  3. ^ Players quotes Archived 8 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved August 21, 2008
  4. ^ Portland Timbers players Retrieved 19 August 2008
  5. ^ Where are they now? Retrieved 19 August 2008

External links

  • John Pratt shrine
  • Cup final teams
  • Pen- picture of John
  • Fact- file and photos of John
  • Career details
  • NASL stats
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