Corr, John

Birth Date

18th December 1946

Birthplace

Glasgow, Scotland

Occupation

Winger

Biographical Text

After playing for Glasgow juniors, Possilpark, Corr was signed by Arsenal in July 1965.

Although he spent two seasons at Highbury he didn’t feature in the first team and in July 1967 signed for Exeter City on a free transfer.

His career at St James’ Park was immediately put on hold before making his league debut as he fractured a kneecap during training.

This kept him out until eventually lining up for City against Bradford City in December 1967, but he made an explosive start as he netted twice in a 4-1 win.

In and out of the City first team throughout his three season stay, Corr, who asked to go on the transfer list in January 1971, was released at the end of the 1970-71 season and signed for Cheltenham Town.

He continued to live in Exeter and was later reported as saying: “I would give anything to turn the clock back,” having wished that he had remained with the Grecians adding that there were no crowds and no atmosphere at Cheltenham.

Corr was playing for Exeter-side, Dolphin United in 1975-76 and was selected to play for the Devon County FA side. He later emigrated to Canada where he became a teacher in Toronto.

Appearances

75

Appearances as Substitute

6

Goals

19

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