Corr, John

Birth Date

18th December 1946





Biographical Text

John Corr played for Exeter City between 1967 and 1971. He joined the club from Arsenal and later played for Cheltenham Town whilst continuing to live in the Exeter area. In around eighty league apperances for the Grecians he scored just short of twenty goals.

After playing for Glasgow juniors side Possilpark, John signed for Arsenal in July 1965. Spending two seasons at Highbury he didn’t feature in the first team and, in July 1967, signed for Exeter City on a free transfer.

John's career at St James’ Park was immediately put on hold when, before making his league debut, he fractured a kneecap during training. This kept him out until eventually lining up for City against Bradford City in December 1967 when he made an impressive start scoring twice in a 4-1 win.

In-and-out of the City first-team throughout his stay John, who asked to go on the transfer list in January 1971, still managed to make nearly eighty league appearances as he featured in 18, 26, 17 and 18 league games during his four campaigns with the club. Scoring nineteen league goals for the Grecians, his best return was in his first season when he netted on seven occasions.

Released at the end of the 1970/71 season, John signed for Cheltenham Town whilst continuing to live in Exeter where he later played for Dolphin United, Exeter Civil Service and the Prince Albert alongside representing the Devon county side. By then in his mid-seventies, John returned to St James' Park in 2022 and talked with the museum group.


Exeter City league games only


Appearances as Substitute






Lionel Campuzano

I remember John well as we both came from the Springburn district of Glasgow. I also remember playing football with John in Spingburn Park about 1962. John had natural skill, was fast, and was always going to be a professional footballer.


John played for Exeter Civil Service after the Dolphin folded. From 1976-77 season until 1984, still lives in Exeter (Exwick)

Jacky Casey

I am John's niece and I can tell you that he never went to Canada to become a teacher. He remains in Exeter to this day (2022).

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