JOHN WARK



Dob: 04-08-1957

Pob: Glasgow, GB

Position: Midfielder

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

SeasonTot AppsTot Goals
1973-74 0 0
1974-75 5 0
1975-76 4 0
1976-77 38 10
1977-78 24(1) 7
1978-79 55 9
1979-80 49(1) 15
1980-81 64 36
1981-82 55 23
1982-83 49 23
1983-84 38 11
1987-88 7(2) 2
1988-89 49 13
1989-90 47 10
1991-92 45(1) 3
1992-93 46(2) 7
1993-94 46 4
1994-95 28 4
1995-96 18(1) 2
1996-97 3 0
TOTALS 670(8) 179

Career Appearance Record

ClubDate SignedDate LeftFee
Ipswich Town August 1973 March 1984 Youth Team
Liverpool March 1984 January 1988 £450,000
Ipswich Town January 1988 August 1990 £100,000
Middlesbrough August 1990 August 1991 £50,000
Ipswich Town August 1991 June 1997 Free
Woodbridge Town 1999 - -
Felixstowe & Walton United 2000-01 - -

(12) Comments

  • Scotland Youth XI v Partick Thistle Youth at Firhill, Glasgow on 24th February 1976 (Youth International Trial Match).

  • John turned out on a few occasions for Felixstowe and Walton United in 2000/01

  • After leaving Portman Road Wark continued playing football as an amateur, and signed for Woodbridge Town in 1999 where he lined up alongside former Ipswich team-mate Paul Mason. He also played veterans football for Windsor and Eton, played with Soccer AM's Badgers team at the Millennium Stadium, and has represented the Liverpool veterans in numerous Masters series.

  • Scored after just 12 seconds in a league game at The Dell, Southampton on 3-10-1981 in a 4-3 Town win. I believe this stands as the fastest ever goal scored at Southampton`s old ground. It`s not the fastest ever Town goal though - that honour belongs to Doug Millward who hit the back of the net after 10 seconds against Newport County at Portman Road in February 1957.

  • Jim Heathfield Friday 08-05-2009

    Per number of goals at Liverpool, even Warkie`s own autobiography states he scored 42 goals in 70 games! [Just double checked the highly reliable liverweb.org.uk and they state 45 goals in 108 games!! - Ralph]

  • Wikipedia and others show Wark as having scored 42 times in his 108 (14 as a sub) games for Liverpool. Season by season details (from the excellent liverweb.org.uk) show that he actually scored on 45 occasions.

  • Played in 13 FA Cup games for Liverpool plus 10 games in the league Cup and a further 10 in Europe.

  • John Duncanson Thursday 17-07-2008

    I played with John (Johnny) Wark during our boys brigade days (141st Scotstoun West Parish). He played mid field then and to be honest he never really shone until he played for Drumchapel amateurs. In the same BB team was a young lad by the name of Andy Bradbury.He was signed by,Spurs at the age of 16 and was hailed the new Dalglish.Unfortunately Glenn Hoddle,Alfie Conn and Neil Mc Nabb also play at that time.

  • Anoraks Assistant Wednesday 24-10-2007

    John Wark won the first-ever Ipswich Town "Young Player of the Year" award for 1975/76, chosen jointly by manager Bobby Robson and Youth Coach Charlie Woods.

  • The first player to score a hat-trick of penalties in a competitive European game, doing so in the 5-1 victory over Aris Salonika in the UEFA Cup 1st Round, 1st Leg in 1980.

  • James Barter Friday 10-03-2006

    One of the finest players ever to grace the Portman Road turf. As a youngster I remember watching Warky appearing from nowhere in the opposition 6 yard box and firing bullet headers into the net. I am sure that Teddy Sheringham watched this man play and modeled himself (apart from the looks)on his ability to lose defenders, score and deliver killer passess. 42 goals for Liverpool, I think they could do with that now!! Has there been a more accomplished scoring midfielder in recent times? Idol and hero (except the moustache)and an all round nice guy, not up himslef or such like. Happy to chat and chew the fat. James

  • I believe that John Wark's information is incorrect. I have his record as follows: 670(8)- 179, analysed further as: League 533(6)- 135 FA Cup 55(1) - 12 Flge Cup 42(1) - 12 Euro 25 - 18 Charity S 1 AIC 2 FMC 12 - 2

Contract Info

  • John Wark joined Ipswich Town in August 1973 as an Apprentice.

    He signed a Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in August 1974 - The Professional Contract Period Is Unknown.

    He joined Liverpool from Ipswich Town in March 1984 - For A Fee Of £450,000 + The Contract, Period Is Unknown.

    He rejoined Ipswich Town from Liverpool in January 1988 - For A Fee Of £100,000 + The Contract, Period Is Unknown.

    He joined Middlesbrough from Ipswich Town in August 1990 - For A Fee Of £50,000 + Signed A 2 Year Contract ( Until June 1992 ).

    He rejoined Ipswich Town from Middlesbrough in August 1991 - On A Free Transfer + Signed A Weekly Contract - The Contract Period Was Extended ( Until The End Of The 1991 / 92 Season.).

    He signed a 1 Year New Contract with Ipswich Town in July 1992 ( Until June 1993 ).

    He signed a 1 Year New Contract with Ipswich Town in July 1993 ( Until June 1994 ).

    He signed a 1 Year New Contract with Ipswich Town in July 1994 ( Until June 1995 ).

    He must have signed 1 or 2 more New or Extended Contracts with Ipswich Town to keep him there ( Until June 1997 )

    He left Ipswich Town in June 1997.

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