Walsall player 465 John Osborne

John Osborne (1 December 1940 – 7 November 1998) was an English football goalkeeper. He played for Chesterfield, West Bromwich Albion and Shamrock Rovers. Osborne was a member of Albion’s great cup side of the late 1960s cup team, which played in 5 cup finals from 1966 too 1970, including the 1968 FA Cup final, his nickname was Bionic due to the plastic joint inserted in his finger.He made his Rovers debut at Milltown under his old team mate Johnny Giles on the 10 September 1978. He played 3 games in the 1978–79 European Cup Winners’ Cup keeping 2 clean sheets giving him a total of 4 appearances for the Hoops. In 2004 he was named as one of West Bromwich Albion’s 16 greatest players, in a poll organised as part of the club’s 125th anniversary celebrations.
Osborne was the commercial manager of Worcestershire County Cricket Club from 1986 to 1995, and played a significant part in the county’s signing of long-time major sponsor MEB.
John Osborne
Personal information
Full name John Osborne
Date of birth 1 December 1940
Place of birth Barlborough, England

Date of death 7 November 1998 (aged 57)
Place of death Worcester, England

Playing position Goalkeeper

Youth career
Bolton Wanderers

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960-1966 Chesterfield110 (0)
1966-1977 West Bromwich Albion250 (0)
1972 Walsall (loan)3 (0)
1978 Shamrock Rovers1 (0)


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