English football player, John Molyneux, Died at 87


John Molyneux was born on February 3, 1931 and died on March 2018.

He was an English footballer.

John Molyneux played as a right-back.

He made his Liverpool debut on 3 September the same year in a 2nd Division game at Ewood Park, as the Reds and Blackburn Rovers shared the points in an exciting 3–3 draw.

His first goal didn’t arrive until 8 January 1958 in a FA Cup 3rd round replay at Roots Hall after Southend United had earned a draw at Anfield, Liverpool again made hard work of the tie but Molyneux’s 1st-minute strike helped them gain a 3-2 victory, but only after late goals from Dick White (79th) and Tony Rowley (81st).

He stayed six seasons at Liverpool without really setting Anfield alight, he was a consistent, tough tackling, uncompromising full-back who made a wingers job even more difficult than it already was, but during the club’s promotion season of 1961–62 he was a peripheral figure playing just 3 league games and 1 cup match, this was mainly due to the phenomenal full-back partnership developed by Gerry Byrne and Ronnie Moran.

After which Bill Shankly decided that John was no longer a part of his plans and was allowed to leave in the August 1962 after clocking up 249 appearances.

He rejoined former club Chester, where Molyneux played for two more years before dropping into non-league football with New Brighton.

His brother, Geoff, also played in The Football League for Chester.

He died at the age of 87.