John Westwood (footballer)

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John Westwood
Personal information
Full name John William Westwood
Date of birth 1886
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Date of death Unknown
Playing position Outside half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
000?–1904 Rotherham Town
1904–1905 Gainsborough Trinity 40 (2)
1905–1909 Denaby United
1909–1915 Bristol Rovers 98 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John William "Bill" Westwood (born 1886, date of death unknown) was a professional association footballer, who played for Rotherham Town, Gainsborough Trinity, Denaby United and Bristol Rovers.[1]

He played 98 times in the Southern League for Bristol Rovers before the First World War.[2]

He died serving in the First World War.

His grandson is World Darts Champion Dennis Priestley.


  1. Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 276. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. Byrne, Stephen; Jay, Mike (2003). Bristol Rovers Football Club - The Definitive History 1883-2003. Stroud: Tempus. p. 493. ISBN 0-7524-2717-2.

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