|Full name||John McCormick|
|Date of birth||18 July 1936|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Date of death||2 July 2017(aged 80)|
|Playing position(s)||Centre back|
|1962||SFL trial v SFA||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
John McCormick (18 July 1936 – 2 July 2017) was a Scottish professional footballer. Playing as a centre back he made a total of 334 appearances in the Football League and Scottish League, for Third Lanark, Aberdeen and Crystal Palace before moving into non-league football with Wealdstone.
He began his senior career at Third Lanark, in 1959 to 1965 and helped his hometown club to a third-placed finish in the Scottish First Division in 1961. In the close season of 1964 he moved to Aberdeen after 190 appearances for Lanark, but without scoring.
Palace manager Bert Head paid just £1,500 for McCormick's services, on 30 May 1966. White had been Head's main target but it was McCormick, after initially understudying Alan Stephenson, who helped the club to its promotion to the First Division for the first time in 1968–69. In that season, McCormick was ever present making 42 appearances and scoring 3 times. In the top flight he formed a solid defensive partnership with fellow centre-half Mel Blyth and won Palace's first ever "Player of the Year" award at the end of the 1971-72 season. He was awarded a testimonial during the next season.
During the early part of the 1972–73 season McCormick lost his place, which was taken by Bobby Bell, and was subsequently allowed to leave on a free transfer. He joined Wealdstone, then managed by former Palace colleague Eddie Presland, and helped the club to win the Southern League division one south in 1973–74.
He died on 2 July 2017 at the age of 80.
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- Purkiss, Mike; Sands, Nigel. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. Breedon Books. p. 332. ISBN 0907969542.
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- What a terrific centre-back he was' - Palace fans pay tribute to star of 1969 team John McCormick after passing away
- John McCormick at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database