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John Colquhoun (footballer) : biography

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John Mark Colquhoun (born 14 July 1963) is a Scottish footballer who played for Stirling Albion, Celtic, Hearts, Sunderland, Millwall and St. Johnstone.

Playing history

A slightly-built but very pacy striker, Colquhoun was a popular and prolific goalscorer for his hometown club Stirling Albion when he was snapped up by Celtic in 1983. A relatively unsatisfying period at Celtic Park followed, in which he was played mostly on the wing instead of in the central striker's role at which he had excelled and which had brought him to the attention of the major Scottish clubs.

Nevertheless, Colquhoun did enough at Celtic to earn a move to Edinburgh with Hearts in 1985, and in a six-year stint, helped the club achieve its best performances in many years, only losing the 1985–86 Scottish Premier Division on goal difference thanks to a last day defeat at Dundee. It was during this spell that he gained international recognition, earning 2 caps for Scotland against Saudi Arabia and Malta in 1988.

In 1991, Colquhoun signed for Millwall, staying for only a single season before signing for Sunderland. After a further season on Wearside, John returned to the top division in Scotland when he re-signed for Hearts. In a four-year second tenure at Tynecastle, he never quite scaled the heights of 1986 in the league, although he did score with a low drive in the 1996 Scottish Cup Final, though he ended up on the losing side as Hearts crashed to a 5-1 defeat by Rangers.

Colquhoun spent a month with Scottish First Division side St. Johnstone in 1997 after leaving Hearts, helping them to promotion. He retired at the end of the 1996–97 season, having played in over 450 league games and scored well over 100 league goals.

After playing football

A keen student of politics, Colquhoun was active during his playing career in the players' union in Scotland. After retiring, he was elected Rector of the University of Edinburgh and served as a member of sportscotland, the sports funding body for Scotland. He is now a successful football agent running his own agency. John was also a regular guest on STV's Scotsport.

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