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John Cartwright (footballer)

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1959–1961  West Ham United
Playing position  Inside forward
Name  John Cartwright

1956–1959  West Ham United
Role  Footballer
Years  Team
Position  Forward, Inside forward
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Date of birth  (1940-11-05) 5 November 1940 (age 75)

Place of birth  Brixworth, England

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John Cartwright (born 5 November 1940) is an English former professional footballer who played as an inside forward. After retiring as a player he became a coach, and has worked as academy director at Crystal Palace, youth coach at England's U18s, technical director at the English PFA and FA National School of Excellence Lilleshall and first team coach at Arsenal.

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Career

Born in Brixworth, Cartwright was a part of the Academy and youth team of West Ham United. During his time at West Ham, Cartwright played in the 1958-59 FA Youth Cup Final team, under the stewardship of Ted Fenton. It was through Fenton that Cartwright got into coaching at an early age, whilst still playing as Fenton encouraged all the players at the Academy to take their coaching badges so that after playing they had something to fall back on.

Cartwright went on to make his senior debut for West Ham on 17 October 1959, starting the match against Everton at Goodison Park, which resulted in 1 -0 win for West Ham.

Cartwright made a four senior appearances in the Football League between 1959 and 1961 for West Ham. He then signed for Crystal Palace, making a 12 appearances in the League, before dropping out to play non-league football with Bath City.

Cartwright has been described as "controversial" figure in coaching.

He is a former first team coach at Arsenal.

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