Focus On; John Jackson

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Jackson was born in Hammersmith and began his career as a junior with Crystal Palace, signing from St Clement Danes School in March 1962.

He also spent time with Brentford as a junior. He was initially understudy to Bill Glazier but when Glazier left in 1964,

vied successfully for the goalkeeping position with Tony Millington.[4] He then went on to make 222 consecutive appearances and was ever present in the 1968–69 season which saw Palace reach the top flight for the first time.[4] In the club’s subsequent four seasons in the top division Jackson missed only four games. After Palace were relegated in 1973, he moved to Leyton Orient, where he stayed for six years.

After that, two years at Millwall was followed by a year with Ipswich, and Jackson finished his career with Hereford United, after 19 years as a goalkeeper.[3] In 1983 he was signed by Brighton & Hove Albion as cover when they reached the FA Cup Final.


  • Full Name: John Keith Jackson
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of Birth: 05.09.1942
  • Birthplace: Hammersmith, London
  • Nation: England
  • Caps: –
  • Goals: –
  • Club Career: Crystal Palace
  • Period: 1964-1973
    • League Games, 346
    • League Goals, –
    • Previous Club: N/A
      • Transfer Fee: N/A
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