John Duncan Obituary

John Pearson Duncan was a former Scottish football player and manager. In 1997, he led Chesterfield to the FA Cup semi-finals.

Duncan was born in Dundee and played forward for Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur, Derby County, Scunthorpe United, and the Scottish Football League.

John Duncan passed away at the age of 73 on October 8, 2022. He died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Sean Dyche led the tributes to the former Dundee and Tottenham striker, who also managed Scunthorpe, Hartlepool and Ipswich.

In a statement released by the League Managers’ Association, Ferguson said: ‘I will always remember John with a great deal of respect and affection.

Duncan was a popular centre-forward for Tottenham Hotspur. While he was prone to injuries at times, he was extremely efficient when healthy.

He was one of the few highlights at Spurs in the mid-1970s, forming a good partnership with Chris Jones.

During his four seasons with the Spurs, he averaged more than one goal every two games, tallying 53 goals in 103 league appearances (62 from 120 in all competitions).