Norwich City top 100 appearances: John Mackenzie (62)
PUBLISHED: 10:25 29 May 2017
62= John Mackenzie
204 appearances/2 goals
John ‘Jock’ Mackenzie was the first Norwich City player to appear in more than 200 games for the Canaries.
His landmark appearance came on April 6, 1915, at Millwall, City winning 1-0.
Born in Lanarkshire in 1885, Mackenzie came south from Carlisle United – most likely because the new manager was Bert Stansfield, who himself was involved with the Cumbrian club.
Stansfield built a team fit for The Nest, which had been treated to a new pitch, extra terracing at the St Leonards Road side with the Rosary Road End rebuilt.
The First World War was soon to have a major effect on the lives of everyone, and footballers were fit young men required for the war effort.
A few City players appeared in friendlies and Mackenzie turned up in his army uniform at The Nest to watch a game – he would have played but had not taken his boots along.
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