John Bonnar Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: John Bonnar
  • Born: January 11th, 1924 (West Calder)
  • Died: January 14th, 2004 (Glasgow)
  • Height: 1.75m
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Signed: October 14th, 1946
  • First Manager: Archie Anderson
  • Career Totals: 70 appearances
  • Also Played For: Celtic, Dumbarton, Polkemmet, St Johnstone


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1948-49 - - - - - - -
1947-48 42 0 0 0 33.3% 9.5% 57.1%
1946-47 28 0 0 0 28.6% 28.6% 42.9%
Totals: 70 (0) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 14/04/48 First Round Second Leg vs. Forfar (A) 3 - 2
 07/04/48 First Round First Leg vs. Forfar (H) 2 - 1
 03/04/48 Division B vs. Dumbarton (H) 2 - 3
 31/03/48 First Round Replay vs. East Fife (A) 0 - 6
 27/03/48 Division B vs. Stirling (A) 2 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 14/04/48 First Round Second Leg vs. Forfar (A)  3 - 2
 07/04/48 First Round First Leg vs. Forfar (H)  2 - 1
 03/04/48 Division B vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 3
 31/03/48 First Round Replay vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 6
 27/03/48 Division B vs. Stirling (A)  2 - 0
 20/03/48 Division B vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 3
 13/03/48 Division B vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 1
 06/03/48 Division B vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 1
 28/02/48 Division B vs. Alloa (A)  1 - 3
 21/02/48 Division B vs. Albion Rovers (H)  1 - 3
 14/02/48 Division B vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 2
 07/02/48 Second Round vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 4
 31/01/48 First Round vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1
 24/01/48 First Round vs. Babcock & Wilcox (H)  9 - 1
 17/01/48 Division B vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  3 - 0
 10/01/48 Division B vs. Dundee United (H)  6 - 0
 05/01/48 Division B vs. Leith Athletic (H)  3 - 2
 03/01/48 Division B vs. Leith Athletic (A)  4 - 2
 01/01/48 Division B vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 27/12/47 Division B vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  0 - 3
 20/12/47 Division B vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 13/12/47 Division B vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 3
 06/12/47 Division B vs. Stirling (H)  1 - 2
 29/11/47 Division B vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 4
 22/11/47 Division B vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 2
 15/11/47 Division B vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 2
 08/11/47 Division B vs. Alloa (H)  1 - 1
 01/11/47 Division B vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 25/10/47 Division B vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 6
 18/10/47 Division B vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 11/10/47 Division B vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 0
 04/10/47 Division B vs. Dundee United (A)  3 - 4
 27/09/47 Division B vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 20/09/47 Division B vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 13/09/47 Group Stage vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  5 - 1
 06/09/47 Group Stage vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 4
 30/08/47 Group Stage vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 27/08/47 Division B vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  2 - 4
 23/08/47 Group Stage vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  0 - 2
 16/08/47 Group Stage vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 3
 13/08/47 Division B vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 4
 09/08/47 Group Stage vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 5
 14/05/47 Semi Final vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 4
 03/05/47 Division B vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 2
 26/04/47 Division B vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 3
 19/04/47 Division B vs. Alloa (H)  1 - 1
 12/04/47 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 2
 05/04/47 Division B vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 2
 29/03/47 Division B vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 22/03/47 Division B vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 5
 15/03/47 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 08/03/47 Division B vs. Albion Rovers (H)  3 - 3
 22/02/47 Third Round vs. Raith Rovers (H)  5 - 4
 08/02/47 First Round Replay vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 0
 25/01/47 First Round vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 2
 18/01/47 Division B vs. Dundee United (H)  5 - 4
 04/01/47 Division B vs. Airdrie (Old) (A)  1 - 3
 02/01/47 Division B vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 4
 01/01/47 Division B vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 28/12/46 Division B vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 3
 21/12/46 Division B vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 14/12/46 Division B vs. Alloa (A)  1 - 1
 07/12/46 Division B vs. Dundee United (A)  3 - 1
 30/11/46 Division B vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 2
 23/11/46 Division B vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 4
 16/11/46 Division B vs. Airdrie (Old) (H)  2 - 5
 09/11/46 Division B vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 0
 02/11/46 Division B vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  1 - 0
 26/10/46 Group Stage vs. Dundee United (A)  2 - 3
 19/10/46 Group Stage vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 3


Biography

Bonnar was signed from Polemmenet juniors in autumn 1946 and he immediately became our regular first choice keeper and for then next 18 months he barely missed a game. After an impressive 1947-48 campaign, Bonnar was retained but wouldn't agree terms on a new contract and in mid August 1948 he was snapped up by Celtic.

Debut

October 19th, 1946
Cowdenbeath 3 - 3 Arbroath

Scottish League Cup (Group Stage)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    John was born on this date in West Calder.

  • Signed For Arbroath

    Bonnar was signed from Polemmenet juniors in autumn 1946 and he immediately became our regular first choice keeper and for then next 18 months he barely missed a game. After an impressive 1947-48 campaign, Bonnar was retained but wouldn't agree terms on a new contract and in mid August 1948 he was snapped up by Celtic.

  • Last Appearance - Forfar 2 - 3 Arbroath