Hall of Fame: John Platt

John Platt was inducted to the John McCredy McAlery Hall of Fame in May 2019.

A scorer in the 1979 Irish Cup Final victory over Portadown, Platt found the net 99 times in 190 appearances for Cliftonville before his career was cut short by injury.

He did, however, return to enjoy one last outing for the Club when Middlesbrough provided the opposition for his Testimonial Game in May 1982 on a night that, with his side trailing 2-1 to their English guests, Platt nodded home a last-gasp leveller to register his unofficial 100th Reds goal.

John Platt Statistics
1975/76
Appearances: 33
Goals: 14

1976/77
Appearances: 27 (1)
Goals: 14

1977/78
Appearances: 39
Goals: 21

1978/79
Appearances: 42
Goals: 29

1979/80
Appearances: 14 (1)
Goals: 10

1980/81
Appearances: 33
Goals: 10

Total
Appearances: 188 (2)
Goals: 99


Goal Breakdown
14: Ballymena United
11:
Ards
10:
Bangor
9:
Glentoran
8:
Glenavon
7:
Distillery, Larne, Linfield, Portadown
6:
Crusaders
5:
Coleraine
4:
Bohemians
2:
Albert Foundry
1:
Chimney Corner, Drogheda United