Johnny Warren, MBE

John Warren was born in Sydney in 1943 and began his career at the age of five in Botany, making his senior debut at 16 with Canterbury-Marrickville. In 1963 he joined St George and spent most of his career with the club until his retirement in 1974. Warren played for Australia from 1965 to 1974, serving as captain from 1967-71, representing 62 times, 44 of them at full international level. He captained Australia in the 1970 World Cup campaign and was a member of the 1974 World Cup Finals squad before switching to coaching. His business career involved media, marketing and clinics relating to the code. He was awarded the MBE in 1973 for services to sport and in 1990, the National Soccer League announced the Warren Medal as its Player of the Year Award.