Full name:John Bain
Date of Birth:23 June 1957
Place of Birth:Falkirk, Scotland

Playing career:

1974-1975Bristol City
1975-1976Bristol City
1976-1977Bristol City
1977-1978Bristol City00
1978Portland Timbers266315
1978-1979Bristol City
1979Portland Timbers2981127
1979-1980Minnesota Kicks
1980Portland Timbers3271428
1980-1981Portland Timbers15201757
1981Portland Timbers27111234
1981-1982Portland Timbers1882137
1982Portland Timbers32121135
1983Seattle Sounders24248
1983-1984Golden Bay Earthquakes
1984Minnesota Strikers2241321
1984-1985Minnesota Strikers
1985-1986Minnesota Strikers
1986-1987St. Louis Steamers29171734
1987-1988St. Louis Steamers50161935
1988Ottawa Intrepid100
1988-1989Tacoma Stars3341317
1989Portland Timbers
1990Portland Timbers31016
1993Portland Pride261722


John grew up in Falkirk, Scotland.

Signed as an apprentice for Bristol City in August 1972, with City beating off competition from Leeds United. Joined the senior team at City in July 1974.

Spent the 1976-1977 season on loan at Brentford in the English Fourth Division.

On Monday 20 February 1978 North American Soccer League club Portland Timbers announced the signing of John Bain. Spent the summer of 1978 on loan with the Timbers from Bristol City.

Returned to Bristol City for the 1978-1979 season, but was put on the transfer list when he refused to sign a new contract.

Portland Timbers paid £40,000 or $80,000 for Bain’s transfer from Bristol City in January 1979. Bain signed a two-year contract with the Timbers.

Leading goalscorer and MVP for Timbers in the 1979 season.

Purchased by Seattle Sounders on 28 October 1982 in the Portland Timbers dispersal sale.

On Thursday 26 April 1984 Minnesota Strikers acquired Godfrey Ingram and John Bain from the Golden Bay Earthquakes for Branko Segota.

On 1 August 1987 John signed a two-year contract with Major Indoor Soccer League club St Louis Steamers.

On 27 July 1988 John signed for Canadian Soccer League club Ottawa Intrepid.

Signed a one-year contract with Major Indoor Soccer League club Tacoma Stars on 17 November 1988.

Named player-coach of Western Soccer League club Portland Timbers on 20 April 1989.