|Full name:||John Bain|
|Date of Birth:||23 June 1957|
|Place of Birth:||Falkirk, Scotland|
|1983-1984||Golden Bay Earthquakes|
|1986-1987||St. Louis Steamers||29||17||17||34|
|1987-1988||St. Louis Steamers||50||16||19||35|
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.