John Sutcliffe played as a midfielder for Corinthians FC. In the 1936 Olympic tournament he played against Poland. According to various sources he also played against China. He also went on the England Amateur tour of The tour of Australia, New Zealand and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1937.
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|1936 Summer||23||Berlin||Football||Great Britain||GBR||Final Standings||5T||1936-08-03||0||0||0|
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