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Joe Kissock
Nationality: Nzl
Caps (goals): 3 (0)
Rovers apps (gls)1: 18 (0)
Date of birth: 5 June 1893
Place of birth: Coatbridge, Scotland
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Position: Defender
Date joined: July 1921
Joined from: Bury
Date left: June 1922
1 League appearances and goals only.

Joseph Gartshore Kissock spent just one season at Rovers, making 18 League appearances without scoring during the 1921–22 season.

Joe joined the club as a defender in the summer of 1921 from Bury, in time to play in Rovers' second Football League season and their first in Division Three (South). He had been little more than a reserve player at Bury, and although he got more first team action with The Pirates, he still played in less than half their games that season. He left after one year, and returned to his native Scotland to join Peebles Rovers.

After leaving Rovers he emigrated first to the United States in 1922, then to New Zealand a year later, where he won three international caps, all against Australia.


Joe began his footballing career in Scotland, the nation of his birth, with Vale of Clyde, but moved south to England at the age of 18 when he joined Bury in 1919. He made just six Football League appearances for Bury, failing to score any goals during his two-year stint there, and moved to Bristol Rovers in 1921.

After leaving Rovers in 1922 he had a very brief stint back in Scotland with Peebles Rovers, before spending a year playing in the United States. He then moved to New Zealand in 1923, where he played for Hospital A.F.C., now known as Western Suburbs. He was called up to the New Zealand national team to face Australia on 9 June 1923, a game that the Kiwis lost 2–1, and he went on to play two more games against the same nation in the same month, this time winning 3–2 and 4–1.

He died in San Fransisco, California on 1 September 1959 at the age of 66.