Jock Hamilton

Jock Hamilton was a centre half who signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers from Ayr FC in 1894. Injury restricted Hamilton to 5 appearances for Wolves. He then spent 2 seasons with Loughborough in Division 2, making 59 league appearances. On leaving Loughborough in 1897 Hamilton played for Bristol City in the Southern league for 3 seasons. He then returned to the Football League with Leicester Fosse (28 games in 2 seasons). Hamilton then had spells with Watford and Wellingborough before joining Fulham in 1903.
 The following season he took on the role of assistant trainer at Craven Cottage, graduating to trainer in 1908. He returned to Bristol City as reserve team trainer in 1910, becoming first team manager in 1915.
 This is an unremarkable career, a Scottish professional playing in England, a journeyman who moved into management. 
There is one episode, however, that sets Hamilton aside from his contemporaries. 
On April 23, 1907 he was appointed manager of Paulistano Athletic Club. He was the first professional coach in Brazilian football. He introduced what is known as Systema Ingleza - the short passing game, as well as a systematic programme of training and preparation. 
Hamilton was in São Paulo for 5 months before returning to Fulham, during which time Paulistano won the Campeonato Paulista.