John Beresford started his footballing career with Manchester City, and went on to play for Barnsley, Portsmouth, Southampton and Newcastle United.
He is best remembered for his spell at Newcastle United between 1992 and 1998, where his attacking tendencies were crucial for the team known at that time as ‘The Entertainers’. During this time, he formed a formidable partnership with the other full back, Warren Barton.
John is also remembered by some for missing his spot kick in the 1992 FA Cup Semi Final Penalty Shootout against Liverpool, whilst playing for Portsmouth.
He won two England ‘B’ caps in 1994 against Northern Ireland ‘B’ and the Republic of Ireland ‘B’.
Nowadays, he can be seen on television as a pundit for ITV Tyne Tees and ESPN, and he is becoming a much sought after speaker on the after dinner circuit with his natural humour in telling stories from his playing days with legends like Alan Shearer, David Ginola and Gazza.
John has recently been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours for his services to charity.