John Beresford

Where is John Beresford now?

Most famous for his spell at Newcastle United between 1992 and 1998, John Beresford retired from playing professionally in 2000 after a spell at Southampton.

He finished his career having made over 400 first team appearances for seven teams.

During his time on Tyneside he was a key member of manager Kevin Keegan’s ‘Entertainers’ side which finished runners-up in the Premier League in the 1995-96 season as well as the 1996-97 season.
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Upon retiring from playing he carried on his football and represented the England Beach Soccer Team as well as working in the media as a pundit for ESPN and ITV Tyne Tees.

He also occasionally provides commentary, match analysis and opinions on BT Sport.

Beresford is also a speaker on the sports after dinner circuit regaling tales from his playing days with Newcastle United legends such as Alan Shearer, David Ginola and Paul Gascoigne.

In 2017, he was awarded an MBE as part of the Queen’s birthday honours list for services to education with anti-racisim charity Show Racism the Red Card.

He later admitted that he used to make monkey chants to black players when he was a young football fan in the late seventies but changed his outlook when he actually met some black people.

Away from football Beresford has been involved in a variety of business interests including investments in an interiors business and a number of websites.

He is currently managing director of a joinery and shopfitting company.

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John Beresford: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forNewcastle United, Southampton

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