John Williams

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John Williams, born on 3 October 1960, is an English former professional footballer who primarily played as a centre-back. He had a successful career in the English Football League, making 415 league and cup appearances and scoring 27 goals over a span of 15 years.

Williams began his career at Tranmere Rovers, where he played 201 games in all competitions between 1978 and July 1985. He then made a move to Port Vale for £12,000. Throughout his career, Williams also played for clubs like Bournemouth and Cardiff City.

After retiring from professional football, Williams worked in the pub trade and as a school football coach. Currently, he works as a summariser on Bournemouth matches for BBC Radio Solent. Harry Redknapp has praised Williams as his best-ever signing, highlighting his tough and no-nonsense style as a Centre-half.

Debut: Swindon Town (1979-03-24)

Season Starts Goals Assists Headers Free Kicks Penalties Yellow Cards Red Cards
1978 1 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 2 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 27 (3) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 52 (0) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 45 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 20 (2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 51 (0) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 198 (6) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season In/Out Fee
Trainee
Season Competition Start/Sub Opposition Goals Subbed By/For
1978 League Start Swindon Town (1979-03-24) 0
1979 League Sub AFC Bournemouth (1979-09-28) 0 Mark Palios
1979 League Start Hereford United (1980-03-25) 0
1979 League Start Rochdale (1980-05-02) 0
1980 League Cup Sub Port Vale (1980-08-12) 0 Jim Lumby
1980 League Sub Hereford United (1980-08-16) 0 Steve Craven
1980 League Start Bradford City (1980-09-27) 0
1980 League Start York City (1980-09-29) 0
1980 League Start Wimbledon (1980-10-03) 0
1980 League Start Mansfield Town (1980-10-06) 0
1980 League Start Port Vale (1980-10-11) 0
1980 League Start Aldershot (1980-10-17) 0
1980 League Start Halifax Town (1980-10-20) 0
1980 League Start Wigan Athletic (1980-10-25) 0
1980 League Start Lincoln City (1980-10-29) 0
1980 League Start Bury (1980-10-31) 0
1980 League Start Mansfield Town (1980-11-03) 0
1980 League Start Darlington (1980-11-08) 0
1980 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1980-11-12) 0
1980 FA Cup Start York City (1980-11-22) 0
1980 FA Cup Start York City (1980-11-25) 0
1980 League Start Northampton Town (1980-11-29) 0
1980 League Start Hartlepool United (1980-12-05) 0
1980 FA Cup Start Huddersfield Town (1980-12-13) 0
1980 League Start Scunthorpe United (1980-12-20) 0
1980 League Start Stockport County (1980-12-26) 0
1980 League Start Bradford City (1981-03-10) 0
1980 League Start Peterborough United (1981-03-18) 0
1980 League Sub Darlington (1981-04-10) 1 Ken Beamish
1980 League Start Doncaster Rovers (1981-04-17) 1
1980 League Start Stockport County (1981-04-20) 0
1980 League Start Scunthorpe United (1981-04-24) 1
1980 League Start Hereford United (1981-04-29) 0
1980 League Start Hartlepool United (1981-05-02) 0
1981 League Start York City (1981-08-29) 0
1981 League Cup Start Burnley (1981-09-01) 0
1981 League Start Colchester United (1981-09-04) 0
1981 League Start Hereford United (1981-09-12) 0
1981 League Cup Start Burnley (1981-09-15) 0
1981 League Start Scunthorpe United (1981-09-19) 0 Steve Craven
1981 League Start Halifax Town (1981-09-22) 0
1981 League Start Wigan Athletic (1981-09-26) 0
1981 League Start Darlington (1981-09-29) 1
1981 League Start Hull City (1981-10-03) 1
1981 League Cup Start Port Vale (1981-10-05) 0
1981 League Start Bury (1981-10-10) 0
1981 League Start Torquay United (1981-10-17) 0
1981 League Start Hartlepool United (1981-10-20) 0
1981 League Start Northampton Town (1981-10-24) 0
1981 League Cup Start Port Vale (1981-10-28) 0
1981 League Start AFC Bournemouth (1981-10-31) 0
1981 League Start Rochdale (1981-11-03) 0
1981 League Start Sheffield United (1981-11-07) 0
1981 League Cup Start Colchester United (1981-11-10) 0
1981 League Start Bradford City (1981-11-14) 0
1981 FA Cup Start Bury (1981-11-21) 0
1981 FA Cup Start Bury (1981-11-24) 1
1981 League Start Aldershot (1981-11-28) 0
1981 League Cup Start Nottingham Forest (1981-12-02) 0
1981 League Start Mansfield Town (1981-12-05) 0
1981 League Start Wigan Athletic (1982-01-05) 0
1981 League Start Blackpool (1982-01-13) 0
1981 League Start York City (1982-01-23) 1
1981 League Start Port Vale (1982-01-25) 0
1981 League Start Scunthorpe United (1982-01-30) 0
1981 League Start Hereford United (1982-02-06) 0
1981 League Start Halifax Town (1982-02-09) 0
1981 League Start Hull City (1982-02-13) 0
1981 League Start Stockport County (1982-02-15) 0
1981 League Start Bury (1982-02-27) 0
1981 League Start Colchester United (1982-03-02) 0
1981 League Start Torquay United (1982-03-06) 0
1981 League Start Hartlepool United (1982-03-10) 0
1981 League Start Northampton Town (1982-03-13) 0 Brian Morley
1981 League Start Rochdale (1982-03-16) 0
1981 League Start AFC Bournemouth (1982-03-20) 1
1981 League Start Sheffield United (1982-03-27) 0
1981 League Start Bradford City (1982-04-03) 0
1981 League Start Blackpool (1982-04-10) 0
1981 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1982-04-12) 0
1981 League Start Mansfield Town (1982-04-17) 0
1981 League Start Aldershot (1982-04-24) 1
1981 League Start Darlington (1982-04-30) 0
1981 League Start Stockport County (1982-05-04) 0
1981 League Start Port Vale (1982-05-08) 0
1981 League Start Peterborough United (1982-05-15) 0
1982 FL Trophy Start Shrewsbury Town (1982-08-13) 0
1982 FL Trophy Start Chester (1982-08-18) 0
1982 FL Trophy Start Chesterfield (1982-08-21) 0
1982 League Start Aldershot (1982-08-28) 0
1982 League Cup Start Crewe Alexandra (1982-08-31) 0
1982 League Start Bristol City (1982-09-04) 0
1982 League Start Mansfield Town (1982-09-06) 0 Ken McKenna
1982 League Start Hartlepool United (1982-09-25) 0
1982 League Start Bury (1982-09-28) 0
1982 League Start Wimbledon (1982-10-02) 0
1982 League Cup Start Chelsea (1982-10-06) 0
1982 League Start Northampton Town (1982-10-10) 0
1982 League Start Peterborough United (1982-10-16) 0
1982 League Start Darlington (1982-10-18) 0
1982 League Start Scunthorpe United (1982-10-23) 0
1982 League Cup Start Chelsea (1982-10-27) 0
1982 League Start Hull City (1982-10-30) 0
1982 League Start Swindon Town (1982-11-02) 0
1982 League Start Torquay United (1982-11-06) 0
1982 League Start Colchester United (1982-11-13) 0
1982 FA Cup Start Scarborough (1982-11-20) 0
1982 League Start Hereford United (1982-11-27) 0
1982 League Start Port Vale (1982-12-04) 0
1982 FA Cup Start Telford United (1982-12-11) 0
1982 FA Cup Start Telford United (1982-12-14) 0
1982 League Start Halifax Town (1982-12-17) 0
1982 League Start Chester (1982-12-27) 0
1982 League Start Blackpool (1982-12-28) 0 Neville Powell
1982 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1983-01-01) 0
1982 League Start Rochdale (1983-01-03) 0
1982 FA Cup Start Wolverhampton Wanderers (1983-01-08) 0
1982 League Start Aldershot (1983-01-25) 0
1982 League Start York City (1983-01-29) 0
1982 League Start Hartlepool United (1983-02-05) 0
1982 League Start Darlington (1983-02-15) 0
1982 League Start Northampton Town (1983-02-19) 0
1982 League Start Peterborough United (1983-02-26) 0
1982 League Start Swindon Town (1983-02-28) 0
1982 League Start Scunthorpe United (1983-03-05) 0 Owen Brown
1982 League Start Hull City (1983-03-12) 0
1982 League Start Wimbledon (1983-03-15) 0
1982 League Start Torquay United (1983-03-18) 0
1982 League Start Colchester United (1983-03-25) 0
1982 League Start Blackpool (1983-04-02) 0
1982 League Start Chester (1983-04-04) 0
1983 League Start Bury (1983-08-27) 0
1983 League Cup Start Preston North End (1983-08-30) 0
1983 League Start Torquay United (1983-09-03) 0
1983 League Start Northampton Town (1983-09-06) 0
1983 League Start Wrexham (1983-09-10) 0
1983 League Cup Start Preston North End (1983-09-12) 0
1983 League Start Mansfield Town (1983-09-17) 0
1983 League Start Hereford United (1983-09-23) 0
1983 League Start Colchester United (1983-09-26) 0
1983 League Start Hartlepool United (1983-10-01) 0
1983 League Start Aldershot (1983-10-08) 0
1983 League Start Bristol City (1983-10-14) 0 Bryan Hamilton
1983 League Start Chesterfield (1983-12-03) 1
1983 League Start Stockport County (1983-12-16) 0 Ray Woods
1983 League Sub Hartlepool United (1984-02-03) 0 Barry Wellings
1983 League Start Bury (1984-02-07) 0
1983 League Start Hereford United (1984-02-11) 0 Ronnie Goodlass
1983 League Start Darlington (1984-02-13) 0
1983 League Sub Northampton Town (1984-03-30) 0 Mark Hilditch
1983 League Start Colchester United (1984-04-07) 0
1983 League Start York City (1984-04-23) 0
1983 League Start Wrexham (1984-05-21) 0 Neville Powell
1984 League Start Peterborough United (1984-08-25) 0
1984 League Cup Start Preston North End (1984-08-28) 0
1984 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1984-09-01) 0
1984 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1984-09-01) 0
1984 League Cup Start Preston North End (1984-09-04) 0
1984 League Start Stockport County (1984-09-07) 0
1984 League Start Swindon Town (1984-09-14) 0
1984 League Start Halifax Town (1984-09-17) 0
1984 League Start Port Vale (1984-09-22) 0
1984 League Start Rochdale (1984-09-29) 0
1984 League Start Chester (1984-10-03) 1
1984 League Start Hartlepool United (1984-10-06) 0
1984 League Start Wrexham (1984-10-13) 0
1984 League Start Hereford United (1984-10-20) 0
1984 League Start Blackpool (1984-10-23) 0
1984 League Start Torquay United (1984-10-27) 0
1984 League Start Mansfield Town (1984-11-03) 0
1984 League Start Colchester United (1984-11-06) 0
1984 League Start Chesterfield (1984-11-10) 0
1984 FA Cup Start Bangor City (1984-11-17) 0
1984 FA Cup Start Bangor City (1984-11-20) 0
1984 League Start Northampton Town (1984-11-23) 0
1984 League Start Southend United (1984-12-01) 1
1984 FA Cup Start Hull City (1984-12-08) 0
1984 League Start Aldershot (1984-12-15) 0
1984 League Start Exeter City (1984-12-21) 0
1984 League Start Darlington (1984-12-26) 0
1984 League Start Bury (1984-12-29) 0
1984 League Start Scunthorpe United (1985-01-01) 0
1984 League Start Peterborough United (1985-01-05) 0
1984 League Start Rochdale (1985-02-02) 0
1984 League Start Halifax Town (1985-02-12) 0
1984 League Start Mansfield Town (1985-02-22) 0
1984 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1985-02-26) 0
1984 League Start Torquay United (1985-03-02) 0
1984 League Start Blackpool (1985-03-05) 0
1984 League Start Hereford United (1985-03-08) 0
1984 League Start Wrexham (1985-03-16) 1
1984 Freight Rover Trophy Start Burnley (1985-03-19) 0
1984 League Start Hartlepool United (1985-03-23) 0
1984 League Start Colchester United (1985-03-29) 0
1984 League Start Port Vale (1985-04-01) 0
1984 League Start Darlington (1985-04-06) 0
1984 League Start Scunthorpe United (1985-04-09) 0
1984 Freight Rover Trophy Start Wigan Athletic (1985-04-11) 0 Andy Lee
1984 League Start Northampton Town (1985-04-20) 0
1984 League Start Southend United (1985-04-26) 0
1984 League Start Stockport County (1985-04-29) 0
1984 League Start Aldershot (1985-05-04) 0
1984 League Start Bury (1985-05-06) 0
1984 League Start Exeter City (1985-05-11) 1