John Bramhall (footballer)

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John Bramhall
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-11-20) 20 November 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth Warrington, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Stockton Heath
1976–1982 Tranmere Rovers 170 (7)
1982–1986 Bury 167 (17)
1985Chester City (loan) 4 (0)
1986–1988 Rochdale 86 (13)
1988–1990 Halifax Town 62 (5)
1990–1991 Scunthorpe United 32 (0)
1991–? Hyde United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Bramhall (born 20 November 1956) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender. He made more than 500 Football League appearances for six clubs from 1976 to 1991 and is now assistant chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association.

Bramhall joined Tranmere Rovers in July 1976 from Stockton Heath. He made 170 league appearances for Rovers before joining Fourth Division rivals Bury in March 1982. Once again he was to be a regular member of the side, although he was allowed to join Chester City on loan in November 1985. He played four games for the Blues during their promotion season from Division Four and the following season joined Rochdale.

After two years spent playing regularly in the Rochdale side, Bramhall moved again to Halifax Town and finished his league career with 32 league appearances for Scunthorpe United. This took his overall Football League appearance tally to 521, scoring 42 goals in the process.

Bramhall then played non-league football for Hyde United. He is now regularly quoted in the media through his role at the PFA. John lives in the leafy village of Grappenhall, Cheshire, with his wife and two sons.[1] [2]

Career Honours[edit]


Chester City


  1. ^ "Kippax Kid sells off city memorabilia". South Manchester Reporter. 2004-03-11. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
  2. ^ Conn, David (2001-02-08). "The dark days that threaten Hull City". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2008-02-07.


  • Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players’ Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 1-85291-665-6.