John Reed (footballer)

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John Reed
Personal information
Full name John Paul Reed
Date of birth (1972-08-27) 27 August 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1997 Sheffield United 15 (2)
1991 Scarborough (loan) 14 (6)
1991 Scarborough (loan) 6 (0)
1993 Darlington (loan) 10 (2)
2003 Mansfield Town (loan) 13 (2)
1997–1998 Blackpool 3 (0)
1998 Bury 0 (0)
1998 Gainsborough Trinity ? (?)
1998–1999 Leek Town ? (?)
1999 Ethnikos Piraeus 7 (0)
1999–2000 Gainsborough Trinity ? (?)
? Matlock Town ? (?)
? Frickley Athletic ? (?)
2003 Ilkeston Town ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:54, 11 July 2011 (UTC).

John Paul Reed (born 27 August 1972) is a former English professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Born in Rotherham, England, he played for Sheffield United, Scarborough, Darlington, Mansfield Town and Blackpool in the Football League. Reed subsequently spent five years playing in the English non-league, along with a brief spell at Greek side Ethnikos Piraeus.

Playing career[edit]

Reed came through the youth system at Sheffield United[1] but never managed to establish himself in the first team. He was loaned to Scarborough, Darlington and Mansfield Town to get first team experience, but eventually left Bramall Lane having only made 17 appearances in total, scoring two goals.[1]

Reed signed for Blackpool during the 1997 close season, but the move proved to be an unsuccessful one as he made only three substitute appearances in the league for The Tangerines. A short spell at Bury followed before he drifted into non-league. Reed's career was hampered by knee injuries,[1] and he subsequently moved regularly around non-league sides in England, although he also had a short spell in Greece with Ethnikos Piraeus.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Football Club Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. p. 267. ISBN 978-1-874718-69-7. 

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