John Beresford (born September 4 1966 in Sheffield) is a former English football player who played as a defender. He is currently a pundit for ITV Tyne Tees and ESPN. In his footballing career he played for the clubs Manchester City, Barnsley, Portsmouth, Newcastle United, Southampton and Birmingham City. He is most famous for his Newcastle United spell between 1992 and 1998, with his attacking tendencies being crucial to The Entertainers. Beresford is also remembered by some for missing his spot kick in the 1992 FA Cup semi-final penalty shootout while playing for Portsmouth.
Beresford won two England 'B' caps in 1994, against Northern Ireland 'B' and the Republic of Ireland 'B'.
Later in his career, Beresford went on to represent the England Beach Soccer team in an exhibition game in Birmingham.
On Wednesday 26th September 2007, Beresford represented Newcastle United for Sky Ones "Premier League All Stars".