Leeds' All Time Greats: No 28 John Sheridan

John Sheridan (1982-89) 267 apps, 52 goals

In the 1980s, Elland Road was a bitter place where they had a riot every other week behind the Lowfield Road terrace. There was a smattering of half-decent players such as Tommy Wright and Scott Sellars and an awful lot of dross; I seem to remember Kevin Hird's haircut being voted player of the season one year. But then there was Sheridan, the first flair player the midfield had seen since Tony Currie left. He had an agressive streak to tether the skills to gritty Northern reality, but he was the reason for believing in the dark days of the second division.

Personal information
Full nameJohn Joseph Sheridan
Date of birth1 October 1964 (1964-10-01) (age 45)
Place of birthStretford, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubChesterfield (manager)
Youth career
Manchester City
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps (Gls)
1981-1982Manchester City000 0(0)
1982-1989Leeds United230 (47)
1989Nottingham Forest000 0(0)
1989-1996Sheffield Wednesday199 (25)
1996Birmingham City (loan)002 0(0)
1996Bolton Wanderers (loan)006 0(3)
1996-1998Bolton Wanderers033 0(0)
1998Doncaster Rovers007 0(0)
1998-2004Oldham Athletic144 (14)
Total621 (89)
National team
1985-1987Republic of Ireland U21002 0(0)
1988-1995Republic of Ireland034 0(5)
1994Republic of Ireland B001 0(0)
Teams managed
2001Oldham Athletic (co-caretaker)
2003-2004Oldham Athletic (caretaker)
2006-2009Oldham Athletic
2009-Chesterfield
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).