38 Comments

  1. Fred
    20th January 2021 @ 12:29 pm

    Very sad news, RIP Jinking John

  2. Valiant
    20th January 2021 @ 12:35 pm

    RIP JJ. You will always be remembered.

  3. Dave
    20th January 2021 @ 12:44 pm

    R.I.P John. I was lucky enough to have known you when I worked at Edgeley Park. Genuine good guy. Will.be missed.

  4. Worcs White
    20th January 2021 @ 1:02 pm

    A quality winger in a great Vale team during a golden era for Port Vale.
    Great servant to the club, you will always be fondly remembered and sadly missed. RIP Jinking John!

  5. Andrew McGill
    20th January 2021 @ 1:05 pm

    Wonderful tricky little winger – what a dribbler
    Rest in peace , sincere thought to your family and friends

  6. Craig
    20th January 2021 @ 1:54 pm

    Top friend/boss will be sadly missed by all rip my friend YNWA

  7. Keith Meredith
    20th January 2021 @ 2:04 pm

    Worth the entrance fee to watch Double J at Edgeley Park. Great player. RIP.

  8. Howard Dexter
    20th January 2021 @ 2:13 pm

    So sad jinking Johnny Jeffers. Such an entertainer! Would often beat his marker more than once before crossing the ball!

  9. Simon mills
    20th January 2021 @ 3:01 pm

    Totally shocked and gutted, brilliant player, top bloke and a fantastic team mate.always laughing and a proper scouse sense of humour. R.I.P J.J

  10. Ian Bogie
    20th January 2021 @ 3:23 pm

    I only knew John for a short time when I joined the Vale , but he was a lovely lad with a great character and personality to go alongside his undoubted football ability he possessed.
    Condolences to his family & friends at this sad , sad time .

    RIP John , you brought a smile to the faces of all you met .

  11. Damian Ford
    20th January 2021 @ 5:17 pm

    Devastated one my best mates
    One of the loveliest men i have ever met
    And the madest
    Love ya john rip mate

  12. Julie-Ann Riley
    20th January 2021 @ 7:37 pm

    So tragically sad. No age to go. RIP JJ I remember sponsoring your kit at the Vale & having my photo taken with you on the pitch. I’ll be raising a glass to you tonight #ynwa

  13. Michael quinn
    20th January 2021 @ 7:44 pm

    R I P jinking john,stunned you have left the football world so young,but thanks for the memories,and condolances to your family

  14. Carl
    20th January 2021 @ 8:03 pm

    Grew up with John in the Netherley area of Liverpool. Lovely lad and as a player at that age was just honestly unreal – won games and tournaments single handedly. Very sad indeed. RIP.

  15. Gareth Griffiths
    20th January 2021 @ 8:14 pm

    Sad day.. JJ was a great lad, great player and very very funny. Thoughts are with his family and they should be very proud of him. RiP pal x

  16. Simon Cotton
    20th January 2021 @ 9:44 pm

    I played with John growing up in Liverpool. Brilliant player on the pitch and a lovely, humble lad off it. Very sad to hear this news. RIP John.

  17. Peter Cunning
    21st January 2021 @ 12:19 am

    Can’t believe the news about John . We were mates in school and played in the same school team , then Liverpool boys and Merseyside boys . We went all over the country together playing footy .
    Then he signed for Liverpool and I signed for Everton . (He was a bit more successful than me)
    He was an amazing player . Best ever in my eyes and a great lad too . Thoughts go out to his family tonight.
    Peter Cunningham

  18. Peter Billing
    21st January 2021 @ 12:31 am

    You were a legend at Port Vale – you’re more than a legend as a friend and teammate- love and miss you always- so devastated- love to nicky and the kids xxx

  19. Peter Swan
    21st January 2021 @ 6:49 am

    JJ what a player and even more so what a man, friend and all round good bloke, don’t think I ever saw you without a smile on your face. RIP pal xx

  20. Gilly Peyman
    21st January 2021 @ 7:58 am

    Sad news, another one taken so young and way too soon. Thinking of his family and boys at this difficult time X

  21. SCFC Dave
    21st January 2021 @ 8:26 am

    RIP John Jeffers, sad news, far too young!

  22. Gary Gibson
    21st January 2021 @ 3:42 pm

    Sorry to see this sad news, enjoyed your fun and jovial character around Port Vale. RIP, at too early

  23. Andrew Smith
    21st January 2021 @ 5:20 pm

    Just heard the sad news of John’s passing! So Shocked and saddened. Played with John for Liverpool boys back 79/80 he was our captain, John was so skillful with the ball and fast as lightning and stood out as a real talent. RIP John was a pleasure to play with you.

  24. John Sesnan
    21st January 2021 @ 9:11 pm

    RIP in peace a Stockport County legend!

  25. Darren
    21st January 2021 @ 9:30 pm

    Sad sad news, what a great player, so glad I got the opportunity to watch such a talent at Vale Park, condolences to ur family and friends, taken way too early, will be sadly missed, R.I.P JJ

  26. Paul Jeffers
    22nd January 2021 @ 1:50 am

    Thank you for all the genuine honest comments about my idol and big brother John Jeffers. The only player I wanted to be growing up was John Jeffers, however I was not skilfull enough, quick enough , just not good enough, but not many in football were. More importantly he was a genuine, generous sarcastic man, devoted husband to Nicky and such a proud father of John and Gabriel. It is an honour and privilege to have you as a brother and a best friend. Southern comfort will always be r drink bro.

  27. Alan Webb
    22nd January 2021 @ 11:49 am

    So sad news. Great player and a lovely guy. RIP pal Webby

  28. Joanne Rainford
    22nd January 2021 @ 12:50 pm

    Deepest sympathy to all John’s family & friends love from all your school friends at Greg’s Netherley. You were so lovely Joanne Rainford & Gina Melia xxx

  29. John madden
    22nd January 2021 @ 1:03 pm

    John was a talented footballer at an early age his footballing talent made it a privilege for my dad to manage him they mutually respected each other he put a smile on my dad’s face on so many occasions he was funny and respected by so many people . In a way I’m glad my dad isn’t here this would have broke his heart the boy grew into a man but never lost touch with the people he loved and the people who loved him it was a privilege to know you John. My prayers and my respects to John and Maria and all his family.

  30. Russell Fletcher
    22nd January 2021 @ 6:14 pm

    So sad to hear this news. Often played with and against John growing up in Liverpool. He was untouchable. What a great player but always a lovely lad. My thoughts and prayers are with his family!

  31. Ian stuart
    22nd January 2021 @ 10:19 pm

    Went to school with John and was lucky enough to play football with him many times. He was a very talented footballer .more importantly he was a great honest bloke .Will be sadly missed .

  32. Mark Cutts
    23rd January 2021 @ 12:23 am

    Played against John as school boys amateur days and also professionally players he was a class player could dribble the whole team sad loss heart and prayers are with his family RIP John.

  33. Steven Skelton
    23rd January 2021 @ 9:39 am

    R.I.P John thinking of Marie and John and family luv Max and Ste and Family. xxx

  34. Deborah Kimberley
    23rd January 2021 @ 8:38 pm

    So so sad. My dad and my favourite player. So unbelievably skilful and such a lovely person, funny and a real gentleman. Our thoughts and love go out to his family and friends. R.I.P JJ. Xx

  35. Cathy
    24th January 2021 @ 2:33 pm

    Rest in peace John sympathy to his mum dad brother and sister his loverly wife and children we was at st Gregory’s good memories fab footballer xx

  36. Dave Hitchmough
    30th January 2021 @ 1:02 pm

    Gutted when I heard the news. Grew up, went to school with John and played with him in our school team. Unbelievably talented player who single-handed, won game after game for us. When we’d just have a knockabout as mates, I’d just end up trying to kick him as you just couldn’t get the ball off him. Fantastic friend with a brilliantly sarcastic sense of humour. It was a pleasure to be your mate John. Rest in Peace

  37. Tony daly
    2nd February 2021 @ 2:37 pm

    I went through my early schooldays playing football with john at st Greg’s although he was younger he was that good he often played in the higher age group and the legion team was the same. Great memories r.i.p. John. Tony Daly and family x

  38. John benson
    4th February 2021 @ 10:16 pm

    My dad sid Benson took him to Liverpool as a youngster and we heard so much about him he was almost part of the family, I had the good fortune to play with his brother Paul who was a special player but John was magical rest in peace John and love to Paul and all the Jeffers family from John Benson and family XX

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