John Scales

Date of birth04 July 1966
Place of birthHarrogate
NationalityEnglish
Weight85 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

England international John Scales was a strong and versatile defender. With Liverpool he was a League Cup winner in 1995 and FA Cup runner-up in 1996 before being released to join Tottenham.

Having been released by Tottenham at the end of the 1999-2000 season John joined Ipswich Town during the summer. He began brightly, making his debut at Leicester at the beginning of September but he was constantly dogged by injuries and made only three more first-team appearances at Portman Road. He finally left the club by mutual consent in April announcing that he intended to gain coaching qualifications and also concentrate on his business interests. A strong and versatile defender he played in over 400 Football League and Premiership games.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bristol Rovers 11 Jul 1985 16 Jul 1987
Wimbledon 16 Jul 1987 02 Sep 1994
Liverpool 02 Sep 1994 11 Dec 1996
Tottenham Hotspur 11 Dec 1996 05 Jul 2000
Ipswich Town 05 Jul 2000 30 Jun 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1987-88 Wimbledon FA Cup
1
1989-90 Wimbledon League Division One 2
1992-93 Wimbledon Premier League 32
1
2
1993-94 Wimbledon League Cup 2
1993-94 Wimbledon Premier League 37
3
1994-95 Liverpool FA Cup 7
1994-95 Liverpool League Cup 7
1
1994-95 Liverpool Premier League 35
2
3
1994-95 Wimbledon Premier League 3
1995-96 Liverpool FA Cup 7
1995-96 Liverpool League Cup 2
1
1995-96 Liverpool Premier League 27
3
1995-96 Liverpool UEFA Cup 2
1996-97 Liverpool League Cup 1
1996-97 Liverpool Premier League 3
1996-97 Liverpool UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1
1996-97 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 10
2
1997-98 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 2
1997-98 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 9
1
1
1998-99 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 2
1
1998-99 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 7
1
1999-00 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 3
1
2000-01 Ipswich Town League Cup 2
2000-01 Ipswich Town Premier League 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 May 1988 Wimbledon v Liverpool W 1-0 FA Cup Final
14 Oct 1989 Wimbledon v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
03 Apr 1990 Liverpool v Wimbledon L 2-1 League Division One
15 Aug 1992 Leeds United v Wimbledon L 2-1 Premier League
12 Sep 1992 Ipswich Town v Wimbledon L 2-1 Premier League
19 Sep 1992 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
26 Sep 1992 Liverpool v Wimbledon W 2-3 Premier League
03 Oct 1992 Wimbledon v Aston Villa L 2-3 Premier League
21 Nov 1992 Middlesbrough v Wimbledon L 2-0 Premier League
28 Nov 1992 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
05 Dec 1992 Norwich City v Wimbledon L 2-1 Premier League
12 Dec 1992 Wimbledon v Oldham Athletic W 5-2 Premier League
20 Dec 1992 Nottingham Forest v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1992 Crystal Palace v Wimbledon L 2-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1992 Wimbledon v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
09 Jan 1993 Blackburn Rovers v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
16 Jan 1993 Wimbledon v Liverpool W 2-0 Premier League
26 Jan 1993 Wimbledon v Everton L 1-3 Premier League
30 Jan 1993 Coventry City v Wimbledon W 0-2 Premier League
06 Feb 1993 Wimbledon v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
10 Feb 1993 Arsenal v Wimbledon W 0-1 Premier League
20 Feb 1993 Wimbledon v Sheffield United W 2-0 Premier League
27 Feb 1993 Aston Villa v Wimbledon L 1-0 Premier League
06 Mar 1993 Wimbledon v Southampton L 1-2 Premier League
09 Mar 1993 Wimbledon v Middlesbrough W 2-0 Premier League
13 Mar 1993 Queens Park Rangers v Wimbledon W 1-2 Premier League
20 Mar 1993 Wimbledon v Norwich City W 3-0 Premier League
24 Mar 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
03 Apr 1993 Oldham Athletic v Wimbledon L 6-2 Premier League
09 Apr 1993 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace W 4-0 Premier League
12 Apr 1993 Chelsea v Wimbledon L 4-2 Premier League
17 Apr 1993 Wimbledon v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 Premier League
21 Apr 1993 Manchester City v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
01 May 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
09 May 1993 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 1-2 Premier League
14 Aug 1993 West Ham United v Wimbledon W 0-2 Premier League
17 Aug 1993 Wimbledon v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
21 Aug 1993 Wimbledon v Aston Villa D 2-2 Premier League
24 Aug 1993 Sheffield United v Wimbledon L 2-1 Premier League
28 Aug 1993 Oldham Athletic v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
31 Aug 1993 Wimbledon v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
11 Sep 1993 Norwich City v Wimbledon W 0-1 Premier League
20 Sep 1993 Wimbledon v Manchester City W 1-0 Premier League
27 Sep 1993 Wimbledon v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 Premier League
02 Oct 1993 Leeds United v Wimbledon L 4-0 Premier League
20 Nov 1993 Manchester United v Wimbledon L 3-1 Premier League
24 Nov 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
27 Nov 1993 Wimbledon v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
01 Dec 1993 Liverpool v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Cup 4th round
04 Dec 1993 Wimbledon v West Ham United L 1-2 Premier League
11 Dec 1993 Aston Villa v Wimbledon W 0-1 Premier League
14 Dec 1993 Wimbledon v Liverpool W 2-2 (4-3) League Cup 4th round replay
18 Dec 1993 Wimbledon v Sheffield United W 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1993 Wimbledon v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League
28 Dec 1993 Liverpool v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
15 Jan 1994 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 Premier League
22 Jan 1994 Ipswich Town v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
05 Feb 1994 Blackburn Rovers v Wimbledon L 3-0 Premier League
12 Feb 1994 Wimbledon v Newcastle United W 4-2 Premier League
26 Feb 1994 Southampton v Wimbledon L 1-0 Premier League
05 Mar 1994 Wimbledon v Norwich City W 3-1 Premier League
12 Mar 1994 Manchester City v Wimbledon W 0-1 Premier League
16 Mar 1994 Chelsea v Wimbledon L 2-0 Premier League
19 Mar 1994 Queens Park Rangers v Wimbledon L 1-0 Premier League
26 Mar 1994 Wimbledon v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
29 Mar 1994 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers W 4-1 Premier League
02 Apr 1994 Coventry City v Wimbledon W 1-2 Premier League
04 Apr 1994 Wimbledon v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
16 Apr 1994 Wimbledon v Manchester United W 1-0 Premier League
19 Apr 1994 Arsenal v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1994 Swindon Town v Wimbledon W 2-4 Premier League
26 Apr 1994 Wimbledon v Oldham Athletic W 3-0 Premier League
30 Apr 1994 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
07 May 1994 Everton v Wimbledon L 3-2 Premier League
20 Aug 1994 Coventry City v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
23 Aug 1994 Wimbledon v Ipswich Town D 1-1 Premier League
27 Aug 1994 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 England B International 1
1
1994-95 England B International 1
1994-95 England Umbro Cup 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 May 1994 England v Northern Ireland W 4-2 B INTER
13 Dec 1994 England v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 B INTER
03 Jun 1995 England v Japan W 2-1 UMBRO CUP
08 Jun 1995 England v Sweden D 3-3 UMBRO CUP
11 Jun 1995 England v Brazil L 1-3 UMBRO CUP


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.