Ewart Beswick

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Ewart Beswick
Personal information
Full name John Ewart Beswick[1]
Date of birth 5 April 1897[1]
Place of birth Macclesfield, England[1]
Date of death February 1978 (aged 81)[1]
Place of death Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Playing position Centre-half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919 Longton
1920 Congleton Town
1921–1923 Stoke 25 (0)
1924 Congleton Town
1925–1926 Stoke City 33 (1)
1927 Congleton Town
Total 58 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Ewart Beswick (5 April 1897 – February 1978) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke.[1]


Beswick was a defender who had two spells as the Victoria Ground, He was described as an intelligent ball playing centre-half who gave nothing away.[1] The retired through injury at the end of his second spell, Beswick was one of the most successful amateurs to have served the club and helped Stoke to the Third Division North Title in 1926–27.[1]

He was also a member of the famous pottery family Beswick, he continued to run the John Beswick Ltd company after his retirement from football until his death in 1978.[1]

Career statistics

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke[1] 1921–22 Second Division 17 0 4 0 21 0
1922–23 First Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
1923–24 Second Division 5 0 0 0 5 0
1925–26 Second Division 23 0 1 1 24 1
1926–27 Third Division North 10 1 0 0 10 1
Career Total 58 1 5 1 63 2


with Stoke City


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
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