John Hope, English footballer, Died at 67

John William March Hope was born on March 30, 1949, and died in July 2016.

He was an English former footballer.

John Hope made 101 appearances in the Football League playing as a goalkeeper for Darlington, Newcastle United, Sheffield United, and Hartlepool United.

Hope also played non-league football for Whitby Town.

When Hope left school, he worked for six months as a welder before beginning his football career as an apprentice with Fourth Division club Darlington.

When he had reached 14 league matches, Hope joined First Division club Newcastle United in March 1969 for a £8,000 fee.

Due to his whole form and fitness of Iam McFaul, Hope made only one appearance in a little under two years with the club.

He was a substitute, who did not get used, Hope was part of the Newcastle squad that won the 1968–69 Fairs Cup.

He had two sons, who both became professional footballers, both of whom played as defenders.

And Chris has already made more than 500 Football League appearances for Scunthorpe United and Gillingham, and Richard made more than 350, of which 135 were for Northampton Town and the remainder split between six other clubs.

However, John Hope was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, in his prime.

John Hope passed away at 67 years old.