John Griffith Roberts was born on September 11, 1946, in Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff and died on January 4, 2016.
He was a Welsh footballer.
He made nearly 400 appearances in the Football League and won 22 caps for Wales.
John played football for local club Abercynon Athletic while working as a railway fireman.
Then, he joined Swansea City as an apprentice in 1963, turning professional in 1964.
Roberts Initially was a striker, he then later switched to centre-half, he moved to Northampton Town in 1967 and then Arsenal in 1969.
John has played for Arsenal for three seasons, including 18 appearances in the 1970-71 season, when Arsenal won the First Division title, thus earning him a championship medal.
Roberts however did not play in the FA Cup Final the same year, which Arsenal also won to complete the Double.
Roberts left Arsenal in 1972, having played a total of 81 matches, scoring five goals.
John Roberts went on to have spells at Birmingham City, Wrexham and Hull City before trying his hand as player-manager of Oswestry Town.
John Roberts won 22 caps with Wales.
Mr. Roberts went on to work as a stationery salesman and as a driving instructor.
John Roberts passed away at 69 yrs old on 4 January 2016.