16 Facts About John Brayford


John Robert Brayford was born on 29 December 1987 and is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Burton Albion.


John Brayford spent time on loan at Sheffield United prior to joining permanently, and returned to Burton on a permanent basis in 2017.


John Brayford has made seven appearances for the England C team.


John Brayford instead joined non-League side Burton Albion, becoming the first graduate of the club's revamped youth academy.


John Brayford made almost 80 league appearances, before signing for League One side Crewe Alexandra on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee on 1 September 2008.


John Brayford formally completed his move to Derby County on 19 May 2010 for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year deal.


John Brayford appeared in Derby's first ten games of the season, as Derby had their best start to a season for over 106 years, picking up 19 points from the first 10 games to sit third in the table.

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John Brayford returned to the first team squad in April 2012, but was unable to reclaim a regular spot in Derby's starting eleven.


John Brayford did return for the final five games of the season, but having only a year left on his contract, manager Nigel Clough expected John Brayford to move to a Premier League club during the summer of 2013.


On 26 July 2013 John Brayford signed a four-year contract with Cardiff City, becoming their second signing of the summer.


John Brayford failed to even make the substitutes' bench in any other match, and did not even make the Cardiff bench for their league games.


John Brayford finished his loan having played 20 times, scoring twice.


John Brayford later revealed that he took a pay cut to rejoin Sheffield United.


John Brayford was released by Sheffield United after two-and-a-half years and returned to Burton on 31 August 2017 for a third spell.


John Brayford signed a two-year deal and would be playing under Nigel Clough's management for a fourth time.


John Brayford signed a new one-year contract in June 2019.