John Hartson

Retired professional footballer and creator of The John Hartson Foundation

John Hartson retired from playing professional football in 2008, eventually hanging up his boots after 16 years.

His club history includes Arsenal, which he joined in 1995 for a then UK record fee for a teenager before moving on to West Ham and Wimbledon. John eventually made his way North of the border and plied his trade in the Scottish Premier League with Celtic, endearing himself with the fans by scoring over 100 times for the club.

Being a proud Welshman, John made over 50 appearances for his country.

John is still involved in football and is an excellent pundit working across several broadcasters.

Being a very powerful striker, John was fearless with tough opponents on the football field, but his biggest head-to-head was with testicular cancer.

John is passionate about raising testicular cancer awareness and so, in 2010 founded The John Hartson Foundation to fundraise and support this important work.