John Shufflebotham was an English professional football player who played in the Football League for N ottinghamshire County, Birmingham and Oldham Athletic.
Shufflebotham was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
He played as a centre half. He played for Hanley Town and Loughborough Corinthians, and was on the books of Aston Villa without appearing for the first team, before making his debut in the First Division of the Football League for N ottinghamshire County during the 1904-1905 season. After a spell with Old Hill Shufflebotham returned to the First Division, playing one game for Birmingham in 1906 before moving on to Oldham Athletic, newly elected to the Second Division.
He played seven league games for Oldham, but was allowed to leave for Southern League club Portsmouth in 1909.
Oldham retained his Football League registration, and two years later they sold him to Southport Central for a fee of £150. He retired from football in October 1914.
Shufflebotham worked as a timber merchant"s agent in the Birmingham area both before and after the First World War. He died in Crewe, Cheshire, in 1954 aged about 69.