John Bacon (born 23 March 1973 in Dublin) is a former Irish footballer.
Bacon joined Arsenal in July 1989 and spent four years as a member of the youth side, winning a South East Counties League title in 1990-91. He was also capped four times by the Irish Under 21 team. He never made a first-team appearance, and was loaned to Shamrock Rovers for the 1991-92 season. He made his League of Ireland debut for Rovers against Dundalk on 26 January 1992 and in total scored three times in ten league appearances.
In the 1992-93 season he went on loan to Derry City where he scored three goals in twelve league appearances. He was released by Arsenal on a free transfer in the 1993 close season. He moved back to Shamrock Rovers, where he made eleven league appearances scoring once as the club won its fifteenth League title in the 1993/94 season. Played twice in Europe for Rovers.
Played for the Republic of Ireland national football team at the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship.