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John Aston

John Aston

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Luton Town, Mansfield Town, Blackburn Rovers. (1964-1981)




Biography: A flying winger who provided crosses for many of the greats. Had the game of his life in the 1968 European Cup Final victory over Benfica at Wembley, he won a League Championship winner's medal in 1966-1967. A broken leg at the start of 1968- 1969 season against Manchester City at Maine Road signalled the beginning of the end of his career at the club but it wasn't until 1972 that he was sold to Luton Town for £30,000. Later played for Mansfield Town and Blackburn Rovers. His father, John Ashton (Snr), also played for United. Retired from football in 1981. Set up his own pet shop, Pet World, in Stalybridge.

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Aston, John John Aston, I was at Wembley in 1968 and I thought you played absolutely brilliant. The speed and ball control you showed that day was the best. I’ve told everyone that you was the best on the pitch that day. Many congrats to you.
30-05-23 Tom Kearns

Aston, John I remember a Cup game v Newcastle when JA twice cut in from the wing to score & provide the Hatters with an awesome 2-0 win! Happy Days!

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