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John Sleeuwenhoek

John Sleeuwenhoek

Clubs played for: Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Torquay United, Oldham Athletic. (1961-1971).

Born: 1944

Birthplace: Wednesfield

Position: Centre-half

Biography: Worked as a joiner at an Aldridge firm with his former Villa colleague, Alan Deakin. John sadly died in Birmingham in July 1989 aged only 45.

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Sleeuwenhoek, John I remember John from Wood End school. Was two years older than John but he still managed to get in school football team. He was a lovely lad.
17-06-21 Michael harris

Sleeuwenhoek, John I remember John in the Villa team half back line, Mike Tindall, JS & my favourite Alan Deakin. They gave me great pleasure in my days supporting the Villa. Sad that John & Alan have passed away and Mike is poorly. Thanks chaps. Brian 31st March 2020
29-08-20 Brian Cook

Sleeuwenhoek, John My father and I worked with John at mcw he was a great man full of stories always happy to chat his hard working attitude was the same at mcw as it was on the pitch always be remember my father and I often speak often speak of John with Fond memories
14-07-20 Neil and Alf walton

Sleeuwenhoek, John Great commanding centre half who's career and life ended far to early.
01-12-18 Michael O'Brien

SLEEUWENHOEK, John Whilst young players with Villa, John and I shared a love of music and used to sing Muleskinner blues on the public address system after training. He ws a great lad.
Tony Lowe

Sleeuwenhoek, John John and I started Metro Cammel bus builders Washwood Heath Birmingham around 1978. As a body side fitter . He was a great character and a good worker . We all had some great fun with him and he was up for anything . He told us some great stories some never to be told .good memories of a great bloke RIP

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