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John Aston Jr.

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John Aston Jr. (born 28 June 1947) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Manchester United, Luton Town, Mansfield Town and Blackburn Rovers.[1]

John Aston
Personal information
Full name John Aston
Date of birth (1947-06-28) 28 June 1947 (age 70)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Left winger
Youth career
1962–1965 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1972 Manchester United 155 (25)
1972–1977 Luton Town 174 (31)
1977–1978 Mansfield Town 31 (4)
1978–1979 Blackburn Rovers 15 (2)
Total 375 (62)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Aston was a forward who rose through the Manchester United youth system. His debut for the club came in 1965 against Leicester City. He went on to help the club win the 1967 League championship as well as the 1968 European Cup, where he provided a man of the match performance in the final against Benfica at Wembley Stadium on 29 May 1968.[2] Aston scored 27 goals in 187 appearances before leaving the club in 1972 for Luton Town, later playing for Mansfield Town and Blackburn Rovers.

His father, John Aston Sr., also played for Manchester United in the immediate post-Second World War years, and was a coach at United during his son's playing career.

After retiring, Aston ran a pet shop in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester.[3]




Manchester United



  1. ^ "John Aston". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "From sorrow to success". ManUtd. 
  3. ^ Fox, Norman (23 May 1999). "Where are they now... from Stepney to Bestie". The Independent. Retrieved 28 January 2010.