John Aldridge

(12 Jun 2008)

John Aldridge.jpg Thumbnail1.jpgThere are few people who have had such a long and distinguished career in football as John Aldridge. As a striker, John was regarded as one of the greatest goal-scorers in the modern game. John has scored 474 goals in his career and gained 69 caps for the Republic of Ireland.

He is also best known for his hugely productive time with Liverpool in the late-1980s and for being the first man to have a penalty kick saved in an FA Cup Final.

A quick look at John's football career:

Newport County – Div 4 promotion / Welsh Cup winner
Oxford United – Div 3 winner / Div 2 winner / Milk (Carling) Cup winner
Liverpool – Div 1 winner / runner up, FA Cup winner / runner up, Charity (Community) Shield winner, 4 Golden Boot Awards
Republic of Ireland – 69 Caps, 19 goals, 2 World Cups ‘90’, ‘94’, I Euro Championship ‘88’, Player of the Year
John managed Tranmere Rovers to a major Cup Final ‘2000’ – Worthington Cup (Carling)
John is now a football pundit with various media organisations, in the UK and Ireland and continues to play in the Liverpool veterans' team. In 1999 ‘My Story’ Johns autobiography was published.

John recently entertained the Irish public by appearing in RTE's Charity You're A Star competition. John won the competition and in the process raised money for his nominated charity Temple Street Children's Hospital.

Much in demand as an after dinner speaker. His speech reflects the man and how he played the game ... Honest, Direct and Entertaining!

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