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Harry Aston (footballer born 1881)

Harry Aston
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Full nameHenry John Aston
Date of birth(1881-02-02)2 February 1881
Place of birthRedditch, England
Date of death4 February 1938(1938-02-04) (aged 57)
Place of deathBromsgrove, England
Playing positionCentre forward
Senior career*
1904–1905West Bromwich Albion25(9)
1907–1908Willenhall Swifts
1908–1910Clifton Victoria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Henry John "Harry" Aston (2 February 1881 – 4 February 1938) was an English footballer who played as a centre forward. He was born in Redditch and attended Astwood Bank School. Afer playing amateur football for several clubs, Aston served with the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry, before joining the Royal Artillery. He became a professional footballer in February 1904 when West Bromwich Albion paid for him to be released from the army, making his debut in April of that year, against Derby County. Aston scored 10 goals in 26 appearances for Albion, before transferring to Walsall in June 1905. He later played for Willenhall Swifts and Clifton Victoria. Aston died in Bromsgrove in 1938.


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