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Johnny/Jack Aston

Manchester United FC

17 caps, 0 goals

P 17 W 12 D 1 L 4 F 47: A 19
74% successful
1948-50

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1530

Jack Aston

Profile

Full name John Aston
also known as Johnny and Jack. He's Johnny Aston in Football Round The World (Tom Finney 1953), Refereeing Round The World (Arthur Ellis 1954), and Alex Stepney (Alex Stepney 1978);
Jack Aston in Captain Of England (Billy Wright 1950) and Football Is My Passport (Billy Wright 1957), Forward Arsenal! (Bernard Joy 1952), and Talking Football (Alf Ramsey 1952).
In conclusion, teammates Billy Wright called him Jack, Bert Williams knew him as Johnny, there will never be a definitive answer, and nor does there have to be.
Born 3 September 1921 in Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire [registered in Prestwich, December 1921].
Attended Ravensbury School, Manchester

Notes

According to passenger lists, John Aston left Southampton for New York on the Queen Elizabeth, a Cunard White Star ship, on 30 April 1952. Amongst the 1196 was the entire Manchester United FC squad.
Died 31 July 2003, aged 81 years 332 days [registered in High Peak, Derbyshire, August 2003]
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 12st. 7lbs [1950].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Club Career

Club(s) Played his early football with Clayton Methodists in Manchester and Mujacs FC.  Joined Manchester United FC nursery side, signing amateur forms for United in May 1939, turning professional in August 1946, retired on health grounds in June 1955 after 253 league appearances, scoring 29 goals.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1947-48; Football League Champions 1951-52;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions Father of John Aston, also of Manchester United and England U23. For this reason, Johnny Aston is sometimes referred to as Jack Snr.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became 672nd players (672) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back, right-back. Played inside-forward and wing-half before settling in the full-back position.
First match No. 241, 26 September 1948, Denmark 0 England 0, a friendly match at Idrætsparken, København, aged 27 years 33 days.
Last match No. 259, 7 October 1950, Northern Ireland 1 England 4, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 29 years 34 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51;
Team honours British Championship winners 1949-50;
Individual honours England B (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Was on the Old Trafford staff from 1956 to 1972.  His last appointment was that of chief scout which he held from August 1970 until December 1972. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.15.

 

Johnny/Jack Aston - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
18 17 8 17 0 0 1530 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Johnny/Jack Aston - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 4 0 2 19 7 +12 1 3 3.167 1.167 66.7 +2
Away 9 7 1 1 26 11 +15 1 2 2.889 1.222 83.3 +6
Neutral 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
All 17 12 1 4 47 19 +28 3 6 2.765 1.118 73.5 +8

 

Johnny/Jack Aston - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 16 12 1 3 47 18 +29 2 6 2.938 1.125 78.1 +9
Blue 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 17 12 1 4 47 19 +28 3 6 2.765 1.118 73.5 +8

 

Johnny/Jack Aston - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 0 1 4.667 1.00 100.0 +3
WCF 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
World Cup 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 2 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3
British Championship 6 5 0 1 20 7 +13 0 2 3.333 1.167 83.3 +4

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

Friendly 9 6 1 2 25 11 +14 2 3 2.778 1.222 72.2 +4
All 17 12 1 4 47 19 +28 3 6 2.765 1.118 73.5 +8

 

Johnny/Jack Aston - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP/BC 1949-50 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 0 1 4.667 1.00 100.0 +3
WCP All 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 0 1 4.667 1.00 100.0 +3
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1950 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
WCF All 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
World Cup Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1949-50 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 2 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3
WC All 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 2 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1948-49 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 0 1 1.00 1.333 50.0 =0
BC/WCP 1949-50 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 0 1 4.667 1.00 100.0 +3
BC 1950-51 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 6 5 0 1 20 7 +13 0 2 3.333 1.167 83.3 +4
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 2 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3
BC 6 5 0 1 20 7 +13 0 2 3.333 1.167 83.3 +4

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

All 8 6 0 2 22 8 +14 1 3 2.75 1.00 75.0 +4

 

Johnny/Jack Aston - Match History
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 17 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 17 full capsx

Age 26
1 b 19 May 1948 - Switzerland B 1 England B 5, Bellinzona Fr AW Start 3
Age 27
1 241 26 September 1948 - Denmark 0 England 0, Idrætsparken, København Fr AD Start 3
2 243 10 November 1948 - England 1 Wales 0, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham BC HW Start 3
3 244 2 December 1948 - England 6 Switzerland 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 3
4 245 9 April 1949 - England 1 Scotland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL Start 2
5 246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna tour AL Start 3
6 247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW Start 3
7 248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris AW Start 3
Age 28
8 249 21 September 1949 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 2, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool Fr HL Start 3
9 250 15 October 1949 - Wales 1 England 4, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC/
WCP
AW Start 3
10 251 16 November 1949 - England 9 Ireland 2, Maine Road, Manchester HW Start 3
11 252 30 November 1949 - England 2 Italy 0, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start 3
12 253 15 April 1950 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC/
WCP
AW Start 3
13 254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5, Estádio Nacional, Lisboa tour AW Start 3
14 255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles AW Start 3
15 256 26 June 1950 - England 2 Chile 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro WCF NW Start 3
16 257 29 June 1950 - USA 1 England 0, Estádio Raimundo Sampaio, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais NL Start 3
- 258 2 July 1950 - Spain 1 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro NL squad member
Age 29
17 259 7 October 1950 - Ireland 1 England 4, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start 3

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