Player #403

Appearances:

8

Starts:

8

Goals:

0

Seasons:

5

Derek Ashton
Derek Ashton

Source: Aston Villa Handbook 1946-47

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Derek Ashton
Derek Ashton

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Derek Ashton

Position

Full Back

From

1946-47

To

1950-51

IMAGE CREDIT

Derek Ashton

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

24
25
26
27
28

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

8
1
0
7
0
0

Starts

8
1
0
7
0
0

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Derek Ashton

Birth Date

Tuesday, 4 July 1922

Birth Place

Kiverton Park, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Wolverhampton Wanderers

From

For

Free

On

May 1946

Previous Clubs

1941-46 Wolverhampton Wanderers |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Wellington Town

For

Free

On

August 1951

Subsequent Clubs

Wellington Town |

Derek Ashton
Derek Ashton

Source: Aston Villa Handbook 1946-47

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Derek Ashton
Derek Ashton

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1946-51 Aston Villa, Free, 8 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Alex Massie |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 September 1946

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 21 September 1946

Blackpool (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 30 October 1948

Stoke City (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 30 October 1948

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(5ft 9.5 in) 1.76 m

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

16 February 1997, Aged 74

Derek Ashton

Player #403 for Aston Villa, Derek Ashton, nicknamed Paleface, played as a full back for the club. Derek played for Villa between 1946-47 and 1948-49 making 8 appearances.

Derek was born in Kiverton Park, Sheffield on 4 July 1922 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 21 September 1946 at the age of 24.

Derek, as a native of Kiverton Park, Sheffield, played for the Park team as a youth in his teens and was spotted by Wolves in 1941 whilst still working as a miner in a Yorkshire coalfield.

Derek was with Wolves for a season or two before joining Villa in August 1946, and as a 24 year old hard kicking full back, who could also acquit himself well in the centre half position, he went on to make a single appearance in his debut season

Derek had a cool and stylish approach to football that enabled him to make the breakthrough into the first team in the 1948-49 season.

1948-49 saw Derek return to the first team with 7 league appearances as Villa went on to finish 10th however he would play his final game on Saturday, 30 October 1948 aged 26 before moving on to Wellington Town in August 1951.

Derek would miss a significant proportion of the 1949-50 season due to a cartilage operation.

Derek played under Villa manager Alex Massie.

Derek passed away in Telford on 16 February 1997 aged 74.