John Aldridge

Former Republic of Ireland international striker

John Aldridge (Aldo) is a former Republic of Ireland international striker. He was a prolific, record-breaking footballer (goalscorer), 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 brief look at Johns 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 has scored 474 goals in his career which is a post world record. He is now a pundit with various media organisations, both on Merseyside and on a national level, and continues to play in the Liverpool veterans' team. In 1999 ‘My Story’ Johns autobiography was published.

John has recently gained media celebrity in Ireland 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.

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