Walsall player 92. Charlie Aston


Personal information
Full name Charles Lane Aston
Date of birth 1875
Place of birth Bilston, England

Date of death 9 January 1931
Place of death Leytonstone, England

Playing position Full back

Youth career
Bilston United
Senior career
Years                          Team                                 Apps     (Gls)
1895–1898                   Walsall                                66         (1)
1898–1901                   Aston Villa                           13+        ?
1901–1902                  Queens Park Rangers            ?           ?
1902–1903                  Burton United                         ?           ?
1903–1904                  Gresley Rovers                       ?           ?
1904–1905                  Burton United                         ?           ?
1905–1908                  Watford                               127          (1)
                                  Leyton

Born in Bilston, Staffordshire, Aston started his career at local club Bilston United. He joined Walsall  ( 14 games, then 25 games 1 goal and in his last season 27 games) as a professional in December 1895, getting his first experience of playing in the Football League before joining  First Division side Aston Villa in 1898. During his first full season at the club, Aston played 13 games as Villa won the league. Villa retained their title in 1899–1900.
Aston left Villa in 1901. After one-season spells at Queens Park Rangers, Burton United, Gresley Rovers and Burton United again, Aston joined Watford in 1905. He played 51 games as Watford won the United League but finished 14th in the Southern League. The following season, Watford improved to finish 9th in the Southern League, and Aston scored his only goal for the club in a 2–0 win over Portsmouth on 22 September 1906 at Cassio Road. After playing in all 41 of Watford’s fixtures in 1907–08, Aston left to club to join Leyton, with whom he finished his career. He died in Leytonstone on 9 January 1931.

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