Billy Ashcroft

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Billy Ashcroft
Personal information
Full name William Ashcroft
Date of birth (1952-10-01) 1 October 1952 (age 62)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position Defender/Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970-1977 Wrexham 219 (72)
1977-1982 Middlesbrough 139 (21)
1982-1985 FC Twente 77 (29)
1985-1986 Tranmere Rovers 23 (2)
Total 458 (124)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Billy Ashcroft (born 1 October 1952 in Liverpool) is a retired football (soccer) player from England, who could play as a central defender or as a striker. He made his League debut for Middlesbrough on 3 September 1977 in a 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion, after having served Wrexham for seven years, playing 219 matches and scoring 72 goals. Ashcroft was transferred to FC Twente in the Netherlands in 1982, where he stayed for three years, making 77 league appearances and scoring 29 goals. In 1985 he moved to Tranmere Rovers, where he scored twice in 23 league appearances.