Aston Oxborough

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Aston Oxborough
Personal information
Full name Aston Oxborough
Date of birth (1998-05-09) 9 May 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Gorleston, England
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper[2]
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 38
Youth career
2010–2018 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Norwich City 0 (0)
National team
2014 England U16 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Aston Oxborough (born 9 May 1998) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Norwich City, and has previosuly represented England for the Under 17's.


Early Years[edit]

In 2008, Aston Oxborough was scouted by Norwich City while he was playing for a local team, Hemsby Hornets.[3] He originally started playing in defence, but was placed in goal due to his height as a youngster.

Oxborough joined the Norwich City academy in 2010 when he was aged 12.[4] On 30 April 2013, aged 15, Oxborough played for the Norwich City Under-18's for the first time against Manchester City Under-18's. This was mostly due to the Under-18's having played in the Youth FA Cup just before the game. In his U18 debut, Norwich fell to a 4-1 defeat to Man City.[5]

In January 2014 Oxborough spent time with an England training camp specifically for goalkeepers. The following February he was called up to the Under-16's England team, where he made his debut against Denmark in a 4-1 win.[6]

Oxborough was offered a Norwich City Academy Scholarship in 2014[7], with him being offered a two year contract in 2016, and would play for the Norwich City Development Squad.[8]

In total Oxborough played 23 games for Norwich Under-23's in the Premer League 2. His performences for the development squad were rewarded, and in April 2018 Oxborough signed a new 2 year professional contract with Norwich City.[9]

Norwich City[edit]

For the 2018-19 pre-season, Oxborough was listed in the squad for the tour of Germany.[10] He made his first appearance for Norwich during the pre-season friendly against Kings Lynn replacing Remi Matthews in the 66th minute.[11]

At the start of the season Oxborough was third choice keeper behind Tim Krul and Michael McGovern. His first involvement with the Norwich first-team came on 19 September 2018, when he was named on the bench for Norwich's Championship match at Reading. Oxborough was an unused substitute as Norwich won the match 2–1.[12]

Career statistics[edit]


Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norwich City 2018–19 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


  1. ^ "Aston Oxborough joins Triple S - Triple S".
  2. ^ "Football (Sky Sports)". SkySports.
  3. ^ "Academy Watch : Aston Oxborough - Read Norwich". 1 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Flown From the Nest - Aston Oxborough".
  5. ^ "Norwich City u18s v Manchester City u18s Barclays U18 Premier League match report".
  6. ^ "Match report: England U16s 4-1 Denmark U16s at SGP".
  7. ^ "NEW INTAKE OF FIRST-YEAR SCHOLARS - News - Norwich City".
  9. ^ Davitt, Paddy. "Aston Oxborough signs new Norwich City deal".
  10. ^ "Squads confirmed for Germany".
  11. ^ "King's Lynn Town vs Norwich City on 06 Jul 18 - Match Centre - Norwich City".
  12. ^ "Reading vs Norwich City on 19 Sep 18 - Match Centre - Norwich City".