Charlie Aston

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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
1898–1901 Aston Villa
1901–1902 Queens Park Rangers
1902–1903 Burton United
1903–1904 Gresley Rovers
1904–1905 Burton United
1905–1908 Watford 127 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Charles Lane "Charlie" Aston (1875 – 9 January 1931) was an English association footballer.


Born in Bilston, Staffordshire, Aston started his career at local club Bilston United. He joined Walsall 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.[note 1] During his first full season at the club, Aston played 13 games as Villa won the league.[1] Villa retained their title in 1899–1900.[2]

Aston left Villa in 1901.[1] 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.[3] 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.[1]


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  1. ^ For the avoidance of confusion, in this article "Aston" used alone refers to the article's subject, Charlie Aston. "Villa" used alone refers to Aston Villa F.C.


  1. ^ a b c Jones, Trefor (1996). The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 27. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1.
  2. ^ "Past winners". The Football League. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  3. ^ Jones, Trefor (1998). Watford Season by Season. pp. 42–47. ISBN 0-9527458-1-X.