Kevin Ashley

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Kevin Ashley
Personal information
Full name Kevin Mark Ashley
Date of birth (1968-12-31)31 December 1968
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
1984–1986 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1990 Birmingham City 57 (1)
1990–1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers 88 (1)
1994–1996 Peterborough United 36 (0)
1996 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 3 (0)
1996–1998 Telford United
1998–2000 Bromsgrove Rovers
2000 Paget Rangers 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kevin Mark Ashley (born 31 December 1968) is an English former professional footballer who played as a right back. He made 184 appearances in the Football League, scoring once.

Career[edit]

Ashley was born in Kings Heath, Birmingham. He began his career under the YTS scheme with his local club Birmingham City, and progressed to the first team,[1] making his debut on 12 April 1987 in a 1–0 defeat to local rivals West Bromwich Albion.[2] He made 66 appearances in all competitions before moving to their Midlands neighbours Wolverhampton Wanderers for £500,000 in September 1990.[1]

He made his Wolves debut as a substitute in a 1–1 draw at West Ham United on 15 September 1990 but had his first season disrupted by injury. He regained his fitness for the following season and was almost ever-present. However, his injury troubles resurfaced and he never played for the club after April 1993. In total, he made 99 appearances for the team.[citation needed]

He was given a free transfer to Peterborough United in August 1994, but was unable to hold down a regular place and spent a spell on loan at Doncaster Rovers in 1996.[3]

He then moved into non-league football with Telford United,[3] later serving Bromsgrove Rovers[4] and Paget Rangers, before injury to his knee forced him to give up the game in 2000.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ Matthews, p. 222.
  3. ^ a b "Kevin Ashley". doncasterrovers.co.uk. Forward Productions. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rovers release former Blues man". Worcester News. 11 April 2000. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Stoner, Colin (1 September 2000). "Ashley's first also his last for Paget". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 3 July 2015 – via Highbeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 

External links[edit]

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