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.


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]


  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". 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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