Steve Aizlewood

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Steve Aizlewood
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-10-09)9 October 1952
Place of birth Newport, Wales
Date of death 6 August 2013(2013-08-06) (aged 60)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1968–1969 Newport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1976 Newport County 197 (18)
1976–1979 Swindon Town 112 (10)
1979–1983 Portsmouth 176 (13)
1983–1984 Waterlooville ? (?)
National team
Wales U23 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steve Aizlewood (9 October 1952 – 6 August 2013) was a Welsh footballer and a one-time Wales Under-23 international defender.

Aizlewood was born in Newport and began his career at his local team Newport County, signing a youth contract with the team in 1968. He went on to become a professional with the club the following season. He made his debut at the age of 16 years 194 days, making him the youngest ever Newport County player until his record was surpassed by Regan Poole in September 2014. Aizlewood appeared in nearly two hundred league games for Newport County. He was transferred to Swindon Town in 1976 for £13,500 [1] and spent 4 years at the Wiltshire club until moving once more to Portsmouth in 1979 for £45,000.

His league career finished at Portsmouth in 1983, although he did play one season for non-league club Waterlooville.

Aizlewood played five games for the Wales national under-23 football team. His brother Mark Aizlewood was also a Wales international footballer.


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