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John William Aldridge was the most prolific player ever to don the Yellow shirt, scoring 90 goals in his 141 (inc 3 sub) appearances. The Liverpudlian was signed from Newport County by Jim Smith for £78,000 towards the end of the 1983/84 season, and was instrumental in the club winning the second division championship the following season, when he scored a club record 34 goals in an unstoppable partnership with Billy Hamilton.

Aldo went on to score 31 goals in the club`s first Division One season, although he failed to score an open goal in the Milk Cup Final that season. He was on 21 goals in January 1987 when Liverpool paid £750,000 for him. In September 1989 Real Sociedad paid £1 million for Aldridge, and two years later he joined Tranmere for £250,000, where he stayed as a player until May 1998, becoming their manager in April 1996. He eventually left the Merseyside club in March 2001, becoming a bit of a media pundit. While at United, Aldo won the first seven of his 69 caps for the Republic of Ireland.

Goals in all competitions (incl. subs)

Scored 90 in total (89 for full appearances and 1 as a sub.)

15 brace(s)

4 hat-trick(s)

Highest number scored in one game is 4 .

63.83% Average goals per game (incl as a sub)
33.33% Average goals as a sub only
65.19% Average goals per game started

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Other clubs

Tranmere Rovers
Real Sociedad
Newport County AFC
South Liverpool

Competition data

Competition First Final Apps
FA Cup 1985-01-05 1987-01-10 5
Full Members Cup 1985-09-18 1985-12-17 5
League 1984-04-20 1987-01-24 111
League Cup 1984-08-29 1986-11-18 17
Overall 1984-04-20 1987-01-24 138

Substitute competition data

Competition First Final Apps
League 1984-04-07 1984-05-12 3
Overall 1984-04-07 1984-05-12 3