John Aldridge

Date of birth18 September 1958
Place of birthLiverpool
NationalityIrish
PositionForward

Eire International

Irish international John Aldridge arrived at Anfield from Oxford United where he had established his reputation as a prolific scorer. He replaced Ian Rush and moved on to Tranmere Rovers when Rush returned to Anfield but not before adding the 1st Division Championship (1988), FA Cup (1989) and FA Cup runner-up (1988) to his list of honours. He later managed Tranmere Rovers.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Newport County 01 May 1979 01 Mar 1984
Oxford United 01 Mar 1984 01 Jan 1987
Liverpool 01 Jan 1987 01 Jul 1991

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1985-86 Oxford United League Cup 1
1986-87 Liverpool League Division One 2
8
2
1987-88 Liverpool FA Cup 6
2
1987-88 Liverpool League Cup 3
1
1987-88 Liverpool League Division One 36
26
1988-89 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
2
1988-89 Liverpool FA Cup 6
6
1988-89 Liverpool League Cup 4
1
2
1988-89 Liverpool League Division One 31
4
21
1989-90 Liverpool League Division One
2
1
1993-94 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 2
2
1993-94 Tranmere Rovers League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
1994-95 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup
1
1994-95 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
20 Apr 1986 Oxford United v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 League Cup Final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1985-86 Republic of Ireland Independence 2
1985-86 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1986-87 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1986-87 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 6
1987-88 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1987-88 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1988-89 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
1988-89 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
1988-89 Republic of Ireland PJ ODriscoll Testimonial 1
1
1989-90 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
2
1989-90 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1989-90 Republic of Ireland Liam Brady Testimonial
1
1990-91 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
3
1991-92 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
4
1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland US Cup 1
1
1992-93 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
4
1993-94 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
2
2
1993-94 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
3
1995-96 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
2
1996-97 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Mar 1986 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 0-1 International Friendly
23 Apr 1986 Republic of Ireland v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
25 May 1986 Iceland v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 Independence
27 May 1986 Czechoslovakia v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 Independence
10 Sep 1986 Belgium v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
15 Oct 1986 Republic of Ireland v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
12 Nov 1986 Poland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 International Friendly
18 Feb 1987 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 Apr 1987 Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
29 Apr 1987 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
23 May 1987 Republic of Ireland v Brazil W 1-0 International Friendly
28 May 1987 Luxembourg v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Oct 1987 Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
22 May 1988 Republic of Ireland v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1988 Norway v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1988 England v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Jun 1988 Republic of Ireland v USSR D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
18 Jun 1988 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
14 Sep 1988 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
19 Oct 1988 Republic of Ireland v Tunisia W 4-0 PJ O'Driscoll Testimonial
16 Nov 1988 Spain v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
07 Feb 1989 Republic of Ireland v France D 0-0 International Friendly
08 Mar 1989 Hungary v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
28 May 1989 Republic of Ireland v Malta W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
04 Jun 1989 Republic of Ireland v Hungary W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
06 Sep 1989 Republic of Ireland v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 1989 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
15 Nov 1989 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
16 May 1990 Republic of Ireland v Finland D 1-1 Liam Brady Testimonial
27 May 1990 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 1990 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
17 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Egypt D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
21 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
25 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Romania W 0-0 (5-4) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
30 Jun 1990 Italy v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
17 Oct 1990 Republic of Ireland v Turkey W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Nov 1990 Republic of Ireland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
27 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 May 1991 Republic of Ireland v Poland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Sep 1991 Hungary v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 International Friendly
13 Nov 1991 Turkey v Republic of Ireland W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
19 Feb 1992 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 0-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 1992 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland W 2-1 International Friendly
29 Apr 1992 Republic of Ireland v USA W 4-1 International Friendly
26 May 1992 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
04 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 0-2 US Cup
07 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 2-0 US Cup
09 Sep 1992 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Oct 1992 Denmark v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1992 Spain v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 Apr 1993 Republic of Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
26 May 1993 Albania v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
09 Jun 1993 Latvia v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
16 Jun 1993 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
08 Sep 1993 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Nov 1993 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
05 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic L 1-3 International Friendly
18 Jun 1994 Italy v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
24 Jun 1994 Mexico v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
28 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
07 Sep 1994 Latvia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Nov 1994 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
26 Apr 1995 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1995 Liechtenstein v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 1995 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Nov 1995 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Dec 1995 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group play-off
27 Mar 1996 Republic of Ireland v Russia L 0-2 International Friendly
09 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.