Neil Aspin

Date of birth12 April 1965
Place of birthGateshead
Weight87 kg
Height1.83 m

This vastly experienced defender was a regular in the centre of defence for Darlington in the first half of last season but after a couple of injuries he lost his regular first team place around Christmas and could not regain it. His contract was surprisingly terminated in January and he signed for local rivals Hartlepool where he strengthened a squad already pushing for a promotion place. He made his first appearances as substitute and later gave some fine performances as a stand-in right back before dropping out of the reckoning in the closing weeks of the season. Dominant in the air and strong in the tackle he regularly joined the attack at corners and set pieces but failed to register a goal. He was released by Pool in the summer.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Leeds United 06 Oct 1982 28 Jul 1989
Port Vale 28 Jul 1989 13 Jul 1999
Darlington 13 Jul 1999 18 Jan 2001
Hartlepool United 23 Jan 2001 22 Jun 2001
Harrogate Town 22 Jun 2001 30 Jun 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Port Vale FA Cup 2
1996-97 Port Vale FA Cup 1
1997-98 Port Vale FA Cup 2
1998-99 Port Vale FA Cup 1
1999-00 Darlington FA Cup 1
1999-00 Darlington League Cup 1
2000-01 Darlington FA Cup 3
2000-01 Darlington League Cup 2
2000-01 Darlington League Division 3 21
2000-01 Hartlepool United LDV Vans Trophy
2000-01 Hartlepool United League Division 3 5
2002-03 Harrogate Town FA Cup 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
21 Feb 1996 Leeds United v Port Vale D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
27 Feb 1996 Port Vale v Leeds United L 1-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
04 Jan 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Port Vale L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
03 Jan 1998 Arsenal v Port Vale D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1998 Port Vale v Arsenal L 1-1 (3-4) FA Cup 3rd round replay
03 Jan 1999 Port Vale v Liverpool L 0-3 FA Cup 3rd round

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