FORMER IRISH & PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL PLAYER | ACTOR | TV PUNDIT
John William “Aldo” Aldridge was born in 1958 in Liverpool and is a former Republic of Ireland international footballer and football manager. He was a prolific record-breaking striker best known for his time with Liverpool in the late 1980s, and for being the first man to have a penalty kick saved in a Wembley FA Cup Final. His tally of 330 league goals is one of the highest in the history of English football.
During his playing career, John played for Newport County, Oxford United, Liverpool, Real Sociedad (where he scored 40 goals in 75 appearances), and Tranmere Rovers. His astounding career stats are 476 goals in 889 matches.
John is now a very real voice within football and is a regular contributor to LFC TV as well as being a patron of AFC Liverpool, a non-league football club set up by Liverpool FC fans in 2008. He works as a pundit with various media organisations and runs his own bar in Liverpool. His autobiography ‘My Story’ was published in 1999 and he remains a firm crowd favourite.
John works with Sport Endorse in conjunction with Simon Dent Mgt.