John Aldridge

John Aldridge

Former Professional Footballer, Football Manager, After Dinner Speaker, Guest Apperances

When you mention the name John Aldridge a lot of peoples thoughts automatically go to the 1994 World Cup in USA.

John was restrained by officials after he lost his temper in the match against Mexico when the referee would not allow him onto to field of play.

When you book John for your next event he will tell you all about it and the way "Big Jack Charlton" handled the situation.

John Aldridge took over the responsibility of leading the attack at Liverpool after Ian Rush left and headed off to Italy where he joined Juventus.John scored in each of the first NINE League matches in the 1987/88 season and totalling 26 in the League with the Championship had been safely secured. Rush was in no doubt after watching his successor in action in October 1987 that he was the right man for the job:

"I always felt that John was the main man to take over from me. He is scoring goals at a faster rate than I ever did, and Liverpool look a better side than they did last year. There are not many strikers around like John, and by playing with wingers they have so many more options this season. They've bought in two world-class players in John Barnes and Peter Beardsley, and opponents just don't know where to look."

He was a prolific record-breaking striker best known for his productive 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.

John Aldridge is now a pundit with various media organisations – most notably with Radio City 96.7 where he summarises on the station's Liverpool commentaries home and away.

John Aldridge also continues to play in the Liverpool veterans' team as well as performing as a Guest Speaker at various different Sportsman's Dinners up and down the country.

To hire John Aldrige ex professional footballer and Republic of Ireland International as the an after dinner speaker or top table guest for your next event please “enquire now” or call us on 01522 508355

Fees quoted are only an indication of what you might have to pay, and in no way constitute an offer of any kind. In some cases overnight accommodation, travel expenses and VAT may be charged in addition to the fee.

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