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Mark Aizlewood

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Position Midfielder
Born 01 Oct 1959, Newport (Wales)
Height 182 cm
Weight 80 kg
International Caps Wales: 39 full, 2 U21

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Newport County 01 Aug 1975 01 Apr 1978 38 2 £50000
Luton Town 01 Apr 1978 01 Nov 1982 98 3 £50000
Charlton Athletic 01 Nov 1982 01 Feb 1987 152 9 £200000
Leeds United 01 Feb 1987 01 Aug 1989 81 4 £200000
Bradford City 01 Aug 1989 01 Aug 1990 39 1 £125000
Bristol City 01 Aug 1990 01 Oct 1993 101 3 £0
Cardiff City 01 Oct 1993   39 3  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1986 - 1987 15   0   0   0   5  
1987 - 1988 16(1)   0   0   0   0  
1988 - 1989 34(4) 3 1   3   0   2 1
Total 65(5) 3 1   3   0   7 1

Jabba's Comments

Signed from Charlton in Billy Bremner's chase for promotion in 1987, Mark Aizlewood brought some solidity to the midfield and found himself facing his old team-mates in the play-off final at the end of the year. Unfortunately, he found himself on the losing side but he became a regular for Leeds and also kept his place in Wales' national side, picking up 9 full caps while at Leeds to add to the 3 he picked up while at Charlton.

He was made club captain by Bremner, and continued in that role under Wilko, despite some disciplinary problems on and off the field. However a "gesture" that he made in frustration to the Kop during a run of poor form was the end of his Leeds career: subbed, stripped of the captaincy and playing for Bradford by the end of the summer.

Aizlewood went on to win more caps for his country while still playing for lower division teams in England: always a battler but without that final couple of percent of discipline, athleticism and talent that might have propelled him to the very top level.

Christine Bull says: Enquiry: Does Mark Aizlewood now run a football development school? If so, where is it located? I live in Cwmbran, South Wales and saw his name on the side of a van.

Geoffrey R. Curtis says: He drink down the cross hands pub, Newport, with his brother Steve. I know his cousin

Mike F says: All I know about Mark Azlewood is he was big, stood around on the pitch not seeming to do very much, and flicked the V's at the kop in his final game for us. Can't say I miss him.

Neale Bray says: Mark had a tremendous shot when he connected properly - I remember at him Kenilworth Road accidentally driving one into the referee who was at least twenty yards away from him but required extensive treatment and couldn't continue. I also recollect that he played in the first league game on a plastic pitch at Loftus Road when Luton won 2-1, he scored one with a terrific shot and rattled the woodwork with a piledriver which caused the entire frame to wobble!

Jamie Crocker says: hi, Mark's my uncle, and im proud to say it. In my view his football career was quite successful.

Danielle Davies says: Hi Mark is my uncle too. I have travelled all over the country watching him play and I know that the highlight of is carrer apart from playing for Wales was playing for Leeds

Ed says: Mark was a solid player for Bristol City in the early 90's. Would not say anything bad about him as he was always committed, and not afraid to have a pop at team-mates if they made cock-ups!

Rav says: Reasonably solid player at County but for me never a patch on his brother Steve. Bit of a county turncoat in his new guise as apologist for the old men of the welsh fa.

Ricky & Sion say: I work with Mark Aizlewood and i think he was a great player and i'm proud to have met him!!

Daniel Burgess says: i work with mark aswell and i think that he's a bit big headed about his playing ability when really he wasn't even that good!!

Anon says: I'm a Bradford City fan. Aizlewood played for us and went from hero to zero after saying he wanted Germany to beat england in the 1990 world cup. He was then sold to Bristol City. Before that he had total respect whilst the other players were walking off the pitch. Mark used to come over to the travelling army of city fans and show his appreciation. He was solid in the midfield a good passer and good in the air. Only thing he lacked was pace.

Mark Thomas says: Aizlewood played for my local side Aberystwyth Town in the League of Wales for the 1996/97 season and was excellant in the heart of defence. I was 11 when we were in the Welsh Cup semi final and I was selected to be mascot - he went out his way to make me feel welcome and seemed to inspire the players quite abit in the changing room. Nice guy, although abit of a potty mouth!

Paul Howells says: Mark is also my uncle. I think he is the best player that Wales has ever produced. (Ha Ha - I'll have that tenner later!)

Scott Carrick says: I remember Mark Aizlewood playing for Bristol City, he was a man mountain and could out wit and out muscle any opponent on his day.

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