Sam Aiston

Infobox Football biography
playername = Sam Aiston

fullname = Samuel James Aiston
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1976|11|21
cityofbirth = Newcastle upon Tyne
countryofbirth = England
height = height|ft=6|in=2
currentclub = Wrexham
clubnumber = 23
position = Midfielder
youthyears = 1994–1995
youthclubs = Newcastle United
years = 1995–2000
clubs = Sunderland
Chester City (loan)
Stoke City (loan)
Shrewsbury Town (loan)
Shrewsbury Town
Tranmere Rovers
Northampton Town
Burton Albion (loan)
→ Wrexham (loan)
caps(goals) = 020 (0)
023 (0)
006 (0)
010 (0)
165 (7)
036 (3)
022 (0)
005 (0)
008 (0)
011 (0)
nationalyears =
nationalteam =
nationalcaps(goals) =
pcupdate = 18:59, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
ntupdate =

Samuel James Aiston (born November 21, 1976 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is an English professional footballer who plays for Wrexham as a midfielder. He has made over 200 appearances in the Premier League and the Football League, particularly for Sunderland, Chester City, Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers, Northampton Town and Wrexham.


Aiston began his career at Newcastle United in 1994 but made no appearances for the club before joining Sunderland in 1995, where he made over 20 first-team appearances, most as substitute. He was loaned to Chester City, Stoke City and Shrewsbury Town, before joining Shrewsbury for a £50,000 transfer fee in the summer of 2000.cite web|url=|title=Sam Aiston |work=Soccerbase|publisher=Racing Post|accessdate=2008-06-06] Aiston made 165 league appearances for Shrewsbury, scoring seven goals, helping the club to promotion from the Nationwide Conference at the end of the 2003-04 season. [cite news|url=|title=Shrews secure promotion|date=2004-05-16|publisher=BBC Sport|accessdate=2008-06-06] He was released by Shrewsbury at the end of the 2004–05 season and joined Tranmere Rovers in July 2005, [cite news|url=|title=Tranmere complete double signing|date=2005-07-01|publisher=BBC Sport|accessdate=2008-06-06] where he made over 40 league and cup appearances in the 2005–06 season. He was released by Tranmere at the end of the season, and joined Northampton Town. [cite news|url=|title=Aiston and Holt join Northampton|date=2006-06-27|publisher=BBC Sport|accessdate=2008-06-06] Injuries meant he struggled to command a regular first team place and he dropped into the Conference National for a loan spell with Burton Albion. [cite news|url=|title=Burton pair's loan deals extended |date=2007-09-28|publisher=BBC Sport|accessdate=2008-06-06]

In November 2007, Aiston joined Wrexham on loan, having previously played for Wrexham manager Brian Little at Tranmere Rovers. [cite news|url=|title=Wrexham get winger Aiston on loan |date=2007-11-22|publisher=BBC Sport|accessdate=2008-06-06] Aiston made his debut in a 2-2 draw with Chester City three days later. In January 2008, Aiston's move to Wrexham was made into a permanent signing. [cite news|url=|title=Aiston completes permanent switch |date=2008-01-28|publisher=BBC Sport|accessdate=2008-06-06] He was transfer listed by Wrexham in May 2008 following the club's relegation to the Football Conference.


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NAME= Aiston, Samuel
DATE OF BIRTH= 1976-11-21
PLACE OF BIRTH= Newcastle, England

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