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Paul Aimson

Paul Aimson

Clubs played for: Manchester City, York City, Bury, Bradford City, Huddersfield Town, York City, Bournemouth, Colchester United. 1961-1974

Born: 1943

Birthplace: Prestbury

Position: Forward

Biography: Born in Prestbury, Cheshire in 1943. He started his career with Manchester City, making his League debut against Blackburn Rovers as a Centre-half. Switched to striker, scoring 4 goals in sixteen league games. He then joined York City 1964 and had two stints at Bootham Crescent scoring 113 goals, including five hat-tricks. Famed for scoring a memorable hat-trick in 1965 which included one goal with his left foot, another with his right and a third with his head. Spells at Bournemouth and Colchester followed before his retirement in 1974. Aimson then became a physical recreation officer for Dorset Probation Service before suffering a fatal heart attack in Christchurch in 2008 following a short illness. A York City 'legend', he was described as “the perfect centre forward and a perfect gentleman”.

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Aimson, Paul In 2006/7 Paul could be seen on the touchline watching his grandson playing for Broadway FC in the southwest counties u18 league. Paul would sit quietly at all the home games encouraging Lewis Aimson. I remember him watching the match against Cardiff City U18s. He never bragged about his past, he respected the lads and was respected equally in return.

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