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|Full name||David John Astley|
|Date of birth||11 October 1909|
|Place of birth||Dowlais, Wales|
|Date of death||7 November 1989 80)(aged|
|Place of death||Birchington-on-Sea, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Astley made his league debut on 19 November 1927 against Bournemouth. When Albert Lindon was appointed player-manager at Charlton Athletic in January 1928, he signed Astley for £100. Astley made his debut for Blackpool, then under the managership of Joe Smith, two-thirds of the way through the 1938–39 campaign, in a 1–1 draw with Sunderland at Bloomfield Road on 25 January 1939. He went on to make a further sixteen League appearances before the season's end, scoring six goals. In 1939–40, he appeared in the three League games that occurred prior to the competition being abandoned as a result of the outbreak of World War II.
After the war, he joined FC Metz, where he spent a year.
He was capped 13 times for the Wales national football team, scoring on 12 occasions. He scored two goals in Wales' final match of the 1933 British Home Championship, a 4–1 victory over Ireland which gave Wales the title.
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