|Full name William Ashcroft|
Name Billy Ashcroft
|Role Football player|
|Date of birth (1952-10-01) 1 October 1952 (age 63)|
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Billy ashcroft playing for fc twente
Billy Ashcroft (born 1 October 1952 in Liverpool) is an English retired footballer, who could play as a central defender or as a forward. He made his League debut for Middlesbrough on 3 September 1977 in a 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion, after having previously served Wrexham for seven years, playing 219 matches and scoring 72 goals. Ashcroft was transferred to FC Twente in the Netherlands in 1982, where he stayed for three years, making 77 league appearances and scoring 29 goals. In 1985, he moved to Tranmere Rovers, where he scored twice in 23 league appearances.