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Peter Aldis

Peter Aldis
Personal information
Full nameBasil Peter Aldis
Date of birth(1927-04-11)11 April 1927
Place of birthKings Heath, England
Date of death17 November 2008(2008-11-17) (aged 81)
Place of deathEngland
Playing positionDefender
Youth career
0000–1948Hay Green
1948–1949Aston Villa
Senior career*
1949–1960Aston Villa262(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter Aldis (11 April 1927 – 17 November 2008) was an English footballer who played at full-back and appeared in 294 games for Aston Villa in League and Cup.

He worked for local chocolate firm Cadbury's before joining Aston Villa from local side Hay Green in November 1948. He turned professional the following January.[1]

Football career

Aldis joined Villa from Hay Green in 1948 and left in 1960 to join Hinckley Athletic. He scored his only goal of his Aston Villa career against Sunderland, a header from 35 yards, with a world record until October 4, 2009. He was an integral member of Villa's 1957 FA Cup-winning team.


External links

  • Aston Villa Official Website
  • BBC website

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