Player #56

Appearances:

17

Starts:

17

Goals:

0

Seasons:

1

Albert Aldridge
Albert Aldridge

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Albert Aldridge
Albert Aldridge

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Albert Aldridge

Position

Full Back

From

1889-90

To

1889-90

IMAGE CREDIT

Albert Aldridge

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

25

Division

FL

Appearances

17
17

Starts

17
17

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Albert Arthur James Aldridge

Birth Date

April 1864

Birth Place

Walsall, West Midlands

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Walsall Town Swifts

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Walsall Council and Pleck Schools |
1882-86 Walsall Swifts |
1886-88 West Bromwich Albion |
1888-89 Walsall Town Swifts |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1889

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Albert Aldridge
Albert Aldridge

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Albert Aldridge
Albert Aldridge

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1889 Aston Villa, Free, 17 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 7 September 1889

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 7 September 1889

Burnley (h), Football League

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 28 December 1889

Derby County (a), Football League

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 28 December 1889

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

1 May 1891, Aged 27

Albert Aldridge

Player #56 for Aston Villa, Albert Arthur James Aldridge, played as a full back for the club.

Albert represented Villa 17 times during the 1889-90 season.

Albert was born in Walsall, less 10 miles from the current Villa ground on 13th April 1864 and made his debut for the club as a 25 year old on 7th September 1889.

Villa had signed Albert from Walsall Town Swifts.

The Villa News and Record of 1st September 1906 paid tribute to Albert:

“Won his spurs with WBA for which club he showed consistent form for several seasons. A dogged, fearless back; reliable at close quarters, with flashes of real brilliance in the open. The harder the tussle, the better he played.”

Ill health forced Albert to retire from football and his final game came on 28th December 1889 aged 25.

Albert had played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Albert passed away in Birmingham in May 1891 aged just 27.