Player #430

Appearances:

296

Starts:

296

Goals:

1

Seasons:

10

Peter Aldis
Peter Aldis

Source: Football card #5 Peter Aldis issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, ninth series.

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Peter Aldis
Peter Aldis

Source: Football card #5 Peter Aldis issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, ninth series.

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Peter Aldis

Position

Left Back

From

1950-51

To

1959-60

IMAGE CREDIT

Peter Aldis

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D2

Appearances

296
12
17
27
39
41
44
50
33
33
0

Starts

296
12
17
27
39
41
44
50
33
33
0

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
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

Peter Basil Aldis

Birth Date

Monday, 11 April 1927

Birth Place

Kings Heath, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Hay Green FC

From

For

Free

On

January 1949

Previous Clubs

Pineapple School |
Cadbury Works FC |
Hay Green FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Hinckley Athletic

For

Free

On

July 1960

Subsequent Clubs

Hinckley Athletic |
Port Melbourne Slavia, Australia |
Wilhelmina, Australia |
USK, Australia |

Peter Aldis
Peter Aldis

Source: Football card #5 Peter Aldis issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, ninth series.

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Peter Aldis
Peter Aldis

Source: Football card #5 Peter Aldis issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, ninth series.

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Villa Career

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

1951-59 Aston Villa, Free, 296 | 1 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Martin |
Eric Houghton |
Joe Mercer |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 10 March 1951

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 10 March 1951

Arsenal (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Monday, 1 September 1952

Final Appearance

Monday, 20 April 1959

Nottingham Forest (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Monday, 20 April 1959

Honours

1956-57 FA Cup Winners |

Height

(5ft 11in) 1.8m

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

17 November 2008, Aged 81

Peter Aldis

Player #430 for Aston Villa, Peter Basil Aldis, known as Peter Aldis, played as a left back for the club.

Peter played for Villa between 1950-51 and 1958-59 making 296 appearances and scoring once.

Peter was born in Kings Heath, just 6 miles from Villa Park, on 24 March 1930 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 10 March 1951 at the age of 23.

Villa had signed Peter from Hay Green FC.

Peter had started his Villa career as an amateur, appearing in the club’s A side before signing professional forms with the club in January 1949.

Initially Peter played in the centre half berth before developing into a sound full back from where he would serve Villa with distinction over 8 seasons.

A tall, upstanding defender Peter rapidly advanced in the left back position making the berth his own.

From debut Peter was a regular first team squad player - even accounting for what was then an often career ending cartilage operation in 1951 - and from 1953-54 he became practically a permanent fixture in the first team, a position he held through to his final season for the club in 1958-59.

During his time with Villa Peter helped the club secure a record seventh FA Cup win as an ever-present in the campaign including the Final held at Wembley Stadium in front of a crowd of 99,225 who saw Villa vanquish Manchester United 2-1 - with a brace from fellow Villa great Peter McParland.

Peter held the honour of being the only Birmingham born boy in the victorious team that day and would further be granted the honour of being selected as Villa captain in his final season with the club.

Whilst not a goalscoring behemoth like his partner on the opposite flank Stan Lynn, Peter did score once for Villa and it was a strike of which Lynn himself would have been proud - a header from fully 35 yards out in the 3-0 defeat of Sunderland on Monday, 1 September 1952.

Peter played his final game for Villa on Monday, 20 April 1959 aged 32, after 9 seasons with the club and moved on to Hinckley Athletic before embarking on a nomadic career in the nascent Australian football scene.

Peter had played under Villa managers George Martin, Eric Houghton and Joe Mercer.

Peter passed away in Chichester, West Sussex on 17 November 2008 aged 81.