Charlie Aitken (footballer, born 1942)
|Full name||Charles Alexander Aitken|
|Date of birth||1 May 1942|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|1976–1977||New York Cosmos||24||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Charles "Charlie" Alexander Aitken (born 5 January 1942 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a former Scottish footballer.
Aitken is the all-time record appearance holder at English club Aston Villa. He played for Villa from August 1959 until May 1976, a period of 17 seasons. He came to Villa to accompany his friend Wilson Briggs, also a left back, to a trial. They were both taken on, but Briggs ended up playing just two games in his career. Aitken was a member of the 1975 League Cup winning team, having been a runner-up in 1971. He spent the last two seasons of his professional career in the NASL with the New York Cosmos.
Aston Villa Honours
Football League Second Division
- Runners-up: 1974–75
Football League Third Division
- Champions: 1971–72
- Runners-up: 1972
Aston Villa Career Statistics
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1960–61||Aston Villa||First Division||1||0||–||–||–||–||–||–||1||0|