Peter Aldis

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Peter Aldis
Personal information
Full name Basil Peter Aldis
Date of birth (1927-04-11)11 April 1927
Place of birth Kings Heath, England
Date of death 17 November 2008(2008-11-17) (aged 81)
Place of death England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000–1948 Hay Green
1948–1949 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1960 Aston Villa 262 (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[edit]

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.

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