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Villa Cup winner Aldis dies at 81

Peter Aldis
Aldis was part of Villa's last FA Cup winning side

Aston Villa's 1957 FA Cup-winning left-back Peter Aldis has died, aged 81.

Aldis, who joined the club from Hay Green in November 1948, turned professional the following January.

Aldis, who was described as a player with a "sunshine smile", appeared in 294 league and cup games before moving to Hinckley Athletic in July 1960.

The Birmingham-born defender scored his only goal for Villa against Sunderland in September 1952 - a header which was reportedly from 35 yards.