Charlie Aitken (footballer, born 1942)
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Charles Alexander Aitken (born 5 January 1942 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish former footballer.
|Full name||Charles Alexander Aitken|
|Date of birth||1 May 1942|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|1976–1977||New York Cosmos||24||(0)|
|1962||SFA trial v SFL||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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, playing alongside the greats of Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer.
Aston Villa HonoursEdit
- Runners-up: 1974–75
- Champions: 1971–72
- Runners-up: 1972
Aston Villa Career StatisticsEdit
|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|
- Scotland U23 player Aitken, Charlie, FitbaStats
- Ronnie McDevitt (2016). Scotland in the 60s: The Definitive Account of the Scottish National Football Side During the 1960s. Pitch Publishing. ISBN 9781785312458.