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Welcome to the free-kick specialist

Welcome to the free-kick specialist

On this day in 2004, Nolberto Solano joined Villa from Newcastle United.

The Peru international, more commonly known as Nobby, scored nine goals in 52 league and cup games for the club, including some spectacular long-range free-kicks. All of his goals were scored in the 2004-05 campaign when he was Villa’s leading scorer and was also voted player of the year. He returned to St James’ Park on transfer deadline day in 2005.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 29th January 2004