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Frank Carrodus

Frank Carrodus

On this day in 1949, Frank Carrodus was born in Altrincham, Cheshire.

The classy midfielder joined Villa from Manchester City in 1974, making his debut away to York City on 17th August, and went on to make 197 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals. During his time in claret-and-blue, Villa won promotion back to the top flight and also lifted the League Cup twice, although he was unfortunate to miss the dramatic 3-2 second replay victory over Everton in 1977 because of injury.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 31st May 1949