Alex Cropley


Alex Cropley played for Hibernian, Arsenal and Aston Villa football clubs, among others. Born in Aldershot to a family of semi-professional football players, he also played for the Scottish national side in the 1970s. Two dreadful leg-breaks resulted in many English First Division games being missed before his move to Aston Villa. Affectionately known as ‘Studs’ at Villa because of his ferocious tackling, Cropley retired due to injuries during his tenure there.

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