Villa's Fab 50 top player countdown: 21 Tony Morley
Villa's triumphs of the early 1980s were built essentially on team work, but Tony Morley was always guaranteed to throw in a touch of flamboyance.
Supporters rose to their feet in anticipation whenever the flying winger was in possession of the ball - and his pace and silky skills rarely disappointed them.
For sheer showmanship, Morley's twisting and turning before he crossed for Peter Withe to hit the European Cup winner is a moment which is still vivid for Villa supporters who either witnessed it at the time or have subsequently watched video footage of the memorable moment.
And apart from his ability to create openings for colleagues, Morley also contributed a fair number of goals.
He was on target 10 times during the title-winning campaign of 1980-81 - including a spectacular Goal of the Season against Everton at Goodison Park.
And although his six-goal league return the following season was relatively modest, four more came in European Cup ties, making him Villa's leading scorer in the competition.
His second goal against Dynamo in Berlin, when he raced the length of the pitch before slotting home a low shot, ranks among the club's all-time great goals, while his sublime left-foot shot against Anderlecht proved to be the goal which carried Villa to the final.
Signed from Burnley for £200,000 in the summer of 1979, Morley spent four successful years at Villa Park before being transferred to West Bromwich Albion in December 1983.
He served under manager Ron Saunders at three different clubs - Villa, Birmingham City and Albion during a second spell at The Hawthorns.
He was also a member of the Villa side who beat Barcelona in the European Super Cup, as well as winning six England caps.
All profiles courtesy of Rob Bishop and Frank Holt's comprehensive book: Aston Villa - The Complete Record.
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