Aston Villa are saddened to hear of the death of Jimmy MacEwan.
The skilful winger, who was a regular supplier of goals from out wide, joined us in 1959 having previously enjoyed a successful career north of the border with Arbroath and Raith Rovers.
Taking over from FA Cup winner Les Smith, who had been forced to retire through injury, MacEwan marked his debut with a goal in a 2-1 win on the opening day of 1959/60 and by the end of that season he had helped us to the Second Division title.
In the club’s first season back in the top flight, he was on target 10 times in League and Cup matches and he was also a key figure in the side that became the first winners of the League Cup.
He remained at Villa Park until 1966 when he joined Walsall.