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Tulip’s from Bilston...

Tulip’s from Bilston...

On this day in 1944, John Sleeuwenhoek, the Villa defender affectionately known as “Tulip”, was born in Bilston, near Wolverhampton.

Sleeuwenhoek, the son of a Dutch paratrooper, played 260 games for Villa during the 1960s and was twice capped by England under-23s. Sadly he died in 1989 at the age of 45.


Aston Villa Retro Range


Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 26th February 1944