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The 'other' Aldo began his career at Northampton, the town of his birth, where he'd made 50 league appearances before joining United on a free transfer in December 1995. Martin James Aldridge proved an immensely popular, if occasionally frustrating, striker, scoring many valuable goals in the 95/96 promotion season, specialising in spectacular last-minute efforts. Unfortunately, manager Denis Smith didn't rate Aldo too highly, and he spent far too much time on the bench. Once he was famously dropped after scoring a hat-trick against Sheffield United, each goal followed by his trademark somersault.

After a three-month loan spell at Southend, Blackpool signed Martin on a free transfer in August 1998. He had a brief loan spell at Port Vale in October 1999, where he made just three substitute appearances, before his fateful loan to Rushden & Diamonds. He had played just one game for the Northamptonshire outfit when he was killed in a car crash driving away from a training session. His untimely death shocked United supporters, who were united in their grief with Northampton and Blackpool fans.

Goals in all competitions (incl. subs)

Scored 22 in total (17 for full appearances and 5 as a sub.)

2 brace(s)

1 hat-trick(s)

Highest number scored in one game is 3 .

25.00% Average goals per game (incl as a sub)
15.63% Average goals as a sub only
50.00% Average goals per game started

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Competition data

Competition First Final Apps
FA Cup 1996-01-16 1997-01-21 2
League 1996-01-13 1997-12-28 46
League Cup 1996-08-20 1997-10-14 8
Overall 1996-01-13 1997-12-28 56

Substitute competition data

Competition First Final Apps
FA Cup 1996-01-06 1996-02-13 2
League 1995-12-26 1998-02-07 26
League Cup 1996-09-03 1997-09-23 4
Overall 1995-12-26 1998-02-07 32