Season 63 | 1951-52

1951-52 Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
6th
3rd Round
7-1 vs. Chelsea (h), Division One

Manager Summary

P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

From
To
Manager
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
George Martin
Manager
Chairman
Club Secretary
George Martin
Fred Normansell
Fred Archer

Season Statistics

Pos: Final League Position; P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; F: Goals Scored; A: Goals Conceded; Pts: Final League Points; GD: Goal Difference (A-F); PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); GR: Goal Ratio (F/A); GPG: Goals Scored per Game; CPG: Goals Conceded per Game; CS: Clean Sheets; CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

Results - All Competitions

P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PPG
GR
GPG
CPG
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U
U%
1951-52
43
19
9
15
81
74
7
1.12
1.09
1.88
1.72
9
21%
44%
35%
28
65%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1951-52
6th
42
19
9
14
79
70
47
9
1.88
1.67
1.13

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1951-52
4
4
8
4
4

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Manchester United
42
23
11
8
95
52
43
57
2
Tottenham Hotspur
42
22
9
11
76
51
25
53
3
Arsenal
42
21
11
10
80
61
19
53
4
Portsmouth
42
20
8
14
68
58
10
48
5
Bolton Wanderers
42
19
10
13
65
61
4
48
6
Aston Villa
42
19
9
14
79
70
9
47
7
Preston North End
42
17
12
13
74
54
20
46
8
Newcastle United
42
18
9
15
98
73
25
45
9
Blackpool
42
18
9
15
64
64
0
45
10
Charlton Athletic
42
17
10
15
68
63
5
44
11
Liverpool
42
12
19
11
57
61
-4
43
12
Sunderland
42
15
12
15
70
61
9
42
13
West Bromwich Albion
42
14
13
15
74
77
-3
41
14
Burnley
42
15
10
17
56
63
-7
40
15
Manchester City
42
13
13
16
58
61
-3
39
16
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
12
14
16
73
73
0
38
17
Derby County
42
15
7
20
63
80
-17
37
18
Middlesbrough
42
15
6
21
64
88
-24
36
19
Chelsea
42
14
8
20
52
72
-20
36
20
Stoke City
42
12
7
23
49
88
-39
31
21
Huddersfield Town
42
10
8
24
49
82
-33
28
22
Fulham
42
8
11
23
58
77
-19
27

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 18 August 1951
Bolton Wanderers
5-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 25 August 1951
Aston Villa
4-1
Derby County
W
Division One
Monday, 27 August 1951
Aston Villa
2-1
Sunderland
W
Division One
Saturday, 1 September 1951
Manchester City
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 5 September 1951
Sunderland
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 8 September 1951
Aston Villa
1-0
Arsenal
W
Division One
Monday, 10 September 1951
Aston Villa
1-0
Huddersfield Town
W
Division One
Saturday, 15 September 1951
Blackpool
0-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Wednesday, 19 September 1951
Huddersfield Town
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 22 September 1951
Aston Villa
2-0
Liverpool
W
Division One
Saturday, 29 September 1951
Portsmouth
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 6 October 1951
Stoke City
4-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 13 October 1951
Aston Villa
2-5
Manchester United
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 October 1951
Tottenham Hotspur
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 27 October 1951
Aston Villa
3-2
Preston North End
W
Division One
Saturday, 3 November 1951
Burnley
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 10 November 1951
Aston Villa
0-2
Charlton Athletic
L
Division One
Saturday, 17 November 1951
Fulham
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 24 November 1951
Aston Villa
2-0
Middlesbrough
W
Division One
Saturday, 1 December 1951
West Brom
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 8 December 1951
Aston Villa
2-2
Newcastle United
D
Division One
Saturday, 15 December 1951
Aston Villa
1-1
Bolton Wanderers
D
Division One
Saturday, 22 December 1951
Derby County
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Tuesday, 25 December 1951
Aston Villa
3-3
Wolves
D
Division One
Wednesday, 26 December 1951
Wolves
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 29 December 1951
Aston Villa
1-2
Manchester City
L
Division One
Saturday, 5 January 1952
Arsenal
2-1
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 12 January 1952
Newcastle United
4-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 19 January 1952
Aston Villa
4-0
Blackpool
W
Division One
Saturday, 26 January 1952
Liverpool
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 9 February 1952
Aston Villa
2-0
Portsmouth
W
Division One
Saturday, 16 February 1952
Aston Villa
2-3
Stoke City
L
Division One
Saturday, 1 March 1952
Manchester United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 8 March 1952
Aston Villa
0-3
Tottenham Hotspur
L
Division One
Saturday, 15 March 1952
Preston North End
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 22 March 1952
Aston Villa
4-1
Burnley
W
Division One
Saturday, 5 April 1952
Aston Villa
4-1
Fulham
W
Division One
Saturday, 12 April 1952
Middlesbrough
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Monday, 14 April 1952
Chelsea
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Tuesday, 15 April 1952
Aston Villa
7-1
Chelsea
W
Division One
Saturday, 19 April 1952
Aston Villa
2-0
West Brom
W
Division One
Thursday, 24 April 1952
Charlton Athletic
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 26 April 1952
Newcastle United
6-1
Aston Villa
L

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Ken Roberts
Forward
August 1951
Cardiff City
Free
Roy Chapman
Forward
February 1952
Kynoch Works FC
Free
Trevor Birch
Midfielder
February 1952
Accles & Pollock FC
Free
Eddie Follan
Forward
June 1952
Prescot Cables FC
Free
Vic Crowe
Midfielder
June 1952
West Bromwich Albion
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Joe Rutherford
Goalkeeper
1951
Retired
Released
Jimmy Harrison
Full Back
July 1951
Coventry City
Free
Ivor Powell
Midfielder
July 1951
Port Vale
Free
Geoff Sellars
Winger
August 1951
Stalybridge Celtic
£1,000
Jack Hindle
Goalkeeper
August 1951
Barrow FC
Free
Derek Ashton
Full Back
August 1951
Wellington Town
Free
Les Smith
Winger
June 1952
Brentford
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Graham Cordell
Player #433
Tottenham Hotspur (a), Division One
Saturday, 20 October 1951
Ken Roberts
Player #434
Burnley (h), Division One
Saturday, 22 March 1952

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Joe Rutherford
Player #390
Manchester United (h), Division One
Saturday, 13 October 1951
Les Smith
Player #397
Charlton Athletic (h), Division One
Saturday, 10 November 1951

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
Youngest Player
Oldest Player

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Frank Moss 1938-55
Player #386
1938-55 Aston Villa, £2k, 314 | 3 |
Joe Rutherford
Player #390
1939-51 Aston Villa, £2.5k, 156 | 0 |
Harry Parkes
Player #395
1945-55 Aston Villa, Free, 344 | 4 |
Billy Goffin
Player #396
1945-54 Aston Villa, Free, 173 | 42 |
Les Smith
Player #397
1945-51 Aston Villa, £7.5k, 197 | 37 |
Johnny Dixon
Player #401
1945-61 Aston Villa, Free, 437 | 144 |
Dicky Dorsett
Player #405
1946-53 Aston Villa, £3k, 270 | 27 |
Amos Moss
Player #406
1946-56 Aston Villa, Free, 108 | 5 |
Keith Jones
Player #411
1947-57 Aston Villa, Free, 199 | 0 |
Albert Vinall
Player #412
1947-54 Aston Villa, Free, 11 | 1 |
Larry Canning
Player #414
1948-54 Aston Villa, Free, 41 | 3 |
Con Martin
Player #416
1948-56 Aston Villa, £10k, 212 | 1 |
Herbert Smith
Player #420
1948-53 Aston Villa, Free, 54 | 9 |
Colin Gibson
Player #421
1949-55 Aston Villa, £17.5k, 167 | 25 |
Tommy Thompson
Player #425
1950-55 Aston Villa, £12.5k, 165 | 76 |
Stan Lynn
Player #426
1950-61 Aston Villa, £10k, 324 | 38 |
Davy Walsh
Player #428
1951-55 Aston Villa, £25k, 113 | 40 |
Ron Jeffries
Player #429
1951-53 Aston Villa, Free, 2 | 0 |
Peter Aldis
Player #430
1951-59 Aston Villa, Free, 296 | 1 |
Danny Blanchflower
Player #431
1951-55 Aston Villa, £15k, 155 | 10 |
Derek Pace
Player #432
1950-58 Aston Villa, Free, 107 | 42 |
Graham Cordell
Player #433
1951-52 Aston Villa, Free, 5 | 0 |
Ken Roberts
Player #434
1952-55 Aston Villa, Free, 46 | 7 |

Appearances

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Con Martin
27
39
1.44
7
26%
GK Keith Jones
11
19
1.73
2
18%
GK Graham Cordell
3
6
2.00
0
0%
GK Joe Rutherford
2
10
5.00
0
0%
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