Season 66 | 1954-55

1954-55 Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
6th
4th Round
4-2 vs. Manchester City (a), Wolverhampton Wanderers (h), Division One, Brighton & Hove Albion (h), FA Cup
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
20 | Tommy Thompson
43 | Johnny Dixon

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
Eric Houghton
Manager
Chairman
Club Secretary
Eric Houghton
Christopher Buckley
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%
1954-55
49
21
12
16
82
83
-1
1.12
0.99
1.67
1.69
14
29%
43%
33%
33
67%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1954-55
6th
42
20
7
15
72
73
47
-1
1.71
1.74
0.99

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1954-55
3
3
9
5
3

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Chelsea
42
20
12
10
81
57
24
52
2
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
19
10
13
89
70
19
48
3
Portsmouth
42
18
12
12
74
62
12
48
4
Sunderland
42
15
18
9
64
54
10
48
5
Manchester United
42
20
7
15
84
74
10
47
6
Aston Villa
42
20
7
15
72
73
-1
47
7
Manchester City
42
18
10
14
76
69
7
46
8
Newcastle United
42
17
9
16
89
77
12
43
9
Arsenal
42
17
9
16
69
63
6
43
10
Burnley
42
17
9
16
51
48
3
43
11
Everton
42
16
10
16
62
68
-6
42
12
Huddersfield Town
42
14
13
15
63
68
-5
41
13
Sheffield United
42
17
7
18
70
86
-16
41
14
Preston North End
42
16
8
18
83
64
19
40
15
Charlton Athletic
42
15
10
17
76
75
1
40
16
Tottenham Hotspur
42
16
8
18
72
73
-1
40
17
West Bromwich Albion
42
16
8
18
76
96
-20
40
18
Bolton Wanderers
42
13
13
16
62
69
-7
39
19
Blackpool
42
14
10
18
60
64
-4
38
20
Cardiff City
42
13
11
18
62
76
-14
37
21
Leicester City
42
12
11
19
74
86
-12
35
22
Sheffield Wednesday
42
8
10
24
63
100
-37
26

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 21 August 1954
Aston Villa
2-4
Tottenham Hotspur
L
Division One
Monday, 23 August 1954
Aston Villa
2-2
Sunderland
D
Division One
Saturday, 28 August 1954
Sheffield Wednesday
6-3
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 1 September 1954
Sunderland
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 4 September 1954
Aston Villa
1-0
Portsmouth
W
Division One
Wednesday, 8 September 1954
Newcastle United
5-3
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 11 September 1954
Blackpool
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Monday, 13 September 1954
Aston Villa
1-2
Newcastle United
L
Division One
Saturday, 18 September 1954
Aston Villa
1-2
Charlton Athletic
L
Division One
Saturday, 25 September 1954
Bolton Wanderers
3-3
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 2 October 1954
Aston Villa
0-0
Huddersfield Town
D
Division One
Saturday, 9 October 1954
Aston Villa
0-2
Everton
L
Division One
Saturday, 16 October 1954
Manchester City
2-4
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 23 October 1954
Aston Villa
2-1
Arsenal
W
Division One
Saturday, 30 October 1954
West Brom
2-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 6 November 1954
Aston Villa
2-5
Leicester City
L
Division One
Saturday, 13 November 1954
Burnley
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 November 1954
Aston Villa
1-3
Preston North End
L
Division One
Saturday, 27 November 1954
Sheffield United
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 4 December 1954
Aston Villa
0-2
Cardiff City
L
Division One
Saturday, 11 December 1954
Chelsea
4-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 18 December 1954
Tottenham Hotspur
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Monday, 27 December 1954
Manchester United
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Tuesday, 28 December 1954
Aston Villa
2-1
Manchester United
W
Division One
Saturday, 1 January 1955
Aston Villa
0-0
Sheffield Wednesday
D
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 8 January 1955
Brighton & Hove Albion
2-2
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Monday, 10 January 1955
Aston Villa
4-2
Brighton & Hove Albion
W
Division One
Saturday, 22 January 1955
Aston Villa
3-1
Blackpool
W
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 29 January 1955
Doncaster Rovers
0-0
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
Wednesday, 2 February 1955
Aston Villa
2-2
Doncaster Rovers
D
Division One
Saturday, 5 February 1955
Charlton Athletic
6-1
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
Monday, 7 February 1955
Aston Villa
1-1
Doncaster Rovers
D
Division One
Saturday, 12 February 1955
Aston Villa
3-0
Bolton Wanderers
W
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
Monday, 14 February 1955
Aston Villa
0-0
Doncaster Rovers
D
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
Tuesday, 15 February 1955
Aston Villa
1-3
Doncaster Rovers
L
Division One
Wednesday, 23 February 1955
Huddersfield Town
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 5 March 1955
Aston Villa
3-2
Chelsea
W
Division One
Saturday, 12 March 1955
Arsenal
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 19 March 1955
Aston Villa
3-0
West Brom
W
Division One
Saturday, 26 March 1955
Leicester City
4-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 2 April 1955
Aston Villa
3-1
Burnley
W
Division One
Saturday, 9 April 1955
Cardiff City
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Monday, 11 April 1955
Wolves
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Tuesday, 12 April 1955
Aston Villa
4-2
Wolves
W
Division One
Saturday, 16 April 1955
Aston Villa
3-1
Sheffield United
W
Division One
Saturday, 23 April 1955
Preston North End
0-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Wednesday, 27 April 1955
Portsmouth
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 30 April 1955
Aston Villa
2-0
Manchester City
W
Division One
Wednesday, 4 May 1955
Everton
0-1
Aston Villa
W

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Dennis Jackson
Full Back
October 1954
Hednesford Town
Free
Tommy Southren
Winger
December 1954
West Ham United
£12,000
Roy Pritchard
Full Back
February 1955
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Free
Ray Hogg
Right Back
March 1955
Berwick Rangers
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Billy Goffin
Winger
August 1954
Walsall
Free
Larry Canning
Midfielder
August 1954
Kettering Town
Free
Albert Vinall
Full Back
August 1954
Walsall
Free
Danny Blanchflower
Midfielder
December 1954
Tottenham Hotspur
£30,000
Frank Moss 1938-55
Centre Back
1955
Retired
Released
Ken Roberts
Forward
January 1955
Sutton Town
Free
Tommy Thompson
Forward
June 1955
Preston North End
£28,500
Harry Parkes
Full Back
June 1955
Retired
Released

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Mike Pinner
Player #442
Bolton Wanderers (a), Division One
Saturday, 25 September 1954
Vic Crowe
Player #443
Manchester City (a), Division One
Saturday, 16 October 1954
Eddie Follan
Player #444
Manchester City (a), Division One
Saturday, 16 October 1954
Arthur Proudler
Player #445
Leicester City (h), Division One
Saturday, 6 November 1954
Trevor Birch
Player #446
Chelsea (a), Division One
Saturday, 11 December 1954
Tommy Southren
Player #447
Manchester United (a), Division One
Monday, 27 December 1954
Nobby Clarke
Player #448
Charlton Athletic (a), Division One
Saturday, 5 February 1955
Ray Hogg
Player #449
Leicester City (a), Division One
Saturday, 26 March 1955

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Dennis Parsons
Player #437
Charlton Athletic (h), Division One
Saturday, 18 September 1954
Harry Parkes
Player #395
Everton (h), Division One
Saturday, 9 October 1954
Arthur Proudler
Player #445
Leicester City (h), Division One
Saturday, 6 November 1954
Danny Blanchflower
Player #431
Cardiff City (h), Division One
Saturday, 4 December 1954
Nobby Clarke
Player #448
Charlton Athletic (a), Division One
Saturday, 5 February 1955
Frank Moss 1938-55
Player #386
Charlton Athletic (a), Division One
Saturday, 5 February 1955
Davy Walsh
Player #428
Wolverhampton Wanderers (a), Division One
Monday, 11 April 1955
Tommy Thompson
Player #425
Everton (a), Division One
Wednesday, 4 May 1955

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 |
Harry Parkes
Player #395
1945-55 Aston Villa, Free, 344 | 4 |
Johnny Dixon
Player #401
1945-61 Aston Villa, Free, 437 | 144 |
Amos Moss
Player #406
1946-56 Aston Villa, Free, 108 | 5 |
Keith Jones
Player #411
1947-57 Aston Villa, Free, 199 | 0 |
Con Martin
Player #416
1948-56 Aston Villa, £10k, 212 | 1 |
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 |
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 |
Ken Roberts
Player #434
1952-55 Aston Villa, Free, 46 | 7 |
Peter McParland
Player #435
1952-62 Aston Villa, £3.8k, 342 | 120 |
Norman Lockhart
Player #436
1952-56 Aston Villa, £15.5k, 85 | 12 |
Dennis Parsons
Player #437
1952-56 Aston Villa, Free, 41 | 0 |
Roy Chapman
Player #438
1953-57 Aston Villa, Free, 19 | 8 |
Bill Baxter
Player #439
1953-56 Aston Villa, Free, 108 | 6 |
Ken O Roberts
Player #440
1954-55 Aston Villa, Free, 39 | 3 |
Joe Tyrell
Player #441
1954-56 Aston Villa, Free, 7 | 3 |
Mike Pinner
Player #442
1954-57 Aston Villa, Free, 4 | 0 |
Vic Crowe
Player #443
1954-64 Aston Villa, Free, 351 | 12 |
Eddie Follan
Player #444
1954-56 Aston Villa, Free, 36 | 7 |
Arthur Proudler
Player #445
1954-56 Aston Villa, Free, 1 | 0 |
Trevor Birch
Player #446
1954-60 Aston Villa, Free, 22 | 0 |
Tommy Southren
Player #447
1954-58 Aston Villa, £12k, 72 | 7 |
Nobby Clarke
Player #448
1955-56 Aston Villa, Free, 1 | 0 |
Ray Hogg
Player #449
1955-58 Aston Villa, Free, 21 | 0 |

Appearances

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Keith Jones
41
65
1.59
11
27%
GK Dennis Parsons
7
15
2.14
3
43%
GK Mike Pinner
1
3
3.00
0
0%
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