Season 67 | 1955-56

The Story of 1955-56

Season Summary

Division
Final League Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
20th
4th Round
3-0 vs. Newcastle (h), Huddersfield (h), Albion (h), Division One
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
18 | Johnny Dixon
44 | Peter Aldis

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
Ongoing
Ongoing
Eric Houghton
45
12
14
19
26
27%
42%
58%
27%
1.11
Manager
Chairman
Chief Executive
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
GR
GPG
CPG
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U
U%
PPG
45
12
14
19
56
75
-19
0.74
1.24
1.67
12
27%
27%
42%
36
58%
1.11

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
PPG
20th
42
11
13
18
52
69
35
-17
1.24
1.64
0.75
12
29%
26%
43%
57%
1.10

Sequences

Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
3
3
5
11
3

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Manchester United
42
25
10
7
83
51
32
60
2
Blackpool
42
20
9
13
86
62
24
49
3
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
20
9
13
89
65
24
49
4
Manchester City
42
18
10
14
82
69
13
46
5
Arsenal
42
18
10
14
60
61
-1
46
6
Birmingham City
42
18
9
15
75
57
18
45
7
Burnley
42
18
8
16
64
54
10
44
8
Bolton Wanderers
42
18
7
17
71
58
13
43
9
Sunderland
42
17
9
16
80
95
-15
43
10
Luton Town
42
17
8
17
66
64
2
42
11
Newcastle United
42
17
7
18
85
70
15
41
12
Portsmouth
42
16
9
17
78
85
-7
41
13
West Bromwich Albion
42
18
5
19
58
70
-12
41
14
Charlton Athletic
42
17
6
19
75
81
-6
40
15
Everton
42
15
10
17
55
69
-14
40
16
Chelsea
42
14
11
17
64
77
-13
39
17
Cardiff City
42
15
9
18
55
69
-14
39
18
Tottenham Hotspur
42
15
7
20
61
71
-10
37
19
Preston North End
42
14
8
20
73
72
1
36
20
Aston Villa
42
11
13
18
52
69
-17
35
21
Huddersfield Town
42
14
7
21
54
83
-29
35
22
Sheffield United
42
12
9
21
63
77
-14
33

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Game
Division One
20 Aug 1955
Manchester City
2-2
Aston Villa
D
2391
Division One
24 Aug 1955
Sunderland
5-1
Aston Villa
L
2392
Division One
27 Aug 1955
Aston Villa
2-0
Cardiff City
W
2393
Division One
29 Aug 1955
Aston Villa
1-4
Sunderland
L
2394
Division One
3 Sep 1955
Huddersfield Town
1-1
Aston Villa
D
2395
Division One
5 Sep 1955
Aston Villa
0-0
Birmingham City
D
2396
Division One
10 Sep 1955
Aston Villa
1-1
Blackpool
D
2397
Division One
17 Sep 1955
Chelsea
0-0
Aston Villa
D
2398
Division One
21 Sep 1955
Birmingham City
2-2
Aston Villa
D
2399
Division One
24 Sep 1955
Aston Villa
0-2
Bolton Wanderers
L
2400
Division One
1 Oct 1955
Arsenal
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2401
Division One
8 Oct 1955
West Brom
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2402
Division One
15 Oct 1955
Aston Villa
4-4
Manchester United
D
2403
Division One
22 Oct 1955
Everton
2-1
Aston Villa
L
2404
Division One
29 Oct 1955
Aston Villa
3-0
Newcastle United
W
2405
Division One
5 Nov 1955
Burnley
2-0
Aston Villa
L
2406
Division One
12 Nov 1955
Aston Villa
1-0
Luton Town
W
2407
Division One
19 Nov 1955
Charlton Athletic
3-1
Aston Villa
L
2408
Division One
26 Nov 1955
Aston Villa
0-2
Tottenham Hotspur
L
2409
Division One
3 Dec 1955
Sheffield United
2-2
Aston Villa
D
2410
Division One
10 Dec 1955
Aston Villa
3-2
Preston North End
W
2411
Division One
17 Dec 1955
Aston Villa
0-3
Manchester City
L
2412
Division One
24 Dec 1955
Cardiff City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2413
Division One
26 Dec 1955
Aston Villa
1-3
Portsmouth
L
2414
Division One
27 Dec 1955
Portsmouth
2-2
Aston Villa
D
2415
Division One
31 Dec 1955
Aston Villa
3-0
Huddersfield Town
W
2416
FA Cup 3rd Round
7 Jan 1956
Aston Villa
1-1
Hull City
D
2417
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
12 Jan 1956
Hull City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
2418
Division One
14 Jan 1956
Blackpool
6-0
Aston Villa
L
2419
Division One
21 Jan 1956
Aston Villa
1-4
Chelsea
L
2420
FA Cup 4th Round
28 Jan 1956
Arsenal
4-1
Aston Villa
L
2421
Division One
11 Feb 1956
Aston Villa
1-1
Arsenal
D
2422
Division One
18 Feb 1956
Bolton Wanderers
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2423
Division One
25 Feb 1956
Manchester United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2424
Division One
3 Mar 1956
Aston Villa
1-1
Charlton Athletic
D
2425
Division One
10 Mar 1956
Newcastle United
2-3
Aston Villa
W
2426
Division One
19 Mar 1956
Aston Villa
2-0
Burnley
W
2427
Division One
24 Mar 1956
Luton Town
2-1
Aston Villa
L
2428
Division One
31 Mar 1956
Aston Villa
2-0
Everton
W
2429
Division One
2 Apr 1956
Wolves
0-0
Aston Villa
D
2430
Division One
3 Apr 1956
Aston Villa
0-0
Wolves
D
2431
Division One
7 Apr 1956
Tottenham Hotspur
4-3
Aston Villa
L
2432
Division One
14 Apr 1956
Aston Villa
3-2
Sheffield United
W
2433
Division One
21 Apr 1956
Preston North End
0-1
Aston Villa
W
2434
Division One
28 Apr 1956
Aston Villa
3-0
West Brom
W
2435

Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Debut Appearances

Final Appearances

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
27
27.91
26.68 | Bolton (a), 18 February 1956
29.73 | Portsmouth (h), 26 December 1955

First Team Squad

Appearances