Season 67 | 1955-56

1955 Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
20th
4th Round
3-0 vs. Newcastle United (h), Huddersfield Town (h), West Bromwich 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
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%
1955-56
45
12
14
19
56
75
-19
0.83
0.74
1.24
1.67
12
27%
27%
42%
36
58%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1955-56
20th
42
11
13
18
52
69
35
-17
1.24
1.64
0.75

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1955-56
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
Division One
Saturday, 20 August 1955
Manchester City
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 24 August 1955
Sunderland
5-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 27 August 1955
Aston Villa
2-0
Cardiff City
W
Division One
Monday, 29 August 1955
Aston Villa
1-4
Sunderland
L
Division One
Saturday, 3 September 1955
Huddersfield Town
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Monday, 5 September 1955
Aston Villa
0-0
Birmingham City
D
Division One
Saturday, 10 September 1955
Aston Villa
1-1
Blackpool
D
Division One
Saturday, 17 September 1955
Chelsea
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 21 September 1955
Birmingham City
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 24 September 1955
Aston Villa
0-2
Bolton Wanderers
L
Division One
Saturday, 1 October 1955
Arsenal
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 8 October 1955
West Brom
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 15 October 1955
Aston Villa
4-4
Manchester United
D
Division One
Saturday, 22 October 1955
Everton
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 29 October 1955
Aston Villa
3-0
Newcastle United
W
Division One
Saturday, 5 November 1955
Burnley
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 12 November 1955
Aston Villa
1-0
Luton Town
W
Division One
Saturday, 19 November 1955
Charlton Athletic
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 26 November 1955
Aston Villa
0-2
Tottenham Hotspur
L
Division One
Saturday, 3 December 1955
Sheffield United
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 10 December 1955
Aston Villa
3-2
Preston North End
W
Division One
Saturday, 17 December 1955
Aston Villa
0-3
Manchester City
L
Division One
Saturday, 24 December 1955
Cardiff City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Monday, 26 December 1955
Aston Villa
1-3
Portsmouth
L
Division One
Tuesday, 27 December 1955
Portsmouth
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 31 December 1955
Aston Villa
3-0
Huddersfield Town
W
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 7 January 1956
Aston Villa
1-1
Hull City
D
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Thursday, 12 January 1956
Hull City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 14 January 1956
Blackpool
6-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 21 January 1956
Aston Villa
1-4
Chelsea
L
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 28 January 1956
Arsenal
4-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 11 February 1956
Aston Villa
1-1
Arsenal
D
Division One
Saturday, 18 February 1956
Bolton Wanderers
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 25 February 1956
Manchester United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 3 March 1956
Aston Villa
1-1
Charlton Athletic
D
Division One
Saturday, 10 March 1956
Newcastle United
2-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Monday, 19 March 1956
Aston Villa
2-0
Burnley
W
Division One
Saturday, 24 March 1956
Luton Town
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 31 March 1956
Aston Villa
2-0
Everton
W
Division One
Monday, 2 April 1956
Wolves
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Tuesday, 3 April 1956
Aston Villa
0-0
Wolves
D
Division One
Saturday, 7 April 1956
Tottenham Hotspur
4-3
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 14 April 1956
Aston Villa
3-2
Sheffield United
W
Division One
Saturday, 21 April 1956
Preston North End
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 28 April 1956
Aston Villa
3-0
West Brom
W

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Billy Myerscough
Forward
July 1955
Walsall
Exchange
Pat Saward
Midfielder
August 1955
Millwall
£7,000
Stan Crowther
Midfielder
August 1955
Bilston Town
£750
Dave Hickson
Centre Forward
September 1955
Everton
£17,500
Gordon Lee
Full Back
October 1955
Hednesford Town
Free
John Sharples
Full Back
October 1955
Heath Town FC
Free
Jackie Sewell
Forward
December 1955
Sheffield Wednesday
£20,000
Jimmy Dugdale
Centre Back
February 1956
West Bromwich Albion
£25,000
Les J Smith
Winger
February 1956
Wolverhampton Wanderers
£25,000
Nigel Sims
Goalkeeper
March 1956
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Free
Terry Morrall
Centre Back
November 1955
Church Rovers
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Davy Walsh
Centre Forward
July 1955
Walsall
£2,500
Dave Hickson
Centre Forward
November 1955
Huddersfield Town
£16,000
Colin Gibson
Winger
January 1956
Lincoln City
£6,000
Joe Tyrell
Forward
March 1956
Millwall
Free
Eddie Follan
Forward
May 1956
Worcester City
Free
Arthur Proudler
Defender
June 1956
Crystal Palace
Free
Amos Moss
Midfielder
June 1956
Kettering Town
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Dave Hickson
Player #450
Birmingham City (h), Division One
Monday, 5 September 1955
Pat Saward
Player #451
Manchester United (h), Division One
Saturday, 15 October 1955
Jackie Sewell
Player #452
Sheffield United (a), Division One
Saturday, 3 December 1955
George Ashfield
Player #453
Chelsea (h), Division One
Saturday, 21 January 1956
Roy Pritchard
Player #454
Arsenal (h), Division One
Saturday, 11 February 1956
Les J Smith
Player #455
Arsenal (h), Division One
Saturday, 11 February 1956
Jimmy Dugdale
Player #456
Arsenal (h), Division One
Saturday, 11 February 1956
Nigel Sims
Player #457
Burnley (h), Division One
Monday, 19 March 1956

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Joe Tyrell
Player #441
Huddersfield Town (a), Division One
Saturday, 3 September 1955
Colin Gibson
Player #421
West Bromwich Albion (a), Division One
Saturday, 8 October 1955
Dave Hickson
Player #450
Luton Town (h), Division One
Saturday, 12 November 1955
Eddie Follan
Player #444
Manchester City (h), Division One
Saturday, 17 December 1955
Amos Moss
Player #406
Blackpool (a), Division One
Saturday, 14 January 1956
Con Martin
Player #416
Arsenal (a), FA Cup
Saturday, 28 January 1956
Norman Lockhart
Player #436
Sheffield United (h), Division One
Saturday, 14 April 1956

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
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 |
Stan Lynn
Player #426
1950-61 Aston Villa, £10k, 324 | 38 |
Peter Aldis
Player #430
1951-59 Aston Villa, Free, 296 | 1 |
Derek Pace
Player #432
1950-58 Aston Villa, Free, 107 | 42 |
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 |
Dave Hickson
Player #450
1955 Aston Villa, £17.5k, 12 | 1 |
Pat Saward
Player #451
1955-60 Aston Villa, £7k, 170 | 2 |
Jackie Sewell
Player #452
1955-59 Aston Villa, £20k, 146 | 40 |
George Ashfield
Player #453
1955-59 Aston Villa, Free, 10 | 0 |
Roy Pritchard
Player #454
1956-57 Aston Villa, Free, 3 | 0 |
Les J Smith
Player #455
1956-60 Aston Villa, £25k, 130 | 25 |
Jimmy Dugdale
Player #456
1956-62 Aston Villa, £25k, 255 | 3 |
Nigel Sims
Player #457
1956-64 Aston Villa, Free, 309 | 0 |

Appearances

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Keith Jones
35
66
1.89
6
17%
GK Nigel Sims
9
8
0.89
6
67%
GK Mike Pinner
1
1
1.00
0
0%
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