Season 68 | 1956-57

The Story of 1956-57

Season Summary

Division
Final League Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
10th
Winners
5-0 vs. Sheffield Wednesday (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
Ongoing
Ongoing
Eric Houghton
51
18
20
13
38
39%
25%
75%
29%
1.53
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
51
20
18
13
82
64
18
1.29
1.61
1.25
15
29%
39%
25%
38
75%
1.53

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
PPG
10th
42
14
15
13
65
55
43
10
1.55
1.31
1.18
11
26%
33%
31%
69%
1.36

Sequences

Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
2
2
14
4
2

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Manchester United
42
28
8
6
103
54
49
64
2
Tottenham Hotspur
42
22
12
8
104
56
48
56
3
Preston North End
42
23
10
9
84
56
28
56
4
Blackpool
42
22
9
11
93
65
28
53
5
Arsenal
42
21
8
13
85
69
16
50
6
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
20
8
14
94
70
24
48
7
Burnley
42
18
10
14
56
50
6
46
8
Leeds United
42
15
14
13
72
63
9
44
9
Bolton Wanderers
42
16
12
14
65
65
0
44
10
Aston Villa
42
14
15
13
65
55
10
43
11
West Bromwich Albion
42
14
14
14
59
61
-2
42
12
Birmingham City
42
15
9
18
69
69
0
39
13
Chelsea
42
13
13
16
73
73
0
39
14
Sheffield Wednesday
42
16
6
20
82
88
-6
38
15
Everton
42
14
10
18
61
79
-18
38
16
Luton Town
42
14
9
19
58
76
-18
37
17
Newcastle United
42
14
8
20
67
87
-20
36
18
Manchester City
42
13
9
20
78
88
-10
35
19
Portsmouth
42
10
13
19
62
92
-30
33
20
Sunderland
42
12
8
22
67
88
-21
32
21
Cardiff City
42
10
9
23
53
88
-35
29
22
Charlton Athletic
42
9
4
29
62
120
-58
22

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Game
Division One
18 Aug 1956
Aston Villa
3-1
Charlton Athletic
W
2436
Division One
22 Aug 1956
West Brom
2-0
Aston Villa
L
2437
Division One
25 Aug 1956
Manchester City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
2438
Division One
27 Aug 1956
Aston Villa
0-0
West Brom
D
2439
Division One
1 Sep 1956
Aston Villa
3-2
Blackpool
W
2440
Division One
5 Sep 1956
Luton Town
0-0
Aston Villa
D
2441
Division One
8 Sep 1956
Everton
0-4
Aston Villa
W
2442
Division One
15 Sep 1956
Aston Villa
2-4
Tottenham Hotspur
L
2443
Division One
22 Sep 1956
Leeds United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2444
Division One
29 Sep 1956
Aston Villa
0-0
Bolton Wanderers
D
2445
Division One
6 Oct 1956
Portsmouth
5-1
Aston Villa
L
2446
Division One
13 Oct 1956
Aston Villa
3-1
Newcastle United
W
2447
Division One
27 Oct 1956
Aston Villa
3-1
Birmingham City
W
2448
Division One
3 Nov 1956
Arsenal
2-1
Aston Villa
L
2449
Division One
10 Nov 1956
Aston Villa
1-0
Burnley
W
2450
Division One
17 Nov 1956
Preston North End
3-3
Aston Villa
D
2451
Division One
24 Nov 1956
Aston Villa
1-1
Chelsea
D
2452
Division One
1 Dec 1956
Sheffield Wednesday
2-1
Aston Villa
L
2453
Division One
8 Dec 1956
Aston Villa
1-3
Manchester United
L
2454
Division One
15 Dec 1956
Charlton Athletic
0-2
Aston Villa
W
2455
Division One
25 Dec 1956
Sunderland
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2456
Division One
29 Dec 1956
Blackpool
0-0
Aston Villa
D
2457
FA Cup 3rd Round
5 Jan 1957
Luton Town
2-2
Aston Villa
D
2458
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
7 Jan 1957
Aston Villa
2-0
Luton Town
W
2459
Division One
12 Jan 1957
Aston Villa
5-1
Everton
W
2460
Division One
19 Jan 1957
Tottenham Hotspur
3-0
Aston Villa
L
2461
FA Cup 4th Round
26 Jan 1957
Middlesbrough
2-3
Aston Villa
W
2462
Division One
2 Feb 1957
Aston Villa
1-1
Leeds United
D
2463
Division One
4 Feb 1957
Aston Villa
2-2
Manchester City
D
2464
Division One
9 Feb 1957
Bolton Wanderers
0-0
Aston Villa
D
2465
FA Cup 5th Round
16 Feb 1957
Aston Villa
2-1
Bristol City
W
2466
Division One
18 Feb 1957
Aston Villa
2-2
Portsmouth
D
2467
FA Cup Quarter Final
2 Mar 1957
Burnley
1-1
Aston Villa
D
2468
FA Cup Quarter Final Replay
6 Mar 1957
Aston Villa
2-0
Burnley
W
2469
Division One
9 Mar 1957
Manchester United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
2470
Division One
13 Mar 1957
Aston Villa
4-1
Cardiff City
W
2471
Division One
16 Mar 1957
Aston Villa
0-0
Arsenal
D
2472
FA Cup Semi Final
23 Mar 1957
Aston Villa
2-2
West Brom
D
2473
FA Cup Semi Final Replay
28 Mar 1957
Aston Villa
1-0
West Brom
W
2474
Division One
30 Mar 1957
Aston Villa
2-0
Preston North End
W
2475
Division One
3 Apr 1957
Cardiff City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2476
Division One
6 Apr 1957
Chelsea
1-1
Aston Villa
D
2477
Division One
8 Apr 1957
Aston Villa
2-2
Sunderland
D
2478
Division One
10 Apr 1957
Birmingham City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
2479
Division One
13 Apr 1957
Aston Villa
5-0
Sheffield Wednesday
W
2480
Division One
15 Apr 1957
Burnley
2-1
Aston Villa
L
2481
Division One
20 Apr 1957
Newcastle United
1-2
Aston Villa
W
2482
Division One
22 Apr 1957
Aston Villa
4-0
Wolves
W
2483
Division One
23 Apr 1957
Wolves
3-0
Aston Villa
L
2484
Division One
27 Apr 1957
Aston Villa
1-3
Luton Town
L
2485
FA Cup Final
4 May 1957
Aston Villa
2-1
Manchester United
W
2486

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
24
27.26
26.11 | Wolves (a), 23 April 1957
28.11 | Preston (h), 30 March 1957

First Team Squad

Appearances