Season 70 | 1958-59

1958-59 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
21st
Semi Final
4-1 vs. Everton (a), FA Cup

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
Saturday, 23 August 1958
Saturday, 29 November 1958
Eric Houghton
20
5
3
12
8
25%
60%
40%
10%
0.90
Saturday, 6 December 1958
Wednesday, 29 April 1959
Joe Mercer
28
10
6
12
16
36%
43%
57%
18%
1.29
Manager
Chairman
Club Secretary
Eric Houghton
Christopher Buckley
Fred Archer
Joe Mercer
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%
1958-59
48
15
9
24
68
91
-23
0.71
0.75
1.42
1.9
7
15%
31%
50%
24
50%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1958-59
21st
42
11
8
23
58
87
30
-29
1.38
2.07
0.67
5
12%
26%
55%
45%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1958-59
3
2
3
9
6

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
28
5
9
110
49
61
61
2
Manchester United
42
24
7
11
103
66
37
55
3
Arsenal
42
21
8
13
88
68
20
50
4
Bolton Wanderers
42
20
10
12
79
66
13
50
5
West Bromwich Albion
42
18
13
11
88
68
20
49
6
West Ham United
42
21
6
15
85
70
15
48
7
Burnley
42
19
10
13
81
70
11
48
8
Blackpool
42
18
11
13
66
49
17
47
9
Birmingham City
42
20
6
16
84
68
16
46
10
Blackburn Rovers
42
17
10
15
76
70
6
44
11
Newcastle United
42
17
7
18
80
80
0
41
12
Preston North End
42
17
7
18
70
77
-7
41
13
Nottingham Forest
42
17
6
19
71
74
-3
40
14
Chelsea
42
18
4
20
77
98
-21
40
15
Leeds United
42
15
9
18
57
74
-17
39
16
Everton
42
17
4
21
71
87
-16
38
17
Luton Town
42
12
13
17
68
71
-3
37
18
Tottenham Hotspur
42
13
10
19
85
95
-10
36
19
Leicester City
42
11
10
21
67
98
-31
32
20
Manchester City
42
11
9
22
64
95
-31
31
21
Aston Villa
42
11
8
23
58
87
-29
30
22
Portsmouth
42
6
9
27
64
112
-48
21

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 23 August 1958
Aston Villa
1-1
Birmingham City
D
Division One
Monday, 25 August 1958
Aston Villa
3-2
Portsmouth
W
Division One
Saturday, 30 August 1958
West Ham United
7-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 3 September 1958
Portsmouth
5-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 6 September 1958
Aston Villa
2-3
Nottingham Forest
L
Division One
Monday, 8 September 1958
Aston Villa
1-3
Wolves
L
Division One
Saturday, 13 September 1958
Chelsea
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 17 September 1958
Wolves
4-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 September 1958
Aston Villa
1-1
Blackpool
D
Division One
Saturday, 27 September 1958
Blackburn Rovers
2-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 4 October 1958
Aston Villa
2-1
Newcastle United
W
Division One
Saturday, 11 October 1958
Aston Villa
1-4
West Brom
L
Division One
Saturday, 18 October 1958
Leeds United
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 22 October 1958
Aston Villa
1-2
Arsenal
L
Division One
Saturday, 25 October 1958
Aston Villa
2-1
Bolton Wanderers
W
Division One
Saturday, 1 November 1958
Luton Town
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 8 November 1958
Aston Villa
2-4
Everton
L
Division One
Saturday, 15 November 1958
Leicester City
6-3
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 22 November 1958
Aston Villa
2-0
Preston North End
W
Division One
Saturday, 29 November 1958
Burnley
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 6 December 1958
Aston Villa
1-1
Manchester City
D
Division One
Saturday, 13 December 1958
Arsenal
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 20 December 1958
Birmingham City
4-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Friday, 26 December 1958
Manchester United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 27 December 1958
Aston Villa
0-2
Manchester United
L
Division One
Saturday, 3 January 1959
Aston Villa
1-2
West Ham United
L
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 10 January 1959
Aston Villa
2-1
Rotherham United
W
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 24 January 1959
Chelsea
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 31 January 1959
Aston Villa
3-1
Chelsea
W
Division One
Saturday, 7 February 1959
Blackpool
2-1
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 5th Round
Saturday, 14 February 1959
Everton
1-4
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Wednesday, 18 February 1959
Aston Villa
1-0
Blackburn Rovers
W
Division One
Saturday, 21 February 1959
Newcastle United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup Quarter Final
Saturday, 28 February 1959
Aston Villa
0-0
Burnley
D
FA Cup Quarter Final Replay
Tuesday, 3 March 1959
Burnley
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 7 March 1959
Aston Villa
2-1
Leeds United
W
FA Cup Semi Final
Saturday, 14 March 1959
Aston Villa
0-1
Nottingham Forest
L
Division One
Wednesday, 18 March 1959
Bolton Wanderers
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 21 March 1959
Aston Villa
3-1
Luton Town
W
Division One
Friday, 27 March 1959
Tottenham Hotspur
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 28 March 1959
Everton
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Monday, 30 March 1959
Aston Villa
1-1
Tottenham Hotspur
D
Division One
Saturday, 4 April 1959
Aston Villa
1-2
Leicester City
L
Division One
Saturday, 11 April 1959
Preston North End
4-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 18 April 1959
Aston Villa
0-0
Burnley
D
Division One
Monday, 20 April 1959
Nottingham Forest
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 25 April 1959
Manchester City
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 29 April 1959
West Brom
1-1
Aston Villa
D

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Jack Willis
Winger
August 1958
Mossley
£500
Bill Beaton
Goalkeeper
October 1958
Dunfermline Athletic
£30,000
Allan Jones
Winger
November 1958
Burton and South Derbyshire Boys' County team
Free
Ron Wylie
Forward
November 1958
Notts County
£9,250
Doug Winton
Full Back
January 1959
Burnley
Free
Bobby Thomson
Forward
June 1959
Wolverhampton Wanderers
£8,000
Alan Deakin
Midfielder
November 1958
Cannon Hill Rovers
Free
Kevin Keelan
Goalkeeper
July 1958
Carpet Traders FC
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Ray Hogg
Right Back
July 1958
Mansfield Town
£0
Tommy Southren
Winger
October 1958
AFC Bournemouth
Free
George Ashfield
Centre Back
February 1959
Chester
Free
Dennis Jackson
Full Back
May 1959
Millwall
Free
Ken Barrett
Winger
June 1959
Lincoln City
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Gordon Lee
Player #466
Nottingham Forest (h), Division One
Saturday, 6 September 1958
John Sharples
Player #467
Wolverhampton Wanderers (h), Division One
Monday, 8 September 1958
Jack Willis
Player #468
Wolverhampton Wanderers (a), Division One
Wednesday, 17 September 1958
Ken Barrett
Player #469
Newcastle United (h), Division One
Saturday, 4 October 1958
Bill Beaton
Player #470
Leicester City (a), Division One
Saturday, 15 November 1958
Ron Wylie
Player #471
Preston North End (h), Division One
Saturday, 22 November 1958
Doug Winton
Player #472
Everton (a), FA Cup
Saturday, 14 February 1959

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Tommy Southren
Player #447
Birmingham City (h), Division One
Saturday, 23 August 1958
Jack Willis
Player #468
Wolverhampton Wanderers (a), Division One
Wednesday, 17 September 1958
Ken Barrett
Player #469
Luton Town (a), Division One
Saturday, 1 November 1958
John Sharples
Player #467
Leicester City (a), Division One
Saturday, 15 November 1958
Bill Beaton
Player #470
Leicester City (a), Division One
Saturday, 15 November 1958
Wally Hazelden
Player #463
Birmingham City (a), Division One
Saturday, 20 December 1958
Dennis Jackson
Player #460
West Ham United (h), Division One
Saturday, 3 January 1959
Les J Smith
Player #455
Nottingham Forest (a), Division One
Monday, 20 April 1959
Peter Aldis
Player #430
Nottingham Forest (a), Division One
Monday, 20 April 1959
Billy Myerscough
Player #459
West Bromwich Albion (a), Division One
Wednesday, 29 April 1959

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
23
28.06
25.67 | Leeds United (a), Division One
29.30 | Burnley (h), Division One
Youngest Player
17.57 | F Wally Hazelden | Nottingham Forest (h), Division One
Oldest Player
35.41 | F Johnny Dixon | West Bromwich Albion (a), Division One

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Johnny Dixon
Player #401
1945-61 Aston Villa, Free, 437 | 144 |
Stan Lynn
Player #426
1950-61 Aston Villa, £10k, 324 | 38 |
Peter Aldis
Player #430
1951-59 Aston Villa, Free, 296 | 1 |
Peter McParland
Player #435
1952-62 Aston Villa, £3.8k, 342 | 120 |
Vic Crowe
Player #443
1954-64 Aston Villa, Free, 351 | 12 |
Trevor Birch
Player #446
1954-60 Aston Villa, Free, 22 | 0 |
Tommy Southren
Player #447
1954-58 Aston Villa, £12k, 72 | 7 |
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 |
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 |
Billy Myerscough
Player #459
1956-59 Aston Villa, Free, 73 | 17 |
Dennis Jackson
Player #460
1957-59 Aston Villa, Free, 8 | 0 |
Wally Hazelden
Player #463
1957-58 Aston Villa, Free, 19 | 5 |
Gerry Hitchens
Player #464
1957-61 Aston Villa, £22.5k, 160 | 96 |
Les Jones
Player #465
1958-59 Aston Villa, Free, 5 | 0 |
Gordon Lee
Player #466
1958-66 Aston Villa, Free, 142 (0) | 2 |
John Sharples
Player #467
1958-59 Aston Villa, Free, 13 | 0 |
Jack Willis
Player #468
1958-59 Aston Villa, £500, 1 | 0 |
Ken Barrett
Player #469
1958-59 Aston Villa, Free, 5 | 3 |
Bill Beaton
Player #470
1958-60 Aston Villa, £30k, 1 | 0 |
Ron Wylie
Player #471
1958-65 Aston Villa, £9.25k, 244 | 27 |
Doug Winton
Player #472
1959-61 Aston Villa, Free, 50 | 0 |

Appearances

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Nigel Sims
47
85
1.81
7
15%
GK Bill Beaton
1
6
6.00
0
0%
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