Season 71 | 1959-60

1959-60 Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division Two
Champions
Semi Final
11-1 vs. Charlton Athletic (h), Division Two

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, 22 August 1959
Ongoing
Joe Mercer
47
29
9
9
38
62%
19%
81%
34%
2.04
Chairman
Club Secretary
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%
1959-60
47
29
9
9
97
48
49
1.4
2.02
2.06
1.02
16
34%
62%
19%
38
81%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1959-60
Champions
42
25
9
8
89
43
59
46
2.12
1.02
2.07
15
36%
60%
19%
81%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1959-60
5
5
14
3
1

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Aston Villa
42
25
9
8
89
43
46
59
2
Cardiff City
42
23
12
7
90
62
28
58
3
Liverpool
42
20
10
12
90
66
24
50
4
Sheffield United
42
19
12
11
68
51
17
50
5
Middlesbrough
42
19
10
13
90
64
26
48
6
Huddersfield Town
42
19
9
14
73
52
21
47
7
Charlton Athletic
42
17
13
12
90
87
3
47
8
Rotherham United
42
17
13
12
61
60
1
47
9
Bristol Rovers
42
18
11
13
72
78
-6
47
10
Leyton Orient
42
15
14
13
76
61
15
44
11
Ipswich Town
42
19
6
17
78
68
10
44
12
Swansea Town
42
15
10
17
82
84
-2
40
13
Lincoln City
42
16
7
19
75
78
-3
39
14
Brighton & Hove Albion
42
13
12
17
67
76
-9
38
15
Scunthorpe United
42
13
10
19
57
71
-14
36
16
Sunderland
42
12
12
18
52
65
-13
36
17
Stoke City
42
14
7
21
66
83
-17
35
18
Derby County
42
14
7
21
61
77
-16
35
19
Plymouth Argyle
42
13
9
20
61
89
-28
35
20
Portsmouth
42
10
12
20
59
77
-18
32
21
Hull City
42
10
10
22
48
76
-28
30
22
Bristol City
42
11
5
26
60
97
-37
27

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division Two
Saturday, 22 August 1959
Brighton & Hove Albion
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Wednesday, 26 August 1959
Sunderland
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 29 August 1959
Aston Villa
1-0
Swansea Town
W
Division Two
Monday, 31 August 1959
Aston Villa
3-0
Sunderland
W
Division Two
Saturday, 5 September 1959
Bristol Rovers
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Wednesday, 9 September 1959
Portsmouth
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 12 September 1959
Aston Villa
2-1
Ipswich Town
W
Division Two
Monday, 14 September 1959
Aston Villa
5-2
Portsmouth
W
Division Two
Saturday, 19 September 1959
Huddersfield Town
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 26 September 1959
Aston Villa
1-0
Leyton Orient
W
Division Two
Wednesday, 30 September 1959
Stoke City
3-3
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 3 October 1959
Lincoln City
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 10 October 1959
Sheffield United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 17 October 1959
Aston Villa
1-0
Middlesbrough
W
Division Two
Saturday, 24 October 1959
Derby County
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division Two
Saturday, 31 October 1959
Aston Villa
2-0
Plymouth Argyle
W
Division Two
Saturday, 7 November 1959
Liverpool
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 14 November 1959
Aston Villa
11-1
Charlton Athletic
W
Division Two
Saturday, 21 November 1959
Bristol City
0-5
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 28 November 1959
Aston Villa
5-0
Scunthorpe United
W
Division Two
Saturday, 5 December 1959
Rotherham United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 12 December 1959
Aston Villa
2-0
Cardiff City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 19 December 1959
Aston Villa
3-1
Brighton & Hove Albion
W
Division Two
Saturday, 26 December 1959
Hull City
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Monday, 28 December 1959
Aston Villa
1-1
Hull City
D
Division Two
Saturday, 2 January 1960
Swansea Town
1-3
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 9 January 1960
Aston Villa
2-1
Leeds United
W
Division Two
Saturday, 16 January 1960
Aston Villa
4-1
Bristol Rovers
W
Division Two
Saturday, 23 January 1960
Ipswich Town
2-1
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 30 January 1960
Chelsea
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 6 February 1960
Aston Villa
4-0
Huddersfield Town
W
Division Two
Saturday, 13 February 1960
Leyton Orient
0-0
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 5th Round
Saturday, 20 February 1960
Port Vale
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division Two
Saturday, 27 February 1960
Aston Villa
1-3
Sheffield United
L
Division Two
Tuesday, 1 March 1960
Aston Villa
1-1
Lincoln City
D
Division Two
Saturday, 5 March 1960
Middlesbrough
0-1
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup Quarter Final
Saturday, 12 March 1960
Aston Villa
2-0
Preston North End
W
Division Two
Tuesday, 15 March 1960
Aston Villa
3-2
Derby County
W
Division Two
Saturday, 19 March 1960
Scunthorpe United
1-2
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup Semi Final
Saturday, 26 March 1960
Aston Villa
0-1
Wolves
L
Division Two
Wednesday, 30 March 1960
Aston Villa
4-4
Liverpool
D
Division Two
Saturday, 2 April 1960
Charlton Athletic
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Saturday, 9 April 1960
Aston Villa
2-1
Bristol City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 16 April 1960
Cardiff City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division Two
Monday, 18 April 1960
Aston Villa
2-1
Stoke City
W
Division Two
Saturday, 23 April 1960
Aston Villa
3-0
Rotherham United
W
Division Two
Saturday, 30 April 1960
Plymouth Argyle
3-0
Aston Villa
L

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
John Neal
Full Back
July 1959
Swindon Town
£6,000
Jimmy MacEwan
Winger
July 1959
Raith Rovers
£8,000
Wilson Briggs
Full Back
August 1959
Musselburgh Welfare
Free
Jimmy Adam
Winger
August 1959
Luton Town
Free
Fred Potter
Goalkeeper
July 1959
Codsall Villa
Free
Mike Kenning
Winger
October 1959
Brookhill
Free
Jimmy McMorran
Forward
October 1959
Ayr Schools
Free
Alfie Hale
Forward
June 1960
Waterford United
£4,500
Charlie Aitken
Left Back
August 1959
Edinburgh Thistle
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Billy Myerscough
Forward
July 1959
Rotherham United
Free
Les Jones
Full Back
July 1959
Worcester City
Free
John Sharples
Full Back
August 1959
Walsall
Free
Jack Willis
Winger
October 1959
Mossley
Free
Jackie Sewell
Forward
October 1959
Hull City
Free
Les J Smith
Winger
January 1960
Retired
Released
Bill Beaton
Goalkeeper
February 1960
Airdrieonians
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Terry Morrall
Player #473
Brighton & Hove Albion (a), Division Two
Saturday, 22 August 1959
Jimmy Adam
Player #474
Brighton & Hove Albion (a), Division Two
Saturday, 22 August 1959
Jimmy MacEwan
Player #475
Brighton & Hove Albion (a), Division Two
Saturday, 22 August 1959
John Neal
Player #476
Sunderland (a), Division Two
Wednesday, 26 August 1959
Bobby Thomson
Player #477
Sunderland (h), Division Two
Monday, 31 August 1959
Alan Deakin
Player #478
Rotherham United (a), Division Two
Saturday, 5 December 1959
Harry Burrows
Player #479
Hull City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 26 December 1959
Mike Tindall
Player #480
Hull City (h), Division Two
Monday, 28 December 1959
Norman Ashe
Player #481
Swansea City (a), Division Two
Saturday, 2 January 1960
Brian Handley
Player #482
Lincoln City (h), Division Two
Tuesday, 1 March 1960
Kevin Keelan
Player #483
Middlesbrough (a), Division Two
Saturday, 5 March 1960

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Jackie Sewell
Player #452
Sunderland (a), Division Two
Wednesday, 26 August 1959
Trevor Birch
Player #446
Liverpool (h), Division Two
Wednesday, 30 March 1960
Brian Handley
Player #482
Charlton Athletic (a), Division Two
Saturday, 2 April 1960

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
23
27.73
26.49 | Swansea City (a), Division Two
28.90 | Cardiff City (a), Division Two
Youngest Player
16.14 | W Norman Ashe | Swansea City (a), Division Two
Oldest Player
36.38 | F Johnny Dixon | Cardiff City (a), Division Two

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 |
Pat Saward
Player #451
1955-60 Aston Villa, £7k, 170 | 2 |
Jackie Sewell
Player #452
1955-59 Aston Villa, £20k, 146 | 40 |
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 |
Wally Hazelden
Player #463
1957-58 Aston Villa, Free, 19 | 5 |
Gerry Hitchens
Player #464
1957-61 Aston Villa, £22.5k, 160 | 96 |
Gordon Lee
Player #466
1958-66 Aston Villa, Free, 142 (0) | 2 |
Jack Willis
Player #468
1958-59 Aston Villa, £500, 1 | 0 |
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 |
Terry Morrall
Player #473
1959-61 Aston Villa, Free, 9 | 0 |
Jimmy Adam
Player #474
1959-61 Aston Villa, Free, 24 | 3 |
Jimmy MacEwan
Player #475
1959-66 Aston Villa, £8k, 181 (0) | 32 |
John Neal
Player #476
1959-62 Aston Villa, £6k, 114 | 0 |
Bobby Thomson
Player #477
1959-63 Aston Villa, £8k, 172 | 70 |
Alan Deakin
Player #478
1959-69 Aston Villa, Free, 269 (1) | 9 |
Harry Burrows
Player #479
1959-65 Aston Villa, Free, 181 | 73 |
Mike Tindall
Player #480
1959-67 Aston Villa, Free, 134 (2) | 9 |
Norman Ashe
Player #481
1960-63 Aston Villa, Free, 5 | 0 |
Brian Handley
Player #482
1960 Aston Villa, Free, 3 | 0 |
Kevin Keelan
Player #483
1960-61 Aston Villa, Free, 5 | 0 |

Appearances

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Nigel Sims
44
45
1.02
15
34%
GK Kevin Keelan
3
3
1.00
1
33%
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