Season 73 | 1961-62

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Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
7th
Quarter Final
3rd Round
8-3 vs. Leicester City (h), Division One
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
21 | Harry Burrows
48 | Vic Crowe

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, 19 August 1961
Ongoing
Joe Mercer
51
24
8
19
32
47%
37%
63%
27%
1.57
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%
1961-62
51
24
8
19
85
72
13
1.05
1.18
1.67
1.41
14
27%
47%
37%
32
63%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1961-62
7th
42
18
8
16
65
56
44
9
1.55
1.33
1.16
13
31%
43%
38%
62%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1961-62
4
3
6
3
2

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Ipswich Town
42
24
8
10
93
67
26
56
2
Burnley
42
21
11
10
101
67
34
53
3
Tottenham Hotspur
42
21
10
11
88
69
19
52
4
Everton
42
20
11
11
88
54
34
51
5
Sheffield United
42
19
9
14
61
69
-8
47
6
Sheffield Wednesday
42
20
6
16
72
58
14
46
7
Aston Villa
42
18
8
16
65
56
9
44
8
West Ham United
42
17
10
15
76
82
-6
44
9
West Bromwich Albion
42
15
13
14
83
67
16
43
10
Arsenal
42
16
11
15
71
72
-1
43
11
Bolton Wanderers
42
16
10
16
62
66
-4
42
12
Manchester City
42
17
7
18
78
81
-3
41
13
Blackpool
42
15
11
16
70
75
-5
41
14
Leicester City
42
17
6
19
72
71
1
40
15
Manchester United
42
15
9
18
72
75
-3
39
16
Blackburn Rovers
42
14
11
17
50
58
-8
39
17
Birmingham City
42
14
10
18
65
81
-16
38
18
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
13
10
19
73
86
-13
36
19
Nottingham Forest
42
13
10
19
63
79
-16
36
20
Fulham
42
13
7
22
66
74
-8
33
21
Cardiff City
42
9
14
19
50
81
-31
32
22
Chelsea
42
9
10
23
63
94
-31
28

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 19 August 1961
Everton
2-0
Aston Villa
L
1960-61 League Cup Final
Tuesday, 22 August 1961
Rotherham United
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 26 August 1961
Aston Villa
3-1
Chelsea
W
Division One
Monday, 28 August 1961
Wolves
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 2 September 1961
Sheffield United
0-2
Aston Villa
W
1960-61 League Cup Final
Tuesday, 5 September 1961
Aston Villa
3-0
Rotherham United
W
Division One
Saturday, 9 September 1961
Aston Villa
2-4
West Ham United
L
League Cup 1st Round
Wednesday, 13 September 1961
Bradford City
3-4
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 16 September 1961
Blackburn Rovers
4-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Monday, 18 September 1961
Aston Villa
1-1
Manchester United
D
Division One
Saturday, 23 September 1961
Aston Villa
5-0
Blackpool
W
Division One
Saturday, 30 September 1961
Tottenham Hotspur
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Monday, 2 October 1961
Aston Villa
1-0
Wolves
W
Division One
Saturday, 7 October 1961
Fulham
3-1
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 2nd Round
Monday, 9 October 1961
West Ham United
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Monday, 16 October 1961
Aston Villa
1-0
Sheffield Wednesday
W
Division One
Saturday, 21 October 1961
West Brom
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 28 October 1961
Aston Villa
1-3
Birmingham City
L
Division One
Saturday, 4 November 1961
Burnley
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 11 November 1961
Aston Villa
3-1
Arsenal
W
Division One
Saturday, 18 November 1961
Bolton Wanderers
1-1
Aston Villa
D
League Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday, 21 November 1961
Aston Villa
2-3
Ipswich Town
L
Division One
Saturday, 25 November 1961
Aston Villa
2-1
Manchester City
W
Division One
Saturday, 2 December 1961
Leicester City
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 9 December 1961
Aston Villa
3-0
Ipswich Town
W
Division One
Saturday, 16 December 1961
Aston Villa
1-1
Everton
D
Division One
Saturday, 23 December 1961
Chelsea
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Tuesday, 26 December 1961
Cardiff City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 6 January 1962
Aston Villa
4-3
Crystal Palace
W
Division One
Saturday, 13 January 1962
Aston Villa
0-0
Sheffield United
D
Division One
Monday, 15 January 1962
Manchester United
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 January 1962
West Ham United
2-0
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 27 January 1962
Aston Villa
2-1
Huddersfield Town
W
Division One
Saturday, 3 February 1962
Aston Villa
1-0
Blackburn Rovers
W
Division One
Saturday, 10 February 1962
Blackpool
1-2
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 5th Round
Saturday, 17 February 1962
Aston Villa
2-1
Charlton Athletic
W
Division One
Wednesday, 21 February 1962
Aston Villa
0-0
Tottenham Hotspur
D
Division One
Saturday, 24 February 1962
Aston Villa
2-0
Fulham
W
Division One
Saturday, 3 March 1962
Sheffield Wednesday
3-0
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup Quarter Final
Saturday, 10 March 1962
Tottenham Hotspur
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 14 March 1962
Aston Villa
1-0
West Brom
W
Division One
Saturday, 17 March 1962
Birmingham City
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 24 March 1962
Aston Villa
0-2
Burnley
L
Division One
Saturday, 31 March 1962
Arsenal
4-5
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 7 April 1962
Aston Villa
3-0
Bolton Wanderers
W
Division One
Saturday, 14 April 1962
Manchester City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 21 April 1962
Aston Villa
8-3
Leicester City
W
Division One
Monday, 23 April 1962
Aston Villa
5-1
Nottingham Forest
W
Division One
Tuesday, 24 April 1962
Nottingham Forest
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 28 April 1962
Ipswich Town
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Tuesday, 1 May 1962
Aston Villa
2-2
Cardiff City
D

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Ken Fencott
Forward
January 1961
Staffordshire & Birmingham County FA
Free
Bob Wilson
Goalkeeper
September 1961
St. Andrew's Boys' Club
Free
Stan Horne
Midfielder
December 1961
Bampton Youth Club
Free
George Graham
Forward
December 1961
Coatbridge Boys
Free
Lew Chatterley
Midfielder
February 1962
Birmingham Boys
Free
Derek Dougan
Forward
July 1961
Blackburn Rovers
£15,000
Tommy Ewing
Winger
February 1962
Partick Thistle
£20,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Jimmy Adam
Winger
July 1961
Stoke CIty
Free
Stan Lynn
Right Back
October 1961
Birmingham City
£15,000
Peter McParland
Forward
January 1962
Wolverhampton Wanderers
£35,000
Allan Jones
Winger
February 1962
Nuneaton Borough
Free
Ralph Brown
Forward
May 1962
Notts County
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Derek Dougan
Player #493
Everton (a), Division One
Saturday, 19 August 1961
Ralph Brown
Player #494
Rotherham United (a), League Cup Final
Tuesday, 22 August 1961
Allan Jones
Player #495
Fulham (a), Division One
Saturday, 7 October 1961
Ken Fencott
Player #496
Bolton Wanderers (a), Division One
Saturday, 18 November 1961
Tommy Ewing
Player #497
Blackburn Rovers (h), Division One
Saturday, 3 February 1962
Wilson Briggs
Player #498
Birmingham City (a), Division One
Saturday, 17 March 1962

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Ralph Brown
Player #494
Rotherham United (a), League Cup Final
Tuesday, 22 August 1961
Stan Lynn
Player #426
Blackburn Rovers (a), Division One
Saturday, 16 September 1961
Allan Jones
Player #495
Fulham (a), Division One
Saturday, 7 October 1961
Norman Ashe
Player #481
Birmingham City (h), Division One
Saturday, 28 October 1961
Peter McParland
Player #435
Manchester United (a), Division One
Monday, 15 January 1962
Alfie Hale
Player #491
Fulham (h), Division One
Saturday, 24 February 1962
Jimmy Dugdale
Player #456
Birmingham City (a), Division One
Saturday, 17 March 1962
Jimmy McMorran
Player #488
Burnley (h), Division One
Saturday, 24 March 1962

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
27
24.66
23.18 | Manchester United (h), Division One
27.19 | Rotherham United (a), 1960-61 League Cup Final
Youngest Player
17.19 | F Alan Baker | Chelsea (h), Division One
Oldest Player
33.27 | FB Stan Lynn | Bradford City (a), League Cup

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Stan Lynn
Player #426
1950-61 Aston Villa, £10k, 324 | 38 |
Peter McParland
Player #435
1952-62 Aston Villa, £3.8k, 342 | 120 |
Vic Crowe
Player #443
1954-64 Aston Villa, Free, 351 | 12 |
Jimmy Dugdale
Player #456
1956-62 Aston Villa, £25k, 255 | 3 |
Nigel Sims
Player #457
1956-64 Aston Villa, Free, 309 | 0 |
Gordon Lee
Player #466
1958-66 Aston Villa, Free, 142 (0) | 2 |
Ron Wylie
Player #471
1958-65 Aston Villa, £9.25k, 244 | 27 |
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 |
Alan O'Neill
Player #484
1960-62 Aston Villa, £9k, 34 | 11 |
Fred Potter
Player #485
1960-62 Aston Villa, Free, 6 | 0 |
Geoff Sidebottom
Player #486
1961-64 Aston Villa, £15k, 88 | 0 |
Jimmy McMorran
Player #488
1961-62 Aston Villa, Free, 14 | 1 |
John Sleeuwenhoek
Player #489
1961-67 Aston Villa, Free, 260 (0) | 1 |
Alan Baker
Player #490
1961-66 Aston Villa, Free, 109 (1) | 17 |
Alfie Hale
Player #491
1961-62 Aston Villa, £4.5k, 7 | 2 |
Charlie Aitken
Player #492
1961-77 Aston Villa, Free, 656 (4) | 14 |
Derek Dougan
Player #493
1961-63 Aston Villa, £15k, 60 | 26 |
Ralph Brown
Player #494
1961-62 Aston Villa, Free, 1 | 0 |
Allan Jones
Player #495
1961-62 Aston Villa, Free, 1 | 0 |
Ken Fencott
Player #496
1961-64 Aston Villa, Free, 5 | 0 |
Tommy Ewing
Player #497
1962-64 Aston Villa, £20k, 45 | 6 |
Wilson Briggs
Player #498
1962-63 Aston Villa, Free, 2 | 0 |

Appearances

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Nigel Sims
33
45
1.36
9
27%
GK Geoff Sidebottom
18
27
1.50
5
28%
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