Season 74 | 1962-63

1962-63 Aston Villa Squad.jpeg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
15th
4th Round
Runners Up
6-1 vs. Peterborough United (h), League Cup
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
22 | Harry Burrows
53 | Charlie Aitken

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, 18 August 1962
Monday, 27 May 1963
Joe Mercer
53
21
11
21
32
40%
40%
60%
21%
1.40
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%
1962-63
53
21
11
21
89
81
8
0.9
1.1
1.68
1.53
11
21%
40%
40%
32
60%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1962-63
15th
42
15
8
19
62
68
38
-6
1.48
1.62
0.91
9
21%
36%
45%
55%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1962-63
3
3
11
12
9

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Everton
42
25
11
6
84
42
42
61
2
Tottenham Hotspur
42
23
9
10
111
62
49
55
3
Burnley
42
22
10
10
78
57
21
54
4
Leicester City
42
20
12
10
79
53
26
52
5
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
20
10
12
93
65
28
50
6
Sheffield Wednesday
42
19
10
13
77
63
14
48
7
Arsenal
42
18
10
14
86
77
9
46
8
Liverpool
42
17
10
15
71
59
12
44
9
Nottingham Forest
42
17
10
15
67
69
-2
44
10
Sheffield United
42
16
12
14
58
60
-2
44
11
Blackburn Rovers
42
15
12
15
79
71
8
42
12
West Ham United
42
14
12
16
73
69
4
40
13
Blackpool
42
13
14
15
58
64
-6
40
14
West Bromwich Albion
42
16
7
19
71
79
-8
39
15
Aston Villa
42
15
8
19
62
68
-6
38
16
Fulham
42
14
10
18
50
71
-21
38
17
Ipswich Town
42
12
11
19
59
78
-19
35
18
Bolton Wanderers
42
15
5
22
55
75
-20
35
19
Manchester United
42
12
10
20
67
81
-14
34
20
Birmingham City
42
10
13
19
63
90
-27
33
21
Manchester City
42
10
11
21
58
102
-44
31
22
Leyton Orient
42
6
9
27
37
81
-44
21

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 18 August 1962
Aston Villa
3-1
West Ham United
W
Division One
Monday, 20 August 1962
Aston Villa
2-1
Tottenham Hotspur
W
Division One
Saturday, 25 August 1962
Manchester City
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Wednesday, 29 August 1962
Tottenham Hotspur
4-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 1 September 1962
Aston Villa
1-1
Blackpool
D
Division One
Tuesday, 4 September 1962
Arsenal
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 8 September 1962
Blackburn Rovers
4-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Monday, 10 September 1962
Aston Villa
3-1
Arsenal
W
Division One
Saturday, 15 September 1962
Aston Villa
1-2
Sheffield United
L
Division One
Saturday, 22 September 1962
Nottingham Forest
3-1
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 2nd Round
Monday, 24 September 1962
Aston Villa
6-1
Peterborough United
W
Division One
Saturday, 29 September 1962
Aston Villa
4-2
Ipswich Town
W
Division One
Saturday, 6 October 1962
Aston Villa
2-0
West Brom
W
Division One
Saturday, 13 October 1962
Everton
1-1
Aston Villa
D
League Cup 3rd Round
Wednesday, 17 October 1962
Aston Villa
3-1
Stoke City
W
Division One
Saturday, 20 October 1962
Aston Villa
1-0
Leyton Orient
W
Division One
Saturday, 27 October 1962
Birmingham City
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 3 November 1962
Aston Villa
1-2
Fulham
L
Division One
Saturday, 10 November 1962
Sheffield Wednesday
0-0
Aston Villa
D
League Cup 4th Round
Monday, 12 November 1962
Aston Villa
6-2
Preston North End
W
Division One
Saturday, 17 November 1962
Aston Villa
2-1
Burnley
W
Division One
Saturday, 24 November 1962
Manchester United
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 1 December 1962
Aston Villa
5-0
Bolton Wanderers
W
League Cup Quarter Final
Monday, 3 December 1962
Aston Villa
4-1
Norwich City
W
Division One
Saturday, 8 December 1962
Leicester City
3-3
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 15 December 1962
West Ham United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
League Cup Semi Final
Saturday, 12 January 1963
Sunderland
1-3
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 3rd Round
Wednesday, 16 January 1963
Bristol City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 19 January 1963
Aston Villa
0-0
Blackburn Rovers
D
Division One
Wednesday, 13 February 1963
Liverpool
4-0
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 4th Round
Thursday, 7 March 1963
Aston Villa
3-2
Bristol City
W
Division One
Saturday, 9 March 1963
Leyton Orient
0-2
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 5th Round
Monday, 11 March 1963
Manchester United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 16 March 1963
Aston Villa
4-0
Birmingham City
W
Division One
Saturday, 23 March 1963
Fulham
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Friday, 29 March 1963
Blackpool
4-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Monday, 1 April 1963
Aston Villa
0-2
Everton
L
Division One
Saturday, 6 April 1963
Burnley
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Tuesday, 9 April 1963
Aston Villa
1-2
Manchester United
L
Division One
Saturday, 13 April 1963
Aston Villa
0-2
Sheffield Wednesday
L
Division One
Monday, 15 April 1963
Wolves
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Tuesday, 16 April 1963
Aston Villa
0-2
Wolves
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 April 1963
Bolton Wanderers
4-1
Aston Villa
L
League Cup Semi Final
Monday, 22 April 1963
Aston Villa
0-0
Sunderland
D
Division One
Wednesday, 1 May 1963
Sheffield United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 4 May 1963
Aston Villa
0-2
Nottingham Forest
L
Division One
Wednesday, 8 May 1963
Aston Villa
3-1
Manchester City
W
Division One
Saturday, 11 May 1963
West Brom
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 15 May 1963
Aston Villa
3-1
Leicester City
W
Division One
Saturday, 18 May 1963
Aston Villa
2-0
Liverpool
W
Division One
Tuesday, 21 May 1963
Ipswich Town
1-1
Aston Villa
D
League Cup Final
Thursday, 23 May 1963
Birmingham City
3-1
Aston Villa
L
League Cup Final
Monday, 27 May 1963
Aston Villa
0-0
Birmingham City
D

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Cammie Fraser
Full Back
October 1962
Dunfermline Athletic
£24,500
John Gavan
Goalkeeper
November 1962
Walsall Wood
Free
Phil Woosnam
Forward
November 1962
West Ham United
£25,000
Tony Hateley
Centre Forward
May 1963
Notts County
£22,000
Alan Baker
Forward
August 1962
Brierley Hill Schoolboys
Free
Lionel Martin
Midfielder
Sunday, 1 July 1962
Clee Hill Boys
Free
Graham Parker
Midfielder
May 1963
Coventry and Warwickshire Schools
Free
Keith Bradley
Defender
June 1963
Everton
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Alfie Hale
Forward
July 1962
Doncaster Rovers
Free
Fred Potter
Goalkeeper
July 1962
Doncaster Rovers
Free
Jimmy Dugdale
Centre Back
October 1962
Queens Park Rangers
£6,000
Alan O'Neill
Forward
November 1962
Plymouth Argyle
Free
John Neal
Full Back
November 1962
Southend United
Free
Jimmy McMorran
Forward
February 1963
Third Lanark
Free
Norman Ashe
Winger
March 1963
Rotherham United
£2,000

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Cammie Fraser
Player #499
Preston North End (h), League Cup
Monday, 12 November 1962
Phil Woosnam
Player #500
Bolton Wanderers (h), Division One
Saturday, 1 December 1962
John Gavan
Player #501
Fulham (a), Division One
Saturday, 23 March 1963
Lew Chatterley
Player #502
Nottingham Forest (h), Division One
Saturday, 4 May 1963
George Graham
Player #503
Liverpool (h), Division One
Saturday, 18 May 1963

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
John Neal
Player #476
Orient (h), Division One
Saturday, 20 October 1962
Alan O'Neill
Player #484
Manchester United (a), Division One
Saturday, 24 November 1962
Wilson Briggs
Player #498
Everton (h), Division One
Monday, 1 April 1963
Derek Dougan
Player #493
Leicester City (h), Division One
Wednesday, 15 May 1963

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
24
24.55
22.53 | Preston North End (h), League Cup
26.68 | Arsenal (h), Division One
Youngest Player
18.17 | F Alan Baker | West Ham United (h), Division One
Oldest Player
34.02 | W Jimmy MacEwan | Fulham (a), Division One

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
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 |
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 |
Charlie Aitken
Player #492
1961-77 Aston Villa, Free, 656 (4) | 14 |
Derek Dougan
Player #493
1961-63 Aston Villa, £15k, 60 | 26 |
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 |
Cammie Fraser
Player #499
1962-64 Aston Villa, £24.5k, 40 | 1 |
Phil Woosnam
Player #500
1962-67 Aston Villa, £25k, 125 (0) | 29 |
John Gavan
Player #501
1963-67 Aston Villa, Free, 12 (0) | 0 |
Lew Chatterley
Player #502
1963-71 Aston Villa, Free, 160 (4) | 27 |
George Graham
Player #503
1963-64 Aston Villa, Free, 10 | 2 |

Appearances

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Geoff Sidebottom
34
56
1.65
7
21%
GK Nigel Sims
15
17
1.13
4
27%
GK John Gavan
4
8
2.00
0
0%
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