Season 87 | 1975-76

1975-76 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
16th
3rd Round
3rd Round
5-1 vs. Sheffield United (h), Division One
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
Most Starts
14 | Ray Graydon
46 | Chris Nicholl
46 | Chris Nicholl

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.

Manager
From
To
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
Ron Saunders
Saturday, 16 August 1975
Ongoing
48
12
18
18
30
25%
38%
62%
25%
1.12
Chairman
Club Secretary
Sir William Dugdale
Alan Bennett

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%
1975-76
48
12
18
18
57
68
-11
0.93
0.84
1.19
1.42
12
25%
25%
37%
40
63%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1975-76
16th
42
11
17
14
51
59
39
-8
1.21
1.4
0.86
11
26%
26%
33%
67%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1975-76
2
2
5
10
3

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Liverpool
42
23
14
5
66
31
35
60
2
Queens Park Rangers
42
24
11
7
67
33
34
59
3
Manchester United
42
23
10
9
68
42
26
56
4
Derby County
42
21
11
10
75
58
17
53
5
Leeds United
42
21
9
12
65
46
19
51
6
Ipswich Town
42
16
14
12
54
48
6
46
7
Leicester City
42
13
19
10
48
51
-3
45
8
Manchester City
42
16
11
15
64
46
18
43
9
Tottenham Hotspur
42
14
15
13
63
63
0
43
10
Norwich City
42
16
10
16
58
58
0
42
11
Everton
42
15
12
15
60
66
-6
42
12
Stoke City
42
15
11
16
48
50
-2
41
13
Middlesbrough
42
15
10
17
46
45
1
40
14
Coventry City
42
13
14
15
47
57
-10
40
15
Newcastle United
42
15
9
18
71
62
9
39
16
Aston Villa
42
11
17
14
51
59
-8
39
17
Arsenal
42
13
10
19
47
53
-6
36
18
West Ham United
42
13
10
19
48
71
-23
36
19
Birmingham City
42
13
7
22
57
75
-18
33
20
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
10
10
22
51
68
-17
30
21
Burnley
42
9
10
23
43
66
-23
28
22
Sheffield United
42
6
10
26
33
82
-49
22

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 16 August 1975
Aston Villa
1-2
Leeds United
L
Division One
Tuesday, 19 August 1975
Queens Park Rangers
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 23 August 1975
Norwich City
5-3
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 27 August 1975
Aston Villa
1-0
Manchester City
W
Division One
Saturday, 30 August 1975
Aston Villa
1-0
Coventry City
W
Division One
Saturday, 6 September 1975
Newcastle United
3-0
Aston Villa
L
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 10 September 1975
Aston Villa (Holders)
2-0
Oldham Athletic
W
Division One
Saturday, 13 September 1975
Aston Villa
2-0
Arsenal
W
UEFA Cup 1st Round
Wednesday, 17 September 1975
Royal Antwerp F.C.
4-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 September 1975
Liverpool
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Tuesday, 23 September 1975
Wolves
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 27 September 1975
Aston Villa
2-1
Birmingham City
W
UEFA Cup 1st Round
Wednesday, 1 October 1975
Aston Villa
0-1
Royal Antwerp F.C.
L
Division One
Saturday, 4 October 1975
Middlesbrough
0-0
Aston Villa
D
League Cup 3rd Round
Wednesday, 8 October 1975
Aston Villa (Holders)
1-2
Manchester United
L
Division One
Saturday, 11 October 1975
Aston Villa
1-1
Tottenham Hotspur
D
Division One
Saturday, 18 October 1975
Everton
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 25 October 1975
Aston Villa
1-1
Burnley
D
Division One
Saturday, 1 November 1975
Ipswich Town
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 8 November 1975
Aston Villa
5-1
Sheffield United
W
Division One
Saturday, 15 November 1975
Manchester United
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 22 November 1975
Aston Villa
3-1
Everton
W
Division One
Saturday, 29 November 1975
Aston Villa
1-1
Leicester City
D
Division One
Saturday, 6 December 1975
Stoke City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 13 December 1975
Aston Villa
3-2
Norwich City
W
Division One
Saturday, 20 December 1975
Leeds United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Friday, 26 December 1975
Aston Villa
4-1
West Ham United
W
Division One
Saturday, 27 December 1975
Derby County
2-0
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 3 January 1976
Southampton
1-1
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Wednesday, 7 January 1976
Aston Villa
1-2
Southampton
L
Division One
Saturday, 10 January 1976
Arsenal
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 17 January 1976
Aston Villa
1-1
Newcastle United
D
Division One
Saturday, 31 January 1976
Aston Villa
0-2
Queens Park Rangers
L
Division One
Saturday, 7 February 1976
Manchester City
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 14 February 1976
Sheffield United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 21 February 1976
Aston Villa
2-1
Manchester United
W
Division One
Tuesday, 24 February 1976
Aston Villa
1-1
Wolves
D
Division One
Saturday, 28 February 1976
Burnley
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 6 March 1976
Aston Villa
0-0
Ipswich Town
D
Division One
Saturday, 13 March 1976
Tottenham Hotspur
5-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 March 1976
Leicester City
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 27 March 1976
Aston Villa
0-0
Stoke City
D
Division One
Saturday, 3 April 1976
Birmingham City
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 10 April 1976
Aston Villa
0-0
Liverpool
D
Division One
Tuesday, 13 April 1976
Coventry City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 17 April 1976
West Ham United
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Monday, 19 April 1976
Aston Villa
1-0
Derby County
W
Division One
Saturday, 24 April 1976
Aston Villa
2-1
Middlesbrough
W

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Alan Peters
Forward
Unknown
Schools football
Free
David T Hughes
Midfielder
Sunday, 1 February 1976
Birmingham Parks Football
Free
John Burridge
Goalkeeper
Monday, 1 September 1975
Blackpool
£100,000
Andy Gray
Centre Forward
Wednesday, 1 October 1975, Wednesday, 10 July 1985
Dundee United, Everton
£110,000 £270,000
Charlie Young
Centre Back
Saturday, 1 November 1975
Chester schoolboys
Free
Dennis Mortimer
Midfielder
Monday, 1 December 1975
Coventry City
£175,000
David Evans
Defender
Sunday, 1 February 1976
West Bromwich Schools
Free
Mick Buttress
Full Back
Sunday, 1 February 1976
Peterborough Schools
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Tony Betts
Forward
October 1975
Portland Timbers
Free
Jimmy Brown
Midfielder
October 1975
Preston North End
Free
Sammy Morgan
Forward
Monday, 1 December 1975
Brighton & Hove Albion
£10,000
Jimmy Cumbes
Goalkeeper
Monday, 1 December 1975
Portland Timbers
Free
Alun Evans
Forward
Sunday, 14 December 1975
Walsall
£30,000
Pat McMahon
Midfielder
March 1976
Portland Timbers
Free
Alan Peters
Forward
April 1976
Hereford United
Free
Bobby McDonald
Left Back
Wednesday, 30 June 1976
Coventry City
£45,000
John Overton
Centre Back
Wednesday, 30 June 1976
Gillingham
Free
Frank Pimblett
Midfielder
Wednesday, 30 June 1976
Stockport County
Free
Keith Leonard
Forward
Wednesday, 30 June 1976
Retired
Released
Chico Hamilton
Midfielder
Wednesday, 30 June 1976
Southend United
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
John Burridge
Player #581
Birmingham City (h), Division One
Saturday, 27 September 1975
Andy Gray
Player #582
Middlebrough (a), Division One
Saturday, 4 October 1975
John Deehan
Player #583
Ipswich Town (a), Division One
Saturday, 1 November 1975
Dennis Mortimer
Player #584
West Ham United (h), Division One
Friday, 26 December 1975
John Overton
Player #585
Manchester City (a), Division One
Saturday, 7 February 1976
Gordon Cowans
Player #586
Manchester City (a), Division One
Saturday, 7 February 1976

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Keith Leonard
Player #565
Arsenal (h), Division One
Saturday, 13 September 1975
Jimmy Cumbes
Player #560
Royal Antwerp (a), UEFA Cup
Wednesday, 17 September 1975
Sammy Morgan
Player #569
Royal Antwerp (h), UEFA Cup
Wednesday, 1 October 1975
Charlie Aitken
Player #492
Queens Park Rangers (h), Division One
Saturday, 31 January 1976
Frank Pimblett
Player #578
Sheffield United (a), Division One
Saturday, 14 February 1976
John Overton
Player #585
Burnley (a), Division One
Saturday, 28 February 1976
Chico Hamilton
Player #540
Birmingham City (a), Division One
Saturday, 3 April 1976
Bobby McDonald
Player #567
Middlesbrough (h), Division One
Saturday, 24 April 1976
Ian Ross
Player #561
Middlesbrough (h), Division One
Saturday, 24 April 1976

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
25
25.51
23.34 | West Ham United (a), Division One
27.22 | Oldham Athletic (h), League Cup
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
John Deehan | 18.25 | Saturday, 1 November 1975
Gordon Cowans | 17.29 | Saturday, 7 February 1976
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Charlie Aitken | 33.78 | Saturday, 31 January 1976
Charlie Aitken | 33.71 | Wednesday, 7 January 1976

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Charlie Aitken
Player #492
1961-77 Aston Villa, Free, 656 (4) | 14 |
Chico Hamilton
Player #540
1969-76 Aston Villa, £40k, 234 (16) | 48 |
Pat McMahon
Player #542
1969-74 Aston Villa, Free, 141 (8) | 30 |
Jimmy Brown
Player #546
1969-74 Aston Villa, Free, 84 (3) | 1 |
Ray Graydon
Player #557
1971-77 Aston Villa, £50k, 226 (5) | 82 |
Brian Little
Player #559
1971-80 Aston Villa, Free, 296 (7) | 80 |
Jimmy Cumbes
Player #560
1971-75 Aston Villa, £36k, 183 (0) | 0 |
Ian Ross
Player #561
1972-76 Aston Villa, £60k, 204 (0) | 3 |
Chris Nicholl
Player #562
1972-77 Aston Villa, £75k, 252 (0) | 19 |
Alun Evans
Player #563
1972-75 Aston Villa, £72k, 62 (12) | 16 |
John Gidman
Player #564
1972-79 Aston Villa, Free, 246 (1) | 8 |
Keith Leonard
Player #565
1972-75 Aston Villa, Free, 45 (2) | 17 |
John Robson
Player #566
1972-78 Aston Villa, Free, 172 (3) | 1 |
Bobby McDonald
Player #567
1973-76 Aston Villa, Free, 40 (6) | 5 |
Sammy Morgan
Player #569
1973-75 Aston Villa, £22k, 44 (7) | 15 |
Jake Findlay
Player #571
1974-78 Aston Villa, Free, 17 (1) | 0 |
Frank Carrodus
Player #573
1974-79 Aston Villa, £95k, 197 (0) | 10 |
Tony Betts
Player #574
1974-75 Aston Villa, Free, 1 (3) | 0 |
Leighton Phillips
Player #576
1974-79 Aston Villa, £100k, 168 (7) | 4 |
Frank Pimblett
Player #578
1975-76 Aston Villa, Free, 11 (0) | 0 |
Keith Masefield
Player #579
1975-77 Aston Villa, Free, 1 (3) | 0 |
Steve Hunt
Player #580
1975-77 Aston Villa, Free, 1986-87 Aston Villa, £90k, 64 (4) | 4 |
John Burridge
Player #581
1975-77 Aston Villa, £100k, 80 (0) | 0 |
Andy Gray
Player #582
1975-79 Aston Villa, £110k, 1985-87 Aston Villa, £150k, 205 (4) | 78 |
John Deehan
Player #583
1975-79 Aston Villa, Free, 135 (5) | 50 |
Dennis Mortimer
Player #584
1975-84 Aston Villa, £175k, 399 (1) | 36 |
John Overton
Player #585
1976 Aston Villa, Free, 2 (1) | 0 |
Gordon Cowans
Player #586
1976-85 Aston Villa, Free, 356 (52) | 1988-91 Aston Villa, £250k, 145 (7) | 1993-94 Aston Villa, Free , 17 (0) |
Alan Peters
Unused Substitute
1975-76 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (0) | 0 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
CB Chris Nicholl
46
40
0
2
0
2
0
W Frank Carrodus
45
39
0
2
0
2
0
W Ray Graydon
44
38
0
2
0
2
0
RB John Gidman
44
39
0
2
0
1
0
CB Ian Ross
44
38
0
2
0
2
0
M Leighton Phillips
41
33
2
2
0
2
0
FB John Robson
39
33
2
2
0
1
0
M Chico Hamilton
37
29
2
2
0
2
0
CF Andy Gray
33
30
0
2
0
1
0
GK John Burridge
32
30
0
2
0
0
0
LB Charlie Aitken
26
21
0
0
1
2
0
F Brian Little
24
21
0
0
0
2
0
F John Deehan
17
14
1
2
0
0
0
M Dennis Mortimer
14
14
0
0
0
0
0
LB Bobby McDonald
14
10
3
0
0
0
0
GK Jim Cumbes
9
7
0
0
0
1
0
F Keith Leonard
8
7
0
0
0
1
0
M Frank Pimblett
7
7
0
0
0
0
0
GK Jake Findlay
7
5
0
0
0
1
0
W Steve Hunt
5
3
1
0
0
0
0
F Sammy Morgan
5
2
1
0
0
0
0
CB John Overton
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
FB Keith Masefield
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
M Gordon Cowans
1
0
1
0
0
0
0

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK John Burridge
32
44
1.38
6
19%
GK Jim Cumbes
9
15
1.67
4
44%
GK Jake Findlay
7
9
1.29
2
29%
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