Season 92 | 1980-81

 

Club Summary

Season
Manager
Chairman
Club Secretary
1980-81
Ron Saunders
Ron Bendall
Steve Stride

Season Summary

DNQ: Did not qualify; n/a: Competition not constituted

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
European Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
1st
3rd Round
3rd Round
DNQ
4-0 vs. Sunderland (h), Division One

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
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
Ron Saunders
46
28
8
10
36
61%
22%
78%
33%
2.00

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%
1980-81
46
28
8
10
76
45
31
1.43
1.68
1.65
0.98
15
33%
61%
22%
36
78%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1980-81
1st
42
26
8
8
72
40
60
32
1.71
0.95
1.8
14
32%
62%
19%
81%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1980-81
7
7
11
4
2

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Aston Villa
42
26
8
8
72
40
32
60
2
Ipswich Town
42
23
10
9
77
43
34
56
3
Arsenal
42
19
15
8
61
45
16
53
4
West Bromwich Albion
42
20
12
10
60
42
18
52
5
Liverpool
42
17
17
8
62
42
20
51
6
Southampton
42
20
10
12
76
56
20
50
7
Nottingham Forest
42
19
12
11
62
44
18
50
8
Manchester United
42
15
18
9
51
36
15
48
9
Leeds United
42
17
10
15
39
47
-8
44
10
Tottenham Hotspur
42
14
15
13
70
68
2
43
11
Stoke City
42
12
18
12
51
60
-9
42
12
Manchester City
42
14
11
17
56
59
-3
39
13
Birmingham City
42
13
12
17
50
61
-11
38
14
Middlesbrough
42
16
5
21
53
61
-8
37
15
Everton
42
13
10
19
55
58
-3
36
16
Coventry City
42
13
10
19
48
68
-20
36
17
Sunderland
42
14
7
21
52
53
-1
35
18
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
13
9
20
43
55
-12
35
19
Brighton & Hove Albion
42
14
7
21
54
67
-13
35
20
Norwich City
42
13
7
22
49
73
-24
33
21
Leicester City
42
13
6
23
40
67
-27
32
22
Crystal Palace
42
6
7
29
47
83
-36
19

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 16 August 1980
Leeds United
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Wednesday, 20 August 1980
Aston Villa
1-0
Norwich City
W
Division One
Saturday, 23 August 1980
Manchester City
2-2
Aston Villa
D
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 27 August 1980
Aston Villa
1-0
Leeds United
W
Division One
Saturday, 30 August 1980
Aston Villa
1-0
Coventry City
W
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 3 September 1980
Leeds United
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 6 September 1980
Ipswich Town
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 13 September 1980
Aston Villa
0-2
Everton
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 September 1980
Aston Villa
2-1
Wolves
W
League Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday, 23 September 1980
Cambridge United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 27 September 1980
Crystal Palace
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 4 October 1980
Aston Villa
4-0
Sunderland
W
Division One
Wednesday, 8 October 1980
Manchester United
3-3
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 11 October 1980
Birmingham City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 18 October 1980
Aston Villa
3-0
Tottenham Hotspur
W
Division One
Wednesday, 22 October 1980
Aston Villa
4-1
Brighton & Hove Albion
W
Division One
Saturday, 25 October 1980
Southampton
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 1 November 1980
Aston Villa
2-0
Leicester City
W
Division One
Saturday, 8 November 1980
West Brom
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 12 November 1980
Norwich City
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 15 November 1980
Aston Villa
1-1
Leeds United
D
Division One
Saturday, 22 November 1980
Liverpool
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 29 November 1980
Aston Villa
1-1
Arsenal
D
Division One
Saturday, 6 December 1980
Middlesbrough
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 13 December 1980
Aston Villa
3-0
Birmingham City
W
Division One
Saturday, 20 December 1980
Brighton & Hove Albion
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Friday, 26 December 1980
Aston Villa
1-0
Stoke City
W
Division One
Saturday, 27 December 1980
Nottingham Forest
2-2
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 3 January 1981
Ipswich Town
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 10 January 1981
Aston Villa
2-0
Liverpool
W
Division One
Saturday, 17 January 1981
Coventry City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 31 January 1981
Aston Villa
1-0
Manchester City
W
Division One
Saturday, 7 February 1981
Everton
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 21 February 1981
Aston Villa
2-1
Crystal Palace
W
Division One
Saturday, 28 February 1981
Wolves
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 7 March 1981
Sunderland
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Saturday, 14 March 1981
Aston Villa
3-3
Manchester United
D
Division One
Saturday, 21 March 1981
Tottenham Hotspur
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 28 March 1981
Aston Villa
2-1
Southampton
W
Division One
Saturday, 4 April 1981
Leicester City
2-4
Aston Villa
W
Division One
Wednesday, 8 April 1981
Aston Villa
1-0
West Brom
W
Division One
Tuesday, 14 April 1981
Aston Villa
1-2
Ipswich Town
L
Division One
Saturday, 18 April 1981
Aston Villa
2-0
Nottingham Forest
W
Division One
Monday, 20 April 1981
Stoke City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 25 April 1981
Aston Villa
3-0
Middlesbrough
W
Division One
Saturday, 2 May 1981
Arsenal
2-0
Aston Villa
L

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Paul Birch
Midfielder
Tuesday, 1 July 1980
West Bromwich Albion
Free
Kevin Poole
Goalkeeper
Friday, 26 June 1981
North Bromsgrove High School
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Lee Jenkins
Midfielder
November 1980
Port Vale
Free
Kevin Ready
Forward
Saturday, 1 November 1980
Bromsgrove Rovers
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Peter Withe
Player #619
Leeds United (a), Division One
Saturday, 16 August 1980

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
14
25.95
25.36 | Middlesbrough (a), Division One
26.69 | West Bromwich Albion (h), Division One
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Gary Shaw | 18.76 | Wednesday, 20 August 1980
Gary Williams | 19.89 | Saturday, 1 November 1980
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Jimmy Rimmer | 33.25 | Saturday, 2 May 1981
David Geddis | 22.91 | Saturday, 31 January 1981

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Dennis Mortimer
Player #584
1975-84 Aston Villa, £175k, 399 (1) | 36 |
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) |
Alex Cropley
Player #588
1976-82 Aston Villa, £125k, 82 (2) | 7 |
Ivor Linton
Player #592
1977-81 Aston Villa, Free, 17 (13) | 0 |
Jimmy Rimmer
Player #593
1977-82 Aston Villa, £70k, 276 (0) | 0 |
Ken McNaught
Player #594
1977-83 Aston Villa, £200k, 259 (0) | 13 |
Allan Evans
Player #598
1978-89 Aston Villa, £30k, 461 (8) | 61 |
Gary Shelton
Player #599
1978-82 Aston Villa, £60k, 26 (1) | 8 |
Gary Shaw
Player #600
1978-88 Aston Villa, Free, 208 (79) |
Lee Jenkins
Player #601
1978-80 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (3) | 0 |
Gary Williams
Player #602
1977-87 Aston Villa, Free, 296 (5) | 2 |
Brendan Ormsby
Player #603
1977-85 Aston Villa, Free, 136 (4) | 8 |
Willie Young
Player #604
1978-82 Aston Villa, £9k, 3 (0) | 0 |
Colin J Gibson
Player #605
1978-85 Aston Villa, Free, 232 (5) | 17 |
Kenny Swain
Player #606
1978-82 Aston Villa, £100k, 178 (0) | 5 |
Tony Morley
Player #608
1979-83 Aston Villa, £220k, 170 (10) | 34 |
Des Bremner
Player #610
1979-84 Aston Villa, £275k, 222 (5) | 10 |
David Geddis
Player #611
1979-83 Aston Villa, £300k, 51 (5) | 16 |
Terry Bullivant
Player #612
1979-83 Aston Villa, £220k, 11 (3) | 0 |
Eamonn Deacy
Player #613
1979-84 Aston Villa, Free, 30 (10) | 1 |
Terry Donovan
Player #614
1979-82 Aston Villa, £90k, 25 (0) | 11 |
Nigel Spink
Player #615
1979-95 Aston Villa, £4k, 447 (5) | 0 |
Robert Hopkins
Player #616
1980-82 Aston Villa, Free, 1 (2) | 1 |
Pat Heard
Player #617
1980-82 Aston Villa, £150k, 22 (6) | 2 |
Noel Blake
Player #618
1980-82 Aston Villa, Free, 4 (0) | 0 |
Peter Withe
Player #619
1980-85 Aston Villa, £500k, 232 (0) | 90 |
Kevin Ready
Unused Substitute
1978-81 Aston Villa, £2k, 0 (0) | 0 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
Europe Starts
Europe Subs
M Des Bremner
46
42
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
RB Kenny Swain
46
42
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
CB Ken McNaught
46
42
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
GK Jimmy Rimmer
46
42
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
W Tony Morley
46
42
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
M Gordon Cowans
46
42
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
M Dennis Mortimer
45
41
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
CB Allan Evans
44
40
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
F Gary Shaw
43
40
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
CF Peter Withe
40
36
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
M Colin Gibson
24
19
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
RB Gary Williams
23
21
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
F David Geddis
11
8
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
FB Eamonn Deacy
10
5
4
0
0
0
1
0
0

Goals

Player
Total
League
FA Cup
EFL Cup
Europe
CF Peter Withe
21
20
0
1
0
F Gary Shaw
20
18
0
2
0
W Tony Morley
12
10
0
2
0
CB Allan Evans
6
6
0
0
0
M Gordon Cowans
5
5
0
0
0
M Dennis Mortimer
4
4
0
0
0
F David Geddis
4
4
0
0
0
M Des Bremner
2
2
0
0
0
Own Goal
2
2
0
0
0

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Jimmy Rimmer
46
45
0.98
15
33%
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