Season 98 | 1986-87

1986-87 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

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

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
22nd
3rd Round
4th Round
4-0 vs. West Ham United (h), Division One
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
Most Starts
8 | Allan Evans
48 | Tony Dorigo
48 | Tony Dorigo

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
(Caretaker)
Saturday, 20 September 1986
Wednesday, 24 September 1986
1
0
0
1
0
0%
100%
0%
0%
0.00
Graham Turner
Saturday, 23 August 1986
Saturday, 13 September 1986
6
1
0
5
1
17%
87%
17%
0%
0.50
Billy McNeill
Saturday, 27 September 1986
Monday, 4 May 1987
42
10
14
18
24
24%
43%
57%
24%
1.05
Frank Upton (Caretaker)
Saturday, 9 May 1987
Saturday, 9 May 1987
1
0
0
1
0
0%
100%
0%
0%
0.00
Manager
Chairman
Club Secretary
(Caretaker)
Herbert Douglas Ellis
Steve Stride
Graham Turner
Herbert Douglas Ellis
Steve Stride
Billy McNeill
Herbert Douglas Ellis
Steve Stride
Frank Upton (Caretaker)
Herbert Douglas Ellis
Steve Stride

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%
1986-87
51
11
15
25
61
91
-30
0.86
0.67
1.2
1.78
10
20%
22%
49%
26
51%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1986-87
22nd
42
8
12
23
45
79
36
-34
1.07
1.88
0.57
10
24%
19%
52%
48%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1986-87
3
1
5
14
4

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Everton
42
26
8
8
76
31
45
86
2
Liverpool
42
23
8
11
72
42
30
77
3
Tottenham Hotspur
42
21
8
13
68
43
25
71
4
Arsenal
42
20
10
12
58
35
23
70
5
Norwich City
42
17
17
8
53
51
2
68
6
Wimbledon
42
19
9
14
57
50
7
66
7
Luton Town
42
18
12
12
47
45
2
66
8
Nottingham Forest
42
18
11
13
64
51
13
65
9
Watford
42
18
9
15
67
54
13
63
10
Coventry City
42
17
12
13
50
45
5
63
11
Manchester United
42
14
14
14
52
45
7
56
12
Southampton
42
14
10
18
69
68
1
52
13
Sheffield Wednesday
42
13
13
16
58
59
-1
52
14
Chelsea
42
13
13
16
53
64
-11
52
15
West Ham United
42
14
10
18
52
67
-15
52
16
Queens Park Rangers
42
13
11
18
48
64
-16
50
17
Newcastle United
42
12
11
19
47
65
-18
47
18
Oxford United
42
11
13
18
44
69
-25
46
19
Charlton Athletic
42
11
11
20
45
55
-10
44
20
Leicester City
42
11
9
22
54
76
-22
42
21
Manchester City
42
8
15
19
36
57
-21
39
22
Aston Villa
42
8
12
22
45
79
-34
36

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Division One
Saturday, 23 August 1986
Aston Villa
0-3
Tottenham Hotspur
L
Division One
Tuesday, 26 August 1986
Wimbledon
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 30 August 1986
Queens Park Rangers
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 3 September 1986
Aston Villa
2-1
Luton Town
W
Division One
Saturday, 6 September 1986
Aston Villa
1-2
Oxford United
L
Division One
Saturday, 13 September 1986
Nottingham Forest
6-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 20 September 1986
Aston Villa
1-4
Norwich City
L
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 24 September 1986
Reading
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 27 September 1986
Liverpool
3-3
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 4 October 1986
Coventry City
0-1
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 8 October 1986
Aston Villa
4-1
Reading
W
Division One
Saturday, 11 October 1986
Aston Villa
3-1
Southampton
W
Division One
Saturday, 18 October 1986
Watford
4-2
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 25 October 1986
Aston Villa
2-0
Newcastle United
W
League Cup 3rd Round
Wednesday, 29 October 1986
Derby County
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 1 November 1986
Aston Villa
2-0
Leicester City
W
League Cup 3rd Round Replay
Tuesday, 4 November 1986
Aston Villa
2-1
Derby County
W
Division One
Saturday, 8 November 1986
Manchester City
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Full Members Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday, 12 November 1986
Aston Villa
4-1
Derby County
W
Division One
Saturday, 15 November 1986
Aston Villa
0-0
Chelsea
D
League Cup 4th Round
Tuesday, 18 November 1986
Southampton
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 22 November 1986
West Ham United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 29 November 1986
Aston Villa
0-4
Arsenal
L
Full Members Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday, 2 December 1986
Ipswich Town
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 6 December 1986
Sheffield Wednesday
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 13 December 1986
Aston Villa
3-3
Manchester United
D
Division One
Saturday, 20 December 1986
Oxford United
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Friday, 26 December 1986
Aston Villa
2-0
Charlton Athletic
W
Division One
Saturday, 27 December 1986
Chelsea
4-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Thursday, 1 January 1987
Everton
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 3 January 1987
Aston Villa
0-0
Nottingham Forest
D
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 10 January 1987
Aston Villa
2-2
Chelsea
D
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Wednesday, 21 January 1987
Chelsea
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 24 January 1987
Tottenham Hotspur
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 7 February 1987
Aston Villa
0-1
Queens Park Rangers
L
Division One
Saturday, 14 February 1987
Luton Town
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 21 February 1987
Aston Villa
2-2
Liverpool
D
Division One
Saturday, 28 February 1987
Norwich City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Wednesday, 4 March 1987
Aston Villa
0-0
Wimbledon
D
Division One
Saturday, 7 March 1987
Newcastle United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 21 March 1987
Southampton
5-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Wednesday, 25 March 1987
Aston Villa
1-1
Watford
D
Division One
Saturday, 28 March 1987
Aston Villa
1-0
Coventry City
W
Division One
Saturday, 4 April 1987
Aston Villa
0-0
Manchester City
D
Division One
Saturday, 11 April 1987
Leicester City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Division One
Saturday, 18 April 1987
Aston Villa
0-1
Everton
L
Division One
Monday, 20 April 1987
Charlton Athletic
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Saturday, 25 April 1987
Aston Villa
4-0
West Ham United
W
Division One
Saturday, 2 May 1987
Arsenal
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Division One
Monday, 4 May 1987
Aston Villa
1-2
Sheffield Wednesday
L
Division One
Saturday, 9 May 1987
Manchester United
3-1
Aston Villa
L

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Andy Blair
Midfielder
Saturday, 1 August 1981, 1 July 1986
Coventry City, Sheffield Wednesday
£350,000, £100,000
Neale Cooper
Defender
Tuesday, 1 July 1986
Aberdeen
£350,000
Mark Burke
Midfielder
Sunday, 1 February 1987
Solihull and District Schools
Free
Warren Aspinall
Midfielder
Thursday, 19 February 1987
Everton
£350,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Steve Hodge
Midfielder
Monday, 1 December 1986
Tottenham Hotspur
£650,000
Paul Kerr
Midfielder
Thursday, 1 January 1987
Middlesbrough
£50,000
Dean Glover
Defender
Sunday, 31 May 1987
Middlesbrough
£50,000
Stuart Ritchie
Midfielder
Sunday, 31 May 1987
Crewe Alexandra
Free
Paul Elliott
Centre Back
Tuesday, 30 June 1987
A.C. Pisa 1909
£400,000
Gary Williams
Right Back
Tuesday, 30 June 1987
Leeds United
£250,000

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Garry Thompson
Player #641
Tottenham Hotspur (h), Division One
Saturday, 23 August 1986
Martin Keown
Player #642
Queens Park Rangers (a), Division One
Saturday, 30 August 1986
Neale Cooper
Player #643
Nottingham Forest (h), Division One
Saturday, 3 January 1987
Warren Aspinall
Player #644
Liverpool (h), Division One
Saturday, 21 February 1987
Phil Robinson
Player #645
Southampton (a), Division One
Saturday, 21 March 1987
Mark Burke
Player #646
Everton (h), Division One
Saturday, 18 April 1987
Bernie Gallacher
Player #647
Manchester United (a), Division One
Saturday, 9 May 1987
Stuart Ritchie
Player #648
Manchester United (a), Division One
Saturday, 9 May 1987

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Paul Kerr
Player #631
Arsenal (h), Division One
Saturday, 29 November 1986
Steve Hodge
Player #638
Manchester United (h), Division One
Saturday, 13 December 1986
Paul Elliott
Player #640
Sheffield Wednesday (h), Division One
Monday, 4 May 1987
Kevin Poole
Player #636
Sheffield Wednesday (h), Division One
Monday, 4 May 1987
Gary Williams
Player #602
Sheffield Wednesday (h), Division One
Monday, 4 May 1987
Phil Robinson
Player #645
Manchester United (a), Division One
Saturday, 9 May 1987
Dean Glover
Player #629
Manchester United (a), Division One
Saturday, 9 May 1987
Stuart Ritchie
Player #648
Manchester United (a), Division One
Saturday, 9 May 1987
Tony Dorigo
Player #632
Manchester United (a), Division One
Saturday, 9 May 1987
Andy Gray
Player #582
Manchester United (a), Division One
Saturday, 9 May 1987

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
26
24.84
23.80 | Wimbledon (h), Division One
25.96 | Tottenham Hotspur (a), Division One
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Mark Burke | 18.19 | Saturday, 18 April 1987
Stuart Ritchie | 18.98 | Saturday, 9 May 1987
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Andy Gray | 31.46 | Saturday, 9 May 1987
Andy Gray | 31.16 | Wednesday, 21 January 1987

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Steve Hunt
Player #580
1975-77 Aston Villa, Free, 1986-87 Aston Villa, £90k, 64 (4) | 4 |
Andy Gray
Player #582
1975-79 Aston Villa, £110k, 1985-87 Aston Villa, £150k, 205 (4) | 78 |
Allan Evans
Player #598
1978-89 Aston Villa, £30k, 461 (8) | 61 |
Gary Shaw
Player #600
1978-88 Aston Villa, Free, 208 (79) |
Gary Williams
Player #602
1977-87 Aston Villa, Free, 296 (5) | 2 |
Nigel Spink
Player #615
1979-95 Aston Villa, £4k, 447 (5) | 0 |
Andy Blair
Player #620
1981-88 Aston Villa, Free, 41 (25) | 1 |
Mark Walters
Player #622
1982-87 Aston Villa, Free, 204 (18) | 48 |
Paul Birch
Player #626
1983-91 Aston Villa, Free, 189 (28) | 23 |
Dean Glover
Player #629
1984-87 Aston Villa, Free, 30 (8) | 1 |
Paul Kerr
Player #631
1984-86 Aston Villa, Free, 23 (10) | 6 |
Tony Dorigo
Player #632
1984-87 Aston Villa, Free, 127 (6) | 1 |
David Norton
Player #634
1985-88 Aston Villa, Free, 52 (3) | 1 |
Kevin Poole
Player #636
1985-87 Aston Villa, Free, 31 (0) | 0 |
Tony Daley
Player #637
1985-94 Aston Villa, Free, 233 (47) | 38 |
Steve Hodge
Player #638
1985-86 Aston Villa, £400k, 69 (0) | 17 |
Simon Stainrod
Player #639
1985-87 Aston Villa, £250k, 75 (6) | 28 |
Paul Elliott
Player #640
1985-87 Aston Villa, £400k, 67 (1) | 7 |
Garry Thompson
Player #641
1986-88 Aston Villa, £450k, 66 (4) | 18 |
Martin Keown
Player #642
1986-89 Aston Villa, £200k, 127 (3) | 3 |
Neale Cooper
Player #643
1987 Aston Villa, £350k, 21 (1) | 1 |
Warren Aspinall
Player #644
1987-88 Aston Villa, £350k, 45 (5) | 16 |
Phil Robinson
Player #645
1987 Aston Villa, Free, 2 (1) | 1 |
Mark Burke
Player #646
1987 Aston Villa, Free, 5 (2) | 0 |
Bernie Gallacher
Player #647
1987-91 Aston Villa, Free, 67 (2) | 1 |
Stuart Ritchie
Player #648
1987 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (1) | 0 |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
LB Tony Dorigo
48
41
0
2
0
5
0
W Steve Hunt
46
39
0
2
0
5
0
CB Martin Keown
42
35
1
2
0
4
0
W Tony Daley
38
25
8
1
1
3
0
GK Nigel Spink
38
32
0
2
0
4
0
CF Garry Thompson
37
30
1
2
0
4
0
CB Paul Elliott
37
33
1
0
0
3
0
CF Simon Stainrod
35
25
4
2
0
4
0
M Paul Birch
35
26
3
1
1
4
0
CB Allan Evans
33
25
1
2
0
5
0
RB Gary Williams
29
26
0
2
0
1
0
F Mark Walters
26
18
3
2
0
2
1
D David Norton
25
19
1
0
0
5
0
CF Andy Gray
22
18
1
0
2
1
0
M Steve Hodge
21
17
0
0
0
4
0
CB Neale Cooper
15
13
0
2
0
0
0
M Warren Aspinall
12
12
0
0
0
0
0
GK Kevin Poole
11
10
0
0
0
1
0
M Paul Kerr
8
4
2
0
0
0
2
D Dean Glover
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
M Andy Blair
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
M Phil Robinson
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
LB Bernie Gallacher
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
M Stuart Ritchie
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
W Mark Burke
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
F Gary Shaw
1
1
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Nigel Spink
38
63
1.66
9
24%
GK Kevin Poole
11
26
2.36
1
9%
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