Season #103

| 1991-92 |

Games #4207 - #4257 |

1991-92 Club Summary

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President | Harold Musgrove

Chairman | Herbert Douglas Ellis

Manager | Ron Atkinson

Secretary | Steve Stride

 1991-92 Season Summary 


Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Games | #4207 - #4257 |

Captain(s) | #667 Paul McGrath |
Top Scorer | 17 | #672 Dwight Yorke | 11 League | 5 FA Cup | 1 Zenith Data Systems Cup | Goal |

 Most Appearances |  51 | #675 Shaun Teale | 42 League | 5 FA Cup | 2 League Cup | 2 Zenith Data Systems Cup | Appearances |
 Final League Position |  7th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | Quarter Final |

League Cup Progress | 2nd Round |

Zenith Data Systems Cup | 2nd Round | Northern Section |
Biggest Win | 4-0 | Luton Town (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 39,995 | Manchester United |

 

 1991-92 Division One Table 

| 5 | Manchester City | P42 | W20 | D10 | L12 | F61 | A48 | GD13 | Pts 70 |

| 6 | Liverpool | P42 | W16 | D16 | L10 | F47 | A40 | GD7 | Pts 64 |

| 7 | Aston Villa | P42 | W17 | D9 | L16 | F48 | A44 | GD4 | Pts 60 |

| 8 | Nottingham Forest | P42 | W16 | D11 | L15 | F60 | A58 | GD2 | Pts 59 |

| 9 | Sheffield United | P42 | W16 | D9 | L17 | F65 | A63 | GD2 | Pts 57 |

 1991-92 Results Summary 

| 1 | 17 Aug | a | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 3-2 | 

| 2 | 21 Aug | h | Manchester United | L | 0-1 | 

| 3 | 24 Aug | h | Arsenal | W | 3-1 | 

| 4 | 28 Aug | a | West Ham United | L | 1-3 | 

| 5 | 31 Aug | a | Southampton | D | 1-1 | 

| 6 | 4 Sep | h | Crystal Palace | L | 0-1 | 

| 7 | 7 Sep | h | Tottenham Hotspur | D | 1-1 | 

| 8 | 14 Sep | a | Liverpool | D | 1-1 | 

| 9 | 18 Sep | a | Chelsea | L | 0-2 | 

| 10 | 21 Sep | h | Nottingham Forest | W | 3-1 | 

| 11 | 25 Sep | a | Grimsby Town (LC R2 L1) | D | 0-0 | 

| 12 | 28 Sep | a | Coventry City | L | 0-1 | 

| 13 | 5 Oct | h | Luton Town | W | 4-0 | 

| 14 | 9 Oct | h | Grimsby Town (LC R2 L2) | D | 1-1 | 

| 15 | 19 Oct | a | Everton | W | 2-0 | 

| 16 | 23 Oct | a | Coventry City (FMC R1) | W | 2-0 | 

| 17 | 26 Oct | h | Wimbledon | W | 2-1 | 

| 18 | 2 Nov | a | Queens Park Rangers | W | 1-0 | 

| 19 | 16 Nov | h | Notts County | W | 1-0 | 

| 20 | 19 Nov | h | Nottingham Forest (FMC R2) | L | 0-2 | 

| 21 | 24 Nov | h | Leeds United | L | 1-4 | 

| 22 | 30 Nov | a | Oldham Athletic | L | 2-3 | 

| 23 | 7 Dec | h | Manchester City | W | 3-1 | 

| 24 | 14 Dec | a | Sheffield United | L | 0-2 | 

| 25 | 26 Dec | h | West Ham United | W | 3-1 | 

| 26 | 28 Dec | h | Southampton | W | 2-1 | 

| 27 | 1 Jan | a | Norwich City | L | 1-2 | 

| 28 | 5 Jan | h | Tottenham Hotspur (FAC R3) | D | 0-0 | 

| 29 | 11 Jan | a | Arsenal | D | 0-0 | 

| 30 | 14 Jan | a | Tottenham Hotspur (FAC R3 Replay) | W | 1-0 | 

| 31 | 18 Jan | h | Sheffield Wednesday | L | 0-1 | 

| 32 | 22 Jan | a | Manchester United | L | 0-1 | 

| 33 | 2 Feb | h | Everton | D | 0-0 | 

| 34 | 5 Feb | a | Derby County (FAC R4) | W | 4-3 | 

| 35 | 8 Feb | a | Wimbledon | L | 0-2 |

 | 36 | 16 Feb | a | Swindon Town (FAC R5) | W | 2-1 |

 | 37 | 22 Feb | h | Oldham Athletic | W | 1-0 |

 | 38 | 29 Feb | a | Manchester City | L | 0-2 |

 | 39 | 3 Mar | a | Leeds United | D | 0-0 |

 | 40 | 8 Mar | a | Liverpool (FAC QF) | L | 0-1 |

 | 41 | 10 Mar | a | Notts County | D | 0-0 |

 | 42 | 14 Mar | h | Queens Park Rangers | L | 0-1 |

 | 43 | 21 Mar | a | Crystal Palace | D | 0-0 |

 | 44 | 28 Mar | h | Norwich City | W | 1-0 |

 | 45 | 31 Mar | h | Sheffield United | D | 1-1 |

 | 46 | 4 Apr | a | Tottenham Hotspur | W | 5-2 |

 | 47 | 11 Apr | h | Liverpool | W | 1-0 |

 | 48 | 18 Apr | a | Nottingham Forest | L | 0-2 |

 | 49 | 20 Apr | h | Chelsea | W | 3-1 |

 | 50 | 25 Apr | a | Luton Town | L | 0-2 |

 | 51 | 2 May | h | Coventry City | W | 2-0 |

 1991-92 Season Review 

Ron Atkinson's first season as Villa boss saw a raft of changes to the playing personnel and footballing style that paid immediate dividends - driving Villa to 7th in the Division One table - the final season before the dawn of the Premier League.

Villa started the season with a swashbuckling away win at Atkinson's former club Sheffield Wednesday with 3 debutants scoring the comeback goals.

The football was exciting, the players committed and Villa followed up their opening day victory with a resounding win over Arsenal but Villa found the following 8 league games tough going with 4 losses and 3 draws and a solitary win.

Atkinson's Villa however recovered strongly and as the team gelled the results started pouring in with one loss in the next 10 including a five game winning streak.

 

Villa's form couldn't hold however and despite regular wins throughout the remainder of the season and reaching the FA Cup Quarter Final once again, consistency was an issue including a six game run without scoring. Villa's final 20 games brought 8 wins and 7 losses as 7th place was secured with a reinvention of Villa's footballing style well underway.

 

 1991-92 Season Statistics 


Games | 51 |

Won | 21 | 41% |   
Drew |
12 | 24% |  
Lost |
18 | 35% |

Unbeaten | 32 | 65% |


Goals Scored | 58 | 1.14 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 52 | 1.02 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 17 | 33% |

Average Home Attendance | 23,889 |

Longest winning run | 5 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 7 Games |
Longest losing run | 3 Games |

Games without a win | 6 Games |

 1991-92 Transfers

1 July 1991 - 30 June 1992


Incoming | 20 |

#703 Michael Oakes | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | Jul 91 | 17 |

#680 Ugo Ehiogu | West Bromwich Albion | £40,000 | Jul 91 | 18 |

#682 Les Sealey | Manchester United | Free | Jul 91 | 33 |

#678 Dalian Atkinson | Real Sociedad | £1,600,000 | Jul 91 | 23 |

#676 Paul Mortimer | Charlton Athletic | £350,000 | Jul 91 | 23 |

#675 Shaun Teale | AFC Bournemouth | £300,000 | Jul 91 | 27 |

#679 Cyrille Regis | Coventry City | Free | Jul 91 | 33 |

#674 Steve Staunton | Liverpool | £1,100,000 | Aug 91 | 22 |

#677 Kevin Richardson | Real Sociedad | £450,000 | Aug 91 | 28 |

#681 Dariusz Kubicki | Legia Warsaw | £200,000 | Aug 91 | 28 |

#684 Alan McLoughlin | Southampton | Loan | Sep 91 | 24 |

#687 Matthias Breitkreutz | PFV Bergmann-Borsig | £100,000 | Oct 91 | 20 |

#691 Stefan Beinlich | PFV Bergmann-Borsig | £100,000 | Oct 91 | 19 |

#685 Garry Parker | Nottingham Forest | £650,000 | Nov 91 | 26 |

#704 Chris Boden | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | Dec 91 | 18 |

#696 Dave Farrell | Redditch United | £45,000 | Jan 92 | 20 |

#714 Gareth Farrelly | Home Farm | Free | Jan 92 | 16 |

#689 Earl Barrett | Oldham Athletic | £1,700,000 | Feb 92 | 24 |

#692 Mark Bosnich | Sydney Croatia | £150,000 | Feb 92 | 20 |

#699 Graham Fenton | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | Feb 92 | 17 |

Outgoing | 17 |

#664 Lee Butler | Barnsley | £165,000 | Jul 91 | 24 |

#657 David Platt | S.S.C. Bari | £5,500,000 | Jul 91 | 25 |

#658 Gareth Williams | Barnsley | £200,000 | Aug 91 | 24 |

#659 Andy Comyn | Derby County | £200,000 | Aug 91 | 23 |

#661 Ian Ormondroyd | Derby County | £350,000 | Sep 91 | 26 |

#647 Bernie Gallacher | Doncaster Rovers | Free | Sep 91 | 24 |

#656 Stuart Gray | Southampton | £200,000 | Sep 91 | 31 |

#673 Gary Penrice | Queens Park Rangers | £625,000 | Oct 91 | 27 |

#676 Paul Mortimer | Crystal Palace | £500,000 | Oct 91 | 23 |

#684 Alan McLoughlin | Southampton | End of Loan | Oct 91 | 24 |

#651 Kevin Gage | Sheffield United | £150,000 | Oct 91 | 27 |

#660 Derek Mountfield | Wolverhampton Wanderers | £150,000 | Nov 91 | 29 |

#659 Chris Price | Blackburn Rovers | £150,000 | Feb 92 | 31 |

#671 Tony Cascarino | Glasgow Celtic | £1,100,000 | Feb 92 | 29 |

#661 Ian Olney | Oldham Athletic | £700,000 | May 92 | 22 |

#663 Nigel Callaghan | Retired | Released | Jun 92 | 29 |

Ivo Staš | FC Baník Ostrava | Free | Jun 92 | 27 |

 1991-92 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 19 |

#674 Steve Staunton | Saturday, 17 August 1991 | Sheffield Wednesday (a) | 22 |

#675 Shaun Teale | Saturday, 17 August 1991 | Sheffield Wednesday (a) | 27 |

#676 Paul Mortimer | Saturday, 17 August 1991 | Sheffield Wednesday (a) | 23 |

#677 Kevin Richardson | Saturday, 17 August 1991 | Sheffield Wednesday (a) | 28 |

#678 Dalian Atkinson | Saturday, 17 August 1991 | Sheffield Wednesday (a) | 23 |

#679 Cyrille Regis | Saturday, 17 August 1991 | Sheffield Wednesday (a) | 33 |

#680 Ugo Ehiogu | Saturday, 24 August 1991 | Arsenal (h) | 18 |

#681 Dariusz Kubicki | Saturday, 31 August 1991 | Southampton (a) | 28 |

#682 Les Sealey | Saturday, 19 October 1991 | Everton (a) | 34 |

#683 Bryan Small | Saturday, 19 October 1991 | Everton (a) | 19 |

#684 Alan McLoughlin | Wednesday, 23 October 1991 | Coventry City (a), Zenith Data Systems Cup | 24 |    

#685 Garry Parker | Saturday, 30 November 1991 | Oldham Athletic (a) | 26 |

#686 Steve Froggatt | Thursday, 26 December 1991 | West Ham United (h) | 18 |

#687 Matthias Breitkreutz | Saturday, 18 January 1992 | Sheffield Wednesday (h) | 20 |

#688 Martin Carruthers | Wednesday, 5 February 1992 | Derby County (a), FA Cup | 19 |

#689 Earl Barrett | Saturday, 29 February 1992 | Manchester City (a) | 24 |

#690 Neil Cox | Tuesday, 10 March 1992 | Notts County (a) | 20 |

#691 Stefan Beinlich | Saturday, 18 April 1992 | Nottingham Forest (a) | 20 |

#692 Mark Bosnich | Saturday, 25 April 1992 | Luton Town (a) | 20 |

Final Appearances | 10 |

#660 Derek Mountfield | Wednesday, 21 August 1991 | Manchester United (h) |28 |

#662 Ian Ormondroyd | Wednesday, 4 September 1991 | Crystal Palace (h) | 26 |

#673 Gary Penrice | Saturday, 28 September 1991 | Coventry City (a) | 27 |

#676 Paul Mortimer | Wednesday, 9 October 1991 | Grimsby Town (h), League Cup | 23 |

#684 Alan McLoughlin | Wednesday, 23 October 1991 | Coventry City (a), Zenith Data Systems Cup | 24 |

#586 Gordon Cowans | Sunday, 24 November 1991 | Leeds United (h) | 33 |

#666 Kent Nielsen | Saturday, 28 December 1991 | Southampton (h) | 30 |

#659 Chris Price | Wednesday, 1 January 1992 | Norwich City (a) | 31 |

#682 Les Sealey | Saturday, 29 February 1992 | Manchester City (a) | 34 |

#661 Ian Olney | Saturday, 2 May 1992 | Coventry City (h) | 22 |  

 1991-92 Squad Statistics 

Average 1st XI Age | 27.20 | -0.99 |

Youngest 1st XI | 25.77 | Notts County (a) | -1.62 |

Oldest 1st XI | 28.47 | Crystal Palace (h) | -0.80 |

Squad Size | 31 | +10 |
Average Age | 25.1 | -1.1 |

Youngest Player(s) | 18 |

Steve Froggatt | 9-Mar-1973

Oldest Player(s) | 33 |

Les Sealey | 29-Sep-1957

 1991-92 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 58 | League Goals | 48 | FA Cup Goals | 7 | League Cup Goals | 1 | Full Members Cup Goals | 2 | 

| 17 |

Dwight Yorke | Goals | 17 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 5 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 1 |

| 11 |

Cyrille Regis | Goals | 11 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

| 7 |

Tony Daley | Goals | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

| 6 |

Kevin Richardson | Goals | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

| 4 |

Steve Staunton | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

| 3 |

Ian Olney | Goals | 3 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 1 |

| 2 |

Mark Blake | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

Garry Parker | Goals | 2 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 1 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

| 1 |

Dalian Atkinson | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

Gary Penrice | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

Paul Mortimer | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

Shaun Teale | Goals | 1 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 1 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

Steve Froggatt | Goals | 1 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 1 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

Paul McGrath | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | Full Members Cup | 0 |

 1991-92 First Team Squad 

#584 Gordon Cowans | 33 |

#615 Nigel Spink | 33 | 

#637 Tony Daley | 23 |

#647 Bernie Gallacher | 24 | LEFT SEPTEMBER 1991

#651 Kevin Gage | 27 | LEFT NOVEMBER 1991

#656 Stuart Gray | 31 | LEFT SEPTEMBER 1991

#659 Chris Price | 31 |

#660 Derek Mountfield | 28 | LEFT NOVEMBER 1991

#661 Ian Olney | 21 |

#662 Ian Ormondroyd | 26 | LEFT SEPTEMBER 1991

#663 Nigel Callaghan | 28 |

#665 Darrell Duffy | 20 |

#666 Kent Nielsen | 29 |

#667 Paul McGrath | 31 |

#670 Mark Blake | 20 |

#671 Tony Cascarino | 28 | LEFT FEBRUARY 1992

#672 Dwight Yorke | 19 |

#673 Gary Penrice | 27 | LEFT OCTOBER 1991

#674 Steve Staunton | 22 |

#675 Shaun Teale | 27 |

#676 Paul Mortimer | 23 | LEFT OCTOBER 1991

#677 Kevin Richardson | 28 |

#678 Dalian Atkinson | 23 |

#679 Cyrille Regis | 33 |

#680 Ugo Ehiogu | 18 |

#681 Dariusz Kubicki | 28 |

#682 Les Sealey | 33 | 

#683 Bryan Small | 19 |

#684 Alan McLoughlin | 24 | LOAN ENDED OCTOBER 1991

#685 Garry Parker | 25 |

#686 Steve Froggatt | 18 |

#687 Matthias Breitkreutz | 20 |

#688 Martin Carruthers | 19 |

#689 Earl Barrett | 24 |

#690 Neil Cox | 19 |

#691 Stefan Beinlich | 19 |

#692 Mark Bosnich | 19 |

 1991-92 Appearances 

Excludes appearances in the Full Members Cup

| 49 |

#675 Shaun Teale | Appearances | 49 | League | 42 (0) | FA Cup | 5 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

#677 Kevin Richardson | Appearances | 49 | League | 42 (2) | FA Cup | 5 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 48 |

#657 Paul McGrath | Appearances | 48 | League | 41 (10) | FA Cup | 5 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 46 |

#679 Cyrille Regis | Appearances | 46 | League | 39 (0) | FA Cup | 5 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 43 |

#674 Steve Staunton | Appearances | 43 | League | 37 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 39 |

#672 Dwight Yorke | Appearances | 39 | League | 27 (5) | FA Cup | 5 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

#637 Tony Daley | Appearances | 39 | League | 29 (5) | FA Cup | 5 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 30 |

#685 Garry Parker | Appearances | 30 | League | 25 (0) | FA Cup | 5 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#681 Dariusz Kubicki | Appearances | 30 | League | 23 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (1) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 26 |

#615 Nigel Spink | Appearances | 26 | League | 23 (0) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 22 |

#682 Les Sealey | Appearances | 22 | League | 18 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 21 |

#661 Ian Olney | Appearances | 21 | League | 14 (6) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (1) | . Player Profile

| 17 |

#670 Mark Blake | Appearances | 17 | League | 14 (0) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 16 |

#678 Dalian Atkinson | Appearances | 16 | League | 11 (3) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 14 |

#586 Gordon Cowans | Appearances | 14 | League | 10 (2) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

#676 Paul Mortimer | Appearances | 14 | League | 10 (2) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 13 |

#689 Earl Barrett | Appearances | 13 | League | 13 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 12 |

#686 Steve Froggatt | Appearances | 12 | League | 6 (3) | FA Cup | 2 (1) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 11 |

#683 Bryan Small | Appearances | 11 | League | 8 (0) | FA Cup | 2 (1) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 9 |

#680 Ugo Ehiogu | Appearances | 9 | League | 4 (4) | FA Cup | 0 (1) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#687 Matthias Breitkreutz | Appearances | 8 | League | 7 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#673 Gary Penrice | Appearances | 8 | League | 5 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 7 |

#690 Neil Cox | Appearances | 7 | League | 4 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 6 |

#666 Kent Nielsen | Appearances | 6 | League | 3 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 4 |

#688 Martin Carruthers | Appearances | 4