Season 108 | 1996-97

1996-97 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
European Progress
Biggest Win
Premier League
5th
4th Round
4th Round
1st Round
5-0 vs. Wimbledon (h), Premier League

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
Brian Little
Saturday, 17 August 1996
Ongoing
45
19
13
13
32
42%
29%
71%
49%
1.56
Chairman
Club Secretary
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%
1996-97
45
19
13
13
54
40
14
1.61
1.35
1.2
0.89
22
49%
42%
29%
32
71%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1996-97
5th
38
17
10
11
47
34
61
13
1.24
0.89
1.38
19
50%
45%
29%
71%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1996-97
4
4
8
7
2

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Manchester United
38
21
12
5
76
44
32
75
2
Newcastle United
38
19
11
8
73
40
33
68
3
Arsenal
38
19
11
8
62
32
30
68
4
Liverpool
38
19
11
8
62
37
25
68
5
Aston Villa
38
17
10
11
47
34
13
61
6
Chelsea
38
16
11
11
58
55
3
59
7
Sheffield Wednesday
38
14
15
9
50
51
-1
57
8
Wimbledon
38
15
11
12
49
46
3
56
9
Leicester City
38
12
11
15
46
54
-8
47
10
Tottenham Hotspur
38
13
7
18
44
51
-7
46
11
Leeds United
38
11
13
14
28
38
-10
46
12
Derby County
38
11
13
14
45
58
-13
46
13
Blackburn Rovers
38
9
15
14
42
43
-1
42
14
West Ham United
38
10
12
16
39
48
-9
42
15
Everton
38
10
12
16
44
57
-13
42
16
Southampton
38
10
11
17
50
56
-6
41
17
Coventry City
38
9
14
15
38
54
-16
41
18
Sunderland
38
10
10
18
35
53
-18
40
19
Middlesbrough
38
10
12
16
51
60
-9
39
20
Nottingham Forest
38
6
16
16
31
59
-28
34

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Premier League
Saturday, 17 August 1996
Sheffield Wednesday
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Wednesday, 21 August 1996
Aston Villa
1-0
Blackburn Rovers
W
Premier League
Saturday, 24 August 1996
Aston Villa
2-0
Derby County
W
Premier League
Wednesday, 4 September 1996
Everton
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 7 September 1996
Aston Villa
2-2
Arsenal
D
UEFA Cup 1st Round
Tuesday, 10 September 1996
Aston Villa
1-1
Helsingborgs IF
D
Premier League
Sunday, 15 September 1996
Chelsea
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 21 September 1996
Aston Villa
0-0
Manchester United
D
UEFA Cup 1st Round
Tuesday, 24 September 1996
Helsingborgs IF
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Monday, 30 September 1996
Newcastle United
4-3
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 12 October 1996
Tottenham Hotspur
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 19 October 1996
Aston Villa
2-0
Leeds United
W
League Cup 3rd Round
Wednesday, 23 October 1996
Leeds United
1-2
Aston Villa (Holders)
W
Premier League
Saturday, 26 October 1996
Sunderland
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 2 November 1996
Aston Villa
2-0
Nottingham Forest
W
Premier League
Saturday, 16 November 1996
Aston Villa
1-3
Leicester City
L
Premier League
Saturday, 23 November 1996
Coventry City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 4th Round
Tuesday, 26 November 1996
Wimbledon
1-0
Aston Villa (Holders)
L
Premier League
Saturday, 30 November 1996
Aston Villa
1-0
Middlesbrough
W
Premier League
Wednesday, 4 December 1996
West Ham United
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 7 December 1996
Southampton
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Sunday, 22 December 1996
Aston Villa
5-0
Wimbledon
W
Premier League
Thursday, 26 December 1996
Aston Villa
0-2
Chelsea
L
Premier League
Saturday, 28 December 1996
Arsenal
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Wednesday, 1 January 1997
Manchester United
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 11 January 1997
Aston Villa
2-2
Newcastle United
D
FA Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday, 14 January 1997
Notts County
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 18 January 1997
Liverpool
3-0
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Wednesday, 22 January 1997
Aston Villa
3-0
Notts County
W
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 25 January 1997
Derby County
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Wednesday, 29 January 1997
Aston Villa
0-1
Sheffield Wednesday
L
Premier League
Saturday, 1 February 1997
Aston Villa
1-0
Sunderland
W
Premier League
Wednesday, 19 February 1997
Aston Villa
2-1
Coventry City
W
Premier League
Saturday, 22 February 1997
Nottingham Forest
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Sunday, 2 March 1997
Aston Villa
1-0
Liverpool
W
Premier League
Wednesday, 5 March 1997
Leicester City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 15 March 1997
Aston Villa
0-0
West Ham United
D
Premier League
Saturday, 22 March 1997
Blackburn Rovers
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 5 April 1997
Aston Villa
3-1
Everton
W
Premier League
Wednesday, 9 April 1997
Wimbledon
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 12 April 1997
Derby County
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 19 April 1997
Aston Villa
1-1
Tottenham Hotspur
D
Premier League
Tuesday, 22 April 1997
Leeds United
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 3 May 1997
Middlesbrough
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Sunday, 11 May 1997
Aston Villa
1-0
Southampton
W

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
David Hughes
Centre Back
Friday, 5 July 1996
Youth Team
Free
Fernando Nélson
Right Back
Friday, 26 July 1996
Sporting Lisbon
£1,750,000
Saša Ćurčić
Midfielder
Thursday, 1 August 1996
Bolton Wanderers
£5,400,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Nigel Spink
Goalkeeper
January 1996
West Bromwich Albion
Free
Paul Browne
Defender
Wednesday, 3 July 1996
Raith Rovers
£120,000
Franz Carr
Winger
Tuesday, 1 October 1996
Reggiana
Free
Paul McGrath
Centre Back
Tuesday, 1 October 1996
Derby County
£100,000
Phil King
Left Back
Saturday, 1 March 1997
Swindon Town
Free
Carl Tiler
Centre Back
Wednesday, 26 March 1997
Sheffield United
£731,000
Stuart Brock
Goalkeeper
Thursday, 27 March 1997
Northampton Town
Free
Tommy Johnson
Forward
Monday, 31 March 1997
Glasgow Celtic
£3,110,000

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Saša Ćurčić
Player #721
Derby County (h), Premier League
Saturday, 24 August 1996
Fernando Nélson
Player #722
Derby County (h), Premier League
Saturday, 24 August 1996
David Hughes
Player #723
Liverpool (h), Premier League
Sunday, 2 March 1997

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Scott Murray
Player #720
Sheffield Wednesday (a), Premier League
Saturday, 17 August 1996
Paul McGrath
Player #667
Helsingborgs IF (a), UEFA Cup
Tuesday, 24 September 1996
Carl Tiler
Player #715
Sunderland (h), Premier League
Saturday, 1 February 1997
Tommy Johnson
Player #706
Blackburn Rovers (a), Premier League
Saturday, 22 March 1997
Gareth Farrelly
Player #714
Middlesbrough (a), Premier League
Saturday, 3 May 1997

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
25
25.94
25.15 | Sheffield Wednesday (h), Premier League
26.65 | Middlesbrough (a), Premier League
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
David Hughes | 19.10 | Wednesday, 5 March 1997
David Hughes | 19.09 | Sunday, 2 March 1997
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Andy Townsend | 33.82 | Sunday, 11 May 1997
Paul McGrath | 36.83 | Tuesday, 24 September 1996

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Paul McGrath
Player #667
1989-96 Aston Villa, £425k, 312 (8) | 9 |
Dwight Yorke
Player #672
1990-98 Aston Villa, £120k, 234 (51) | 98 |
Steve Staunton
Player #674
1991-98 Aston Villa, £1.1m, 2000-03 Aston Villa, Free, 332 (14) | 19 |
Ugo Ehiogu
Player #680
1991-00 Aston Villa, £40k, 285 (17) | 15 |
Mark Bosnich
Player #692
1992-99 Aston Villa, £150k, 227 (1) | 0 |
Andy Townsend
Player #697
1993-97 Aston Villa, £2.1m, 174 (1) | 11 |
Phil King
Player #700
1994-97 Aston Villa, £216k, 20 (3) | 0 |
Michael Oakes
Player #703
1992-99 Aston Villa, Free, 59 (2) | 0 |
Ian Taylor
Player #705
1994-03 Aston Villa, £1.35m, 254 (37) | 44 |
Tommy Johnson
Player #706
1995-97 Aston Villa, £1.96m, 49 (22) | 17 |
Gary Charles
Player #707
1995-99 Aston Villa, £1.45m, 92 (13) | 4 |
Alan Wright
Player #709
1995-03 Aston Villa, £1.35m, 324 (5) | 5 |
Gareth Southgate
Player #710
1995-01 Aston Villa, £3.38m, 241 (0) | 9 |
Mark Draper
Player #711
1995-99 Aston Villa, £4.39m, 141 (14) | 11 |
Savo Milošević
Player #712
1995-98 Aston Villa, £1.35m, 110 (7) | 34 |
Riccardo Scimeca
Player #713
1995-99 Aston Villa, Free, 68 (29) | 2 |
Gareth Farrelly
Player #714
1995-97 Aston Villa, Free, 2 (7) | 0 |
Carl Tiler
Player #715
1995-97 Aston Villa, £843k, 13 (2) | 1 |
Lee Hendrie
Player #716
1995-06 Aston Villa, Free, 243 (65) | 31 |
Julian Joachim
Player #717
1996-01 Aston Villa, £1.89m, 113 (58) | 44 |
Neil Davis
Player #718
1996-98 Aston Villa, £28k, 0 (3) | 0 |
Scott Murray
Player #720
1996-97 Aston Villa, £35k, 4 (0) | 0 |
Saša Ćurčić
Player #721
1996-98 Aston Villa, £5.4m, 23 (11) | 1 |
Fernando Nélson
Player #722
1996-98 Aston Villa, £1.75m, 65 (8) | 0 |
David Hughes
Player #723
1997-99 Aston Villa, Free, 4 (3) | 0 |
Adam Rachel
Player #736
1996-99 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (1) | 0 |
Stuart Brock
Unused Substitute
1996-97 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
Europe Starts
Europe Subs
Unused Sub
LB Alan Wright
45
38
0
3
0
2
0
2
0
0
CB Ugo Ehiogu
45
38
0
3
0
2
0
2
0
0
F Dwight Yorke
43
36
0
3
0
2
0
2
0
0
M Andy Townsend
41
35
0
2
0
2
0
2
0
0
RB Fernando Nélson
39
32
1
1
1
2
0
2
0
1
M Ian Taylor
37
29
5
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
CF Savo Milošević
36
29
1
3
0
0
1
2
0
0
LB Steve Staunton
35
30
0
2
0
1
0
2
0
0
CB Gareth Southgate
34
28
0
3
0
1
0
2
0
0
M Mark Draper
33
28
1
0
0
1
1
2
0
2
M Saša Ćurčić
25
16
5
3
0
1
0
0
0
6
F Tommy Johnson
25
11
10
1
0
1
0
1
1
6
GK Mark Bosnich
24
20
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
3
GK Michael Oakes
23
18
2
0
0
1
0
2
0
21
CB Riccardo Scimeca
22
11
6
3
0
1
1
0
0
8
F Julian Joachim
17
4
11
0
1
1
0
0
0
23
CB Carl Tiler
14
9
2
2
0
1
0
0
0
9
CB David Hughes
7
4
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
M Lee Hendrie
7
0
5
1
1
0
0
0
0
12
M Gareth Farrelly
3
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
CB Paul McGrath
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
7
M Scott Murray
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9

Goals

Assists

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Mark Bosnich
24
21
0.88
12
50%
GK Michael Oakes
23
19
0.83
10
43%
GK Stuart Brock
0
0
0.00
0
0%
GK Adam Rachel
0
0
0.00
0
0%

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