Season 109 | 1997-98

1997-98 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
European Progress
Biggest Win
Premier League
7th
5th Round
3rd Round
Quarter Final
4-0 vs. West Bromwich Albion (h), League Cup

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
John Gregory
Saturday, 28 February 1998
Ongoing
13
10
0
3
10
77%
23%
77%
23%
2.31
Brian Little
Saturday, 9 August 1997
Saturday, 21 February 1998
38
13
9
16
22
34%
42%
58%
32%
1.26
Manager
Chairman
Club Secretary
John Gregory
Herbert Douglas Ellis
Steve Stride
Brian Little
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%
1997-98
51
23
9
19
64
61
3
1.5
1.04
1.25
1.2
15
29%
45%
37%
32
63%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
1997-98
7th
38
17
6
15
49
48
57
1
1.29
1.26
1.02
9
24%
45%
39%
61%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
1997-98
6
4
6
5
4

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Arsenal
38
23
9
6
68
33
35
78
2
Manchester United
38
23
8
7
73
26
47
77
3
Liverpool
38
18
11
9
68
42
26
65
4
Chelsea
38
20
3
15
71
43
28
63
5
Leeds United
38
17
8
13
57
46
11
59
6
Blackburn Rovers
38
16
10
12
57
52
5
58
7
Aston Villa
38
17
6
15
49
48
1
57
8
West Ham United
38
16
8
14
56
57
-1
56
9
Derby County
38
16
7
15
52
49
3
55
10
Leicester City
38
13
14
11
51
41
10
53
11
Coventry City
38
12
16
10
46
44
2
52
12
Southampton
38
14
6
18
50
55
-5
48
13
Newcastle United
38
11
11
16
35
44
-9
44
14
Tottenham Hotspur
38
11
11
16
44
56
-12
44
15
Wimbledon
38
10
14
14
34
46
-12
44
16
Sheffield Wednesday
38
12
8
18
52
67
-15
44
17
Everton
38
9
13
16
41
56
-15
40
18
Bolton Wanderers
38
9
13
16
41
61
-20
40
19
Barnsley
38
10
5
23
37
82
-45
35
20
Crystal Palace
38
8
9
21
37
71
-34
33

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Premier League
Saturday, 9 August 1997
Leicester City
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Wednesday, 13 August 1997
Aston Villa
0-4
Blackburn Rovers
L
Premier League
Saturday, 23 August 1997
Newcastle United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Wednesday, 27 August 1997
Tottenham Hotspur
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 30 August 1997
Aston Villa
1-0
Leeds United
W
Premier League
Saturday, 13 September 1997
Barnsley
0-3
Aston Villa
W
UEFA Cup 1st Round
Tuesday, 16 September 1997
FC Girondins de Bordeaux
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 20 September 1997
Aston Villa
2-1
Derby County
W
Premier League
Monday, 22 September 1997
Liverpool
3-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 27 September 1997
Aston Villa
2-2
Sheffield Wednesday
D
UEFA Cup 1st Round
Tuesday, 30 September 1997
Aston Villa
1-0
FC Girondins de Bordeaux
W
Premier League
Saturday, 4 October 1997
Bolton Wanderers
0-1
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 3rd Round
Wednesday, 15 October 1997
West Ham United
0-3
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 18 October 1997
Aston Villa
1-2
Wimbledon
L
UEFA Cup 2nd Round
Tuesday, 21 October 1997
Athletic Bilbao
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Sunday, 26 October 1997
Arsenal
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 1 November 1997
Aston Villa
0-2
Chelsea
L
UEFA Cup 2nd Round
Tuesday, 4 November 1997
Aston Villa
2-1
Athletic Bilbao
W
Premier League
Saturday, 8 November 1997
Crystal Palace
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 22 November 1997
Aston Villa
2-1
Everton
W
UEFA Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday, 25 November 1997
Steaua Bucharest
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 29 November 1997
West Ham United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 6 December 1997
Aston Villa
3-0
Coventry City
W
UEFA Cup 3rd Round
Tuesday, 9 December 1997
Aston Villa
2-0
Steaua Bucharest
W
Premier League
Monday, 15 December 1997
Manchester United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 20 December 1997
Aston Villa
1-1
Southampton
D
Premier League
Friday, 26 December 1997
Aston Villa
4-1
Tottenham Hotspur
W
Premier League
Sunday, 28 December 1997
Leeds United
1-1
Aston Villa
D
FA Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 3 January 1998
Portsmouth
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Saturday, 10 January 1998
Aston Villa
1-1
Leicester City
D
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Wednesday, 14 January 1998
Aston Villa
1-0
Portsmouth
W
Premier League
Saturday, 17 January 1998
Blackburn Rovers
5-0
Aston Villa
L
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 24 January 1998
Aston Villa
4-0
West Brom
W
Premier League
Sunday, 1 February 1998
Aston Villa
0-1
Newcastle United
L
Premier League
Saturday, 7 February 1998
Derby County
0-1
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 5th Round
Saturday, 14 February 1998
Aston Villa
0-1
Coventry City
L
Premier League
Wednesday, 18 February 1998
Aston Villa
0-2
Manchester United
L
Premier League
Saturday, 21 February 1998
Wimbledon
2-1
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 28 February 1998
Aston Villa
2-1
Liverpool
W
UEFA Cup Quarter Final
Tuesday, 3 March 1998
Atlético Madrid
1-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Sunday, 8 March 1998
Chelsea
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Wednesday, 11 March 1998
Aston Villa
0-1
Barnsley
L
Premier League
Saturday, 14 March 1998
Aston Villa
3-1
Crystal Palace
W
UEFA Cup Quarter Final
Tuesday, 17 March 1998
Aston Villa
2-1a
Atlético Madrid
W
Premier League
Saturday, 28 March 1998
Everton
1-4
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 4 April 1998
Aston Villa
2-0
West Ham United
W
Premier League
Saturday, 11 April 1998
Coventry City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 18 April 1998
Southampton
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 25 April 1998
Aston Villa
1-3
Bolton Wanderers
L
Premier League
Saturday, 2 May 1998
Sheffield Wednesday
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Sunday, 10 May 1998
Aston Villa
1-0
Arsenal
W

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
Michael Standing
Midfielder
Tuesday, 1 July 1997
Brighton & Hove Albion
Free
Simon Grayson
Full Back
Tuesday, 1 July 1997
Leicester City
£1,350,000
Gareth Barry
Midfielder
Tuesday, 1 July 1997
Brighton & Hove Albion
Tribunal
Stan Collymore
Forward
Tuesday, 1 July 1997
Liverpool
£9,450,000
Ben Petty
Midfielder
Friday, 1 August 1997
Youth Team
Free
Matthew Ghent
Goalkeeper
Friday, 1 August 1997
Youth Team
Free
Paul Crichton
Goalkeeper
Thursday, 7 August 1997
West Bromwich Albion
Loan
David Curtolo
Midfielder
Thursday, 27 November 1997
Västerås SK
£30,000
Alan Thompson
Midfielder
Friday, 12 June 1998
Bolton Wanderers
£6,480,000
Fabio Ferraresi
Midfielder
Wednesday, 24 June 1998
A.C. Cesena
Free

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Gareth Farrelly
Midfielder
Wednesday, 9 July 1997
Everton
£945,000
Paul Crichton
Goalkeeper
Wednesday, 13 August 1997
West Bromwich Albion
End of Loan
Andy Townsend
Midfielder
Friday, 29 August 1997
Middlesbrough
£500,000
Scott Murray
Midfielder
Friday, 12 December 1997
Bristol City
£203,000
Saša Ćurčić
Midfielder
Sunday, 1 March 1998
Crystal Palace
£1,350,000
Savo Milošević
Forward
Tuesday, 30 June 1998
Real Zaragoza
Free

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Stan Collymore
Player #724
Leicester City (a), Premier League
Saturday, 9 August 1997
Simon Grayson
Player #725
Blackburn Rovers (h), Premier League
Wednesday, 13 August 1997
Darren Byfield
Player #726
Leeds United (a), Premier League
Sunday, 28 December 1997
Richard Walker
Player #727
Leeds United (a), Premier League
Sunday, 28 December 1997
Gareth Barry
Player #728
Sheffield Wednesday (a), Premier League
Saturday, 2 May 1998

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Neil Davis
Player #718
Manchester City (h), Premier League
Saturday, 27 April 1996
Andy Townsend
Player #697
Tottenham Hotspur (a), Premier League
Wednesday, 27 August 1997
Saša Ćurčić
Player #721
Coventry City (h), Premier League
Saturday, 6 December 1997
Savo Milošević
Player #712
Bolton Wanderers (h), Premier League
Saturday, 25 April 1998
Fernando Nélson
Player #722
Arsenal (h), Premier League
Sunday, 10 May 1998

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
30
26.37
25.19 | Arsenal (h), Premier League
27.12 | Tottenham Hotspur (a), Premier League
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Gareth Barry | 17.22 | Sunday, 10 May 1998
Gareth Barry | 17.20 | Saturday, 2 May 1998
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Andy Townsend | 34.12 | Wednesday, 27 August 1997
Ian Taylor | 29.43 | Saturday, 1 November 1997

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
Stan Collymore
Player #724
1997-00 Aston Villa, £9.45m, 49 (12) | 15 |
Simon Grayson
Player #725
1997-99 Aston Villa, £1.35m, 43 (20) | 2 |
Darren Byfield
Player #726
1997-00 Aston Villa, Free, 3 (7) | 0 |
Richard Walker
Player #727
1997-01 Aston Villa, Free, 4 (6) | 2 |
Gareth Barry
Player #728
1998-09 Aston Villa, Tribunal, 440 (52) |
Darius Vassell
Player #730
1998-05 Aston Villa, Free, 124 (77) | 43 |
Adam Rachel
Player #736
1996-99 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (1) | 0 |
Matthew Ghent
Unused Substitute
1997-00 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (0) | 0 |
Paul Crichton
Unused Substitute
1997-98 Aston Villa, (L) 0 (0) | 0 |
Lee Collins
Unused Substitute
1997-99 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
50
35
2
4
0
1
0
8
0
1
CB Ugo Ehiogu
48
37
0
4
0
1
0
6
0
3
FB Simon Grayson
44
28
5
4
0
0
1
4
2
6
M Ian Taylor
44
30
2
3
0
1
0
8
0
0
M Mark Draper
43
31
0
4
0
1
0
7
0
3
CB Gareth Southgate
43
32
0
3
0
1
0
7
0
0
GK Mark Bosnich
42
30
0
4
0
1
0
7
0
0
F Dwight Yorke
40
30
0
2
0
1
0
7
0
0
LB Steve Staunton
38
27
0
4
0
0
0
7
0
1
CF Stan Collymore
37
23
2
4
0
1
0
6
1
2
RB Fernando Nélson
34
21
4
1
0
1
0
5
2
15
CF Savo Milošević
32
19
4
2
0
1
0
6
0
8
CB Riccardo Scimeca
29
16
5
2
1
1
0
4
0
10
F Julian Joachim
29
16
10
1
1
0
0
1
0
15
RB Gary Charles
25
14
4
0
1
0
1
2
3
15
M Lee Hendrie
24
13
4
2
2
0
0
2
1
9
GK Michael Oakes
9
8
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
39
M Saša Ćurčić
9
3
4
0
0
0
1
0
1
10
F Darren Byfield
8
1
6
0
1
0
0
0
0
6
M Andy Townsend
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
M Gareth Barry
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
F Richard Walker
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
3

Goals

Assists

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Mark Bosnich
42
44
1.05
15
36%
GK Michael Oakes
9
15
1.67
0
0%
GK Matthew Ghent
0
0
0.00
0
0%
GK Paul Crichton
0
0
0.00
0
0%
GK Adam Rachel
0
0
0.00
0
0%

Cards