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Manager #2

Seasons:

8

Games Managed:

364

Games Won:

175

Games Lost:

122

Points per Game:

1.63

Win Rate:

48%

Loss Rate:

34%

Unbeaten Rate:

66%

Goals Scored

813

Goals Against

652

Goal Difference

161

Billy Smith

Birth Country:

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Citizenship:

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From:

28 Aug 1926

To:

5 May 1934

Goals per Game

2.23

Conc per Game

2.23

Clean Sheets

22%

Billy Smith

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Season

Age

Division

Position

Games

Won

Drew

Lost

Win %

Lost %

Unbeaten %

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal difference

Goals per game

Conceded per game

Clean sheets

Points per game

1926-27
1927-28
1928-29
1929-30
1930-31
1931-32
1932-33
1933-34
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
10th
8th
3rd
4th
2nd
5th
2nd
13th
43
45
48
46
44
45
45
48
18
19
27
24
25
29
24
18
7
9
5
5
10
9
9
13
18
17
16
17
9
16
12
17
42%
42%
56%
52%
57%
44%
53%
38%
42%
38%
33%
37%
20%
36%
27%
35%
58%
62%
67%
63%
80%
64%
73%
65%
82
84
115
105
131
107
96
93
85
77
85
88
83
75
73
86
-3
7
30
17
48
32
23
7
1.91
1.87
2.4
2.28
2.98
2.38
2.13
1.94
1.98
1.71
1.77
1.91
1.89
1.67
1.62
1.79
25.58%
33%
19%
13%
18%
16%
33%
19%
1.42
1.47
1.79
1.67
1.93
1.53
1.8
1.4

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

W.J. Smith

Birth Date

1893

Birth Place

Unknown

Birth Country

England

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Playing Position

n/a

Playing Career

Billy Smith did not play professional football

Previous Coaching & Managerial Roles

Villa was Billy Smith's first 'managerial' post. Billy joined Villa in November 1910 as an office boy when George Ramsay was secretary and E. W. "Wally" Strange was his assistant. Tragically Wally was killed in an accident at Snow Hill station in 1925 which led to his great friend Billy succeeding him as assistant to Ramsay.

Although in the summer of 1926 Ramsay resigned his position, he remained in an advisory capacity until Billy was able to take over his role in October of that year, aged 33.

Billy would continue in his role through to 1955 when he retired from football and having handed over responsibility for team matters to Villa's first manager proper, Jimmy McMullan, in June 1934.

Trophies Won

None

Subsequent Coaching & Managerial Roles