Manager #7

Games Managed:

From:

To:

Win Rate:

Points per Game:

Seasons:

250

1953-54

1958-59

35%

1.32

6

Eric Houghton

From

Wednesday, 2 September 1953

To

Saturday, 29 November 1958

Eric Houghton

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

1953-54
1954-55
1955-56
1956-57
1957-58
1958-59

Age*

43
44
45
46
47
48

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Position

13th
6th
20th
10th
14th
21st

Games

250
39
49
45
51
46
20

Won

88
14
21
12
20
16
5

Drew

65
9
12
14
18
9
3

Lost

97
16
16
19
13
21
12

Win %

35%
36%
43%
27%
39%
35%
25%

Lost %

39%
41%
33%
42%
25%
46%
60%

Unbeaten %

61%
59%
67%
58%
75%
54%
40%

Goals For

393
65
82
56
82
77
31

Goals Vs.

441
69
83
75
64
97
53

Goal diff

-48
-4
-1
-19
18
-20
-22

Goals / game

1.57
1.67
1.67
1.61
1.61
1.67
1.55

Conc / game

1.76
1.77
1.69
1.25
1.25
2.11
2.65

Clean sheets

21.20%
10.26%
28.57%
26.67%
29.41%
13.04%
10.00%

Points / game

1.32
1.31
1.53
1.53
1.53
1.24
0.9

*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

William Eric Houghton

Full Name

William Eric Houghton

Birth Date

29 June 1910

Birth Place

Billingborough, Lincolshire

Birth Country

England

Arrival

From

Notts County

Aged

43

In

September 1953

Replaced

George Martin

Departure

Sacked

Aged

48

In

November 1958

Replaced by

Joe Mercer

Key Players

1938-55 Frank Moss |
1945-55 Harry Parkes |
1945-54 Billy Goffin |
1945-61 Johnny Dixon |
1946-56 Amos Moss |
1947-57 Keith Jones |
1948-56 Con Martin |
1950-55 Tommy Thompson |
1950-62 Stan Lynn |
1950-59 Peter Aldis |
1950-55 Danny Blanchflower |
1950-58 Derek Pace |
1952-62 Peter McParland |
1954-64 Vic Crowe |
1955-61 Pat Saward |
1955-60 Jackie Sewell |
1955-62 Jimmy Dugdale |
1955-64 Nigel Sims |
1957-61 Gerry Hitchens |
1958-65 Ron Wylie |

Game from

#2303

Game to

#2552

First Game

Wednesday, 2 September 1953

Division One

Manchester City

Maine Road

Won

1-0

Supported by

Final Game

Saturday, 29 November 1958

Division One

Burnley

Turf Moor

Lost

1-3

Served under

1953-54 Chairman, Fred Normansell | Club Secretary, Fred Archer |
1954-59 Chairman, Christopher Buckley | Club Secretary, Fred Archer |

Honours

1956-57 FA Cup Winners |

Runners Up

None

Died

1 May 1996, aged 85

Previous Clubs Managed

1949-53 Notts County |

Playing Career

Winger

Billingborough Council School |
Donnington School |
Boston Town |
Billingborough Rovers |
Billingborough FC |
1927-46 Aston Villa |
1946-49 Notts County |

Villa Career

Games

250

Win Rate

35%

Loss Rate

39%

Unbeaten Rate

61%

Points per game

1.32

Subsequent Clubs

Retired

League finishes

1953-54 | 13th Division One | (Part Season) |
1954-55 | 6th Division One |
1955-56 | 20th Division One |
1956-57 | 10th Division One |
1957-58 | 14th Division One |
1958-59 | 21st Division One | Relegated | (Part Season) |

FA Cup finishes

1953-54 | 3rd Round |
1954-55 | 4th Round |
1955-56 | 4th Round |
1956-57 | Winners |
1957-58 | 3rd Round |

League Cup finishes

n/a

European finishes

n/a

Eric Houghton