Manager #1

Games Managed:

From:

To:

Win Rate:

Points per Game:

Seasons:

1324

1886-87

1925-26

50%

1.68

36

George Ramsay

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Saturday, 30 October 1886

From

To

Monday, 26 April 1926

George Ramsay

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

1886-87
1887-88
1888-89
1889-90
1890-91
1891-92
1892-93
1893-94
1894-95
1895-96
1896-97
1897-98
1898-99
1899-00
1900-01
1901-02
1902-03
1903-04
1904-05
1905-06
1906-07
1907-08
1908-09
1909-10
1910-11
1911-12
1912-13
1913-14
1914-15
1919-20
1920-21
1921-22
1922-23
1923-24
1924-25
1925-26

Age*

35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70

Division

n/a
n/a
FL
FL
D1
FL
FL
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Position

n/a
n/a
2nd
8th
9th
4th
4th
1st
3rd
1st
1st
6th
1st
1st
8th
8th
2nd
5th
4th
8th
5th
2nd
7th
1st
2nd
6th
2nd
2nd
14th
9th
10th
5th
6th
6th
15th
6th

Games

1324
10
4
25
24
24
31
31
34
35
31
37
31
36
41
42
36
38
36
40
42
40
41
39
41
41
41
44
43
40
48
47
48
43
48
46
46

Won

656
7
3
14
8
8
19
16
21
22
20
26
14
19
24
14
13
22
18
24
19
20
19
14
25
23
18
25
23
14
24
21
25
18
23
15
18

Drew

255
3
0
5
5
4
0
3
7
5
5
7
5
8
9
13
9
3
7
5
7
6
9
10
7
7
8
12
6
11
6
8
5
10
13
14
13

Lost

413
0
1
6
11
12
12
12
6
8
6
4
12
9
8
15
14
13
11
11
16
14
13
15
9
11
15
7
14
15
18
18
18
15
12
17
15

Win %

50%
70%
75%
56%
33%
33%
61%
52%
62%
63%
65%
70%
45%
53%
59%
33%
36%
58%
50%
60%
45%
50%
46%
36%
61%
56%
44%
57%
53%
35%
50%
45%
52%
42%
48%
33%
39%

Lost %

31%
0%
25%
24%
46%
50%
39%
39%
18%
23%
19%
11%
39%
25%
20%
36%
39%
34%
31%
28%
38%
35%
32%
38%
22%
27%
37%
16%
33%
38%
38%
38%
38%
35%
25%
37%
33%

Unbeaten %

69%
100%
75%
76%
54%
50%
61%
61%
82%
77%
81%
89%
61
75%
80%
64%
61%
66%
69%
73%
62%
65%
68%
62%
78%
73%
63%
84%
67%
63%
62%
62%
62%
65%
75%
63%
67%

Goals For

2674
40
18
70
48
58
102
77
95
100
80
90
61
77
89
57
45
72
73
81
89
81
83
58
94
74
83
106
74
64
85
68
90
64
67
70
92

Goals Vs.

1921
11
3
56
57
62
62
67
50
48
49
44
53
42
42
57
44
47
51
48
62
55
61
58
46
45
65
52
54
73
76
71
62
52
40
76
80

Goal diff

753
29
15
14
-9
-4
40
10
45
52
31
46
8
35
47
0
1
25
22
33
27
26
22
0
47
29
18
54
20
-9
9
-3
28
12
27
-6
12

Goals / game

2.02
4
4.5
2.8
2
2.42
3.29
2.48
2.79
2.86
2.58
2.43
1.97
2.14
2.17
1.36
1.25
1.89
2.03
2.03
2.12
2.03
2.02
1.49
2.27
1.8
2.02
2.41
1.72
1.6
1.77
1.45
1.88
1.49
1.4
1.52
2

Conc / game

1.45
1.1
0.75
2.24
2.3
2.58
2
2.16
1.47
1.37
1.58
1.19
1.71
1.17
1.02
1.36
1.22
1.24
1.42
1.2
1.48
1.38
1.49
1.49
1.12
1.1
1.59
1.18
1.26
1.83
1.58
1.51
1.29
1.21
0.83
1.65
1.74

Clean sheets

26.59%
30%
50%
4.00%
8.33%
16.67%
16.13%
16.13%
20.59%
28.57%
16.13%
32.43%
16.13%
30.56%
31.71%
38.10%
30.56%
28.95%
16.67%
32.50%
23.81
27.50%
31.71%
25.64%
24.39%
21.95%
21.95%
29.55%
41.86%
20.00%
25.00%
42.55%
27.08%
34.88%
45.83%
21.74%
15.22%

Points / game

1.68
2.4
2.25
1.88
1.21
1.17
1.84
1.65
2.06
2.03
2.1
2.3
1.52
1.81
1.98
1.31
1.33
1.82
1.69
1.93
1.52
1.65
1.61
1.33
2
1.85
1.51
1.98
1.74
1.33
1.63
1.51
1.67
1.49
1.71
1.28
1.46

*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

George Burrell Ramsay

Full Name

George Burrell Ramsay

Birth Date

1 March 1855

Birth Place

Glasgow

Birth Country

Scotland

Arrival

From

Administration Staff

Aged

31

In

1876

Replaced

Management Committee

Departure

Retired

Aged

71

In

April 1926

Replaced by

Billy Smith led Management Committee

Key Players

1879-90 Archie Hunter |
1884-94 Albert A Brown |
1886-96 Dennis Hodgetts |
1889-1902 Jimmy Cowan |
1890-1901 Charlie Athersmith |
1891-1902 Jack Devey |
1893-1901 Steve Smith |
1894-1908 Howard Spencer |
1895-1902 Jimmy Crabtree |
1896-1906 Albert Evans |
1897-1911 Billy George |
1897-1908 Billy Garraty |
1898-1907 Albert Wilkes |
1900-15 Joe Bache |
1902-08 Alex Leake |
1903-14 Freddie Miles |
1904-20 Harry Hampton |
1907-21 Charlie Wallace |
1910-21 Clem Stephenson |
1912-21 Sam Hardy |
1914-29 Frank Moss |
1919-31 Dicky York |
1919-30 Arthur Dorrell |
1919-27 Billy Kirton |
1919-34 Billy Walker |
1919-33 Tommy Smart |
1919-24 Tommy Ball |
1921-29 Len Capewell |
1921-35 Tommy Mort |
1923-29 Vic Milne |
1923-33 Teddy Bowen |
1923-35 Alec Talbot |

Game from

#27

Game to

#1350

First Game

Saturday, 30 October 1886

FA Cup

Wednesbury Old Athletic

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Won

13-0

Supported by

1886-92 Will Gorman |
1892-93 Dick Oxenbould |
1893-1915 Joe Grierson |
1901-1915 Jack Devey (asst) |
1919-26 Freddie Miles |
1919-26 Harry Cooch (asst) |

Final Game

Monday, 26 April 1926

Division One

Bolton Wanderers

Villa Park

Drew

2-2

Served under

1886-88 Chairman, William McGregor |
1888-92 Chairman, Philip Clamp |
1892-97 Chairman, Joshua Margoschis |
1897-25 Chairman, Fred Rinder |
1925-26 Chairman, J. E. Jones |

Honours

1886-87 FA Cup |
1893-94 League Champions |
1894-95 FA Cup |
1895-96 League Champions |
1896-97 League Champions (Double) |
1896-97 FA Cup (Double) |
1898-99 League Champions |
1899-00 League Champions |
1904-05 FA Cup |
1909-10 League Champions |
1912-13 FA Cup |
1919-20 FA Cup |

Runners Up

1888-89 | Runners Up Football League |
1891-92 | FA Cup Runners Up |
1902-03 | Runners Up Division One |
1907-08 | Runners Up Division One |
1910-11 | Runners Up Division One |
1912-13 | Runners Up Division One |
1913-14 | Runners Up Division One |
1923-24 | FA Cup Runners Up |

Died

Ramsay passed away in Llandrindod Wells, Wales on the 7 October 1935 aged 80 but was buried at St Mary's Church, Handsworth where the dedication on his headstone reads "Founder of Aston Villa".

Previous Clubs Managed

Villa was George Ramsay's first 'managerial' post

Playing Career

Forward

Glasgow Rovers |
Aston Villa |

Villa Career

Games

1324

Win Rate

50%

Loss Rate

31%

Unbeaten Rate

69%

Points per game

1.68

Subsequent Clubs

Retired

League finishes

1888-89 | Runners Up Football League |
1889-90 | 8th Football League |
1890-91 | 9th Football League |
1891-92 | 4th Football League |
1892-93 | 4th Football League |
1893-94 | Champions Division One |
1894-95 | 3rd Division One |
1895-96 | Champions Division One |
1896-97 | Champions Division One |
1897-98 | 6th Division One |
1898-99 | Champions Division One |
1899-00 | Champions Division One |
1900-01 | 15th Division One |
1901-02 | 8th Division One |
1902-03 | Runners Up Division One |
1903-04 | 5th Division One |
1904-05 | 4th Division One |
1905-06 | 8th Division One |
1906-07 | 5th Division One |
1907-08 | Runners Up Division One |
1908-09 | 7th Division One |
1909-10 | Champions Division One |
1910-11 | Runners Up Division One |
1911-12 | 6th Division One |
1912-13 | Runners Up Division One |
1913-14 | Runners Up Division One |
1914-15 | 14th Division One |
1919-20 | 9th Division One |
1920-21 | 10th Division One |
1921-22 | 5th Division One |
1922-23 | 6th Division One |
1923-24 | 6th Division One |
1924-25 | 15th Division One |
1925-26 | 6th Division One |

FA Cup finishes

1886-87 | Winners |
1887-88 | 5th Round |
1888-89 | 5th Round |
1889-90 | 2nd Round |
1890-91 | 2nd Round |
1891-92 | Runners Up |
1892-93 | 1st Round |
1893-94 | 4th Round |
1894-95 | Winners |
1895-96 | 1st Round |
1896-97 | Winners |
1897-98 | 1st Round |
1898-99 | 1st Round |
1899-00 | 3rd Round |
1900-01 | Semi Final |
1901-02 | 1st Round |
1902-03 | Semi Final |
1903-04 | 2nd Round |
1904-05 | Winners |
1905-06 | 3rd Round |
1906-07 | 2nd Round |
1907-08 | 3rd Round |
1908-09 | 1st Round |
1909-10 | 3rd Round |
1910-11 | 2nd Round |
1911-12 | 2nd Round |
1912-13 | Winners |
1913-14 | Semi Final |
1914-15 | 2nd Round |
1919-20 | Winners |
1920-21 | 4th Round |
1921-22 | 4th Round |
1922-23 | 1st Round |
1923-24 | Runners Up |
1924-25 | 3rd Round |
1925-26 | 3rd Round |

League Cup finishes

n/a

European finishes

n/a

George Ramsay

Manager #1 for Aston Villa, George Burrell Ramsay, known as George Ramsay was appointed Secretary of the club in 1884 and took on the duties of leading the management committee in 1886-87. George 'managed' Villa between 1886-87 and 1925-26 taking charge of 1,324 games.