Manager #8

Games Managed:

From:

To:

Win Rate:

Points per Game:

Seasons:

282

1958-59

1963-64

43%

1.5

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Joe Mercer

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Saturday, 6 December 1958

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To

Saturday, 18 April 1964

Joe Mercer

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Seasons

1958-59
1959-60
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64

Age*

44
45
46
47
48
49

Division

D1
D2
D1
D1
D1
D1

Position

21st
1st
9th
7th
15th
19th

Games

282
28
47
57
51
53
46

Won

120
10
29
24
24
21
12

Drew

63
6
9
16
8
11
13

Lost

99
12
9
17
19
21
21

Win %

43%
36%
62%
42%
47%
40%
26%

Lost %

35%
43%
19%
30%
37%
40%
46%

Unbeaten %

65%
57%
81%
70%
63%
60%
54%

Goals For

486
37
97
112
85
89
66

Goals Vs.

412
38
48
97
72
81
76

Goal diff

74
-1
49
15
13
8
-10

Goals / game

1.72
1.32
2.06
1.96
1.67
1.68
1.43

Conc / game

1.46
1.36
1.02
1.7
1.41
1.53
1.65

Clean sheets

23.40%
17.86%
34.04%
14.04%
27.45%
20.75%
26.09%

Points / game

1.5
1.29
2.04
1.54
1.57
1.4
1.07

*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

Joseph Mercer

Full Name

Joseph Mercer

Birth Date

9 August 1914

Birth Place

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Birth Country

England

Arrival

From

Sheffield United

Aged

44

In

December 1958

Replaced

Eric Houghton

Departure

Sacked

Aged

50

In

June 1964

Replaced by

Dick Taylor

Key Players

1950-62 Stan Lynn |
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 |
1959-66 Jimmy MacEwan |
1959-64 Bobby Thomson |
1959-70 Alan Deakin |
1959-65 Harry Burrows |
1960-68 John Sleeuwenhoek |
1960-76 Charlie Aitken |
1962-66 Phil Woosnam |
1962-71 Lew Chatterley |
1963-67 Tony Hateley |
1963-73 Mick Wright |

Game from

#2553

Game to

#2834

First Game

Saturday, 6 December 1958

Division One

Manchester City

Villa Park

Drew

1-1

Supported by

1958-64 Dick Taylor

Final Game

Saturday, 18 April 1964

Division One

Leicester City

Villa Park

Lost

1-3

Served under

1958-64 Chairman, Christopher Buckley | Club Secretary, Fred Archer |

Honours

1959-60 | Champions Division Two |
1960-61 League Cup Winners |

Runners Up

1962-63 League Cup Runners Up |

Died

9 August 1990, aged 76

Previous Clubs Managed

1955-58 Sheffield United |

Playing Career

Midfielder, left half

1932-46 Everton |
1946-55 Arsenal |

Villa Career

Games

282

Win Rate

43%

Loss Rate

35%

Unbeaten Rate

65%

Points per game

1.5

Subsequent Clubs

1965-71 Manchester City |
1972-74 Coventry City |
1974 England National Team (caretaker) |

League finishes

1958-59 | 21st Division One | Relegated | (Part Season) |
1959-60 | Champions Division Two |
1960-61 | 9th Division One |
1961-62 | 7th Division One |
1962-63 | 15th Division One |
1963-64 | 19th Division One |

FA Cup finishes

1958-59 | Semi Final |
1959-60 | Semi Final |
1960-61 | 5th Round |
1961-62 | Quarter Final |
1962-63 | 4th Round |
1963-64 | 3rd Round |

League Cup finishes

1960-61 | Winners |
1961-62 | 3rd Round |
1962-63 | Runners Up |
1963-64 | 3rd Round |

European finishes

n/a

Joe Mercer