Player #300

Appearances:

264

Starts:

264

Goals:

7

Seasons:

12

Alec Talbot
Alec Talbot

Source: Football card Alec Talbot issued by Godfrey Phillips under the Footballers series, 1932-34.

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Alec Talbot
Alec Talbot

Source: Football card Alec Talbot issued by Godfrey Phillips under the Footballers series, 1932-34.

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Alec Talbot

Position

Centre Back

From

1923-24

To

1934-35

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Alec Talbot

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Seasons

Age*

21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

264
1
13
14
7
2
31
43
44
45
21
33
10

Starts

264
1
13
14
7
2
31
43
44
45
21
33
10

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

7
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
1
0
2
0

*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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Alexander Douglas Talbot

Birth Date

Sunday, 13 July 1902

Birth Place

Cannock, Staffordshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Hednesford Town

From

For

£100

On

April 1923

Previous Clubs

West Hill School |
West Cannock Colliery |
1918-19 Hednesford Primitives |
1919-23 Hednesford Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Bradford Park Avenue

For

Free

On

1935

Subsequent Clubs

Bradford Park Avenue |

Alec Talbot
Alec Talbot

Source: Football card Alec Talbot issued by Godfrey Phillips under the Footballers series, 1932-34.

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Alec Talbot
Alec Talbot

Source: Football card Alec Talbot issued by Godfrey Phillips under the Footballers series, 1932-34.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1924-34 £100, 264 | 7 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Jimmy McMullan |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 2 February 1924

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 2 February 1924

Swansea Town (a), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 10 November 1928

Final Appearance

Saturday, 29 December 1934

Birmingham (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 29 December 1934

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

13 August 1975, Aged 73

Alec Talbot

Player #300 for Aston Villa, Alexander Douglas Talbot, known as Alec Talbot and nicknamed Tiny, played as a centre back for the club.

Alec played for Villa between 1923-24 and 1934-35 making 264 appearances and scoring 7 goals across his 12 seasons with the club.

Alec was born in Cannock, just 16 miles from Villa Park on 13 July 1902 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on 2 February 1924 aged 21.

Villa had signed Alec from Hednesford Town in April 1923 having started his football career with Hednesford Primitives in 1918 before moving on to Hednesford Town in 1919.

Alec’s debut came in the FA Cup tie at Swansea Town in April 1924 during Villa’s FA Cup run to their eighth Final, however Alec played no further part in the campaign and his Football League debut didn’t come until the following season when he played at Bury in September 1924.

On the fringes of the first team over his first five seasons with Villa, Alec made just 37 appearances between 1923 and 1928 however thereafter he became a first team regular and virtual ever present between 1929 and 1932.

In total Alex accumulated 264 appearances and once in the first team chipped in with a goal or two each season to a total of 7 by the time he left the club aged 32.

Indeed Alec was a defender who was not afraid to link up with his forwards and was a member of the famed Villa midfield together with Jimmy Gibson and Joe Tate which became known as “Wind, Sleet and Rain”.

Alec played his last game for Villa on 29 December 1934 aged 32 before moving on to Bradford Park Avenue.

Alec had played under both the George Ramsay and Billy Smith led Management Committees and Villa’s first manager proper, Jimmy McMullan.

Alec passed away in Stourbridge on 13th March 1975 aged 73.