Player #406

Appearances:

108

Starts:

108

Goals:

5

Seasons:

10

Amos Moss
Amos Moss

Source: Aston Villa Handbook 1953-54

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Amos Moss

Position

Midfielder

From

1946-47

To

1955-56

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Amos Moss

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Seasons

Age*

25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

108
8
0
1
2
11
11
12
22
21
20

Starts

108
8
0
1
2
11
11
12
22
21
20

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

5
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
0
1

*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

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Amos Moss

Birth Date

Sunday, 28 August 1921

Birth Place

Aston, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

Aston Villa Youth |

From

Transfer in

Birmingham Boys' Club

From

For

Free

On

March 1939

Previous Clubs

Birmingham Boys' Club |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Kettering Town

For

Free

On

June 1956

Subsequent Clubs

Kettering Town |
Wisbech Town |
Kidderminster Harriers |
Rugby Town |

Amos Moss
Amos Moss

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Amos Moss
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Villa Career

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

1946-56 Yth, 108 | 5 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Alex Massie |
George Martin |
Eric Houghton |

First Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 25 December 1946

Debut Appearance

Wednesday, 25 December 1946

Huddersfield Town (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Wednesday, 19 September 1951

Final Appearance

Saturday, 14 January 1956

Blackpool (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 14 January 1956

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(6ft 1 in) 1.85 m

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

8 April 2004, Aged 82

Amos Moss

Player #406 for Aston Villa, Amos Moss played as a midfielder for the club in the position then known as a wing half between 1946-47 and 1955-56 making 108 appearances and scoring 5 goals.

Amos was born in Aston, Less than a mile from Villa Park, on 28 August 1921 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Wednesday, 25 December 1946 at the age of 25.

As the son of Frank Moss Senior (Villa 1914-15 to 1928-29, 283 appearances, 9 goals) and brother of Frank Moss Junior (Villa 1938-39 to 1954-55, 314 appearances, 3 goals), Amos had excellent Villa credentials and his signature for the club was not a surprise.

The younger brother of Frank, tall and loose limbed with centre half his preferred position, Amos became a regular fixture of Villa’s Central League side before making the breakthrough into the first team.

Unlike his brother however, Amos joined Villa directly from youth football but was whisked off to war service before he could get a fair crack at the first team.

His period away, particularly during his Army service in the Middle East, turned Amos into a player of some versatility. He could admirably fill in as an inside forward having played numerous games in that position during representative matches overseas, further enhancing his value to the Villa side on his return.

Despite most of his Villa appearances coming in the Central League - for which games he was appointed captain - when Amos did represent the first tea, such as when he deputised for Con Martin in 1949-50, he brought with him the same tower of strength and hard to beat style that he so often showcase in the reserve side.

Initially Amos’ senior appearances were few and far between until he finally reached double figures in the league in the 1951-52 season.

The following season Amos scored three goals in 12 appearances - his best ever return - and that seemed to act as a catalyst to a more prominent Villa career.

In 1953-54 Amos made more than 20 appearances in a season for the first time and he eventually made more appearances in his final three seasons with the club (63) than in his previous seven season.

Amos played under Villa managers Alex Massie, George Martin and Eric Houghton and played his final game for Villa on Saturday, 14 January 1956 aged 34 before moving on to Kettering Town in June 1956.

Amos passed away in Birmingham on 8 April 2004 aged 82.