Player #330

Appearances:

97

Starts:

97

Goals:

0

Seasons:

3

Ben Olney
Ben Olney

Source: Football sticker Ben Olney issued by Champion comic under the Album of Famous Footballers series, 1930.

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Ben Olney

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1927-28

To

1929-30

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Ben Olney

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

28
29
30

Division

D1
D1
D1

Appearances

97
23
43
31

Starts

97
23
43
31

Substitute

0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0
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

Benjamin Albert Olney

Birth Date

Wednesday, 15 March 1899

Birth Place

Holborn, London

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Derby County

From

For

Free

On

December 1927

Previous Clubs

Fairley’s Athletic |
Aston Park Rangers |
Brierley Hill Alliance |
Stourbridge FC |
Derby County |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Bilston United

For

Free

On

July 1930

Subsequent Clubs

Bilston United |

Ben Olney
Ben Olney

Source: Football sticker Ben Olney issued by Champion comic under the Album of Famous Footballers series, 1930.

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Villa Career

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

1927-30 Free, 97 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Billy Smith led Management Committee |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 31 December 1927

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 31 December 1927

Leicester City (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 1 March 1930

Huddersfield Town (h), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 1 March 1930

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

23 September 1943, Aged 44

Ben Olney

Player #330 for Aston Villa, Benjamin Albert Olney, known as Ben Olney and nicknamed Big Ben, played as a goalkeeper for the club.

Ben played for Villa between 1927-28 and 1929-30 mostly as first choice ‘keeper and in so doing made 97 appearances.

Ben was born in Holborn, London on 15 March 1899 and made his debut appearance for Villa on the 31 December 1927 aged 28.

Villa had signed Ben from Derby County earlier in December 1927 and he went on to make the number one jersey his own for the rest of that season making 21 appearances through to the end of the season.

Ben was the 39th custodian of the Villa goal in League & Cup football.

Ben retained the number one spot making 43 appearances in 1929-30 and in total across his 3 seasons made 97 appearances and conceded 168 goals at a rate of 1.75 goals per game.

Ben played his final game for Villa on 1 March 1930 aged 30 before moving to Bilston United as player manager in July 1930.

Ben had played under the Billy Smith led Management Committee.

Ben passed away in Derby on 23rd September 1943 aged just 44.