Player #439

Appearances:

108

Starts:

108

Goals:

6

Seasons:

4

Bill Baxter
Bill Baxter

Source: Football card #43 Bill Baxter (Wolves) issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, fifth series.

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Bill Baxter
Bill Baxter

Source: Football card #43 Bill Baxter (Wolves) issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, fifth series.

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Bill Baxter

Position

Midfielder

From

1953-54

To

1956-57

IMAGE CREDIT

Bill Baxter

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

28
29
30
31

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

108
23
32
41
12

Starts

108
23
32
41
12

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

6
2
1
2
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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

William Baxter

Birth Date

Sunday, 21 September 1924

Birth Place

Methil, St Andrews

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Wolverhampton Wanderers

From

For

Free

On

November 1953

Previous Clubs

1945-53 Wolverhampton Wanderers |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

May 1957

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Bill Baxter
Bill Baxter

Source: Football card #43 Bill Baxter (Wolves) issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, fifth series.

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Bill Baxter
Bill Baxter

Source: Football card #43 Bill Baxter (Wolves) issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, fifth series.

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Villa Career

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

1953-56 Aston Villa, Free, 108 | 6 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Eric Houghton |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 28 November 1953

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 28 November 1953

Charlton Athletic (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 1 December 1956

Sheffield Wednesday (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 1 December 1956

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

9 November 2002, Aged 78

Bill Baxter

Player #439 for Aston Villa, William Baxter, known as Bill Baxter, played as a midfielder for the club in the position then known as a wing half.

Bill played for Villa between 1953-54 and 1956-57 making 108 appearances and scoring 6 goals.

Bill was born in Methil, St Andrews, Scotland, on 21 September 1924 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 28 November 1953 at the age of 29.

Already entering the latter stages of his career when he arrived, Villa had signed Bill from Wolverhampton Wanderers in November 1953 and he immediately became a fixture of the first team making 23 appearances and scoring twice, in his debut season.

Bill went on to be a regular starter for Villa achieving 38 league appearances in 1955-56 before injury limited his playing time in 1956-57 before forcing his retirement aged 32.

Bill made his final appearance for Villa on Saturday, 1 December 1956 and although his time with Villa they won the 1957 FA Cup Bill, having not been able to feature in the campaign, did not receive the honour of an FA Cup Winners medal.

Despite Bill’s retirement from playing, he stayed with the club to serve as Villa’s reserve team coach and latterly became trainer at Villa Park from July 1964 to June 1968.

Bill had played under Villa manager Eric Houghton.

Bill passed away in East Wemyss, Fifeshire on 9 November 2002 aged 78.