Player #470

Appearances:

1

Starts:

1

Goals:

0

Seasons:

2

Bill Beaton
Bill Beaton

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Bill Beaton
Bill Beaton

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Bill Beaton

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1958-59

To

1959-60

IMAGE CREDIT

Bill Beaton

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

22
23

Division

D1
D2

Appearances

1
1
0

Starts

1
1
0

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

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

William Beaton

Birth Date

Monday, 30 September 1935

Birth Place

Kincardine-on-Forth, Fife

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Dunfermline Athletic

From

For

£30,000

On

October 1958

Previous Clubs

Thornton Hibernian |
1956-58 Dunfermline Athletic |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Airdrieonians

For

Free

On

February 1960

Subsequent Clubs

1959-62 Airdrieonians |
1962-63 Alloa Athletic |
Sauchie Juniors FC |

Bill Beaton
Bill Beaton

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Bill Beaton
Bill Beaton

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

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

1958-60 Aston Villa, £30k, 1 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Joe Mercer |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 November 1958

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 15 November 1958

Leicester City (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 15 November 1958

Leicester City (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 November 1958

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Bill Beaton

Player #470 for Aston Villa, William Beaton, known as Bill Beaton, played as a goalkeeper for the club.

Bill played for Villa in 1958-59 making a single appearance.

Bill was born in Kincardine-on-Forth, Fife, Scotland, on 30 September 1935 and made his sole appearance for Villa on Saturday, 15 November 1958 aged 23.

Villa had signed Bill from Dunfermline Athletic in October 1958 for the significant fee of £30,000 - then the highest fee Villa had paid for a player.

By contrast Gerry Hitchens had cost £22,500 in December 1957, whilst Jimmy Dugdale and Les Smith had cost £25,000 each in February 1956.

Bill was the 56th custodian of the Villa goal in League and Cup football.

Bill conceded six goals on his debut and was to never feature for the first team again before moving on to Airdrieonians in February 1960.

Bill had played under manager Joe Mercer.