Player #383

Appearances:

4

Starts:

4

Goals:

0

Seasons:

2

Bill Carey
Bill Carey

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

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Bill Carey
Bill Carey

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Bill Carey

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1937-38

To

1938-39

IMAGE CREDIT

Bill Carey

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24

Division

D2
D1

Appearances

4
4
0

Starts

4
4
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 James Carey

Birth Date

Sunday, 21 September 1913

Birth Place

Prestwich, Manchester

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Sedgley Park

From

For

Free

On

May 1936

Previous Clubs

Sedgley Park |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Bury

For

Free

On

1939

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Bill Carey
Bill Carey

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

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Bill Carey
Bill Carey

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 |

1937-39 Aston Villa, Free, 4 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Jimmy Hogan |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 16 October 1937

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 16 October 1937

Newcastle United (h), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 23 February 1938

Plymouth Argyle (h), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 23 February 1938

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1 September 1998, Aged 85

Bill Carey

Player #383 for Aston Villa, William James Carey, known as Bill Carey, played as a goalkeeper for the club.

Bill played for Villa in 1937-38 making 4 appearances.

Bill was born in Prestwich, Manchester on 21 September 1913 and made his debut appearance for Villa on the 16 October 1937 aged 24.

Villa had signed Bill from Sedgley Park in May 1936.

Bill was the 45th custodian of the Villa goal in League & Cup football and over his 4 games Bill kept 3 clean sheets conceding just once at a ratio of 0.25 goals per game.

That was a better ratio than any other Villa keeper to date playing more than once for the club.

Bill however would not get the opportunity to test his talent over a longer spell however as he played his final game on 23 February 1938 before retiring from football.

Bill had played under manager Jimmy Hogan.

Bill passed away in Colchester in September 1998 aged 85.