Player #372

Appearances:

46

Starts:

46

Goals:

0

Seasons:

3

Bill Cobley
Bill Cobley

Source: Football card #4 Bill Cobley issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Popular Footballers 1919-1939 series, twelfth series.

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Bill Cobley
Bill Cobley

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Bill Cobley

Position

Full Back

From

1936-37

To

1938-39

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Bill Cobley

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

26
27
28

Division

D2
D2
D1

Appearances

46
35
9
2

Starts

46
35
9
2

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

William Arthur Cobley

Birth Date

Friday, 31 December 1909

Birth Place

Blaby, Leicester, Leicestershire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Nuneaton Town

From

For

Free

On

February 1934

Previous Clubs

Leicester Ivanhoe | Coutisthorpe FC | Nuneaton Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Solus FC

For

Free

On

1939

Subsequent Clubs

Solus FC |

Bill Cobley
Bill Cobley

Source: Football card #4 Bill Cobley issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Popular Footballers 1919-1939 series, twelfth series.

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Bill Cobley
Bill Cobley

Source: Football card #4 Bill Cobley issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Popular Footballers 1919-1939 series, twelfth series.

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Villa Career

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

1936-39 Free, 46 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Jimmy McMullan |
Jimmy Hogan |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 3 October 1936

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 3 October 1936

Coventry City (h), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 15 April 1939

Bolton Wanderers (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 April 1939

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1 April 1989, Aged 79

Bill Cobley

Player #372 for Aston Villa, William Arthur Cobley, known as Bill Cobley, played as a full back for the club.

Bill played for Villa between 1936-37 and 1938-39 making 46 appearances.

Bill was born in Blaby, Leicester on 31 December 1909 and made his debut appearance for Villa on the 3 October 1936 aged 26.

Villa had signed Bill from Nuneaton Town in February 1934. and he went on to make 34 appearances in his debut season.

Bill won the Second Division championship with Villa in 1937-38 making 8 appearances as the club regained its top flight status however Bill made just one appearance in he First Division, playing his final game for Villa on 15 April 1939 aged 29. Bill returned to non league football with Solus in 1939.

Bill had played under managers Jimmy McMullan, and Jimmy Hogan.

Bill passed away in Leicester in April 1989 aged 80.