Player #235

Appearances:

53

Starts:

53

Goals:

1

Seasons:

4

Bill Morris
Bill Morris

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Bill Morris

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Bill Morris

Position

Centre Back

From

1911-12

To

1914-15

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Bill Morris

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24
25
26

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

53
1
22
13
17

Starts

53
1
22
13
17

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

1
0
1
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 Morris

Birth Date

Sunday, 12 February 1888

Birth Place

Danesmoor, Derbyshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Chesterfield Town

From

For

Free

On

March 1912

Previous Clubs

Clay Cross Zingari FC |
1907 Derby County |
Clay Cross Zingari FC |
Clay Cross Town |
1910 Alfreton Town |
1911-12 Chesterfield Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Shrewsbury Town

For

Free

On

1915

Subsequent Clubs

1919-20 Shrewsbury Town |
1920-21 Cradley Heath |
1921 Clay Cross Town |

Bill Morris
Bill Morris

Centre, top; Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #215.

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Bill Morris
Bill Morris

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Villa Career

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

1912-15 Free, 53 | 1 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 6 April 1912

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 6 April 1912

Liverpool (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 1 February 1913

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 28 April 1915

Newcastle United (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 28 April 1915

Honours

1912-13 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1949, Aged 61

Bill Morris

Player #235 for Aston Villa, William Morris, known as Bill Morris played as a centre back for the club.

Bill played for Villa between 1911-12 and 1914-15 making 53 appearances
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Bill was born in Danesmoor, Derbyshire on 12th February 1888 and made his debut appearance for Villa at the age of 24 on the 6th April 1912.

Villa had signed Bill from Chesterfield Town in March 1912 and his Villa career was to take off in the 1912-13 season.

Bill had lived in America before becoming a professional footballer, playing football stateside before returning home prior to joining Villa in 1912.

Bill became a regular squad player, appearing in both of Villa’s League runner-up seasons 1912-13 and 1913-14 and scored his only Villa goal against West Ham in the Cup run of 1913 (he did not play in the latter stages of the competition).

Like many footballers of the time, WW1 interrupted Bill’s career and he made no further appearances for the club before moving on to Shrewsbury Town in 1919.

Bill hung up his boots in 1921.

Bill played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Bill passed away in Birmingham on 17 March 1949 aged 61.