Player #14

Appearances:

3

Starts:

3

Goals:

0

Seasons:

1

Bill Watts
Bill Watts

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

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Bill Watts
Bill Watts

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Bill Watts

Position

Utility Player

From

1880-81

To

1880-81

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Bill Watts

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

21

Division

FAC

Appearances

3
3

Starts

3
3

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

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 Henry Watts

Birth Date

April 1859

Birth Place

Yardley, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Cocknage FC

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Cocknage FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1881

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Bill Watts
Bill Watts

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

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Bill Watts
Bill Watts

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 |

1880-81 Free, 3 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 30 October 1880

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 30 October 1880

Wednesbury Strollers (h), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 19 February 1881

Stafford Road (h), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 19 February 1881

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

28 September 1913, Aged 54

Bill Watts

Player #14 for Aston Villa, William Henry Watts, known as Bill Watts played as a utility player for the club. Bill represented Villa in just a single season, the 1880-81 FA Cup campaign, appearing 3 times.

Bill was born in Yardley, Birmingham, 7 miles from the current Villa ground, in 12th April 1859 and made his debut as a 21 year old.

Villa had signed Bill from Cocknage FC and was to appear on three occasions en route to the 4th Round of the 1880-81 FA Cup campaign.

Bill’s final game came on 19th February 1881 before his retirement aged just 21 due to a knee injury.

Bill played in the era when team selection was made by a Management Committee rather than the latter day more typical Manager role.

Bill passed away from pneumonia in Birmingham on 28th September 1913 aged 54.