Player #173

Appearances:

26

Starts:

26

Goals:

12

Seasons:

4

Billy Matthews
Billy Matthews

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

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Billy Matthews
Billy Matthews

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Billy Matthews

Position

Centre Forward

From

1903-04

To

1906-07

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Billy Matthews

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24
25
26

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

26
8
7
7
4

Starts

26
8
7
7
4

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

12
3
4
4
1

*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

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William Matthews

Birth Date

Thursday, 1 July 1880

Birth Place

Derby, Derbyshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Ripley Athletic

From

For

Free

On

August 1903

Previous Clubs

Ripley Athletic |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Notts County

For

Free

On

November 1906

Subsequent Clubs

1906-12 Notts County |
1912-13 Derby County |

Billy Matthews
Billy Matthews

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

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Billy Matthews
Billy Matthews

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 |

1904-06 Free, 26 | 12 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 12 March 1904

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 12 March 1904

Wolverhampton Wanderers (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 9 April 1904

Final Appearance

Saturday, 20 October 1906

Manchester City (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 20 October 1906

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1916, Aged 36

Billy Matthews

Player #173 for Aston Villa, William Matthews, known as Billy Matthews played as a centre forward for the club.

Billy played for Villa between 1903-04 and 1906-07 seasons making 26 appearances and scoring 12 goals for the club.

Billy was born in Derby in July 1880 and made his Villa debut on 12th March 1904 aged 23.

Villa had signed Billy from Ripley Athletic and proved to be a useful back up starter for Villa in the league.

All Billy’s appearances came in the league and his final game for Villa came on 10th October 1906 at the age of 26 before being transferred to Notts County on 1st November 1906.

Billy had played under the George Ramsey led Management Committee.

Billy passed away in Nottinghamshire in 1916 aged just 36.