Player #459

Appearances:

73

Starts:

73

Goals:

17

Seasons:

3

Billy Myerscough
Billy Myerscough

Source: Football card #2 Billy Myerscough issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, second series.

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Billy Myerscough

Position

Forward

From

1956-57

To

1958-59

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Billy Myerscough

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

26
27
28

Division

D1
D1
D1

Appearances

73
16
25
32

Starts

73
16
25
32

Substitute

0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0

Goals

17
4
5
8

*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 Henry Myerscough

Birth Date

Sunday, 22 June 1930

Birth Place

Bolton, Lancashire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Walsall

From

For

Exchange

On

July 1955

Previous Clubs

Ashfield FC |
1954-55 Walsall |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Rotherham United

For

Free

On

July 1959

Subsequent Clubs

1959-60 Rotherham United |
1960-62 Coventry City |
1962-63 Chester |
1963-64 Wrexham |
1964-67 Macclesfield Town |

Billy Myerscough
Billy Myerscough

Source: Football card #2 Billy Myerscough issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, second series.

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Villa Career

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

1956-59 Free, 73 | 17 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Eric Houghton |
Joe Mercer |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 December 1956

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 15 December 1956

Charlton Athletic (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Thursday, 28 March 1957

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 29 April 1959

West Bromwich Albion (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 29 April 1959

Honours

1956-57 FA Cup Winners |

Height

(5 ft 9 in) 1.75 m

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

16 March 1977, Aged 46

Billy Myerscough

Player #459 for Aston Villa, William Henry Myerscough, known as Billy Myerscough, played as a forward for the club.

Billy played for Villa between 1956-57 and 1958-59 making 73 appearances and scoring 17 goals.

Billy was born in Farnworth, Bolton on 22 June 1930 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 15 December 1956 aged 26.

Villa had signed Billy from Walsall in exchange for Villa centre forward Davy Walsh in July 1955.

During his time with Villa Billy won the 1957 FA Cup with the victorious 1956-57 FA Cup campaign including the 2-1 triumph over Manchester United in the final held at Wembley Stadium in front of a crowd of 99,225 when Peter McParland scored twice to win Villa the Cup for a record seventh time.

Billy also helped Villa reach the FA Cup Semi Final in 1958-59 but had the misfortune to experience relegation to the Second Division with Villa that same season.

Billy played his final game for Villa on Wednesday, 29 April 1959 aged 28 before moving on to Rotherham United in July 1959 following Villa’s relegation.

Billy had played his Villa career under managers Eric Houghton and Joe Mercer.

Billy passed away in Glossop on 16 March 1977 aged just 46.