Player #192

Appearances:

144

Starts:

144

Goals:

3

Seasons:

7

Chris Buckley
Chris Buckley

Source: Football card #2 Chris Buckley issued by Taddy & Co for Grapnel and Imperial cigarettes under the Prominent Footballers series, first series, 1907.

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Chris Buckley
Chris Buckley

Source: Football card #2 Chris Buckley issued by Taddy & Co for Grapnel and Imperial cigarettes under the Prominent Footballers series, first series, 1907.

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Chris Buckley

Position

Centre Back

From

1906-07

To

1912-13

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Chris Buckley

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

144
22
1
27
40
32
21
1

Starts

144
22
1
27
40
32
21
1

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

3
1
0
1
1
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

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Christopher Sebastian Buckley

Birth Date

Tuesday, 9 November 1886

Birth Place

Urmston, Manchester,

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Brighton & Hove Albion

From

For

Free

On

August 1906

Previous Clubs

Manchester Catholic Collegiate Institute |
Victoria Park FC |
Manchester Ship Canal FC |
Xaverian Brothers’ College |
1905-06 Brighton & Hove Albion |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Woolwich Arsenal

For

Free

On

January 1913

Subsequent Clubs

1914-21 Woolwich Arsenal |

Chris Buckley
Chris Buckley

Source: Football card #2 Chris Buckley issued by Taddy & Co for Grapnel and Imperial cigarettes under the Prominent Footballers series, first series, 1907.

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Chris Buckley
Chris Buckley

Source: Football card #2 Chris Buckley issued by Taddy & Co for Grapnel and Imperial cigarettes under the Prominent Footballers series, first series, 1907.

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Villa Career

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

1906-13 Aston Villa, Free, 144 | 3 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Monday, 3 September 1906

Debut Appearance

Monday, 3 September 1906

Stoke (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 8 December 1906

Final Appearance

Monday, 2 September 1912

Chelsea (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Monday, 2 September 1912

Honours

1909-10 League Champions |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

11 January 1973, Aged 86

Chris Buckley

Player #192 for Aston Villa, Christopher Sebastian Buckley, known as Chris Buckley and nicknamed Ticker played as a centre back for the club.

Chris represented Villa between 1906-07 and 1912-13.

Chris was born in Urmston on 9th November 1886 and made his debut for the club as a 19 year old on the 3rd September 1906

Villa had signed Chris from Brighton & Hove Albion in August 1906.

During his time with Villa Chris won the 1909-10 league title.

Chris made 37 appearances in the championship winning season however although he was still at Villa at the time Chris didn’t appear in the victorious 1912-13 FA Cup campaign,

In total Chris made 144 appearances for Villa over 7 seasons.

As well as the league title, Chris finished as league runners up 3 times, achieved a further top 5 finish and finished no lower than 7th in the league across his 7 seasons.

Villa sold Chris to Woolwich Arsenal having made his final appearance on 2nd September 1912.

After retiring, Buckley later returned to Villa, joining the club’s board of directors in 1936, and serving as chairman from 1955 to 1966. He stepped down as a director in 1967.

Chris had played his entire Villa career under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Chris passed away in Birmingham on 11 January 1973 aged 86.