Player #515

Appearances:

163

Starts:

163

Goals:

0

Seasons:

5

Colin Withers
Colin Withers

Source: Football card #1 Colin Withers issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers, series fifth series.

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Colin Withers
Colin Withers

Source: Football card #1 Colin Withers issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers, series fifth series.

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Colin Withers

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1964-65

To

1968-69

IMAGE CREDIT

Colin Withers

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

24
25
26
27
28

Division

D1
D1
D1
D2
D2

Appearances

163
32
42
45
37
7

Starts

163
32
42
45
37
7

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0
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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Colin Charles Withers

Birth Date

Thursday, 21 March 1940

Birth Place

Erdington, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Birmingham

From

For

£18,000

On

November 1964

Previous Clubs

Erdington Albion |
1956-57 West Bromwich Albion |
1957-64 Birmingham City |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Lincoln City

For

Free

On

June 1969

Subsequent Clubs

1969-70 Lincoln City |
1970-71 Go Ahead Eagles, Netherlands |
1972-73 Atherstone Town |

Colin Withers
Colin Withers

Source: Football card #1 Colin Withers issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers, series fifth series.

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Colin Withers
Colin Withers

Source: Football card #1 Colin Withers issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers, series fifth series.

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Villa Career

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

1964-69 Aston Villa, £18k, 163 (0) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Dick Taylor |
Tommy Cummings |
Tommy Docherty |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 November 1964

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 21 November 1964

Tottenham Hotspur (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 21 September 1968

Birmingham City (a), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 September 1968

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

Foot

International Team

Not selected

29 December 2020, Aged 80

Colin Withers

Player #515 for Aston Villa, Colin Charles Withers, known as Colin Withers, and nicknamed Tiny, played as a goalkeeper for the club.

Colin played for Villa between 1964-65 and 1968-69 making 163 appearances.

Colin was born in Erdington, less than 3 miles from Villa Park, on 21 March 1940 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 21 November 1964 aged 24.

Villa had signed Colin from Birmingham City for a fee of £18,000 on 1 November 1964. Colin was the 62nd custodian of the Villa goal in League & Cup football and was immediately installed as Villa’s #1 in his debut season and went on to play 31 consecutive games to the end of the season.

Colin conceded 49 goals at a rate of 1.53 in his first season however that would represent the best figures of his 5 seasons with Villa. Over his 163 starts, Colin conceded 290 goals at a rate of 1.78 goals per game whilst keeping 32 clean sheets.
Colin played his final game for Villa on Saturday, 21 September 1968 at the age of 28 before moving on to Lincoln City the following year on 14 June 1969.

Colin had played under Villa managers Dick Taylor, and Tommy Cummings and Tommy Docherty.

Colin passed away on 29 December 2020 at the age of 80.