Player #537

Appearances:

18

Starts:

12

Goals:

7

Seasons:

3

Dave Simmons
Dave Simmons

Source: 1969-70 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Dave Simmons
Dave Simmons

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Dave Simmons

Position

Forward

From

1968-69

To

1970-71

IMAGE CREDIT

Dave Simmons

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

18
19
21

Division

D2
D2
D3

Appearances

18
10
7
1

Starts

12
9
2
1

Substitute

6
1
5
0

Unused

1
0
1
0

Goals

7
5
1
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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

David John Simmons

Birth Date

Sunday, 24 October 1948

Birth Place

Ryde, Isle-of-Wight

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Arsenal

From

For

£15,000

On

Saturday, 1 February 1969

Previous Clubs

1965-68 Arsenal, 0 (0) |
1968-69 AFC Bournemouth (L) |

Loans Out

1970 Walsall, 5 (2) |

Transfer Out

To

Colchester United

For

Free

On

December 1970

Subsequent Clubs

1970-73 Colchester United |
1973-74 Cambridge United |
1974-75 Brentford |
1975-76 Cambridge United |

Dave Simmons
Dave Simmons

Source: 1969-70 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Dave Simmons
Dave Simmons

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Villa Career

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

1969-70 Aston Villa, £15k, 12 (6) | 7 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Tommy Docherty |
Vic Crowe |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 February 1969

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 15 February 1969

Bury (h), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 22 February 1969

Final Appearance

Saturday, 12 September 1970

Barnsley (a), Division Three

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 12 September 1970

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

3 July 2007, Aged 58

Dave Simmons

Player #537 for Aston Villa, David John Simmons known as Dave Simmons played as a forward for the club between 1968-69 and 1970-71 making 18 appearances and scoring 7 goal.

Villa had signed Dave from Arsenal for £15,000 in February 1969 having not made an appearance for the Gunners and spending extended periods out on loan. Once in the Villa fold however Dave found his feet and hit 5 goals in just 10 games in the struggling Tommy Cummings side.

Dave was born in Ryde, Isle-of-Wight on 24 October 1948 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 15 February 1969 aged 20.

With Cummings’ departure and the arrival of Tommy Docherty, Dave barely got a look in and made just 8 appearances over the next two seasons delivering two goals as both Docherty and his successor Vic Crowe looked in other directions for Villa’s goals.

Dave made his final appearance for Villa on Saturday, 12 September 1970 aged 21 before moving on to Colchester United in December 1970 aged 22.

That would be as good as it got for Simmonds’ Villa career as a further 8 appearances over two seasons brought 2 goal. Simmonds moved on to Colchester United aged 22 in December 1970.

Dave passed away on 3 July 2007 aged 58