Player #260

Appearances:

390

Starts:

390

Goals:

86

Seasons:

12

Dicky York
Dicky York

Source: Football card #5 Dicky York issued by the Amalgamated Press for Triumph under the Famous Footer Internationals series, 1926.

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Dicky York
Dicky York

Source: Football card #5 Dicky York issued by the Amalgamated Press for Triumph under the Famous Footer Internationals series, 1926.

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Dicky York

Position

Winger

From

1919-20

To

1930-31

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Dicky York

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Seasons

Age*

20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

390
17
11
47
37
43
34
44
43
30
48
32
4

Starts

390
17
11
47
37
43
34
44
43
30
48
32
4

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

86
1
1
2
9
5
7
20
12
4
18
7
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

Richard Ernest York

Birth Date

Tuesday, 25 April 1899

Birth Place

Villa Cross, Handsworth, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Birchfield Rangers

From

For

Free

On

March 1915

Previous Clubs

Icknield Street Council School |
King Edward Grammar School |
Friends Hall |
GEC Works |
Birmingham Boys |
Handsworth Royal |
Birchfield Rangers |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Port Vale

For

Free

On

June 1931

Subsequent Clubs

1931-32 Port Vale |
Brierley Hill Alliance |

Dicky York
Dicky York

Source: Football card #5 Dicky York issued by the Amalgamated Press for Triumph under the Famous Footer Internationals series, 1926.

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Dicky York
Dicky York

Source: Football card #5 Dicky York issued by the Amalgamated Press for Triumph under the Famous Footer Internationals series, 1926.

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Villa Career

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

1919-31 Free, 390 | 86 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Billy Smith led Management Committee |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 30 August 1919

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 30 August 1919

Sunderland (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Thursday, 15 April 1920

Final Appearance

Monday, 15 September 1930

Grimsby Town (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Monday, 15 September 1930

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

9 December 1969, Aged 70.

Dicky York

Player #260 for Aston Villa, Richard Ernest York, known as Dicky York played as a winger for the club in the outside right position.

Dicky played for Villa between 1919-20 and 1930-31 making 389 appearances.

Dicky was born in Villa Cross, less than 2 miles from Villa Park, on 25th April 1899 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on the 30th August 1919 aged 20.

Villa had signed Dicky from Birchfield Rangers in March 1915 as an amateur and he signed as a professional forms with the club in August 1919.

Dicky had an eventful journey to professional football having served in the RAF during WW1 escaping with his life from a plane crash.

His start to life at Villa was far more quiet with Dicky scoring just once in 17 games in 1919-20 and playing no part in the club's sixth FA Cup victory that season.

1920-21 saw Dicky appear just 11 times scoring once so it would therefore be 1921-22 before Dicky established himself as a regular in the Villa first team - making 41 appearances as Villa finished 5th.

Despite his increased exposure Dicky's goalscoring form was yet to surface as he hit just two goals making four in total over 3 seasons.

The following season Dicky hit 9 goals in 37 and he followed that up with 5 in 43 in 1923-24 as Villa finished 6th in the league and runners up in the FA Cup.

Despite a downturn in Villa's results during 1924-25 as they fell back to 15th, Dicky hit 7 in 34.

It was to be 1925-26 when Dicky made his most prolific contribution with 19 goals in 40 league games.

That proved a watershed season for Dicky and was the catalyst that saw him promoted to being an ever present over the following four seasons.

Although he didn't reach the same goalscoring heights again, Dicky scored 12 in 43 in 1926-27, 4 in 30 in 1927-28, 18 in 48 in 1928-29, 7 in 32 in 1929-30.

By 1930-31 however with Villa finishing league runners up, Dicky didn't score making just 4 appearances.

York had struck up an effective partnership on the opposite flank with Arthur Dorrell over their decade together in the Villa first team with both leaving the club for Port Vale to recreate their dynamic footballing prowess at a lower level.

Dicky played his final game for Villa on the 15th September 1930 before he moved on to Port Vale.

After retiring from football, Dicky ran a decorating and plumbing business in Birmingham.

Dicky played under both the George Ramsay and Billy Smith led Management Committees.

Dicky passed away in Handsworth on 9th December 1969 aged 70.