Player #549

Appearances:

1

Starts:

1

Goals:

0

Seasons:

1

Fred Mwila
Fred Mwila

Source: 1967-68 Atlanta Chiefs Team Portrait.

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Fred Mwila
Fred Mwila

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Fred Mwila

Position

Midfielder

From

1969-70

To

1969-70

IMAGE CREDIT

Fred Mwila

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23

Division

D2

Appearances

1
1

Starts

1
1

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

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

Frederick Mwila

Birth Date

Saturday, 6 July 1946

Birth Place

Kasama

Birth Country

Zambia

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Atlanta Chiefs

From

For

Free

On

Monday, 1 September 1969

Previous Clubs

1964-66 Rhokana United, Zambia |
1967-69 Atlanta Chiefs, NASL |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Atlanta Chiefs

For

Free

On

July 1970

Subsequent Clubs

1970 Rhokana United, Zambia |
1971 Atlanta Chiefs, NASL |
1971-73 Rhokana United, Zambia |
1973 Atlanta Apollos, NASL |
1973-77 Ndola United, Zambia |

Fred Mwila
Fred Mwila

Source: 1967-68 Atlanta Chiefs Team Portrait.

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Fred Mwila
Fred Mwila

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Villa Career

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

1969 Aston Villa, Free, 1 (0) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Tommy Docherty |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 November 1969

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 15 November 1969

Blackpool (h), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 15 November 1969

Blackpool (h), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 November 1969

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Zambia

Fred Mwila

Player #549 for Aston Villa, Frederick Mwila known as Freddie Mwila played as a midfielder for the club in 1969-70 making 1 appearances.

Freddie was born in Kasama, Zambia on 6 July 1946 and he made his sole appearance for Villa on Saturday, 15 November 1969 aged 23.

Tommy Docherty had signed Freddie from Atlanta Chiefs in a combined deal with fellow Zambian Emment Kapengwe becoming the first African players to sign for the club.

Docherty had spotted the pair in a pre-season friendly and immediately moved to sign them up despite the huge step up in football from the NASL to the second tier in England.

Mwila immediately struggled as did Docherty and to add insult to injury as he led Villa to the third tier, the failed former Villa boss Docherty was alleged to have enticed both Mwila and his compatriot Kapengwe away from the Villa following his sacking saying “Look, I am going away elsewhere but if you want to stay, you are at liberty to do so.”

Both left Villa at the end of the season mid-way through their two-year deals and returned to Zambian football before returning to Atlanta Chiefs in July 1970.