Player #486

Appearances:

88

Starts:

88

Goals:

0

Seasons:

5

Geoff Sidebottom
Geoff Sidebottom

Source: Football card #1 Geoff Sidebottom issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers series, fourth series.

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Geoff Sidebottom
Geoff Sidebottom

Source: Football card #1 Geoff Sidebottom issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers series, fourth series.

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Geoff Sidebottom

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1960-61

To

1964-65

IMAGE CREDIT

Geoff Sidebottom

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24
25
26
27

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

88
9
18
34
8
19

Starts

88
9
18
34
0
19

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

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Geoffrey Sidebottom

Birth Date

Tuesday, 29 December 1936

Birth Place

Mapplewell, South Yorkshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

Aston Villa Youth |

From

Transfer in

Wolverhampton Wanderers

From

For

£15,000

On

February 1961

Previous Clubs

Mapplewell Village Youth |
Wath Wanderers |
1954-61 Wolverhampton Wanderers |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Scunthorpe United

For

Free

On

January 1965

Subsequent Clubs

1965-68 Scunthorpe United |
1967-68 New York Generals, NASL |
1969-71 Brighton & Hove Albion |

Geoff Sidebottom
Geoff Sidebottom

Source: Football card #1 Geoff Sidebottom issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers series, fourth series.

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Geoff Sidebottom
Geoff Sidebottom

Source: Football card #1 Geoff Sidebottom issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers series, fourth series.

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Villa Career

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

1961-64 Aston Villa, £15k, 88 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Joe Mercer |
Dick Taylor |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 18 February 1961

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 18 February 1961

Tottenham Hotspur (h), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Monday, 23 November 1964

Bradford City (h), League Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Monday, 23 November 1964

Honours

1960-61 League Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

3 November 2008, Aged 71

Geoff Sidebottom

Player #486 for Aston Villa, Geoffrey Sidebottom, known as Geoff Sidebottom, played as a goalkeeper for the club.

Geoff played for Villa between 1960-61 and 1964-65 making 88 appearances.

Geoff was born in Mapplewell, South Yorkshire on 29 December 1936 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 18 February 1961 aged 24.

Villa had signed Geoff from Wolverhampton Wanderers on 1 February 1961 for a fee of £15,000 and was the 59th custodian of the Villa goal in League & Cup football.

Geoff made 7 appearances as Villa finished 9th in their return to Division One.

During Villa’s run to the 1960-61 League Cup final Geoff made one appearance, keeping a clean sheet in the 5th round win over Wrexham.

Geoff also played in the second leg of the two legged final against Rotherham United which was played in the 1961-62 season due to fixture congestion.

In his debut season for Villa, Geoff conceded 12 goals in 9 games at a rate of 1.33 per game, a very respectable performance, however over his total of 88 appearances, Geoff conceded 153 goals at a rate of 1.74 goals per game.

Geoff played his final game for Villa on Monday, 23 November 1964 aged 27 before moving on to Scunthorpe United in January 1965.

Geoff had played under Villa managers Joe Mercer and Dick Taylor.

After leaving Villa, Geoff appeared on the US game show What’s My Line! which aired on CBS on Sunday 11 June 1967.

Geoff passed away in Scunthorpe on 3 November 2008, aged 71.