Player #40

Appearances:

101

Starts:

101

Goals:

0

Seasons:

6

Jimmy Warner
Jimmy Warner

Source: 1886-87 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Jimmy Warner
Jimmy Warner

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Jimmy Warner

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1886-87

To

1891-92

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Jimmy Warner

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

21
22
23
24
25
26

Division

FAC
FAC
FL
FL
FL
FL

Appearances

101
10
4
24
23
24
16

Starts

101
10
4
24
23
24
16

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

0
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

James Warner

Birth Date

Saturday, 15 April 1865

Birth Place

Lozells, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Milton FC

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Hampton Road School |
Milton FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Newton Heath

For

Free

On

1892

Subsequent Clubs

1892-93 Newton Heath |
1893-94 Walsall Town Swifts |

Jimmy Warner
Jimmy Warner

Source: 1886-87 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Jimmy Warner
Jimmy Warner

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Villa Career

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

1886-92 Aston Villa, Free, 101 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 30 October 1886

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 30 October 1886

Wednesbury Old Athletic (h), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 19 March 1892

West Bromwich Albion (n), FA Cup Final

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 19 March 1892

Honours

1886-87 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

7 November 1943, Aged 78

Jimmy Warner

Player #40 for Aston Villa, James Warner, known as Jimmy Warner played as a goalkeeper for the club.

Jimmy represented Villa between 1886-87 and 1891-92 becoming Villa’s first relatively permanent custodian of the position however his career was not without controversy.

Jimmy was born in Lozells less than two miles from Villa’s current ground on 15th April 1865 and made his debut as a 21 year old on 30th October 1886.

Villa had signed Jimmy from Milton FC.

Jimmy was the eighth custodian of the Villa goal in FA Cup and League football and the first to be considered Villa's regular number one over successive seasons.

In total Jimmy conceded 216 goals in his 101 appearances, including 17 clean sheets at a ratio of 2.14 goals per game.

Jimmy played all of the 10 games in Villa’s victorious 1886-87 FA Cup campaign, including the final at the Kennington Oval that hosted the 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Jimmy made 75 League appearances across his 4 league seasons. His best league season was as runners up in 1888-89 however it was to be the 1891-92 FA Cup Final that would define his career - a competition Villa did not win against all expectations.

After his controversial performance in the 1891-92 FA Cup Final Jimmy never played for Villa again and was transferred to Newton Heath.

Jimmy had played his entire Villa career under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

The Story of the FA Cup 1891/92

After an injury curtailed season, Warner regained his position to feature in the FA Cup Final again versus West Bromwich Albion however he was to repeat none of the heroics of the 1866/87 season.

Suspicions were aroused prior to the final when Warner apparently excused himself from training and was allegedly seen in the company of a ‘shady’ gentleman to whom it has been claimed Warner owed money having lost a significant amount of money on a previous bet. In return for this debt it is alleged Warner agreed to ‘throw’ the final in the favour of West Brom.

During the match suspicions appeared to be confirmed when Warner:

Helped Geddes shot to find the back of the net: 0-1

Fumbled a straightforward save for Sam Nicholls to score: 0-2

Stood out of position to allow John Reynold’s long range shot to hit the net: 3-0

Villa lost the final 3-0

Jimmy passed away on 7th November 1943 in Pittsburgh, USA aged 78.