Player #118

Appearances:

43

Starts:

43

Goals:

0

Seasons:

2

Jimmy Whitehouse
Jimmy Whitehouse

Source: 1896-97 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Jimmy Whitehouse

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Jimmy Whitehouse

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1896-97

To

1897-98

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Jimmy Whitehouse

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24

Division

D1
D1

Appearances

43
24
19

Starts

43
24
19

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

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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James Whitehouse

Birth Date

Wednesday, 9 April 1873

Birth Place

Birmingham, West Midlands

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Grimsby Town

From

For

£200

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Albion Swifts |
1890-92 Birmingham St. George’s |
1892-96 Grimsby Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Bedminster FC

For

Free

On

1898

Subsequent Clubs

1898-99 Bedminster FC |
1899-00 Grimsby Town |
1900-03 Manchester United |
1903 Manchester City |
1903-04 Third Lanark FC |
1904-05 Hull City |
1905-07 Southend United |

Jimmy Whitehouse
Jimmy Whitehouse

Source: 1896-97 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Jimmy Whitehouse
Jimmy Whitehouse

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Villa Career

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

1896-98 Aston Villa, £200, 43 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 5 September 1896

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 5 September 1896

West Bromwich Albion (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 30 April 1898

Nottingham Forest (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 30 April 1898

Honours

1896-97 League Champions |
1896-97 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

7 February 1924, Aged 50

Jimmy Whitehouse

Player #118 for Aston Villa, James Whitehouse, known as Jimmy Whitehouse, and nicknamed Ripper played as a goalkeeper for the club.

Jimmy represented Villa in 1896-97 and 1897-98.

Jimmy was born in Birmingham, just 3 miles from Villa Park, on the 9th April 1873 and made his debut as a 23 year old on 5th September 1896.

Villa had signed Jimmy from Grimsby Town for £200 and he went on to represent the club 43 times.

The fee was a record fee for a goalkeeper at the time. In his time with the Villa Jimmy won 2 major trophies - the league and FA Cup double in 1896-97.

Jimmy was the eighteenth custodian of the Villa goal in League and Cup football.

In his 43 games for Villa, Jimmy conceded 59 goals at a ratio of 1.37 goals per game, and kept 12 clean sheets at the time this represented the best performance by a Villa keeper over a run of 10 games or more.

Jimmy played in 22 of 30 of Villa’s games in the 1896-97 Championship winning season keeping 9 clean sheets.

Whilst Jimmy only played twice in the 1896-97 FA Cup campaign one of those was the final, held at Crystal Palace, London in front of 65,891 people, as Villa recovered from a 2-1 deficit to beat Everton, 3-2.

By a twist of fate, as rival teams for the league title were involved in league matches on the afternoon of the 1896-97 FA Cup Final, results meant that Villa’s lead at the top of the table became unassailable.

Therefore, Villa became the only club to have won the League and FA Cup on the same day.

Jimmy’s final game for Villa came on the 30th April 1898 aged 25 after which he moved to Bedminster FC.

Jimmy played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Jimmy passed away in Birmingham on the 7th February 1924 aged 50.