Player #145

Appearances:

470

Starts:

470

Goals:

185

Seasons:

16

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Joe Bache

Position

Forward

From

1900-01

To

1919-20

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Joe Bache

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Seasons

1900-01
1901-02
1902-03
1903-04
1904-05
1905-06
1906-07
1907-08
1908-09
1909-10
1910-11
1911-12
1912-13
1913-14
1914-15
1919-20

Age*

20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
39

Division

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

Appearances

470
7
34
28
29
37
34
29
35
32
35
35
36
41
32
26
0

Starts

470
7
34
28
29
37
34
29
35
32
35
35
36
41
32
26
0

Substitute

0
0
0
0
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
0
0
0
0

Goals

185
1
8
9
16
16
14
10
25
11
22
16
8
11
13
5
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

Joseph William Bache

Birth Date

Sunday, 8 February 1880

Birth Place

Stourbridge, Worcestershire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Stourbridge FC

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Bewdley Victoria |
Stourbridge FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Mid-Rhondda FC

For

Free

On

August 1920

Subsequent Clubs

1919-20 Mid-Rhondda FC |
1920 Grimsby Town |

Villa Career

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

1901-20 Aston Villa, Free, 470 | 185 |

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 16 February 1901

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 16 February 1901

Notts County (a), Division One

First Goal

Saturday, 20 April 1901

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 28 April 1915

Newcastle United (a), Division One

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 28 April 1915

Honours

1904-05 FA Cup Winners |
1909-10 League Champions |
1912-13 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

10 November 1960, Aged 80

Joe Bache

Player #145 for Aston Villa, Joseph William Bache, known as Joe Bache played as a forward for the club.

Joe Bache, was one of the great Villa centre forwards, and served the Royal Garrison Artillery with distinction during the First World War.

Joe represented Villa between 1900-01 and 1914-15 making 470 appearances.

Joe was born in Stourbridge on 8th February 1880 and made his debut appearance for the club as a 21 year old on the 16th February 1901.

Villa had signed Joe from Stourbridge FC.

During his time with Villa Joe won the FA Cup in 1904-05 and 1912-13 as well as the League title in 1909-10.

Joe scored 4 goals in 6 appearances in the 1904-05 FA Cup Campaign hitting the net in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Rounds to vanquish Leicester Fosse, Bury and Fulham.

Joe’s was second only to Harry Hampton’s goalscoring contribution in securing Villa’s league title in 1909-10, their 5th overall.

The Villa News and Record of 1st September 1906 paid contemporary tribute to Joe:

“Gained his honours (during a period not too prolific of star performers) after a series of exceptionally clever displays in club matches for Aston Villa. Seen to most advantage as an inside left. Has a remarkable control of the ball, can dodge with the best, but mass much of his otherwise effective play by his impetuosity in endeavouring to do too much in the zone of the backs. On his day a dangerous shot, but apt to be erratic, as well as a trifle selfish. A good-tempered, brainy player, with some time yet in front of him.”

Joe had played his final game for Villa on 28th April 1915 aged 35 having served the club for 14 seasons.

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

Joe went on to serve on the Western Front, where he rose to the rank of Lance-Corporal before resuming his playing career with Mid-Rhondda FC.

Joe’s son, whilst not a footballer also had his own cultural effect on the midlands as a designer of some of the most iconic BL cars to run off the local production lines.

Joe passed away in Birmingham on 10th November 1960 aged 80.