Player #324

Appearances:

250

Starts:

250

Goals:

73

Seasons:

9

Joe Beresford
Joe Beresford

Source: Football card #4 Joe Beresford issued by Lambert & Butler under the Footballers 1930-31 series.

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Joe Beresford
Joe Beresford

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Joe Beresford

Position

Forward

From

1927-28

To

1935-36

IMAGE CREDIT

Joe Beresford

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

250
34
44
36
30
34
20
27
23
2

Starts

250
34
44
36
30
34
20
27
23
2

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

73
11
13
11
14
11
6
5
2
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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Joseph Beresford

Birth Date

Monday, 26 February 1906

Birth Place

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Mansfield Town

From

For

£750

On

March 1927

Previous Clubs

Bentley Toll Bar School |
Bentley New Village Old Boys |
Ashern Road Working Men’s Club |
Bartley Colliery |
Mexborough Athletic |
Mansfield Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Preston North End

For

£1,000

On

September 1935

Subsequent Clubs

Preston North End |

Joe Beresford
Joe Beresford

Source: Football card #4 Joe Beresford issued by Lambert & Butler under the Footballers 1930-31 series.

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Joe Beresford
Joe Beresford

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Villa Career

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

1927-35 Aston Villa, £750, 250 | 73 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Jimmy McMullan |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 3 September 1927

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 3 September 1927

Liverpool (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Monday, 5 September 1927

Final Appearance

Monday, 9 September 1935

Middlesbrough (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Monday, 9 September 1935

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

26 February 1978, Aged 72

Joe Beresford

Player #324 for Aston Villa, Joseph Beresford, known as Joe Beresford played as a forward for the club.

Joe played for Villa between 1927-28 and 1935-36 making 250 appearances and scoring 73 goals

Joe was born in Chesterfield on 26 February 1906 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on the 3 September 1927 aged 21.

Villa had signed Joe from Mansfield Town in March 1927 for a fee of £750.

Joe made his debut at Liverpool that September but it was on his home debut two days later that he would make his true impact - scoring a hat-trick against Portsmouth in a 7-2 victory, following it up with a hat-trick against Sheffield Wednesday in a 5-4 win on Christmas Eve.

He was a regular in their first team over the next eight seasons and made 250 appearances for Villa, scoring 73 goals and was part of their team that finished runners up in the League Championship in 1930-31.

That year he scored a career best 14 goals which included another hat-trick in Villa’s 4-2 win over Leicester City in February 1931.

He hit 11 the following season as Villa once again finished runners up in the First Division and in all for the five seasons that Beresford was a regular in the Villa side they finished in the top five.

Beresford was also an FA Cup semi finalist in March 1934 but Villa were beaten by eventual winners Manchester City at Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

Joe played his final game for Villa on 9 September 1935 at the age of 29 and he moved on to Preston North End for a fee of £1,000 in the same month.

Joe’s final 2 appearances were in the team who were relegated for the first time in Villa’s history - in the 1935-36 season - although he was not there to see the final denouement. In doing so Villa became the last of the founder members of the Football League to have lost their ever present top flight status.

Joe had played under the Billy Smith led Management Committee and Villa’s first manager proper Jimmy McMullan.

Joe passed away in Birmingham on 26th February 1978 aged 72.