Player #22

Appearances:

22

Starts:

22

Goals:

0

Seasons:

6

Joe Simmonds
Joe Simmonds

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Joe Simmonds
Joe Simmonds

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Joe Simmonds

Position

Defender

From

1882-83

To

1887-88

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Joe Simmonds

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

21
22
23
24
25
26

Division

FAC
FAC
FAC
FAC
FAC
FAC

Appearances

22
4
3
4
0
10
1

Starts

22
4
3
4
0
10
1

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

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Joseph Oscar Simmonds

Birth Date

April 1861

Birth Place

Birmingham, West Midlands

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Hockley St. John's Athletic

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Hockley Hill Council School |
Key Hill Methodists |
Hockley St. John’s Athletic |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1887

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Joe Simmonds
Joe Simmonds

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Joe Simmonds
Joe Simmonds

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

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

1882-87 Aston Villa, Free, 22 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Management Committee |
George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 October 1882

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 21 October 1882

Walsall Swifts (h), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 17 December 1887

Shankhouse (a), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 17 December 1887

Honours

1886-87 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

8 April 1940, Aged 79

Joe Simmonds

Player #22 for Aston Villa, Joseph Oscar Simmonds, known as Joe Simmonds and nicknamed Red Cap played as a defender for the club. Joe represented Villa between 1882-83 and 1887-88.

Joe was born in Birmingham, three miles from Villa’s current ground, on 20th April 1861 and made his debut as a 21 year old on 21st October 1882.

Villa had signed Joe from Hockley St. John’s Athletic and he went on to represent the club 22 times.

Joe played in every game in Villa’s 1886-87 run to win the FA Cup for the first time including the final where West Bromwich Albion were defeated 2-0.

Joe’s final game for Villa came on the 17th December 1887 at the age of 26. Joe retired through injury with a damaged shoulder.

Joe played in the era when team selection was made by a Management Committee rather than the latter day more typical Manager role which from the 1884-85 season was led by George Ramsey.

Joe passed away on 8th April 1940 in Birmingham aged 79.