Player #501

Appearances:

12

Starts:

12

Goals:

0

Seasons:

5

John Gavan
John Gavan

Source: Football card #3 John Gavan issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers series, thirteenth series.

press to zoom
1/1

John Gavan

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1962-63

To

1966-67

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

IMAGE CREDIT

John Gavan

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

22
23
24
25
26

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

12
4
0
2
6
0

Starts

12
4
0
2
6
0

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

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

John Thomas Gavan

Birth Date

Friday, 8 December 1939

Birth Place

Walsall, West Midlands

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

Aston Villa Youth |

From

Transfer in

Walsall Wood

From

For

Free

On

November 1962

Previous Clubs

Hilary Street Old Boys |
Staffordshire Youths |
Walsall |
Walsall Wood |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Doncaster Rovers

For

Free

On

July 1967

Subsequent Clubs

1967 Doncaster Rovers |

John Gavan
John Gavan

Source: Football card #3 John Gavan issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1960s Footballers series, thirteenth series.

press to zoom
1/1

Villa Career

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

1963-67 Yth, 12 | 12 (0) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Joe Mercer |
Dick Taylor |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 23 March 1963

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 23 March 1963

Fulham (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 2 April 1966

Northampton Town (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 2 April 1966

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

John Gavan

Player #501 for Aston Villa, John Gavan, played as a goalkeeper for the club.

John played for Villa between 1962-63 and 1965-66 making 12 appearances.

John was born in Walsall, just 8 miles from Villa Park on 8 December 1939 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 23 March 1963 aged 23.

Villa had signed John from Walsall Wood. He had almost joined Blackpool but was persuaded to play for Aston Villa Amateurs and he signed professional forms with Villa in November 1962.

John was the 60th custodian of the Villa goal in League & Cup football but wasn’t a regular starter for Villa. He did make 4 league appearances in each of the 1962-63 and 1965-66 seasons whilst not appearing in the whole of the 1964-64 season.

John did feature 3 times in the league cup and make one further league appearance but he was not to feature in the FA Cup.

Over his 12 appearances for Villa John conceded 23 goals in 12 games at a rate of 1.92 goals per game. Those figures placed John behind the levels of regular Villa ‘keepers and contemporaries Nigel Sims (1.50 in 409) and Geoff Sidebottom (1.74 in 88)

John played his final game for Villa on Saturday, 2 April 1966 aged 26 after 3 years with the club before moving on to Doncaster Rovers in July 1967.

John had played under Villa managers Joe Mercer and Dick Taylor.