Player #476

Appearances:

114

Starts:

114

Goals:

0

Seasons:

4

John Neal
John Neal

Source: Football card #2 John Neal issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, fifth series.

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John Neal
John Neal

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John Neal

Position

Full Back

From

1959-60

To

1962-63

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John Neal

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

27
28
29
30

Division

D2
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

114
46
47
17
4

Starts

114
46
47
17
4

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

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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John Neal

Birth Date

Wednesday, 13 April 1932

Birth Place

Seaham, County Durham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Swindon Town

From

For

£6,000

On

July 1959

Previous Clubs

Silksworth Colliery Welfare Juniors |
1949-55 Hull City |
1956-57 King’s Lynn |
1957-58 Swindon Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Southend United

For

Free

On

November 1962

Subsequent Clubs

1962-65 Southend United |

John Neal
John Neal

Source: Football card #2 John Neal issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, fifth series.

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John Neal
John Neal

Source: Football card #2 John Neal issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, fifth series.

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Villa Career

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

1959-62 £6k, 114 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Joe Mercer |

First Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 26 August 1959

Debut Appearance

Wednesday, 26 August 1959

Sunderland (a), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 20 October 1962

Orient (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 20 October 1962

Honours

1960-61 League Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

24 November 2014, Aged 82

John Neal

Player #476 for Aston Villa, John Neal, played as a full back for the club.

John played for Villa between 1959-60 and 1962-63 making 114 appearances.

John was born in Seaham, County Durham on 13 April 1932 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Wednesday, 26 August 1959 aged 27.

Villa had signed John from Swindon Town for a fee of £6,000 in July 1959 and he went on to make 41 appearances as Villa took the Second Division Championship and won promotion back to Division One at the first attempt.

As well as securing the second division championship, John also helped Villa to FA Cup Semi finals in 1959-60 and runners up in the League Cup final in 1962-63.

During Villa’s victorious League Cup campaign in 1960-61 John made 7 appearances as Villa went on to lift the trophy appearing in the final second leg against Rotherham United that was held over to the 1961-62 season due to fixture congestion.

John played his final game for Villa on Saturday, 20 October 1962 aged 30 before moving on to Southend United in November 1962.

John had played under manager Joe Mercer.

In his later career John went on to manage Wrexham, Middlesbrough and Chelsea.

John passed away in Rhosddu, Wrexham on 24 November 2014 aged 82.