Player #521

Appearances:

29

Starts:

24

Goals:

8

Seasons:

3

John Woodward
John Woodward

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

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John Woodward
John Woodward

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

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John Woodward

Position

Forward

From

1966-67

To

1968-69

IMAGE CREDIT

John Woodward

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

19
20
21

Division

D1
D2
D2

Appearances

29
3
12
14

Starts

24
3
9
12

Substitute

5
0
3
2

Unused

3
0
2
1

Goals

8
2
3
3

*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 Woodward

Birth Date

Thursday, 16 January 1947

Birth Place

Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Stoke

From

For

£27,500

On

Saturday, 1 October 1966

Previous Clubs

1964-66 Stoke City |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Walsall

For

Free

On

May 1969

Subsequent Clubs

1969-73 Walsall |
1973-75 Port Vale |
1975-77 Scunthorpe United |

John Woodward
John Woodward

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

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John Woodward
John Woodward

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

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Villa Career

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

1966-68 Aston Villa, £27.5k, 24 (5) | 8 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Dick Taylor |
Tommy Cummings |
Tommy Docherty |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 1 October 1966

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 1 October 1966

Liverpool (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 8 October 1966

Final Appearance

Saturday, 21 December 1968

Norwich City (h), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 December 1968

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

John Woodward

Player #521 for Aston Villa, John Woodward, nicknamed Woodie played as a forward for the club. John played for Villa between 1966-67 and 1968-69 making 37 appearances and scoring 8 goals.

John was born in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent on 16 January 1947 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 1 October 1966 aged 19.

Villa had signed John from Stoke City on 1 October 1966 for a fee of £30,000.

John had scored his first senior goal - for Stoke - on 27 March 1965, in a 2–1 victory over Villa at the Victoria Ground however he wasn’t a regular starter for the club. Villa however saw enough potential to spend big on John as a replacement for Tony Hateley, who had been sold to Chelsea.

During his time with Villa, John suffered relegation in 1966–67, and could only finish 16th and 18th in the Second Division in 1967–68 and 1968–69.

In total John scored seven goals in 26 league games during a turbulent time at Villa Park, in which Dick Taylor, Tommy Cummings, and Tommy Docherty all had brief spells as manager.

John played his final game for Villa on Saturday, 21 December 1968 aged just 21 and he moved on to Walsall at the end of that season on 1 May 1969.