Player #516

Appearances:

143

Starts:

134

Goals:

2

Seasons:

8

Keith Bradley
Keith Bradley

Source: Football card #30 Keith Bradley issued by IPC Comics for 'Tiger' under the My Favourite Soccer Stars 1970 series.

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Keith Bradley
Keith Bradley

Source: Football card #30 Keith Bradley issued by IPC Comics for 'Tiger' under the My Favourite Soccer Stars 1970 series.

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Keith Bradley

Position

Defender

From

1964-65

To

1972-73

IMAGE CREDIT

Keith Bradley

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Division

D1
D1
D1
D2
D2
D2
D3
D3

Appearances

143
8
6
33
21
8
9
34
24

Starts

134
8
5
32
17
5
9
34
24

Substitute

9
0
1
1
4
3
0
0
0

Unused

9
0
1
2
6
0
0
0
0

Goals

2
0
0
2
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

Keith Bradley

Birth Date

Thursday, 31 January 1946

Birth Place

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Everton

From

For

Free

On

June 1963

Previous Clubs

1962-64 Everton |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Peterborough United

For

Free

On

November 1972

Subsequent Clubs

1972-76 Peterborough United |

Keith Bradley
Keith Bradley

Source: Football card #30 Keith Bradley issued by IPC Comics for 'Tiger' under the My Favourite Soccer Stars 1970 series.

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Keith Bradley
Keith Bradley

Source: Football card #30 Keith Bradley issued by IPC Comics for 'Tiger' under the My Favourite Soccer Stars 1970 series.

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Villa Career

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

1965-72 Aston Villa, Free, 134 (9) | 2 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Dick Taylor |
Tommy Cummings |
Tommy Docherty |
Vic Crowe |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 13 February 1965

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 13 February 1965

Birmingham City (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 17 December 1966

Final Appearance

Saturday, 20 November 1971

Southend United (a), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 20 November 1971

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Keith Bradley

Player #516 for Aston Villa, Keith Bradley, played as a defender for the club.

Keith played for Villa between 1964-65 and 1971-72 making 143 appearances and scoring twice.

Keith was born in Ellesmere Port on 31 January 1946 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 13 February 1965 aged just 19.

After being spotted and approached by Joe Mercer, Keith signed a professional contract at the age of 18 and spent ten years at the Villa, reaching the 1971 League Cup final at Wembley.

Sadly however during the 8 seasons that Keith featured at Villa Park it was an era marked by a conspicuous absence of success.

Keith’s time at Villa saw them spend his first 3 seasons in the bottom 6 of Division One and succumbing to relegation to the second division in the 1967-68 season.

Things would however worsen and Keith saw the club fall further - dropping into the Third Division in 1970-71.

That season, Villa registered their lowest ever league position - 4th in the third tier.

Happier times were to follow for both Keith and Villa after that nadir however and after securing the Third Division Title in 1971-72 won promotion back to the second tier.

Keith wouldn’t feature for Villa in their first season back in the second tier having played his final game for Villa on Saturday, 20 November 1971, still only aged 25.

Keith moved on to Peterborough United in November 1972.

Keith had played under Villa managers Dick Taylor, Tommy Cummings, Tommy Docherty and Vic Crowe.