Player #317

Appearances:

97

Starts:

97

Goals:

32

Seasons:

10

Reg Chester
Reg Chester

Source: Football card #21 Reg Chester issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Footballers In Action 1919-39 series, second series.

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Reg Chester
Reg Chester

Source: Football card #21 Reg Chester issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Footballers In Action 1919-39 series, second series.

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Reg Chester

Position

Forward

From

1925-26

To

1934-35

IMAGE CREDIT

Reg Chester

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

97
3
4
12
19
20
8
13
6
2
10

Starts

97
3
4
12
19
20
8
13
6
2
10

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

32
1
0
3
9
9
3
4
1
2
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

Reginald Alfred Chester

Birth Date

Monday, 21 November 1904

Birth Place

Long Eaton, Derbyshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Stamford Town

From

For

Free

On

December 1924

Previous Clubs

College Road School |
Long Eaton Juniors |
Long Eaton Rangers |
Peterborough & Fletton United |
Stamford Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Manchester United

For

Free

On

August 1935

Subsequent Clubs

1935 Manchester United |

Reg Chester
Reg Chester

Source: Football card #21 Reg Chester issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Footballers In Action 1919-39 series, second series.

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Reg Chester
Reg Chester

Source: Football card #21 Reg Chester issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Footballers In Action 1919-39 series, second series.

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Villa Career

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

1925-35 Aston Villa, Free, 97 | 32 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Jimmy McMullan |

First Squad Appearance

Monday, 7 September 1925

Debut Appearance

Monday, 7 September 1925

Manchester United (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Tuesday, 6 April 1926

Final Appearance

Saturday, 12 January 1935

Bradford City (h), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 12 January 1935

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(6ft) 1.83 m

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

24 April 1977, Aged 72

Reg Chester

Player #317 for Aston Villa, Reginald Alfred Chester, known as Reg Chester, played as forward for the club.

Reg played for Villa between 1925-26 and 1934-35 making 97 appearances and scoring 32 goals.

Reg was born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire on 21 November 1904 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on 17 September 1925 aged 20.

Villa had signed Reg from Stamford Town in December 1924 and he signed professional forms on 12 April 1925.

Reg remained at Villa for 10 seasons at Villa Park and was mainly used as a squad player rather than a first team regular.

Reg’s most appearances in a single season was 20 in 1929-30, yet despite his relative lack of games - averaging less than 10 a season, Reg was a regular goalscorer when he played, hitting 32 goals in his 97 appearances over his decade with Villa, which included a hat-trick against Huddersfield Town in April 1929.

During Reg’s time, Villa achieved 5 top five finishes included two as First Division runners up.

Reg also made 2 appearances in Villa’s run to the Semi Finals of the FA Cup in 1928-29.

Reg played his final game for Villa on 12 January 1935 aged 30 before moving on to Manchester United in August 1935.

Reg had played under the George Ramsay and Billy Smith led Management Committees and under Villa’s first manager proper, Jimmy McMullan.

Reg passed away in his home town of Long Eaton on 24th April 1977 aged 72.