Player #4

Appearances:

11

Starts:

11

Goals:

1

Seasons:

3

Sammy Law
Sammy Law

Source: 1879-80 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Sammy Law
Sammy Law

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Sammy Law

Position

Midfielder

From

1879-80

To

1881-82

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Sammy Law

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

29
30
31

Division

FAC
FAC
FAC

Appearances

11
2
4
5

Starts

11
2
4
5

Substitute

0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0

Goals

1
1
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

Samuel Richard Law

Birth Date

January 1850

Birth Place

Handsworth, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Aston Unity

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Aston Hall School |
Aston Unity |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1882

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Sammy Law
Sammy Law

Source: 1879-80 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Sammy Law
Sammy Law

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Villa Career

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

1879-82 Aston Villa, Free, 11 | 1 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 13 December 1879

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 13 December 1879

Stafford Road (a), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 24 January 1880

Final Appearance

Saturday, 21 January 1882

Wednesbury Old Athletic (a), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 January 1882

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

22 August 1920, Aged 70

Sammy Law

Player #4 for Aston Villa, Samuel Richard Law, known as Sammy Law and nicknamed Mutton Chops played as a midfielder for the club.

Sammy made his debut in the 1879-80 FA Cup campaign - Villa’s first entry into the competition.

Sammy was born in Handsworth, just three miles from the current Villa ground, on 2nd January 1850 and made his debut as a 29 year old on the 13th December 1879. At that point Sammy was Villa’s oldest debutant.

Villa had signed Sammy from Aston Unity and he went on to represent the club for three consecutive seasons from 1879-80 to 1881-82.

Sammy’s final game came on 21st January 1882 having made 11 FA Cup appearances and scoring once in the 3-1 2nd Round victory over Stafford Road on 24th January 1880 in what was just his second FA Cup game for the club.

Sammy reached a best of the 4th Round of the Cup on two occasions before retiring from football due to injury.

Sammy played in the era when team selection was made by a Management Committee rather than the latter day more typical Manager role.

Sammy passed away in road traffic accident in Birmingham on 22nd August 1920 aged 70.