Player #245

Appearances:

2

Starts:

2

Goals:

1

Seasons:

2

Stuart Doncaster
Stuart Doncaster

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #216.

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Stuart Doncaster
Stuart Doncaster

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Stuart Doncaster

Position

Centre Forward

From

1912-13

To

1913-14

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Stuart Doncaster

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

22
23

Division

D1
D1

Appearances

2
2
0

Starts

2
2
0

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

1
1
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

Stuart Doncaster

Birth Date

Monday, 1 September 1890

Birth Place

Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Stourbridge FC

From

For

Free

On

August 1912

Previous Clubs

Gainsborough County School |
Buxton FC |
Stourbridge FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Glossop North End

For

Free

On

December 1913

Subsequent Clubs

1913 Glossop North End |
Matlock Town |

Stuart Doncaster
Stuart Doncaster

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #216.

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Stuart Doncaster
Stuart Doncaster

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery #216.

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Villa Career

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

1913 Aston Villa, Free, 2 | 1 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 February 1913

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 15 February 1913

Blackburn Rovers (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 5 April 1913

Final Appearance

Saturday, 5 April 1913

Liverpool (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 5 April 1913

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1955, Aged 65

Stuart Doncaster

Player #245 for Aston Villa, Stuart Doncaster, played as a centre forward for the club.

Stuart played for Villa in 1912-13 making 2 appearance.

Stuart was born in the Bassettlaw district of Nottnghamshire in September 1890 and he made his Villa debut on the 15th February 1913 aged 22.

Villa had signed Stuart from Stourbridge FC in August 1912 but he was to make a limited impact on the first team.

Stuart would however score for the club on his second and final appearance, hitting a consolation goal in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on 5th April 1913.

Despite that setback, Villa would go on to finish runners up, narrowly being pipped to the title by Sunderland whilst beating the same side to win their record fifth FA Cup.

Stuart moved on to Glossop North End in December 1913.

Stuart had played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Like many players of the era Stuart’s career was interrupted by the Great War during which he was wounded in action.

Stuart had enlisted in the Coldstream Guards in September 1908 before he joined Villa and was still a private in the regiment when the First World War broke out in 1914.

He was posted to the Western Front in August 1914 and was discharged as “being no longer physically fit for war service” in July 1915, due to having received a gunshot wound to the hand.

Stuart passed away in Derbyshire in 1955 aged 65.