Player #10

Appearances:

6

Starts:

6

Goals:

1

Seasons:

3

William Crossland
William Crossland

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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William Crossland
William Crossland

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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William Crossland

Position

Forward

From

1879-80

To

1881-82

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William Crossland

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24
25

Division

FAC
FAC
FAC

Appearances

6
2
3
1

Starts

6
2
3
1

Substitute

0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0

Goals

1
0
0
1

*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

William Samuel Crossland

Birth Date

February 1856

Birth Place

West Bromwich, Sandwell, West Midlands

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Oldbury Town

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

West Bromwich Baptists |
Hockley Heart of Oak |
Oldbury Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1881

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

William Crossland
William Crossland

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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William Crossland
William Crossland

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

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

1879-81 Aston Villa, Free, 6 | 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

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 5 November 1881

Nottingham Forest (h), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 5 November 1881

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1 February 1923, Aged 67

William Crossland

Player #10 for Aston Villa, William Samuel Crossland played as a forward for the club.

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

William was born in West Bromwich, seven miles from the current Villa ground, on 1st February 1856 and made his debut as a 23 year old on the 13th December 1879.

Villa had signed William from Oldbury Town and he went on to represent the club across 3 seasons from 1879-80 to 1881-82.

William’s final game came on 5th November 1881 having made 6 FA Cup appearances and having reached the 4th Round on two occasions. He retired from football through injury aged 25.

William passed away in Birmingham in February 1923 aged 67.