Manager #1

George Ramsay

1886-87

to

1925-26

George Ramsay
George Ramsay

Manager #1

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George Ramsay

Manager #1

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Manager Summary

Games

1324

Win Rate (%)

50

Trophies

12

Debut Season

Final Season

Games Managed

Trophies Won

Close But No Cigar - Runners Up

Win Rate (%)

Loss Rate

Unbeaten Rate

Seasons in Charge

Points per Game

1886-87

1925-26

1324

12

8

50

31%

69%

35

1.68

Personal Summary

Full Name

Known as

Birth Date

Birth Place

Birth Country

International Team

George Burrell Ramsay

George Ramsay

1 March 1855

Glasgow

Scotland

Scotland

Management Record

George Ramsay

Arrival

Joined

Joined From

Age

Preceded By

Promoted

Administration Staff

31

Management Committee

George Ramsay

Debut Match

Opening Season

First Match No.

Competitive Debut

Age

1886-87

#27

Saturday, 30 October 1886

31

George Ramsay took charge of Villa for the first time in the 13-0 FA Cup win against Wednesbury Old Athletic at Wellington Road, Perry Barr on Saturday, 30 October 1886 aged 31

Club Hierarchy

Served Under

1886-88 Chairman, William McGregor |
1888-92 Chairman, Philip Clamp |
1892-97 Chairman, Joshua Margoschis |
1897-25 Chairman, Fred Rinder |
1925-26 Chairman, J. E. Jones |

Trainers / Supported By

1886-92 Will Gorman |
1892-93 Dick Oxenbould |
1893-1915 Joe Grierson |
1901-1915 Jack Devey (asst) |
1919-26 Freddie Miles |
1919-26 Harry Cooch (asst) |

Villa Honours

1886-87 FA Cup |
1893-94 League Champions |
1894-95 FA Cup |
1895-96 League Champions |
1896-97 League Champions (Double) |
1896-97 FA Cup (Double) |
1898-99 League Champions |
1899-00 League Champions |
1904-05 FA Cup |
1909-10 League Champions |
1912-13 FA Cup |
1919-20 FA Cup |

Runners Up

1888-89 | Runners Up Football League |
1891-92 | FA Cup Runners Up |
1902-03 | Runners Up Division One |
1907-08 | Runners Up Division One |
1910-11 | Runners Up Division One |
1912-13 | Runners Up Division One |
1913-14 | Runners Up Division One |
1923-24 | FA Cup Runners Up |

League Finishes

1888-89 | Runners Up Football League |
1889-90 | 8th Football League |
1890-91 | 9th Football League |
1891-92 | 4th Football League |
1892-93 | 4th Football League |
1893-94 | Champions Division One |
1894-95 | 3rd Division One |
1895-96 | Champions Division One |
1896-97 | Champions Division One |
1897-98 | 6th Division One |
1898-99 | Champions Division One |
1899-00 | Champions Division One |
1900-01 | 15th Division One |
1901-02 | 8th Division One |
1902-03 | Runners Up Division One |
1903-04 | 5th Division One |
1904-05 | 4th Division One |
1905-06 | 8th Division One |
1906-07 | 5th Division One |
1907-08 | Runners Up Division One |
1908-09 | 7th Division One |
1909-10 | Champions Division One |
1910-11 | Runners Up Division One |
1911-12 | 6th Division One |
1912-13 | Runners Up Division One |
1913-14 | Runners Up Division One |
1914-15 | 14th Division One |
1919-20 | 9th Division One |
1920-21 | 10th Division One |
1921-22 | 5th Division One |
1922-23 | 6th Division One |
1923-24 | 6th Division One |
1924-25 | 15th Division One |
1925-26 | 6th Division One |

FA Cup Finishes

1886-87 | Winners |
1887-88 | 5th Round |
1888-89 | 5th Round |
1889-90 | 2nd Round |
1890-91 | 2nd Round |
1891-92 | Runners Up |
1892-93 | 1st Round |
1893-94 | 4th Round |
1894-95 | Winners |
1895-96 | 1st Round |
1896-97 | Winners |
1897-98 | 1st Round |
1898-99 | 1st Round |
1899-00 | 3rd Round |
1900-01 | Semi Final |
1901-02 | 1st Round |
1902-03 | Semi Final |
1903-04 | 2nd Round |
1904-05 | Winners |
1905-06 | 3rd Round |
1906-07 | 2nd Round |
1907-08 | 3rd Round |
1908-09 | 1st Round |
1909-10 | 3rd Round |
1910-11 | 2nd Round |
1911-12 | 2nd Round |
1912-13 | Winners |
1913-14 | Semi Final |
1914-15 | 2nd Round |
1919-20 | Winners |
1920-21 | 4th Round |
1921-22 | 4th Round |
1922-23 | 1st Round |
1923-24 | Runners Up |
1924-25 | 3rd Round |
1925-26 | 3rd Round |

League Cup Finishes

n/a

European Finishes

n/a

George Ramsay

Final Match

Final Season

Final Match No.

Final Competitive Game

Age

1925-26

#1350

Monday, 26 April 1926

71

George Ramsay took charge of Villa for the final time in the 2-2 Division One draw against Bolton Wanderers at Villa Park on Monday, 26 April 1926 aged 71

George Ramsay

Notable Players

1879-90 Archie Hunter |
1884-94 Albert Brown |
1886-96 Dennis Hodgetts |
1889-1902 Jimmy Cowan |
1890-1901 Charlie Athersmith |
1891-1902 Jack Devey |
1893-1901 Steve Smith |
1894-1908 Howard Spencer |
1895-1902 Jimmy Crabtree |
1896-1906 Albert Evans |
1897-1911 Billy George |
1897-1908 Billy Garraty |
1898-1907 Albert Wilkes |
1900-15 Joe Bache |
1902-08 Alex Leake |
1903-14 Freddie Miles |
1904-20 Harry Hampton |
1907-21 Charlie Wallace |
1910-21 Clem Stephenson |
1912-21 Sam Hardy |
1914-29 Frank Moss |
1919-31 Dicky York |
1919-30 Arthur Dorrell |
1919-27 Billy Kirton |
1919-34 Billy Walker |
1919-33 Tommy Smart |
1919-24 Tommy Ball |
1921-29 Len Capewell |
1921-35 Tommy Mort |
1923-29 Vic Milne |
1923-33 Teddy Bowen |
1923-35 Alec Talbot |

George Ramsay

Departure

Left

Reason

Age

Succeeded By

April 1926

Retired

71

Billy Smith led Management Committee

Management Career

Managed

Villa was George Ramsay's first 'managerial' post

Went on to manage

Retired

Playing Career

Position

Forward

 

Clubs

Glasgow Rovers |
Aston Villa |

 

Biography

Manager #1 for Aston Villa, George Burrell Ramsay, known as George Ramsay was appointed Secretary of the club in 1884 and took on the duties of leading the management committee in 1886-87. George 'managed' Villa between 1886-87 and 1925-26 taking charge of 1,324 games.

George passed away in Llandrindod Wells, Wales on the 7 October 1935 aged 80 but was buried at St Mary's Church, Handsworth where the dedication on his headstone reads "Founder of Aston Villa"