Manager #12

Vic Crowe

1969-70

to

1973-74

Vic Crowe
Vic Crowe

Manager #12

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Manager Summary

Games

222

Win Rate (%)

45

Trophies

1

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

1969-70

1973-74

222

1

1

45

27%

73%

5

1.62

Personal Summary

Full Name

Known as

Birth Date

Birth Place

Birth Country

International Team

Victor Herbert Crowe

Vic Crowe

31 January 1932

Abercynon, Rhondda

Wales

Wales

Management Record

Vic Crowe

Arrival

Joined

Joined From

Age

Preceded By

January 1970

Playing Career

37

Tommy Docherty

Vic Crowe

Debut Match

Opening Season

First Match No.

Competitive Debut

Age

1969-70

#3103

Saturday, 31 January 1970

38

Vic Crowe took charge of Villa for the first time in the 1-1 Division Two draw against Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday, 31 January 1970 aged 38

Club Hierarchy

Served Under

1970-74 Chairman, Herbert D. Ellis | Club Secretary, Alan Bennett |

Trainers / Supported By

Ron Wylie

Villa Honours

1971-72 | Champions Division Three |

Runners Up

1970-71 League Cup Runners Up |

League Finishes

1969-70 | 21st Division Two | Relegated | (Part Season) |
1970-71 | 4th Division Three |
1971-72 | Champions Division Three |
1972-73 | 3rd Division Two |
1973-74 | 14th Division Two |

FA Cup Finishes

1969-70 | 3rd Round |
1970-71 | 1st Round |
1971-72 | 1st Round |
1972-73 | 3rd Round |
1973-74 | 5th Round |

League Cup Finishes

1970-71 | Runners Up |
1971-72 | 4th Round |
1972-73 | 3rd Round |
1973-74 | 2nd Round |

European Finishes

n/a

Vic Crowe

Final Match

Final Season

Final Match No.

Final Competitive Game

Age

1973-74

#3324

Friday, 3 May 1974

42

Vic Crowe took charge of Villa for the final time in the 1-1 Division Two draw against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road on Friday, 3 May 1974 aged 42

Vic Crowe

Notable Players

1960-76 Charlie Aitken |
1962-71 Lew Chatterley |
1963-73 Mick Wright |
1966-73 Willie Anderson |
1967-74 Fred Turnbull |
1969-76 Chico Hamilton |
1969-74 Bruce Rioch |
1969-75 Pat McMahon |
1969-73 Andy Lochhead |
1970-74 Geoff Vowden |
1971-77 Ray Graydon |
1971-80 Brian Little |
1971-76 Jimmy Cumbes |
1971-76 Ian Ross |
1971-77 Chris Nicholl |
1972-80 John Gidman |
1972-76 Keith Leonard |
1972-78 John Robson |

Vic Crowe

Departure

Left

Reason

Age

Succeeded By

May 1974

Sacked | Results

42

Ron Saunders

Management Career

Managed

Villa was Vic Crowe's first managerial post

Went on to manage

1975-76 | Portland Timbers |
1980-82 Portland Timbers |

Playing Career

Position

Midfielder, wing half

 

Clubs

Handsworth Wood School |
Erdington Albion |
West Bromwich Albion |
1952-64 Aston Villa |
1964-67 Peterborough United |
1967-69 Atlanta Chiefs |

 

Biography

Vic passed away in Sutton Coldfield on 21 January 2009 aged 77