John Gidman

Date of birth10 January 1954
Place of birthLiverpool
NationalityEnglish
PositionRight back

Ron Atkinson's first signing (1981), John was a superb attacking right-back, quick, and a crowd favourite. Serious injuries hampered him.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Aston Villa 01 Aug 1971 01 Oct 1979
Everton 01 Oct 1979 01 Aug 1981
Manchester United 01 Aug 1981 01 Oct 1986
Manchester City 01 Oct 1986 01 Aug 1988
Stoke City 01 Aug 1988 01 Feb 1989

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1972-73 Aston Villa League Cup 3
1972-73 Aston Villa League Division Two 13
1973-74 Aston Villa FA Cup 4
1973-74 Aston Villa League Division Two 30
1974-75 Aston Villa League Cup 3
1974-75 Aston Villa League Division Two 13
1
1
1975-76 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1975-76 Aston Villa League Cup 1
1975-76 Aston Villa League Division One 39
1975-76 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 2
1976-77 Aston Villa FA Cup 4
1976-77 Aston Villa League Cup 10
1976-77 Aston Villa League Division One 27
4
1977-78 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
1977-78 Aston Villa League Cup 2
1977-78 Aston Villa League Division One 34
1
1977-78 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 7
1978-79 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
1978-79 Aston Villa League Cup 3
1978-79 Aston Villa League Division One 36
3
1979-80 Aston Villa League Cup 3
1979-80 Aston Villa League Division One 4
1979-80 Everton FA Cup 6
1979-80 Everton League Division One 29
1
1980-81 Everton FA Cup 5
1980-81 Everton League Cup 3
1
1980-81 Everton League Division One 35
1
1981-82 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1981-82 Manchester United League Cup 2
1981-82 Manchester United League Division One 36
1
1
1982-83 Manchester United League Division One 3
1983-84 Manchester United FA Charity Shield
1
1983-84 Manchester United League Cup 1
1983-84 Manchester United League Division One 4
1983-84 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 1
1
1984-85 Manchester United FA Cup 6
1984-85 Manchester United League Cup 1
1984-85 Manchester United League Division One 27
3
1984-85 Manchester United UEFA Cup 6
1
1985-86 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1985-86 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1985-86 Manchester United League Cup 1
1985-86 Manchester United League Division One 24


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Aug 1972 Aston Villa v Carlisle United W 1-0 League Division Two
02 Sep 1972 Aston Villa v Brighton and Hove Albion D 1-1 League Division Two
05 Sep 1972 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round
09 Sep 1972 Cardiff City v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division Two
16 Sep 1972 Aston Villa v Swindon Town W 2-1 League Division Two
23 Sep 1972 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
27 Sep 1972 Aston Villa v Sunderland W 2-0 League Division Two
30 Sep 1972 Aston Villa v Millwall W 1-0 League Division Two
04 Oct 1972 Aston Villa v Leeds United D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
07 Oct 1972 Fulham v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
11 Oct 1972 Leeds United v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round replay
14 Oct 1972 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 League Division Two
17 Oct 1972 Blackpool v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
21 Oct 1972 Portsmouth v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division Two
28 Oct 1972 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division Two
04 Nov 1972 Sunderland v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division Two
13 Oct 1973 Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division Two
20 Oct 1973 Aston Villa v Bristol City D 2-2 League Division Two
23 Oct 1973 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division Two
27 Oct 1973 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division Two
03 Nov 1973 Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division Two
10 Nov 1973 Portsmouth v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
17 Nov 1973 Aston Villa v Hull City D 1-1 League Division Two
24 Nov 1973 Swindon Town v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division Two
08 Dec 1973 Sunderland v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
15 Dec 1973 Luton Town v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division Two
22 Dec 1973 Aston Villa v Notts County D 1-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1973 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
29 Dec 1973 Oxford United v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division Two
01 Jan 1974 Aston Villa v Millwall D 0-0 League Division Two
05 Jan 1974 Aston Villa v Chester W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1974 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division Two
19 Jan 1974 Preston North End v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division Two
26 Jan 1974 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1974 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
02 Feb 1974 Aston Villa v Luton Town L 0-1 League Division Two
16 Feb 1974 Burnley v Aston Villa L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
23 Feb 1974 Cardiff City v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division Two
27 Feb 1974 Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division Two
02 Mar 1974 Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion L 1-3 League Division Two
13 Mar 1974 Aston Villa v Carlisle United W 2-1 League Division Two
16 Mar 1974 Bristol City v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division Two
23 Mar 1974 Aston Villa v Portsmouth W 4-1 League Division Two
01 Apr 1974 Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa W 2-4 League Division Two
06 Apr 1974 Aston Villa v Swindon Town D 1-1 League Division Two
13 Apr 1974 Hull City v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
15 Apr 1974 Aston Villa v Blackpool L 0-1 League Division Two
16 Apr 1974 Blackpool v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division Two
20 Apr 1974 Aston Villa v Sunderland L 1-2 League Division Two
24 Apr 1974 Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest W 3-1 League Division Two
17 Aug 1974 York City v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
20 Aug 1974 Hull City v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
24 Aug 1974 Aston Villa v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division Two
28 Aug 1974 Aston Villa v Hull City W 6-0 League Division Two
07 Sep 1974 Aston Villa v Orient W 3-1 League Division Two
11 Sep 1974 Aston Villa v Everton D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round
14 Sep 1974 Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
18 Sep 1974 Everton v Aston Villa W 0-3 League Cup 2nd round replay
21 Sep 1974 Aston Villa v Millwall W 3-0 League Division Two
28 Sep 1974 Southampton v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division Two
02 Oct 1974 Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division Two
05 Oct 1974 Oldham Athletic v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division Two
09 Oct 1974 Crewe Alexandra v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Cup 3rd round
12 Oct 1974 Aston Villa v Blackpool W 1-0 League Division Two
02 Nov 1974 Fulham v Aston Villa L 3-1 League Division Two
26 Apr 1975 Aston Villa v Sunderland W 2-0 League Division Two
30 Apr 1975 Norwich City v Aston Villa W 1-4 League Division Two
16 Aug 1975 Aston Villa v Leeds United L 1-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1975 Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1975 Norwich City v Aston Villa L 5-3 League Division One
27 Aug 1975 Aston Villa v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
13 Sep 1975 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 2-0 League Division One
17 Sep 1975 Royal Antwerp v Aston Villa L 4-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
20 Sep 1975 Liverpool v Aston Villa L 3-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1975 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division One
27 Sep 1975 Aston Villa v Birmingham City W 2-1 League Division One
01 Oct 1975 Aston Villa v Royal Antwerp L 0-1
Agg: 1-5
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
04 Oct 1975 Middlesbrough v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division One
08 Oct 1975 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
11 Oct 1975 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1975 Everton v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1975 Aston Villa v Burnley D 1-1 League Division One
01 Nov 1975 Ipswich Town v Aston Villa L 3-0 League Division One
08 Nov 1975 Aston Villa v Sheffield United W 5-1 League Division One
15 Nov 1975 Manchester United v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
22 Nov 1975 Aston Villa v Everton W 3-1 League Division One
29 Nov 1975 Aston Villa v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
06 Dec 1975 Stoke City v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1975 Aston Villa v Norwich City W 3-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1975 Aston Villa v West Ham United W 4-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1975 Derby County v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
03 Jan 1976 Southampton v Aston Villa D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
07 Jan 1976 Aston Villa v Southampton L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
10 Jan 1976 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division One
17 Jan 1976 Aston Villa v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
31 Jan 1976 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers L 0-2 League Division One
07 Feb 1976 Manchester City v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
14 Feb 1976 Sheffield United v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
21 Feb 1976 Aston Villa v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1976 Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1976 Burnley v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division One
06 Mar 1976 Aston Villa v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1976 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa L 5-2 League Division One
20 Mar 1976 Leicester City v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division One
27 Mar 1976 Aston Villa v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1976 Birmingham City v Aston Villa L 3-2 League Division One
10 Apr 1976 Aston Villa v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1976 Coventry City v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1976 West Ham United v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division One
19 Apr 1976 Aston Villa v Derby County W 1-0 League Division One
24 Apr 1976 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough W 2-1 League Division One
21 Aug 1976 Aston Villa v West Ham United W 4-0 League Division One
25 Aug 1976 Manchester City v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
28 Aug 1976 Everton v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division One
01 Sep 1976 Aston Villa v Manchester City W 3-0 League Cup 2nd round
04 Sep 1976 Aston Villa v Ipswich Town W 5-2 League Division One
11 Sep 1976 Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
18 Sep 1976 Aston Villa v Birmingham City L 1-2 League Division One
21 Sep 1976 Aston Villa v Norwich City W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
25 Sep 1976 Aston Villa v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division One
02 Oct 1976 Stoke City v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
16 Oct 1976 Sunderland v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division One
20 Oct 1976 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 5-1 League Division One
23 Oct 1976 Aston Villa v Bristol City W 3-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1976 Aston Villa v Wrexham W 5-1 League Cup 4th round
30 Oct 1976 Liverpool v Aston Villa L 3-0 League Division One
06 Nov 1976 Aston Villa v Manchester United W 3-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1976 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
20 Nov 1976 Aston Villa v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
27 Nov 1976 Norwich City v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
01 Dec 1976 Aston Villa v Millwall W 2-0 League Cup Quarter-final
11 Dec 1976 Leeds United v Aston Villa W 1-3 League Division One
15 Dec 1976 Aston Villa v Liverpool W 5-1 League Division One
08 Jan 1977 Leicester City v Aston Villa W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
22 Jan 1977 West Ham United v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division One
29 Jan 1977 Aston Villa v West Ham United W 3-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1977 Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
05 Feb 1977 Aston Villa v Everton W 2-0 League Division One
12 Feb 1977 Ipswich Town v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
16 Feb 1977 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2
Agg: 2-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
22 Feb 1977 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 League Cup Semi-final replay
26 Feb 1977 Aston Villa v Port Vale W 3-0 FA Cup 5th round
02 Mar 1977 Aston Villa v Derby County W 4-0 League Division One
05 Mar 1977 Leicester City v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1977 Everton v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Cup Final
16 Mar 1977 Aston Villa v Everton D 1-1 League Cup Final replay
19 Mar 1977 Manchester United v Aston Villa L 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
23 Mar 1977 Aston Villa v Sunderland W 4-1 League Division One
02 Apr 1977 Bristol City v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1977 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough W 1-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1977 Derby County v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
13 Apr 1977 Aston Villa v Everton W 3-2 League Cup Final 2nd replay
10 Sep 1977 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 1-0 League Division One
14 Sep 1977 Aston Villa v Fenerbahçe W 4-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
17 Sep 1977 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1977 Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 League Division One
28 Sep 1977 Fenerbahçe v Aston Villa W 0-2
Agg: 0-6
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 1977 Aston Villa v Birmingham City L 0-1 League Division One
05 Oct 1977 Leeds United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1977 Leicester City v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division One
15 Oct 1977 Aston Villa v Norwich City W 3-0 League Division One
19 Oct 1977 Aston Villa v Górnik Zabrze W 2-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Oct 1977 West Ham United v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division One
26 Oct 1977 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 1977 Aston Villa v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1977 Górnik Zabrze v Aston Villa D 1-1
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
05 Nov 1977 Liverpool v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division One
12 Nov 1977 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough L 0-1 League Division One
19 Nov 1977 Chelsea v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division One
23 Nov 1977 Aston Villa v Athletic Bilbao W 2-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
29 Nov 1977 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa L 4-2 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1977 Ipswich Town v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
07 Dec 1977 Athletic Bilbao v Aston Villa D 1-1
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
10 Dec 1977 Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 League Division One
17 Dec 1977 Middlesbrough v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1977 Derby County v Aston Villa W 0-3 League Division One
31 Dec 1977 Manchester City v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
02 Jan 1978 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division One
07 Jan 1978 Everton v Aston Villa L 4-1 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1978 Everton v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
28 Jan 1978 Aston Villa v Bristol City W 1-0 League Division One
25 Feb 1978 Birmingham City v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
11 Mar 1978 Norwich City v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
15 Mar 1978 Barcelona v Aston Villa L 2-1
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
18 Mar 1978 Aston Villa v West Ham United W 4-1 League Division One
21 Mar 1978 Coventry City v Aston Villa W 2-3 League Division One
25 Mar 1978 Aston Villa v Derby County D 0-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1978 Manchester United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
01 Apr 1978 Aston Villa v Liverpool L 0-3 League Division One
05 Apr 1978 Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 League Division One
15 Apr 1978 Aston Villa v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division One
17 Apr 1978 Aston Villa v Newcastle United W 2-0 League Division One
22 Apr 1978 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa W 0-3 League Division One
26 Apr 1978 Aston Villa v Leeds United W 3-1 League Division One
29 Apr 1978 Aston Villa v Ipswich Town W 6-1 League Division One
02 May 1978 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa L 3-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1978 Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1978 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa W 1-4 League Division One
26 Aug 1978 Bristol City v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
30 Aug 1978 Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
02 Sep 1978 Aston Villa v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
09 Sep 1978 Ipswich Town v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division One
14 Oct 1978 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
16 Oct 1978 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace W 3-0 League Cup 3rd round 2nd replay
21 Oct 1978 Birmingham City v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1978 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough L 0-2 League Division One
04 Nov 1978 Aston Villa v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
08 Nov 1978 Aston Villa v Luton Town L 0-2 League Cup 4th round
11 Nov 1978 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa W 0-4 League Division One
18 Nov 1978 Aston Villa v Bristol City W 2-0 League Division One
21 Nov 1978 Southampton v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
25 Nov 1978 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
09 Dec 1978 Chelsea v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division One
16 Dec 1978 Aston Villa v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division One
23 Dec 1978 Derby County v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1978 Aston Villa v Leeds United D 2-2 League Division One
10 Jan 1979 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa L 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
31 Jan 1979 Everton v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1979 Manchester United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
03 Mar 1979 Aston Villa v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
07 Mar 1979 Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers W 3-0 League Division One
20 Mar 1979 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division One
24 Mar 1979 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Division One
04 Apr 1979 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa L 4-0 League Division One
07 Apr 1979 Coventry City v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1979 Aston Villa v Derby County D 3-3 League Division One
14 Apr 1979 Leeds United v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
16 Apr 1979 Aston Villa v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1979 Norwich City v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division One
25 Apr 1979 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 5-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1979 Aston Villa v Chelsea W 2-1 League Division One
02 May 1979 Aston Villa v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Division One
05 May 1979 Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division One
08 May 1979 Liverpool v Aston Villa L 3-0 League Division One
11 May 1979 Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division One
15 May 1979 Manchester City v Aston Villa W 2-3 League Division One
28 Aug 1979 Colchester United v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
05 Sep 1979 Aston Villa v Colchester United L 0-2
Agg: 2-2 (9-8)
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
08 Sep 1979 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 0-3 League Division One
15 Sep 1979 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1979 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1979 Aston Villa v Everton D 0-0 League Cup 3rd round
29 Sep 1979 Middlesbrough v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1971-72 England UEFA Under-18 5
1974-75 England UEFA Under-23 1
1975-76 England UEFA Under-23 3
1976-77 England FIFA World Cup 1
1977-78 England B International 1
1978-79 England B International 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 May 1972 Belgium v England D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group C
16 May 1972 England v Northern Ireland W 4-0 UEFA Under-18 Group C
17 May 1972 England v Yugoslavia W 1-0 UEFA U18 Group C
20 May 1972 England v Poland W 1-0 UEFA U18 Semi-final
22 May 1972 England v West Germany W 2-0 UEFA U18 Final
29 Oct 1974 England v Czechoslovakia W 3-1 UEFA U23 Group
28 Oct 1975 Czechoslovakia v England D 1-1 UEFA U23 Group
18 Nov 1975 England v Portugal W 2-0 UEFA U23 Group
10 Mar 1976 Hungary v England L 3-0 UEFA U23 Quarter-final
30 Mar 1977 England v Luxembourg W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
21 Feb 1978 West Germany v England W 1-2 B INTER
28 Nov 1978 Czechoslovakia v England W 0-1 B International


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.