Iverson Bob Image 4 Aston Villa 1939

Iverson Bob Image 4 Aston Villa 1939


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Folkestone, Kent born left half Bob Iverson joined his hometown club, Folkestone, in 1926 and spent part of 1932-33 on the books of Tottenham Hotspur, also playing for their nursery club, Northfleet, in 1932. However he didn’t make the first eleven at Spurs and he also played for Ramsgate Press Wanderers in 1933 before joining Second Division Lincoln City in September 1933, for whom he made his Football League debut against Southampton at the end of that month, scoring once in 13 games as they suffered relegation in 1934. He was a regular the following season scoring 15 goals in a further 33 appearances before being signed by First Division Wolverhampton Wanderers in February 1935, going straight into the team and scoring in a defeat to rivals West Bromwich Albion on his debut.

But, losing his place in the Wolves first team in November 1936, he transferred to Aston Villa the next month after 7 goals in 37 appearances in old gold and black. In his first full season he missed 3 matches as Villa won the Second Division Championship, and he also played in their FA Cup semi final defeat to eventual winners Preston North End. Back in the First Division he was an ever present in the last peacetime season of 1938-39. He then lost six years to the Second World War but resumed with Aston Villa after the War, making his last appearance in August 1947 before his retirement, having scored 12 goals in 156 appearances for The Villains. After he retired he joined the Aston Villa coaching staff and became their reserve, youth team and later first team coach.



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