Harry Hampton scored more league goals, but Billy Walker is the man who holds Villa’s all-time scoring record.
While Hampton hit the target 215 times in league action, his combined league and cup total was 242. Walker managed 214 League goals but add a further 30 in FA Cup-ties for a total of 244.
He started as he meant to go on, too.
Born in Wednesbury in October 1897, Walker hit both goals on his Villa debut, a first round FA cup-tie against QPR in January 1920.
By the end of April he was the proud possessor of a Cup-winner’s medal after Villa beat Huddersfield Town in the final.
Walker had joined the club in 1915 and remained at Villa Park until his retirement in 1933, making 531 appearances – a record which stood until Charlie Aitken passed it 40 years later.
He also scored on his England debut in October 1920 and was eventually capped 18 times, being appointed captain of both his club and his country.
His scoring feats included reaching double figures in 12 consecutive seasons as well as a dozen hat-tricks, including four against Arsenal in 1920 and Sheffield United nine years later.
During his subsequent managerial career, Walker led both Sheffield Wednesday (1935) and Nottingham Forest (1959) to FA Cup glory. He died in 1964.