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Aston
Aston
Villa Football Club (nicknamed Villa, The Villa, The Villans and The Lions)[3] is a professional football club in Aston, Birmingham, that plays in the Championship, the second level of English football. Founded in 1874, they have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston
Aston
Villa were one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888 and of the Premier League
Premier League
in 1992.[4] Aston
Aston
Villa are one of only five English clubs to be crowned champions of Europe, having won the 1981–82 European Cup. They have also won the First Division Championship seven times, the FA Cup
FA Cup
seven times, the Football League Cup
Football League Cup
five times, and the UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Super Cup
once. They have a fierce local rivalry with Birmingham
Birmingham
City and the Second City derby between the sides has been played since 1879.[5] The club's traditional kit colours are claret shirts with sky blue sleeves, white shorts and sky blue socks. Their traditional badge is of a rampant lion.[6][7] The club is owned by Recon Group Limited, a company chaired by Chinese businessman Tony Xia, and managed by Steve Bruce.

Contents

1 History 2 Colours and badge

2.1 Kit sponsorship

3 Stadium 4 Ownership 5 Social responsibility 6 Supporters and rivalries 7 Statistics 8 Club honours

8.1 Domestic 8.2 European

9 Players

9.1 First team squad

9.1.1 Out on loan

9.2 Under 23s and Academy 9.3 Under 23s 9.4 Under 18s

10 Notable players 11 Non-playing staff

11.1 Corporate hierarchy 11.2 Management hierarchy 11.3 Notable managers

12 In popular culture 13 Footnotes 14 References 15 External links

History For more details on this topic, see History of Aston
Aston
Villa F.C. (1874–1961) and History of Aston
Aston
Villa F.C. (1961–present).

Harry Hampton scores one of his two goals in the 1905 FA Cup
FA Cup
Final

Aston
Aston
Villa Football Club were formed in March 1874, by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Handsworth which is now part of Birmingham. The four founders of Aston
Aston
Villa were Jack Hughes, Frederick Matthews, Walter Price and William Scattergood.[8] Aston Villa's first match was against the local Aston
Aston
Brook St Mary's Rugby team. As a condition of the match, the Villa side had to agree to play the first half under Rugby rules and the second half under Association rules.[9] After moving to the Wellington Road ground in 1876, Villa soon established themselves as one of the best teams in the Midlands, winning their first honour, the Birmingham
Birmingham
Senior Cup in 1880, under the captaincy of Scotsman George Ramsay.[10]

The Aston
Aston
Villa team of 1899 that won the First Division and Sheriff of London Charity Shield (shared with Queen's Park) as well as a number of county cup honours.

The club won their first FA Cup
FA Cup
in 1887 with captain Archie Hunter becoming one of the game's first household names. Aston
Aston
Villa were one of the dozen teams that competed in the inaugural Football League in 1888 with one of the club's directors, William McGregor being the league's founder. Aston
Aston
Villa emerged as the most successful English club of the Victorian era, winning no fewer than five League titles and three FA Cups by the end of Queen Victoria's reign.[11] In 1897, the year Villa won The Double, they moved into their present home, the Aston
Aston
Lower Grounds.[12] Supporters coined the name "Villa Park"; no official declaration listed the ground as Villa Park.[13] Aston
Aston
Villa won their sixth FA Cup
FA Cup
in 1920, soon after though the club began a slow decline that led to Villa, at the time one of the most famous and successful clubs in world football, being relegated in 1936 for the first time to the Second Division. This was largely the result of a dismal defensive record: they conceded 110 goals in 42 games, 7 of them coming from Arsenal's Ted Drake
Ted Drake
in an infamous 1–7 defeat at Villa Park.[14] Like all English clubs, Villa lost seven seasons to the Second World War, and that conflict brought several careers to a premature end.[15] The team was rebuilt under the guidance of former player Alex Massie for the remainder of the 1940s. Aston
Aston
Villa's first trophy for 37 years came in the 1956–57 season when another former Villa player, Eric Houghton led the club to a then record seventh FA Cup Final win, defeating the 'Busby Babes' of Manchester United in the final.[16] The team struggled in the league though and were relegated two seasons later, due in large part to complacency. However, under the stewardship of manager Joe Mercer
Joe Mercer
Villa returned to the top-flight in 1960 as Second Division Champions. The following season Aston
Aston
Villa became the first team to win the Football League Cup.[17] Mercer's forced retirement from the club in 1964 signalled a period of deep turmoil. The most successful club in England
England
was struggling to keep pace with changes in the modern game, with Villa being relegated for the third time, under manager Dick Taylor in 1967. The following season the fans called for the board to resign as Villa finished 16th in the Second Division. With mounting debts and Villa lying at the bottom of Division Two, the board sacked Tommy Cummings (the manager brought in to replace Taylor), and within weeks the entire board resigned under overwhelming pressure from fans.[18] After much speculation, control of the club was bought by London financier Pat Matthews, who also brought in Doug Ellis
Doug Ellis
as chairman.[18] However, new ownership could not prevent Villa being relegated to the Third Division for the first time at the end of the 1969–70 season. However, Villa gradually began to recover under the management of former club captain Vic Crowe. In the 1971–72 season they returned to the Second Division as Champions with a record 70 points.[19] In 1974, Ron Saunders was appointed manager. His brand of no-nonsense man-management proved effective, with the club winning the League Cup the following season and, at the end of season 1974–75, he had taken them back into the First Division and into Europe.[20]

The 1982 European Cup winning squad celebrate the 25th anniversary of their win.

Villa were back among the elite as Saunders continued to mould a winning team. This culminated in a seventh top-flight league title in 1980–81. To the surprise of commentators and fans, Saunders quit halfway through the 1981–82 season, after falling out with the chairman, with Villa in the quarter final of the European Cup. He was replaced by his softly-spoken assistant manager Tony Barton who guided the club to a 1–0 victory over Bayern Munich in the European Cup final in Rotterdam
Rotterdam
courtesy of a Peter Withe goal. The following season Villa were crowned European Super Cup
European Super Cup
winners, beating Barcelona in the final. This marked a pinnacle though and Villa's fortunes declined sharply for most of the 1980s, culminating in relegation in 1987.[21] This was followed by promotion the following year under Graham Taylor and a runners-up position in the First Division in the 1989–90 season.[22] Villa were one of the founding members of the Premier League
Premier League
in 1992, and finished runners-up to Manchester United in the inaugural season. For the rest of the Nineties however Villa went through three different managers and their league positions were inconsistent, although they did win two League Cups and regularly achieved UEFA Cup qualification. Villa reached the FA Cup
FA Cup
final in 2000 but lost 1–0 to Chelsea in the last game to be played at the old Wembley Stadium.[23][24] Again Villa's league position continued to fluctuate under several different managers and things came to a head in the summer of 2006 when David O'Leary
David O'Leary
left in acrimony.[25] After 23 years as chairman and single biggest shareholder (approximately 38%), Doug Ellis finally decided to sell his stake in Aston
Aston
Villa due to ill-health. After much speculation it was announced the club was to be bought by American businessman Randy Lerner, owner of NFL franchise the Cleveland Browns.[26] The arrival of a new owner in Lerner and of manager Martin O'Neill marked the start of a new period of optimism at Villa Park
Villa Park
and sweeping changes occurred throughout the club including a new badge, a new kit sponsor and team changes in the summer of 2007.[27][28] The first Cup final of the Lerner era came in 2010 when Villa were beaten 2–1 in the League Cup Final.[29] Villa made a second trip to Wembley in that season losing 3–0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup
FA Cup
semifinal. Just five days before the opening day of the 2010–11 season, O'Neill resigned as manager,[30] and after one year with Gérard Houllier
Gérard Houllier
in charge, Birmingham
Birmingham
City manager Alex McLeish, despite numerous protests from fans against his appointment; this was the first time that a manager had moved directly between the two rivals.[31] McLeish's contract was terminated at the end of the 2011–12 season after Villa finished in 16th place,[32] and he was replaced by Paul Lambert.[33] In February 2012, the club announced a financial loss of £53.9 million,[34] and Lerner put the club up for sale three months later, with an estimated value of £200 million.[35] With Lerner still on board, in the 2014–15 season Aston
Aston
Villa scored just 12 goals in 25 league games, the lowest in Premier League
Premier League
history, and Lambert was sacked in February 2015.[36] Tim Sherwood
Tim Sherwood
succeeded him,[37] and steered the club away from relegation while also leading them to the 2015 FA Cup
FA Cup
Final, but he was sacked in the 2015–16 season,[38] as was his successor Rémi Garde, in a campaign ended with Villa relegated for the first time since 1987.[39] In June 2016, Chinese businessman Tony Xia bought the club for £76 million.[40] Roberto Di Matteo
Roberto Di Matteo
was appointed as the club's new manager before the new season, and was sacked after 12 games,[41] to be replaced by former Birmingham
Birmingham
manager Steve Bruce.[42] Colours and badge

Villa's proposed kit of 1886[43]

The club colours are a claret shirt with sky blue sleeves, white shorts with claret and blue trim, and sky blue socks with claret and white trim. They were the original wearers of the claret and blue. Villa's colours at the outset generally comprised plain shirts (white, grey or a shade of blue), with either white or black shorts. For a few years after that (1877–79) the team wore several different kits from all white, blue and black, red and blue to plain green. By 1880, black jerseys with a red lion embroidered on the chest were introduced by William McGregor. This remained the first choice strip for six years. On Monday, 8 November 1886, an entry in the club's official minute book states:

(i) Proposed and seconded that the colours be chocolate and sky blue shirts and that we order two dozen. (ii) Proposed and seconded that Mr McGregor be requested to supply them at the lowest quotation.

Badge used from 2000 until 2007

The chocolate colour later became claret.[43] Nobody is quite sure why claret and blue became the club's adopted colours.[43] Several other English football teams adopted their colours; clubs that wear claret and blue include West Ham United
West Ham United
and Burnley.[44][45] A new badge was revealed in May 2007, for the 2007–08 season and beyond. The new badge includes a star to represent the European Cup win in 1982, and has a light blue background behind Villa's 'lion rampant'. The traditional motto "Prepared" remains in the badge, and the name Aston
Aston
Villa has been shortened to AVFC, FC having been omitted from the previous badge. The lion is now unified as opposed to fragmented lions of the past. Randy Lerner
Randy Lerner
petitioned fans to help with the design of the new badge.[27]

On 6 April 2016, the club confirmed that it would be using a new badge from the 2016–17 season after consulting fan groups for suggestions. The lion in the new badge has claws added to it, and the word "Prepared" was removed to increase the size of the lion and club initials in the badge.[7] Kit sponsorship Aston
Aston
Villa forwent commercial kit sponsorship for the 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons; instead advertising the charity Acorns Children's Hospice, the first deal of its kind in Premier league history.[46] The partnership continued until 2010 when a commercial sponsor replaced Acorns, with the hospice becoming the club's Official Charity Partner.[47] In 2014–15, the Acorns name returned to Aston
Aston
Villa's home and away shirts, but only for children's shirts re-affirming the club's support for the children's charity. Since 2017 Villa's shirt sponsors have been Unibet. Previous commercial sponsors have been Davenports (1982–83), Mita (1983–93), Müller (1993–95), AST Computer (1995–98), LDV (1998–2000), NTL (2000–02), Rover (2002–04), DWS Investments (2004–06), 32Red.com (2006–08), FxPro (2010–11), Genting Casinos (2011–13), Dafabet (2013–2015), and Intuit QuickBooks (2015–2017). Since 2016, kit has been manufactured by Under Armour. Previous manufacturers have been Umbro
Umbro
(1972–81, 1990–93), le Coq Sportif (1981–83), Henson (1983–87), Hummel (1987–90, 2004–07), Asics (1993–95), Reebok
Reebok
(1995–2000), Diadora (2000–04), Nike (2007–12) and Macron (2012–16). Stadium Main article: Villa Park Aston
Aston
Villa's current home venue is Villa Park, which is a UEFA 5-star rated stadium, having previously played at Aston
Aston
Park (1874–1876) and Wellington Road (1876–1897). Villa Park
Villa Park
is the largest football stadium in the English Midlands, and the eighth largest stadium in England. It has hosted 16 England
England
internationals at senior level, the first in 1899, and the most recent in 2005. Thus, it was the first English ground to stage international football in three different centuries.[48] Villa Park
Villa Park
is the most used stadium in FA Cup semi-final history, having hosted 55 semi-finals. The club have planning permission to extend the North Stand; this will involve the 'filling in' of the corners to either side of the North Stand. If completed, the capacity of Villa Park
Villa Park
will be increased to approximately 51,000. The current training ground is located at Bodymoor Heath near Kingsbury in north Warwickshire, the site for which was purchased by former chairman Doug Ellis
Doug Ellis
in the early 1970s from a local farmer. Although Bodymoor Heath was state-of-the-art in the 1970s, by the late 1990s the facilities had started to look dated. In November 2005, Ellis and Aston
Aston
Villa plc announced a state of the art GB£13 million redevelopment of Bodymoor in two phases. However, work on Bodymoor was suspended by Ellis due to financial problems, and was left in an unfinished state until new owner Randy Lerner
Randy Lerner
made it one of his priorities to make the site one of the best in world football. The new training ground was officially unveiled on 6 May 2007, by then manager Martin O'Neill, then team captain Gareth Barry and 1982 European Cup winning team captain Dennis Mortimer, with the Aston
Aston
Villa squad moving in for the 2007–08 season.[49]

A panorama of Villa Park
Villa Park
from the Trinity Road Stand, showing from left to right the North Stand, the Doug Ellis
Doug Ellis
Stand and the Holte End

It was announced on 6 August 2014, that Villa Park
Villa Park
would appear in the FIFA video game from FIFA 15
FIFA 15
onwards, with all other Premier League stadiums also fully licensed from this game onwards.[50] Ownership

Randy Lerner, the club owner of Aston
Aston
Villa (2006–2016).

The first shares in the club were issued towards the end of the 19th century as a result of legislation that was intended to codify the growing numbers of professional teams and players in the Association Football leagues. FA teams were required to distribute shares to investors as a way of facilitating trading among the teams without implicating the FA itself. This trading continued for much of the 20th century until Ellis started buying up many of the shares in the 1960s. He was chairman and substantial shareholder of " Aston
Aston
Villa F.C." from 1968 to 1975 and the majority shareholder from 1982 to 2006. The club were floated on the London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange
(LSE) in 1996, and the share price fluctuated in the ten years after the flotation.[51] In 2006 it was announced that several consortia and individuals were considering bids for Aston
Aston
Villa.[52] On 14 August 2006, it was confirmed that Randy Lerner, then owner of the National Football League's Cleveland Browns, had reached an agreement of £62.6 million with Aston
Aston
Villa for a takeover of the club. A statement released on 25 August to the LSE announced that Lerner had secured 59.69% of Villa shares, making him the majority shareholder. He also appointed himself Chairman of the club.[53] In Ellis's last year in charge Villa lost £8.2m before tax, compared with a £3m profit the previous year, and income had fallen from £51.6m to £49m.[52] Lerner took full control on 18 September, as he had 89.69% of the shares. On 19 September 2006, Ellis and his board resigned to be replaced with a new board headed by Lerner.[52] Lerner installed Charles Krulak
Charles Krulak
as a non-executive director and Ellis was awarded the honorary position of Chairman Emeritus. Lerner put the club up for sale in May 2014, valuing it at an estimated £200 million.[54] On 18 May 2016, Randy Lerner
Randy Lerner
agreed the sale of Aston
Aston
Villa to Recon Group, owned by Chinese businessman Xia Jiantong. The sale was completed on 14 June 2016 for a reported £76 million after being approved by the Football League, with the club becoming part of Recon Group's Sport, Leisure and Tourism division.[55][56][57] Recon Group were selected to take over Aston
Aston
Villa following a selection process by the club.[58][59] Social responsibility Aston
Aston
Villa have a unique relationship with the Acorns Children's Hospice charity that is groundbreaking in English football.[60] In a first for the Premier League, Aston
Aston
Villa donated the front of the shirt on their kit, usually reserved for high-paying sponsorships, to Acorns Hospice so that the charity would gain significant additional visibility and greater fund raising capabilities.[61] Outside of the shirt sponsorship the club have paid for hospice care for the charity as well as regularly providing player visits to hospice locations.[62][63] In September 2010, Aston
Aston
Villa launched an initiative at Villa Park called Villa Midlands Food (VMF) where the club will spend two years training students with Aston
Aston
Villa Hospitality and Events in association with Birmingham
Birmingham
City Council. The club will open a restaurant in the Trinity Road Stand staffed with 12 students recruited from within a ten-mile (16 km) radius of Villa Park with the majority of the food served in the restaurant sourced locally.[64] Supporters and rivalries See also: Second City derby
Second City derby
and Aston
Aston
Villa F.C.–West Bromwich Albion F.C. rivalry

Aston
Aston
Villa fans in Villa Park's Holte End, proclaiming themselves to be the team's 12th man.

Aston
Aston
Villa have a large fanbase and draw support from all over the Midlands and beyond, with supporters' clubs all across the world. Former Villa chief executive Richard Fitzgerald has stated that the ethnicity of the supporters is currently 98% white. When Randy Lerner's regime took over at Villa Park, they aimed to improve their support from ethnic minorities. A number of organisations have been set up to support the local community, including Aston
Aston
Pride.[65] A Villa in the Community programme has also been set up to encourage support among young people in the region.[66] The new owners have also initiated several surveys aimed at gaining the opinions of Villa fans and to involve them in the decision making process. Meetings also occur every three months where supporters are invited by ballot and are invited to ask questions to the Board.[67] In 2011, the club supported a supporter-based initiative for an official anthem to boost the atmosphere at Villa Park. The song "The Bells Are Ringing" is to be played before games.[68] Like many English football clubs, Aston
Aston
Villa have had several hooligan firms associated with them: Villa Youth, Steamers, Villa Hardcore and the C-Crew, the last mentioned being very active during the 1970s and 1980s. As can be seen across the whole of English football, the hooligan groups have now been marginalised.[69] In 2004, several Villa firms were involved in a fight with QPR fans outside Villa Park
Villa Park
in which a steward died.[70] The main groupings of supporters can now be found in a number of domestic and international supporters' clubs. This includes the Official Aston
Aston
Villa Supporters Club which also has many smaller regional and international sections.[71] There were several independent supporters clubs during the reign of Doug Ellis
Doug Ellis
but most of these disbanded after his retirement.[53] The supporter group My Old Man Said
My Old Man Said
formed to stand up for Villa supporters' rights, as a direct result of Villa supporters' protest against the club's appointment of Alex McLeish. The club's supporters also publish fanzines such as Heroes and Villains and The Holy Trinity. Aston
Aston
Villa's arch-rivals are Birmingham
Birmingham
City, with games between the two clubs known as the Second City Derby.[5] Historically though, West Bromwich Albion have arguably been Villa's greatest rivals, a view highlighted in a fan survey, conducted in 2003.[72] The two teams contested three FA Cup
FA Cup
finals in the late 19th century. Villa also enjoy less heated local rivalries with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Coventry City. Through the relegation of West Brom and Birmingham City, to the Football League Championship, in the 2005–06 season, at the start of 2006–07 Premiership season, Villa were the only Midlands club in that League. The nearest opposing team Villa faced during that season was Sheffield United, who played 62 miles (100 km) away in South Yorkshire.[73] For the 2010–11 season, West Bromwich Albion were promoted and joined Aston
Aston
Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Birmingham
Birmingham
City in the Premier League. This marked the first time that the "West Midlands' Big Four" clubs have been in the Premier League
Premier League
at the same time, and the first time together in the top flight since the 1983–84 season. Birmingham
Birmingham
were relegated at the end of the 2010–11 season, ending this period.[74] Statistics Main article: List of Aston
Aston
Villa F.C. records and statistics

Chart showing the progress of Aston
Aston
Villa F.C. through the English football league system

At the end of the 2015–16 season Aston
Aston
Villa had spent 105 seasons in the top tier of English football; the only club to have spent longer in the top flight are Everton, with 114 seasons,[75] making Aston
Aston
Villa versus Everton the most-played fixture in English top-flight football. Aston
Aston
Villa were relegated in from the top tier of English football in 2016, having played in every Premier League season since its establishment in 1992–93. They are seventh in the All-time FA Premier League
Premier League
table, and have the fifth highest total of major honours won by an English club with 21 wins.[76] Aston
Aston
Villa currently hold the record number of league goals scored by any team in the English top flight; 128 goals were scored in the 1930–31 season, one more than Arsenal who won the league that season for the very first time, with Villa runners-up.[77] Villa legend Archie Hunter became the first player to score in every round of the FA Cup
FA Cup
in Villa's victorious 1887 campaign. Villa's longest unbeaten home run in the FA Cup
FA Cup
spanned 13 years and 19 games, from 1888 to 1901.[78] Aston
Aston
Villa are one of five English teams to have won the European Cup. They did so on 26 May 1982 in Rotterdam, beating Bayern Munich 1–0 thanks to Peter Withe's goal.[79] Club honours Further information: Aston
Aston
Villa F.C. statistics and records § Honours Aston
Aston
Villa have won European and domestic league honours. The club's last major honour was in 1996 when they won the League Cup. Domestic

Star on the Birmingham
Birmingham
Walk of Fame for the Aston
Aston
Villa team who became European champions in 1982.

League titles

First Division (7)[B]: 1893–94, 1895–96, 1896–97, 1898–99, 1899–1900, 1909–10, 1980–81 Second Division (2)[B]: 1937–38, 1959–60 Third Division (1)[B]: 1971–72

Cups

FA Cup
FA Cup
(7): 1886–87, 1894–95, 1896–97, 1904–05, 1912–13, 1919–20, 1956–57 League Cup (5): 1960–61, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1993–94, 1995–96 FA Charity Shield (1): 1981 Sheriff of London Charity Shield
Sheriff of London Charity Shield
(2): 1899, 1901 Football League War Cup (1): 1944 (shared)

European

European Cup (1): 1981–82 European Super Cup
European Super Cup
(1): 1982 Intertoto Cup
Intertoto Cup
(1): 2001[80][A]

Players

As of 2 August 2017.[81]

First team squad Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.

Position Player

1

GK Sam Johnstone
Sam Johnstone
(on loan from Manchester United)

3

DF Neil Taylor

4

DF Christopher Samba

5

DF James Chester

6

MF Glenn Whelan

7

MF Robert Snodgrass
Robert Snodgrass
(on loan from West Ham)

8

MF Henri Lansbury

9

FW Scott Hogan

10

MF Jack Grealish

11

FW Gabby Agbonlahor

13

GK Jed Steer

14

MF Conor Hourihane

15

MF Mile Jedinak

16

DF James Bree

17

DF Micah Richards

No.

Position Player

18

MF Josh Onomah (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)

19

MF André Green

20

MF Birkir Bjarnason

21

DF Alan Hutton

22

FW Jonathan Kodjia

26

DF John Terry
John Terry
(captain)

27

DF Ahmed Elmohamady

28

DF Axel Tuanzebe
Axel Tuanzebe
(on loan from Manchester United)

29

FW Rushian Hepburn-Murphy

31

GK Mark Bunn

36

FW Callum O'Hare

37

MF Albert Adomah

39

FW Keinan Davis

44

FW Ross McCormack

45

FW Lewis Grabban (on loan from Bournemouth)

Out on loan Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.

Position Player

2

DF Ritchie De Laet
Ritchie De Laet
(on loan at Royal Antwerp until 30 June 2018)

24

DF Tommy Elphick
Tommy Elphick
(on loan at Reading until 30 June 2018)

25

MF Gary Gardner
Gary Gardner
(on loan at Barnsley until 30 June 2018)

GK Pierluigi Gollini
Pierluigi Gollini
(on loan at Atalanta until 30 June 2018)

MF Carles Gil
Carles Gil
(on loan at Deportivo La Coruña until 30 June 2018)

Under 23s and Academy

As of 18 August 2017.[82][83]

See also: Aston
Aston
Villa Under-23s and Academy Under 23s These players can also play with the senior squad. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.

Position Player

GK Viktor Johansson

33

GK Matija Šarkić

DF Jacob Bedeau

42

DF Oscar Borg

35

DF Mitchell Clark

DF Jack Coates

DF James Finnerty

DF Liam Hailey

DF Louis Hall

34

DF Easah Suliman

30

MF Khalid Abdo

43

MF Corey Blackett-Taylor

No.

Position Player

MF Jack Clarke

40

MF Jordan Cox

32

MF Jake Doyle-Hayes

38

MF Jordan Lyden

MF Józef Pastorek

MF Alex Prosser

29

FW Rushian Hepburn-Murphy

FW Harvey Knibbs

FW Harry McKirdy

FW Kelsey Mooney

36

FW Callum O'Hare

Under 18s These players can also play with the Under 23s and the senior squad. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.

Position Player

GK Kieran Boucher

GK Emmanuel Idem

DF Isiah Bazeley-Graham

DF Charlie Farr

DF Charlie McConnachie

DF Ethan Patterson

DF Dominic Revan

DF Callum Stretch

DF Jake Walker

DF Josh Williams

MF Jack Birch

MF Mason Birch

No.

Position Player

MF Lewis Brunt

MF Luke Ige

MF Colin Odutayo

MF Callum Rowe

MF Indiana Vassilev

FW Mungo Bridge

FW Ben Guy

FW Anton Hooper

FW Aaron Pressley

FW Jacob Ramsey

FW Dimitri Sea

FW Michael Tait

Notable players Main articles: List of Aston
Aston
Villa F.C. players and List of Aston Villa F.C. records and statistics

Andy Gray was voted the PFA Players' Player of the Year
PFA Players' Player of the Year
and PFA Young Player of the Year in 1977.

There have been many players who can be called notable throughout Aston
Aston
Villa's history. These can be classified and recorded in several forms. The Halls of Fame and PFA Players of the Year are noted below. As of 2014[update], Aston
Aston
Villa, jointly with Tottenham Hotspur, hold the record for providing the most England
England
internationals with 73.[84] Aston
Aston
Villa have had several players who were one-club men, including inaugural club Hall of Fame inductee Billy Walker. In 1998, to celebrate the 100th season of League football, The Football League released a list entitled the Football League 100 Legends
Football League 100 Legends
that consisted of "100 legendary football players." There were seven players included on the list who had formerly played for Villa: Danny Blanchflower, Trevor Ford, Archie Hunter, Sam Hardy, Paul McGrath, Peter Schmeichel
Peter Schmeichel
and Clem Stephenson.[85] Three Aston
Aston
Villa players have won the PFA Players' Player of the Year award. In 1977 Andy Gray won the award. In 1990 it was awarded to David Platt, whilst Paul McGrath won it in 1993. The PFA Young Player of the Year, which is awarded to players under the age of 23, has been awarded to four players from Aston
Aston
Villa: Andy Gray in 1977; Gary Shaw in 1981; Ashley Young
Ashley Young
in 2009 and James Milner
James Milner
in 2010. The National Football Museum in Preston, Lancashire
Preston, Lancashire
administers the English Football Hall of Fame which currently contains two Villa teams, two Villa players and one manager. The 1890s team and 1982 team were inducted into the Hall of Fame in July 2009. Joe Mercer
Joe Mercer
was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the same time for his career as a manager including his time at Aston
Aston
Villa.[86] The only two Villa players in the Hall of Fame are Danny Blanchflower
Danny Blanchflower
and Peter Schmeichel. In 2006 the club announced the creation of an " Aston
Aston
Villa Hall of Fame." This was voted for by fans and the inaugural induction saw 12 former players, managers and directors named.[10] Stiliyan Petrov
Stiliyan Petrov
was added to the list in May 2013.[87]

Gordon Cowans Eric Houghton Brian Little Dennis Mortimer Stiliyan Petrov

Ron Saunders[C] Peter Withe Paul McGrath Peter McParland

Charlie Aitken William McGregor George Ramsay Billy Walker[10]

Non-playing staff Corporate hierarchy

Position Name

Chairman Tony Xia

Chief Executive Officer Keith Wyness

Board Advisor Brian Little

Director Tracy Gu

Board Member Rongtian He

President Emeritus Doug Ellis

Reference:[88] Management hierarchy

Steve Bruce
Steve Bruce
was appointed manager in 2016

Position Name

Technical Director Steve Round

Manager Steve Bruce

Assistant Manager Colin Calderwood

First Team Coach Stephen Clemence

First Team Coach Steve Agnew

Goalkeeping Coach Gary Walsh

Fitness Coach Massimiliano Marchesi

Physiotherapist Alan Smith

Head of Medicine and Sports Science Danny Donachie

Head of Performance Psychology & Culture Tom Bates

Performance Analyst Phil Truran

Under-23 Manager Kevin MacDonald

Under-23 Assistant Manager Mark Delaney

Under-18 Manager David Hughes

Under-18 Assistant Manager Sean Verity

Academy Director Sean Kimberley

Chief Scout Ian Atkins

Community Coach Simone Farina

Notable managers Further information: List of Aston
Aston
Villa F.C. managers The following managers have all won at least one trophy when in charge or have been notable for Villa in the context of the League, for example Jozef Vengloš who holds a League record.

Name Period Played Win Draw Lose Win%[D] Honours

From To

George Ramsay 1 August 1884 31 May 1926 7003132700000000000♠1,327 7002658000000000000♠658 7002414000000000000♠414 7002255000000000000♠255 07001495900000000000♠49.59 6 FA Cups, 6 Division One championships. Also in 2006 was inducted into the Aston
Aston
Villa Hall of Fame.

Jimmy Hogan 1 November 1936 1 September 1939 7002124000000000000♠124 7001570000000000000♠57 7001260000000000000♠26 7001410000000000000♠41 07001459700000000000♠45.97 Division Two Champions

Eric Houghton 1 September 1953 30 November 1958 7002250000000000000♠250 7001880000000000000♠88 7001650000000000000♠65 7001970000000000000♠97 07001352000000000000♠35.20 FA Cup
FA Cup
winner. Also in 2006 was inducted into the Aston
Aston
Villa Hall of Fame.

Joe Mercer 1 December 1958 31 July 1964 7002282000000000000♠282 7002120000000000000♠120 7001630000000000000♠63 7001990000000000000♠99 07001425509999900000♠42.55 Division Two Champions, League Cup winner Inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame

Ron Saunders 4 June 1974 9 February 1982 7002353000000000000♠353 7002157000000000000♠157 7001980000000000000♠98 7001980000000000000♠98 07001444800000099999♠44.48 2 League Cups, Division One champions. Also in 2006 was inducted into the Aston
Aston
Villa Hall of Fame.

Tony Barton 9 February 1982 18 June 1984 7002130000000000000♠130 7001580000000000000♠58 7001240000000000000♠24 7001480000000000000♠48 07001446200000000000♠44.62 European Cup, European Super Cup

Jozef Vengloš 22 July 1990 28 May 1991 7001490000000000000♠49 7001160000000000000♠16 7001150000000000000♠15 7001180000000000000♠18 07001326500000000000♠32.65 First manager not from Britain or Ireland to take charge of a top-flight club in England.[89]

Ron Atkinson 7 July 1991 10 November 1994 7002178000000000000♠178 7001770000000000000♠77 7001450000000000000♠45 7001560000000000000♠56 07001432600000000000♠43.26 League Cup winner

Brian Little 25 November 1994 24 February 1998 7002164000000000000♠164 7001680000000000000♠68 7001450000000000000♠45 7001510000000000000♠51 07001414600000000000♠41.46 League Cup winner. Also in 2006 was inducted into the Aston
Aston
Villa Hall of Fame.

John Gregory 25 February 1998 24 January 2002 7002190000000000000♠190 7001820000000000000♠82 7001520000000000000♠52 7001560000000000000♠56 07001431600000099999♠43.16 Intertoto Cup
Intertoto Cup
winner

In popular culture A number of television programmes have included references to Aston Villa over the past few decades. In the sitcom Porridge, the character Lennie Godber
Lennie Godber
is a Villa supporter.[90] When filming began on Dad's Army, Villa fan Ian Lavender
Ian Lavender
was allowed to choose Frank Pike's scarf from an array in the BBC wardrobe; he chose a claret and blue one— Aston
Aston
Villa's colours.[91] The character Nessa in the BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey was revealed as an Aston
Aston
Villa fan in an episode screened in December 2009.[92] In the 1952 film The Card, the main character Denry Machin becomes a town councillor and purchases the rights to locally born Aston
Aston
Villa player 'Callear', the "greatest centre-forward in England", for the failing local football club. Villa have also featured on several occasions in prose. Stanley Woolley, a character in Derek Robinson's Booker shortlisted novel Goshawk Squadron is an Aston
Aston
Villa fan and names a pre-war starting eleven Villa side. Together with The Oval, Villa Park
Villa Park
is referenced by the poet Philip Larkin
Philip Larkin
in his poem about the First World War, MCMXIV.[93] Aston
Aston
Villa are also mentioned in Harold Pinter's play The Dumb Waiter.[94] Footnotes

A. ^ In 2001 Aston
Aston
Villa were one of three co-winners of the Intertoto Cup
Intertoto Cup
with Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain
and Troyes AC. The club also won all of their 2008 Intertoto Cup
Intertoto Cup
rounds to progress to the UEFA Cup, however the format was changed in 2006 to award the Intertoto trophy to the side progressing furthest in the UE FA Cup
FA Cup
rather than sharing the honour, which was S.C. Braga. B. ^ Up until 1992, the top division of English football was the Football League First Division. The Premier League
Premier League
took over from the First Division as the top tier of the English football league system upon its formation in 1992. The First Division then became the second tier of English football, the Second Division became the third tier, and so on. The First Division is now known as the Football League Championship, while the Second Division is now known as Football League One. C ^ Saunders was never a player for Aston
Aston
Villa; he was the manager from 1974 to 1982. D ^ Win% is rounded to two decimal places

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General

Brown, Danny; Milo Brittle (2006). Villains: The Inside Story of Aston Villa's Hooligan Gangs. Milo Books. ISBN 978-1-903854-59-4.  Goodyear, David; Matthews, Tony (1988). Aston
Aston
Villa—A Complete Record 1874–1988. Breedon Books. ISBN 0-907969-37-2.  Hayes, Dean. The Villa Park
Villa Park
Encyclopedia: A-Z of Aston
Aston
Villa. Mainstream Publishing (2 October 1997). ISBN 978-1-85158-959-3.  Ward, Adam; Griffin, Jeremy. The essential history of Aston
Aston
Villa. Headline book publishing (2002). ISBN 0-7553-1140-X.  When Saturday Comes: The Half Decent Football Book. Penguin UK. 2006. ISBN 978-0-14-192703-9. 

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Aston
Villa Football Club

Overview

Aston
Aston
Villa Managers Players All articles

History

1874–1961 1961–present Records and Statistics Seasons

Grounds

Wellington Road Bodymoor Heath Villa Park

Affiliated clubs

Under-21s and Academy Ladies

Rivalries

Second City derby Rivalry with West Bromwich Albion

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Aston
Aston
Villa F.C. seasons

1888–89 1889–90 1890–91 1891–92 1892–93 1893–94 1894–95 1895–96 1896–97 1897–98 1898–99 1899–1900 1900–01 1901–02 1902–03 1903–04 1904–05 1905–06 1906–07 1907–08 1908–09 1909–10 1910–11 1911–12 1912–13 1913–14 1914–15 1915–16 1916–17 1917–18 1918–19 1919–20 1920–21 1921–22 1922–23 1923–24 1924–25 1925–26 1926–27 1927–28 1928–29 1929–30 1930–31 1931–32 1932–33 1933–34 1934–35 1935–36 1936–37 1937–38 1938–39 1939–40 1940–41 1941–42 1942–43 1943–44 1944–45 1945–46 1946–47 1947–48 1948–49 1949–50 1950–51 1951–52 1952–53 1953–54 1954–55 1955–56 1956–57 1957–58 1958–59 1959–60 1960–61 1961–62 1962–63 1963–64 1964–65 1965–66 1966–67 1967–68 1968–69 1969–70 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18

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EFL Championship

2017–18 teams

Aston
Aston
Villa Barnsley Birmingham
Birmingham
City Bolton Wanderers Brentford Bristol City Burton Albion Cardiff City Derby County Fulham Hull City Ipswich Town Leeds United Middlesbrough Millwall Norwich City Nottingham Forest Preston North End Queens Park Rangers Reading Sheffield United Sheffield Wednesday Sunderland Wolverhampton Wanderers

Former clubs

AFC Bournemouth Blackburn Rovers Blackpool Brighton & Hove Albion Burnley Charlton Athletic Colchester United Coventry City Crewe Alexandra Crystal Palace Doncaster Rovers Gillingham Huddersfield Town Leicester City Luton Town Milton Keynes Dons Newcastle United Peterborough United Plymouth Argyle Portsmouth Rotherham United Scunthorpe United Southampton Southend United Stoke City Swansea City Watford West Bromwich Albion West Ham United Wigan Athletic Yeovil Town

Competition

Seasons Teams (winners) Players (foreign) (International Caps) Managers (current) Stadia Referees

Statistics and awards

Record EFL Awards Golden Boot Golden Glove Manager of the Month Player of the Month Hat-tricks Young Player of the Month

Finances

Club Owners Premier League–Football League gulf

Sponsors

Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola
(2004–10) Npower (2010–13) Sky Bet (2013–18)

Associated competitions

FA Cup EFL Cup Play-offs

Seasons

2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18

Prospects

Promotion to Premier League; Relegation to EFL League One

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Premier League

Seasons

1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19

Clubs

2017–18

AFC Bournemouth Arsenal Brighton & Hove Albion Burnley Chelsea Crystal Palace Everton Huddersfield Town Leicester City Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Newcastle United Southampton Stoke City Swansea City Tottenham Hotspur Watford West Bromwich Albion West Ham United

Former

Aston
Aston
Villa Barnsley Birmingham
Birmingham
City Blackburn Rovers Blackpool Bolton Wanderers Bradford City Cardiff City Charlton Athletic Coventry City Derby County Fulham Hull City Ipswich Town Leeds United Middlesbrough Norwich City Nottingham Forest Oldham Athletic Portsmouth Queens Park Rangers Reading Sheffield United Sheffield Wednesday Sunderland Swindon Town Wigan Athletic Wimbledon Wolverhampton Wanderers

Competition

Teams

winners

Players

foreign foreign scorers winners

Managers

current

Stadia Founding Broadcasting foundation Broadcasters Referees

Statistics and awards

Records All-time table Hat-tricks Highest scores Golden Boot Golden Glove Manager of the Season Player of the Season Manager of the Month Player of the Month Goal of the Month Players with 500+ appearances Players with 100+ goals Top scorers by season Goalkeepers with 100+ clean sheets 10 Seasons Awards 20 Seasons Awards

Finances

Richest clubs:

Deloitte list Forbes' list

Team owners Transfer records Game 39 Premier League–Football League gulf

Associated competitions

Asia Trophy FA Community Shield FA Cup EFL Cup UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League Premier League
Premier League
2 U18 Premier League Premier League
Premier League
International Cup

Category

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Original Football League clubs, 1888–89

Accrington Aston
Aston
Villa Blackburn Rovers Bolton Wanderers Burnley Derby County Everton Notts County Preston North End Stoke West Bromwich Albion Wolverhampton Wanderers

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European Cup and UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
winners

European Cup

1950s

1955–56: Real Madrid 1956–57: Real Madrid 1957–58: Real Madrid 1958–59: Real Madrid 1959–60: Real Madrid

1960s

1960–61: Benfica 1961–62: Benfica 1962–63: Milan 1963–64: Internazionale 1964–65: Internazionale 1965–66: Real Madrid 1966–67: Celtic 1967–68: Manchester United 1968–69: Milan 1969–70: Feyenoord

1970s

1970–71: Ajax 1971–72: Ajax 1972–73: Ajax 1973–74: Bayern Munich 1974–75: Bayern Munich 1975–76: Bayern Munich 1976–77: Liverpool 1977–78: Liverpool 1978–79: Nottingham Forest 1979–80: Nottingham Forest

1980s

1980–81: Liverpool 1981–82: Aston
Aston
Villa 1982–83: Hamburg 1983–84: Liverpool 1984–85: Juventus 1985–86: Steaua București 1986–87: Porto 1987–88: PSV 1988–89: Milan 1989–90: Milan

1990s

1990–91: Red Star Belgrade 1991–92: Barcelona

UEFA Champions League

1990s

1992–93: Marseille 1993–94: Milan 1994–95: Ajax 1995–96: Juventus 1996–97: Borussia Dortmund 1997–98: Real Madrid 1998–99: Manchester United 1999–2000: Real Madrid

2000s

2000–01: Bayern Munich 2001–02: Real Madrid 2002–03: Milan 2003–04: Porto 2004–05: Liverpool 2005–06: Barcelona 2006–07: Milan 2007–08: Manchester United 2008–09: Barcelona 2009–10: Internazionale

2010s

2010–11: Barcelona 2011–12: Chelsea 2012–13: Bayern Munich 2013–14: Real Madrid 2014–15: Barcelona 2015–16: Real Madrid 2016–17: Real Madrid

Finals Winning managers Winning players

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UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Super Cup
winners

UCL vs. CWC

1973: Ajax 1975: Dynamo Kyiv 1976: Anderlecht 1977: Liverpool 1978: Anderlecht 1979: Nottingham Forest 1980: Valencia 1982: Aston
Aston
Villa 1983: Aberdeen 1984: Juventus 1986: Steaua București 1987: Porto 1988: Mechelen 1989: Milan 1990: Milan 1991: Manchester United 1992: Barcelona 1993: Parma 1994: Milan 1995: Ajax 1996: Juventus 1997: Barcelona 1998: Chelsea 1999: Lazio

UCL vs. UEL

2000: Galatasaray 2001: Liverpool 2002: Real Madrid 2003: Milan 2004: Valencia 2005: Liverpool 2006: Sevilla 2007: Milan 2008: Zenit St. Petersburg 2009: Barcelona 2010: Atlético Madrid 2011: Barcelona 2012: Atlético Madrid 2013: Bayern Munich 2014: Real Madrid 2015: Barcelona 2016: Real Madrid 2017: Real Madrid

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UEFA Intertoto Cup
UEFA Intertoto Cup
winners

1995–2005

1995: Bordeaux Strasbourg 1996: Karlsruhe Silkeborg Guingamp 1997: Auxerre Bastia Lyon 1998: Bologna Valencia Werder 1999: Juventus West Ham United Montpellier 2000: Celta Stuttgart Udinese 2001: Paris Saint-Germain Troyes Aston
Aston
Villa 2002: Málaga Stuttgart Fulham 2003: Villarreal Perugia Schalke 04 2004: Villarreal Lille Schalke 04 2005: Hamburg Marseille Lens

2006–2008

2006: Newcastle United 2007: Hamburg 2008: Braga

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Men's football in the West Midlands

Clubs (List of)

Premier League
Premier League
& Football League (tiers 1–4)

1

West Bromwich Albion

2

Aston
Aston
Villa Birmingham
Birmingham
City Wolverhampton Wanderers

3

Walsall

4

Coventry City

Non-League (tiers 5–12)

5

Solihull Moors

6

None

7

Halesowen Town Rushall Olympic Stourbridge Sutton Coldfield Town

8

Romulus

9

AFC Wulfrunians Boldmere St. Michaels Coventry Sphinx Coventry United Highgate United Lye Town Sporting Khalsa

10

Bilston Town Black Country Rangers Cadbury Athletic Chelmsley Town Coventry Alvis Coventry Copsewood Cradley Town Dudley Sports Dudley Town Goodrich Paget Rangers Smethwick Tividale Walsall Wood Wednesfield Wolverhampton Casuals Wolverhampton Sporting Community

11

Bloxwich Town Bustleholme Gornal Athletic Knowle Northfield Town Pelsall Villa Tipton Town Willenhall Town

12

Castle Vale Town Continental Star Warstones Wanderers Wolverhampton United

Other

Aston Massey Ferguson West Midlands Police

Defunct/Former

Bartley Green Blackwood Blakenall Bloxwich United (2006-2012) Bloxwich United (2001-2002) Castle Vale Causeway United Coventry Sporting Cradley Heath Darlaston Town Moor Green Old Hill Wanderers Pilkington XXX Solihull Borough Warley County Borough Willenhall

Competitions

Midland Football League West Midlands (Regional) League Birmingham
Birmingham
& District Football League

Venues

Villa Park St Andrew's Ricoh Arena Butts Park Arena Damson Park War Memorial Athletic Ground Bescot Stadium Molineux Stadium

Rivalries

Black Country derby Aston
Aston
Villa F.C.– West Bromwich Albion F.C.
West Bromwich Albion F.C.
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