Aston Villa F.C.

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Aston Villa F.C.
Full nameAston Villa Football Club
Founded1874
GroundVilla Park
Ground Capacity42,640
ChairmanTony Xia
ManagerDean Smith
LeagueChampionship
2015/16Premier League, 20th

Aston Villa Football Club, is an English football club.

It is owned by both Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens who are Egyptian and American businessmen who own NSWE Group, as well as being part owned by Tony Xia a Chinese businessman who also owns a company called Recon Group.

They were started in 1874 by people from Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Handsworth. They play at Villa Park in Birmingham. Since the inauguration of the Premier League they were a participant until relegation in 2016.

They famously are the first professional football club ever to wear claret and blue. They have a very heated rivalry with Birmingham City FC, but have nearly always come out on top.

Honours Aston Villa have won[change | change source]

Cups[change | change source]

Leagues[change | change source]

League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
2000/01 Premier League 8th
2001/02 Premier League 8th
2002/03 Premier League 16th
2003/04 Premier League 6th
2004/05 Premier League 10th
2005/06 Premier League 16th
2006/07 Premier League 11th
2007/08 Premier League 6th
2008/09 Premier League 6th

Former position[change | change source]


Managers[change | change source]

Name Nationality Period Played Win Draw Lose Win%[C] Honours
From To
George Ramsay  Scotland August 1884 May 1926 1,327 658 414 255 49.59 6 FA Cups, 6 Division One championships
Jimmy Hogan  England November 1936 September 1939 124 57 26 41 45.97 Division Two Champions
Eric Houghton  England September 1953 November 1958 250 88 65 97 35.20 FA Cup winner
Joe Mercer  England December 1958 July 1964 282 120 63 99 42.55 Division Two Champions, League Cup winner
Inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame
Ron Saunders  England June 1974 February 1982 353 157 98 98 44.48 2 League Cups, Division One champions. Also in 2006 was inducted into the Aston Villa Hall of Fame.
Tony Barton  England February 1982 June 1984 130 58 24 48 44.62 European Cup, European Super Cup
Jozef Vengloš  Czechoslovakia July 1990 May 1991 49 16 15 18 32.65 First manager not from Britain or Ireland to take charge of a top-flight club in England.[1]
Ron Atkinson  England July 1991 November 1994 178 77 45 56 43.26 League Cup winner
Brian Little  England November 1994 February 1998 164 68 45 51 41.46 League Cup winner
John Gregory  England February 1998 January 2002 190 82 52 56 43.16 Intertoto Cup winner

Famous Players[change | change source]

Charlie Aitken
Zak Johnson
Juan Pablo Angel
Dalian Atkinson
Gareth Barry
Stan Collymore
Gordon Cowans
Tony Daley
John Devey
Johnny Dixon
Dion Dublin
Ugo Ehiogu
Trevor Ford
Andy Gray
Jack Grealish
Harry Hampton
Lee Hendrie
Gerry Hitchens
Eric Houghton
Archie Hunter
David James
Brian Little
John McGinn
Paul McGrath
William McGregor
Peter McParland
Olof Mellberg
Paul Merson
Dennis Mortimer
David Platt
George Ramsay
Dean Saunders
Gareth Southgate
Nigel Spink
Darius Vassell
Billy Walker
Pongo Waring
Peter Withe
Phil Woosnam
Dwight Yorke

References[change | change source]

  1. "Venglos first foreign coach". BBC. 1998-07-17. Retrieved 2008-09-15.

Other websites[change | change source]