Aston Villa F.C.
|Full name||Aston Villa Football Club|
The Claret & Blue Army
|Short name||Villa, AVFC|
|Founded||21 November 1874|
|Head coach||Steven Gerrard|
|2021–22||Premier League, 14th of 20|
Aston Villa Football Club (nicknamed Villa), is an English football club based in Birmingham. They have played at Villa Park, in Aston, since 1897. They were one of the teams that started the English Football League in 1888. They were also one of the teams that started the Premier League in 1992. They are one of five English clubs to have won the European Cup. They won this in 1982. They have also won the Football League First Division seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup five times, and the European Super Cup once.
Villa have a large rivalry with nearby team Birmingham City. This is called the Second City Derby, and they have been playing against each other since 1879. The team's main home colours are claret and light blue. Their badge is a yellow lion. The club is owned by the NWSE group (owned by Egyptian Nassef Sawiris) and American Wes Edens.
Captain and vice-captain of Aston Villa[change | change source]
The captain is John McGinn and the vice-captain is Emiliano Martinez.
Club honours[change | change source]
Domestic[change | change source]
- League Titles
- FA Cup: 7
- Winners: 1981
European[change | change source]
- Winners: 1981–82
- Winners: 1982
League position[change | change source]
Former position[change | change source]
Managers[change | change source]
|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.|
|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|
References[change | change source]
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- "Premiership club-by-club guide". BBC Sport. 8 August 2005. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2008.
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- Matthews, Tony (2000). "Aston Villa". The Encyclopedia of Birmingham City Football Club 1875–2000. Cradley Heath: Britespot. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-9539288-0-4.
- Woodhall, Dave (2007). The Aston Villa Miscellany. Vision Sports Publishing Ltd. p. 16. ISBN 978-1-905326-17-4.
- "Introducing our badge for 2016/17". Aston Villa Football Club. 6 April 2016. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
- Up until 1992, the top division of English football was the Football League First Division; since then, it has been the FA Premier League. At the same time, the Second Division was renamed the First Division, and the Third Division was renamed the Second Division.
- "Report: Championship Play-Off Final".
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