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Aston Villa
Full name Aston Villa Football Club
Nickname(s) The Villa
The Lions
The Claret & Blue Army
Short name Villa, AVFC
Founded 21 November 1874; 145 years ago (1874-11-21)
Ground Villa Park
Ground Capacity 42,095
Owner(s) Nassef Sawiris
Wes Edens
Chairman Nassef Sawiris
Head Coach Dean Smith
League Premier League
2018–19 Championship, 5th of 24 (promoted via play-offs)
Third colours

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 Birmigham 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.

Club honours

Aston Villa have won European and domestic league trophies. The club's last English trophy was in 1996 when they won the League Cup, and most recently they won the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Domestic

League Titles
Champions: 1893–94, 1895–96, 1896–97, 1898–99, 1899–1900, 1909–10, 1980–81
Champions: 1937–38, 1959–60
Play-off Winners: 2018–19
Champions: 1971–72
Cups
Winners: 1886–87, 1894–95, 1896–97, 1904–05, 1912–13, 1919–20, 1956–57
Winners: 1960–61, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1993–94, 1995–96
  • FA Charity Shield / FA Community Shield: 1
Winners: 1981
  • Sheriff of London Charity Shield: 2
Winners: 1899, 1901

European

Winners: 1981–82
Winners: 1982
  • Intertoto Cup: 1
Winners: 2001

League position

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


Managers

Name Nationality Period Played Win Draw Lose Win% Honours
From To
George Ramsay  Scotland August 1884 May 1926 &&&&&&&&&&&01327.&&&&&01,327 &&&&&&&&&&&&0658.&&&&&0658 &&&&&&&&&&&&0414.&&&&&0414 &&&&&&&&&&&&0255.&&&&&0255 &&&&&&&&&&&&&049.59000049.59 6 FA Cups, 6 Division One championships
Jimmy Hogan  England November 1936 September 1939 &&&&&&&&&&&&0124.&&&&&0124 &&&&&&&&&&&&&057.&&&&&057 &&&&&&&&&&&&&026.&&&&&026 &&&&&&&&&&&&&041.&&&&&041 &&&&&&&&&&&&&045.97000045.97 Division Two Champions
Eric Houghton  England September 1953 November 1958 &&&&&&&&&&&&0250.&&&&&0250 &&&&&&&&&&&&&088.&&&&&088 &&&&&&&&&&&&&065.&&&&&065 &&&&&&&&&&&&&097.&&&&&097 &&&&&&&&&&&&&035.20000035.20 FA Cup winner
Joe Mercer  England December 1958 July 1964 &&&&&&&&&&&&0282.&&&&&0282 &&&&&&&&&&&&0120.&&&&&0120 &&&&&&&&&&&&&063.&&&&&063 &&&&&&&&&&&&&099.&&&&&099 &&&&&&&&&&&&&042.55000042.55 Division Two Champions, League Cup winner
Inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame
Ron Saunders  England June 1974 February 1982 &&&&&&&&&&&&0353.&&&&&0353 &&&&&&&&&&&&0157.&&&&&0157 &&&&&&&&&&&&&098.&&&&&098 &&&&&&&&&&&&&098.&&&&&098 &&&&&&&&&&&&&044.48000044.48 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 &&&&&&&&&&&&0130.&&&&&0130 &&&&&&&&&&&&&058.&&&&&058 &&&&&&&&&&&&&024.&&&&&024 &&&&&&&&&&&&&048.&&&&&048 &&&&&&&&&&&&&044.62000044.62 European Cup, European Super Cup
Jozef Vengloš  Czechoslovakia July 1990 May 1991 &&&&&&&&&&&&&049.&&&&&049 &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&&&&&015 &&&&&&&&&&&&&018.&&&&&018 &&&&&&&&&&&&&032.65000032.65 First manager not from Britain or Ireland to take charge of a top-flight club in England.
Ron Atkinson  England July 1991 November 1994 &&&&&&&&&&&&0178.&&&&&0178 &&&&&&&&&&&&&077.&&&&&077 &&&&&&&&&&&&&045.&&&&&045 &&&&&&&&&&&&&056.&&&&&056 &&&&&&&&&&&&&043.26000043.26 League Cup winner
Brian Little  England November 1994 February 1998 &&&&&&&&&&&&0164.&&&&&0164 &&&&&&&&&&&&&068.&&&&&068 &&&&&&&&&&&&&045.&&&&&045 &&&&&&&&&&&&&051.&&&&&051 &&&&&&&&&&&&&041.46000041.46 League Cup winner
John Gregory  England February 1998 January 2002 &&&&&&&&&&&&0190.&&&&&0190 &&&&&&&&&&&&&082.&&&&&082 &&&&&&&&&&&&&052.&&&&&052 &&&&&&&&&&&&&056.&&&&&056 &&&&&&&&&&&&&043.16000043.16 Intertoto Cup winner


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