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Aston Villa F.C.
Full name Aston Villa Football Club
Founded 1874
Ground Villa Park
(capacity: 42,640)
Chairman Randy Lerner
Manager Paul Lambert
League Premier League
2008/09 Premier League, 6th

Aston Villa Football Club, is an English football club.

The club plays in the Barclays Premier League. It is owned by Randy Lerner, an American businessman who also owns the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League (American football).

They were started in 1874. They play at Villa Park in Birmingham. Since the inauguration of the Premier League they have been a participant.

Honours Aston Villa have won

Cups

  • European Cup
    • 1982
  • European Super Cup
    • 1982, 1983
  • Intertoto Cup
    • 2001
  • FA Cup
    • 1887, 1895, 1897, 1905, 1913, 1920, 1957
  • League Cup
    • 1961, 1975, 1977, 1994, 1996
  • FA Youth Cup
    • 1972, 1980, 2002

Leagues

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

Famous Players

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
Harry Hampton
Lee Hendrie
Gerry Hitchens
Eric Houghton
Archie Hunter
David James
Brian Little
Paul McGrath
William McGregor
Peter McParland
Olof Mellberg
Paul Merson
Dennis Mortimer
David Platt
George Ramsay
Dean Saunders
Gareth Southgate
Nigel Spinks
Darius Vassell
Billy Walker
Pongo Waring
Peter Withe
Phil Woosnam
Dwight Yorke

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