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Aston Villa
Aston Villa FC
Full name Aston Villa Football Club
Nickname(s) The Villans
Short name Aston Villa, Villa
Founded 1874
Ground Villa Park
(Capacity: 42.660)
Owner Recom Group Ltd.
Chairman Flag of the People's Republic of China Dr "Tony" Xia
Manager England Steve Bruce
Current League Championship 
2015-16 Premier League, 20th (relegated)
Website Club home page
Aston Villa 2016-17 home Aston Villa 2016-17 away
Football current event Current season

Aston Villa Football Club (nicknamed Villa, The Villa, The Villans, The Lions) is a professional association football club based in Witton, near 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 Villa were the originators and founding members of the Football League in 1888. They were also founding members of the Premier League in 1992.

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 seven times, the Football League Cup five times, and the UEFA Super Cup once.

They have a fierce local rivalry with Birmingham City and the Second City derby between the sides has been played since 1879. 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, which was introduced by the club's Scottish chairman William McGregor in honour of the Royal Standard of Scotland.

The club is currently owned by Recon Group Limited, a company chaired by Chinese businessman Tony Xia, and is managed by Steve Bruce.


Players

First-team squad

As of 5 September 2016.
No. Position Player
1 Flag of Italy GK Pierluigi Gollini
2 England DF Nathan Baker
4 England DF Micah Richards
6 England DF Tommy Elphick (captain)
7 Flag of Curacao DF Leandro Bacuna
8 England MF Aaron Tshibola
10 Flag of Ghana FW Jordan Ayew
11 England FW Gabriel Agbonlahor
12 Flag of Wales DF James Chester
13 England GK Jed Steer
14 Flag of Benin FW Rudy Gestede
15 England MF Ashley Westwood
18 Flag of Czech FW Libor Kozák
19 England MF André Green
No. Position Player
21 Scotland DF Alan Hutton
22 England MF Gary Gardner
23 Flag of France DF Jordan Amavi
25 Flag of Australia MF Mile Jedinak
26 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire FW Jonathan Kodjia
27 Belgium DF Ritchie De Laet
28 Flag of France DF Aly Cissokho
29 England FW Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
31 England GK Mark Bunn
37 Flag of Ghana MF Albert Adomah
38 Flag of Australia MF Jordan Lyden
40 England MF Jack Grealish
44 Scotland FW Ross McCormack

Out on loan

As of 7 August 2016.
No. Position Player
England DF Niall Mason (on loan to Doncaster Rovers until January 2017)
England DF Easah Suliman (on loan to Cheltenham Town until January 2017)
Flag of Republic Ireland DF Kevin Toner (on loan to Walsall until January 2017)
England MF Riccardo Calder (on loan to Doncaster Rovers until January 2017)
England MF Henry Cowans (on loan to Stevenage until January 2017)
Flag of Spain MF Carles Gil (on loan to Deportivo de La Coruña until May 2017)
Flag of Colombia MF Carlos Sánchez (on loan to Fiorentina until May 2017)
Flag of France MF Jordan Veretout (on loan to Saint-Etienne until May 2017)
England FW Harry McKirdy (on loan to Stevenage until January 2017)

Under-23 Squad

As of 31 August 2016.
No. Position Player
Flag of Montenegro GK Matija Šarkić
England GK Bradley Watkins
England DF Oscar Borg
Flag of Wales DF Tom Leggett
England DF Ben Swift
Flag of Sweden Good one MF Khalid Abdo
No. Position Player
Flag of Northern Ireland MF Rory Hale
38 Flag of Australia MF Jordan Lyden
England FW Keinan Davis
29 England FW Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
36 England FW Jerell Sellars

Club alumni

Former players

Main List of Aston Villa F.C. players

Managers

Main List of Aston Villa F.C. managers

Club honours

Domestic league

Domestic cup

European competition

External links

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History: Seasons

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Aston Villa F.C. squad - 2016-17

1 Gollini · 2 Baker · 4 Richards (c) · 5 Okore · 6 Elphick · 7 Bacuna · 8 Tshibola · 10 Ayew · 11 Agbonlahor · 12 Chester · 13 Steer · 14 Gestede · 15 Westwood · 17 Veretout · 18 Kozák · 19 Green · 21 Hutton · 22 Gardner · 23 Amavi · 28 Cissokho · 29 Hepburn-Murphy · 31 Bunn · 38 Lyden · 40 Grealish · 44 McCormack ·

Aston Villa FC
Aston Villa F.C. seasons

2015-16 · 2016-17 ·

Aston Villa FC
Aston Villa F.C. seasons

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 ·

Aston Villa Football Club - Managers

Ramsay (1884–1926) • Smith (1926–34) • McMullan (1934–35) • Hogan (1936–39) • Massie (1945–50) • Martin (1950–53) • Houghton (1953–58) • Mercer (1958–64) • D. Taylor (1964–67) • Cummings (1967–68) • Docherty (1968–70) • Crowe (1970–74) • Saunders (1974–82) • Barton (1982–84) • Turner (1984–86) • McNeill (1986–87) • G. Taylor (1987–90) • Venglos (1990–91) • Atkinson (1991–94) • Little (1994–98) • Gregory (1998–2002) • G. Taylor (2002–03) • O'Leary (2003–06) • O'Neill (2006–10) • Houllier (2010–11) • McLeish (2011–12) • Lambert (2012–15) • Sherwood (2015) • Garde (2015–16) • Di Matteo (2016) • Bruce (2016–)

FA Cup winners

1872: Wanderers • 1873: Wanderers • 1874: Oxford University • 1875: Royal Engineers • 1876: Wanderers • 1877: Wanderers • 1878: Wanderers • 1879: Old Etonians • 1880: Clapham Rovers • 1881: Old Carthusians • 1882: Old Etonians • 1883: Blackburn Olympic • 1884: Blackburn Rovers • 1885: Blackburn Rovers • 1886: Blackburn Rovers • 1887: Aston Villa • 1888: West Bromwich Albion • 1889: Preston North End • 1890: Blackburn Rovers • 1891: Blackburn Rovers • 1892: West Bromwich Albion • 1893: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1894: Notts County • 1895: Aston Villa • 1896: The Wednesday • 1897: Aston Villa • 1898: Nottingham Forest • 1899: Sheffield United • 1900: Bury • 1901: Tottenham Hotspur • 1902: Sheffield United • 1903: Bury • 1904: Manchester City • 1905: Aston Villa • 1906: Everton • 1907: The Wednesday • 1908: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1909: Manchester United • 1910: Newcastle United • 1911: Bradford City • 1912: Barnsley • 1913: Aston Villa • 1914: Burnley • 1915: Sheffield United • 1920: Aston Villa • 1921: Tottenham Hotspur • 1922: Huddersfield Town • 1923: Bolton Wanderers • 1924: Newcastle United • 1925: Sheffield United • 1926: Bolton Wanderers • 1927: Cardiff City • 1928: Blackburn Rovers • 1929: Bolton Wanderers • 1930: Arsenal • 1931: West Bromwich Albion • 1932: Newcastle United • 1933: Everton • 1934: Manchester City • 1935: Sheffield Wednesday • 1936: Arsenal • 1937: Sunderland • 1938: Preston North End • 1939: Portsmouth • 1946: Derby County • 1947: Charlton Athletic • 1948: Manchester United • 1949: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1950: Arsenal • 1951: Newcastle United • 1952: Newcastle United • 1953: Blackpool • 1954: West Bromwich Albion • 1955: Newcastle United • 1956: Manchester City • 1957: Aston Villa • 1958: Bolton Wanderers • 1959: Nottingham Forest • 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1961: Tottenham Hotspur • 1962: Tottenham Hotspur • 1963: Manchester United • 1964: West Ham United • 1965: Liverpool • 1966: Everton • 1967: Tottenham Hotspur • 1968: West Bromwich Albion • 1969: Manchester City • 1970: Chelsea • 1971: Arsenal • 1972: Leeds United • 1973: Sunderland • 1974: Liverpool • 1975: West Ham United • 1976: Southampton • 1977: Manchester United • 1978: Ipswich Town • 1979: Arsenal • 1980: West Ham United • 1981: Tottenham Hotspur • 1982: Tottenham Hotspur • 1983: Manchester United • 1984: Everton • 1985: Manchester United • 1986: Liverpool • 1987: Coventry City • 1988: Wimbledon • 1989: Liverpool • 1990: Tottenham Hotspur • 1991: Liverpool • 1992: Arsenal • 1993: Arsenal • 1994: Manchester United • 1995: Everton • 1996: Manchester United • 1997: Chelsea • 1998: Arsenal • 1999: Manchester United • 2000: Chelsea • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Arsenal • 2003: Arsenal • 2004: Manchester United • 2005: Arsenal • 2006: Liverpool • 2007: Chelsea • 2008: Portsmouth • 2009: Chelsea • 2010: Chelsea • 2011: Manchester City • 2012: Chelsea • 2013: Wigan Athletic • 2014: Arsenal • 2015: Arsenal • 2016: Manchester United •

Football League Cup winners

1961: Aston Villa • 1962: Norwich City • 1963: Birmingham City • 1964: Leicester City • 1965: Chelsea • 1966: West Bromwich Albion • 1967: Queens Park Rangers • 1968: Leeds United • 1969: Swindon Town • 1970: Manchester City • 1971: Manchester City • 1972: Stoke City • 1973: Tottenham Hotspur • 1974: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1975: Aston Villa • 1976: Manchester City • 1977: Aston Villa • 1978: Nottingham Forest • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1981: Liverpool • 1982: Liverpool • 1983: Liverpool • 1984: Liverpool • 1985: Norwich City • 1986: Oxford United • 1987: Arsenal • 1988: Luton Town • 1989: Nottingham Forest • 1990: Nottingham Forest • 1991: Sheffield Wednesday • 1992: Manchester United • 1993: Arsenal • 1994: Aston Villa • 1995: Liverpool • 1996: Aston Villa • 1997: Leicester City • 1998: Chelsea • 1999: Tottenham Hotspur • 2000: Leicester City • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Blackburn Rovers • 2003: Liverpool • 2004: Middlesbrough • 2005: Chelsea • 2006: Manchester United • 2007: Chelsea • 2008: Tottenham Hotspur • 2009: Manchester United • 2010: Manchester United • 2011: Birmingham City • 2012: Liverpool • 2013: Swansea City • 2014: Manchester City • 2015: Chelsea • 2016: Manchester City • 2017: Manchester United •

FA Community Shield winners

1908: Manchester United • 1909: Newcastle United • 1910: Brighton & Hove Albion • 1911: Manchester United • 1912: Blackburn Rovers • 1913: English Professionals XI • 1920: West Bromwich Albion • 1921: Tottenham Hotspur • 1922: Huddersfield Town • 1923: English Professionals XI • 1924: English Professionals XI • 1925: English Amateurs XI • 1926: English Amateurs XI • 1927: Cardiff City • 1928: Everton • 1929: English Professionals XI • 1930: Arsenal • 1931: Arsenal • 1932: Everton • 1933: Arsenal • 1934: Arsenal • 1935: Sheffield Wednesday • 1936: Sunderland • 1937: Manchester City • 1938: Arsenal • 1948: Arsenal • 1949: Shared • 1950: English World Cup XI • 1951: Tottenham Hotspur • 1952: Manchester United • 1953: Arsenal • 1954: Shared • 1955: Chelsea • 1956: Manchester United • 1957: Manchester United • 1958: Bolton Wanderers • 1959: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1960: Shared • 1961: Tottenham Hotspur • 1962: Tottenham Hotspur • 1963: Everton • 1964: Shared • 1965: Shared • 1966: Liverpool • 1967: Shared • 1968: Manchester City • 1969: Leeds United • 1970: Everton • 1971: Leicester City • 1972: Manchester City • 1973: Burnley • 1974: Liverpool • 1975: Derby County • 1976: Liverpool • 1977: Shared • 1978: Nottingham Forest • 1979: Liverpool • 1980: Liverpool • 1981: Shared • 1982: Liverpool • 1983: Manchester United • 1984: Everton • 1985: Everton • 1986: Shared • 1987: Everton • 1988: Liverpool • 1989: Liverpool • 1990: Shared • 1991: Shared • 1992: Leeds United • 1993: Manchester United • 1994: Manchester United • 1995: Everton • 1996: Manchester United • 1997: Manchester United • 1998: Arsenal • 1999: Arsenal • 2000: Chelsea • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Arsenal • 2003: Manchester United • 2004: Arsenal • 2005: Chelsea • 2006: Liverpool • 2007: Manchester United • 2008: Manchester United • 2009: Chelsea • 2010: Manchester United • 2011: Manchester United • 2012: Manchester City • 2013: Manchester United • 2014: Arsenal • 2015: Arsenal • 2016: Manchester United •

UEFA Champions League winners

1956: Real Madrid • 1957: Real Madrid • 1958: Real Madrid • 1959: Real Madrid • 1960: Real Madrid • 1961: Benfica • 1962: Benfica • 1963: Milan • 1964: Internazionale • 1965: Internazionale • 1966: Real Madrid • 1967: Celtic • 1968: Manchester United • 1969: Milan • 1970: Feyenoord • 1971: Ajax • 1972: Ajax • 1973: Ajax • 1974: Bayern Munich • 1975: Bayern Munich • 1976: Bayern Munich • 1977: Liverpool • 1978: Liverpool • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Nottingham Forest • 1981: Liverpool • 1982: Aston Villa • 1983: Hamburg • 1984: Liverpool • 1985: Juventus • 1986: Steaua Bucuresti • 1987: Porto • 1988: PSV Eindhoven • 1989: Milan • 1990: Milan • 1991: Red Star Belgrade • 1992: Barcelona • 1993: Marseille • 1994: Milan • 1995: Ajax • 1996: Juventus • 1997: Borussia Dortmund • 1998: Real Madrid • 1999: Manchester United • 2000: Real Madrid • 2001: Bayern Munich • 2002: Real Madrid • 2003: Milan • 2004: Porto • 2005: Liverpool • 2006: Barcelona • 2007: Milan • 2008: Manchester United • 2009: Barcelona • 2010: Internazionale 2011: Barcelona • 2012: Chelsea • 2013: Bayern Munich • 2014: Real Madrid • 2015: Barcelona • 2016: Real Madrid •

UEFA Super Cup winners

1972: Ajax • 1973: Ajax • 1975: Dynamo Kiev • 1976: Anderlecht • 1977: Liverpool • 1978: Anderlecht • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Valencia • 1982: Aston Villa • 1983: Aberdeen • 1984: Juventus • 1986: Steaua Bucharest • 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 • 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 •

UEFA Intertoto Cup winners

1995: Bordeaux & Strasbourg • 1996: KarlsruheGuingamp & Silkeborg • 1997: AuxerreBastia & Lyon • 1998: ValenciaWerder Bremen & Bologna • 1999: MontpellierJuventus & West Ham United • 2000: UdineseCelta Vigo & Stuttgart • 2001: Aston VillaParis Saint-Germain & Troyes • 2002: MálagaFulham & Stuttgart • 2003: Schalke 04Villarreal & Perugia • 2004: LilleSchalke 04 & Villarreal • 2005: LensMarseille & Hamburg • 2006: Newcastle United • 2007: Hamburg • 2008: Braga

Football League Championship 2016-17

Aston Villa · Barnsley · Birmingham City · Blackburn Rovers · Brentford · Brighton & Hove Albion · Bristol City · Burton Albion · Cardiff City · Derby County · Fulham · Huddersfield Town · Ipswich Town · Leeds United · Newcastle United · Norwich City · Nottingham Forest · Preston North End · Queens Park Rangers · Reading · Rotherham United · Sheffield Wednesday · Wigan Athletic · Wolverhampton Wanderers

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