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Aston Villa
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Full name Aston Villa Football Club
Nickname(s) Villans, The Villa, The Lions,
The Claret & Blue Army
Short name Villa, AVFC
Founded 1874
Ground Villa Park
(Capacity: 42,660)
Owner Recom Group Ltd.
Chairman Flag of China Dr "Tony" Xia
Manager Flag of England Steven Gerrard
Current League Premier League 
2020–21 Premier League, 11th
Website Club home page
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Aston Villa Football Club (nicknamed Villa, The Villa, The Villans and The Lions) is a professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, England. The club currently competes in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system. Founded in 1874, they have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa were one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888 and of the Premier League in 1992. Villa are one of only five English clubs to have won the European Cup, in 1981–82. They have also won the Football League First Division seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup five times, and the UEFA Super Cup once.

Villa have a fierce local rivalry with Birmingham City and the Second City derby between the teams 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 club badge is of a rampant lion. The club is currently owned by the NSWE group, a company owned by the Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris and the American billionaire Wes Edens.

Players

First team squad

As of 26 September 2021, official first team squad including youth players that have made their senior league debut.
No. Position Player
1 Flag of Argentina GK Emiliano Martínez
2 Flag of Poland DF Matty Cash
3 Flag of England DF Matt Targett
4 Flag of England DF Ezri Konsa
5 Flag of England DF Tyrone Mings (captain)
6 Flag of Brazil MF Douglas Luiz
7 Flag of Scotland MF John McGinn
8 Flag of France MF Morgan Sanson
10 Flag of Argentina MF Emiliano Buendía
11 Flag of England FW Ollie Watkins
12 Flag of England GK Jed Steer
15 Flag of Burkina Faso FW Bertrand Traoré
16 Flag of England DF Axel Tuanzebe (on loan from Manchester United)
No. Position Player
17 Flag of Egypt MF Trézéguet
18 Flag of England DF Ashley Young
19 Flag of Zimbabwe MF Marvelous Nakamba
20 Flag of England FW Danny Ings
21 Flag of Netherlands FW Anwar El Ghazi
30 Flag of England DF Kortney Hause
31 Flag of Jamaica FW Leon Bailey
32 Flag of England MF Jaden Philogene-Bidace
33 Flag of England MF Carney Chukwuemeka
35 Flag of England FW Cameron Archer
39 Flag of England FW Keinan Davis
41 Flag of England MF Jacob Ramsey

On loan

No. Position Player
9 Flag of Brazil FW Wesley (on loan to Club Brugge until the end of the 2021/22 season)
14 Flag of Republic of Ireland MF Conor Hourihane (on loan to Sheffield United until the end of the 2021/22 season)
24 Flag of France DF Frédéric Guilbert (on loan to Strasbourg until the end of the 2021/22 season)
28 Flag of Croatia GK Lovre Kalinić (on loan to Hajduk Split until the end of the 2021/22 season)
34 Flag of Republic of Ireland FW Tyreik Wright (on loan to Salford City until the end of the 2021/22 season)
37 Flag of England DF Mungo Bridge (on loan to Annecy until the end of the 2021/22 season)
42 Flag of England MF Arjan Raikhy (on loan to Stockport County until the end of the 2021/22 season)
43 Flag of England FW Brad Young (on loan to Carlisle United until the end of the 2021/22 season)
No. Position Player
Flag of Hungary GK Ákos Onódi (on loan to Bromsgrove Sporting until the end of the 2021/22 season)
Flag of England DF Kaine Kesler Hayden (on loan to Swindon Town until the end of the 2021/22 season)
Flag of England DF Dominic Revan (on loan to Northampton Town until 1 January 2022)
Flag of England DF Sebastian Revan (on loan to Grimsby Town until the end of the 2021/22 season)
Flag of England MF Finn Azaz (on loan to Newport County until the end of the 2021/22 season)
Flag of England FW Louie Barry (on loan to Ipswich Town until the end of the 2021/22 season)
Flag of United States FW Indiana Vassilev (on loan to Inter Miami until 31 December 2021)

Under 23s and Academy

Players to have made their senior league debut are listed in the senior squad.

No. Position Player
35 Flag of England FW Cameron Archer
36 Flag of Netherlands DF Lamare Bogarde
38 Flag of Finland GK Viljami Sinisalo
40 Flag of England MF Aaron Ramsey
44 Flag of England GK Filip Marschall
45 Flag of England MF Ben Chrisene
46 Flag of England FW Caleb Chukwuemeka
47 Flag of England MF Tim Iroegbunam
No. Position Player
49 Flag of England MF Hayden Lindley
50 Flag of Netherlands MF Sil Swinkels
54 Flag of England FW DJ Campton-Sturridge
60 Flag of England FW Tristan Abldeen-Goodridge
65 Flag of Cameroon DF Patrick Zito
Flag of England DF Myles Sohna
Flag of England MF Chisom Afoka
Flag of England MF Finley Thorndike

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

  • FA Cup
    • Winners (7): 1886-87, 1894-95, 1896-97, 1904-05, 1912-13, 1919-20, 1956-57

European competition

External links

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History: Seasons

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Aston Villa F.C. squad - 2021–22

1 Martínez · 2 Cash · 3 Targett · 4 Konsa · 5 Mings (c) · 6 Douglas Luiz · 7 McGinn · 8 Sanson · 10 Buendía · 11 Watkins · 12 Steer · 15 Traoré · 16 Tuanzebe · 17 Trézéguet · 18 Young · 19 Nakamba · 20 Ings · 21 El Ghazi · 30 Hause · 31 Bailey · 32 Philogene-Bidace · 33 Chukwuemeka · 35 Archer · 36 Bogarde · 38 Sinisalo · 39 Davis · 40 A. Ramsey · 41 J. Ramsey · 45 Chrisene · 49 Lindley ·

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Aston Villa F.C. seasons

2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 · 2021-22 ·

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Aston Villa F.C. squad 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 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

Aston Villa F.C. matches - 2021-22
2021-22 Premier League

Watford (a) · Newcastle United (h) · Brentford (h) · Chelsea (a) · Everton (h) · Manchester United (a) · Tottenham Hotspur (a) · Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) · Arsenal (a) · West Ham United (h) · Arsenal (h) ·

2021-22 FA Cup
2021-22 League Cup

Barrow (a) ·

Friendly

Bristol City (a)

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2021-22 Premier League

Arsenal (a) · Arsenal (h) ·

2021-22 FA Cup
2021-22 League Cup
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 (2016–2018) • Smith (2018–2021) • Gerrard (2021–)

Premier League 2021–22

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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 • 2017: Arsenal • 2018: Chelsea • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Arsenal •

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 • 2018: Manchester City • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Manchester City • 2021: Manchester City • 2022: TBD

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 • 2017: Arsenal • 2018: Manchester City • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Arsenal • 2021: Leicester City •

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 • 2017: Real Madrid • 2018: Real Madrid • 2019: Liverpool • 2020: Bayern Munich • 2021: Chelsea •

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 • 2016: Real Madrid • 2017: Real Madrid • 2018: Atlético Madrid • 2019: Liverpool • 2020: Bayern Munich • 2021: Chelsea •

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

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