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Aston Villa F.C.

Aston Villa is one of the two professional football (soccer) teams in Birmingham, England (the other being Birmingham City F.C). They are part of the English Football League and currently play in the Premier League.

Their current home venue is Villa Park having previously played at Aston Park (1873-1876) and Perry Barr (1876-1897). They have a training ground at Bodymoor Heath in north Warwickshire.

It was formed in 1873 by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Aston, Birmingham. The club was a founder member of the Football League (in 1888) and in the early years was a major force. By 1920 it had won the League Championship and FA Cup six times each. However it did not win another major trophy until 1957, when it again won the FA Cup. In more recent times, Aston Villa have won the League Cup twice in the 1990s (1994 and 1996) and as well as runners-up in the old First Division/new Premier League (1989-1990 and 1992-1993 seasons).

Aston Villa is one of four English football teams that have won the European Champions Cup. They did so in 1982 on 26th of May in Rotterdam, beating Bayern Munich 1-0 thanks to Peter Withe's 67th minute goal.

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1 Achievements
2 Managers
3 Notable Players
4 Related Links



Aug 1884 - May 1926: George Ramsey
August 1926 - May 1934: W J Smith
June 1934 - October 1935: Jimmy McMullan
November 1936 - September 1939: Jimmy Hogan
August 1945 - August 1950: Alex Massie
December 1950 - August 1953: George Martin
September 1953 - November 1958: Eric Houghton
December 1958 - July 1964: Joe Mercer
July 1964 - May 1967: Dick Taylor
July 1967 - November 1968: Tommy Cummings
December 1968 - January 1970: Tommy Docherty
January 1970 - May 1974: Vic Crowe
June 1974 - February 1982: Ron Saunders
February 1982 - June 1984: Tony Barton
July 1984 - September [1986: Graham Turner
September 1986 - May 1987: Billy McNeill
May 1987 - July 1990: Graham Taylor
July 1990 - May 1991: Jozef Venglos
July 1991 - November 1994: Ron Atkinson
November 1994 - February 1998: Brian Little
February 1998 - January 2002: John Gregory
January 2002 - February 2002: Stuart Gray
January 2002 - February 2002: John Deehan
February 2002 - May 2003: Graham Taylor
May 2003 - Present : David O'Leary

Notable Players

Charlie Aitken
Juan Pablo Angel
Dalian Atkinson
Gareth Barry
Stan Collymore
Gordon Cowans
Tony Daley
Dion Dublin
Ugo Ehiogu
Trevor Ford
Andy Gray
Lee Hendrie
Eric Houghton
David James
Brian Little
Paul McGrath
William McGregor
Peter McParland
Olaf Mellberg
Paul Merson
Dennis Mortimer
David Platt
George Ramsay
Dean Saunders
Gareth Southgate
Nigel Spinks
Darius Vassell
Peter Withe
Dwight Yorke

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