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About the Club

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In Brief

Founded: 1874
Turned Professional: 1885

Current Division: FA Premier League
Home Stadium: Villa Park
Address: Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands B6 6HE

Nicknames: The Villa, The Villans, The Lions
Main Sponsors 2019/20: W88
Club Mascot: Hercules the Lion


Derby Matches

Birmingham City, Coventry City, West Bromwich Albion, Walsall, Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Home

Aston Villa FC - Official 2019/20 Home Kit

Claret shirt with sky blue sleeves. White shorts with claret detailing. Sky blue socks with claret and white trim.

Away

Aston Villa FC - Official 2019/20 Away Kit

Sky blue shirt with white diagonal pinstripes. Claret shorts and socks with sky blue and white trim.

Third

Aston Villa FC - Official 2019/20 Third Kit

Dark green shirt with black sleeves and geometric lines. Black shorts and socks with green and orange trim.


History and Honours

Stadium History

Villa Park (1897-Present) / View Stadium
Wellington Road (1876-1897)
Aston Park (1874-1876)


Club Honours

European Cup Winners: 1981/82
UEFA Super Cup Winners: 1981/82
UEFA Intertoto Cup Winners: 2000/01, 2007/08
Division 1 Champions: 1893/94, 1895/96, 1896/97, 1898/99, 1899/00, 1909/10, 1980/81
Division 2 Champions: 1937/38, 1959/60
Championship Play-Off Winners: 2018/19
Division 3 Champions: 1971/72
FA Cup Winners: 1886/87, 1894/95, 1896/97, 1904/05, 1912/13, 1919/20, 1956/57
Football League Cup Winners: 1960/61, 1974/75, 1976/77, 1993/94, 1995/96
FA Charity Shield Winners: 1980/81 (Shared)
Football League War Cup Winners: 1943/44 (Shared)
Peace Cup Winners: 2008/09
Football League Founder Members: 1888/89
FA Premier League Founder Members: 1992/93

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1st Team Squad 2019/20

Borja Baston (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Keinan Davis (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Danny Drinkwater (Midfielder, On loan from Chelsea) /  Soccerbase  
Ahmed Elmohamady (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Bjorn Engels (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Anwar El Ghazi (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Jack Grealish (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Frederic Guilbert (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Kortney Hause (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Tom Heaton (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Conor Hourihane (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Jota (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Ezri Konsa (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Henri Lansbury (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Douglas Luiz (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
John McGinn (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Tyrone Mings (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Wesley Moraes (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Marvelous Nakamba (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Orjan Nyland (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Pepe Reina (Goalkeeper, On loan from AC Milan, Italy) /  Soccerbase  
Mbwana Samatta (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Jed Steer (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Matt Targett (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Neil Taylor (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Mahmoud Trezeguet (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  

Club Staff

Boardroom

Executive Chairman: Nassef Sawiris
Chairman: Wes Edens
Operations Director: Ian Dimmock
Finance Director: Ian Hopson
Director: Tracy Gu
Communications Director: Tommy Jordan
Chief Executive Officer: Christian Purslow
Chief Commercial Officer: Luke Organ
Executive Assistant to the Chairman: Rongtian He
Advisor to the Board: Brian Little
President Emeritus: Sir Doug Ellis OBE


Management & Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Dean Smith (Age 49 years) / Appointed 10th October 2018 (2 years, 10 days ago) /  Soccerbase  
Assistant Head Coach: Richard O'Kelly
Assistant Coach: John Terry
Goalkeeping Coach: Neil Cutler

Former Managers

Kevin MacDonald (Caretaker Manager, Oct 2018) /  Soccerbase  
Steve Bruce (Oct 2016-Oct 2018) /  Soccerbase  
Roberto Di Matteo (Jun 2016-Oct 2016) /  Soccerbase  
Eric Black (Caretaker Manager, Mar 2016-Jun 2016) /  Soccerbase  
Remi Garde (Nov 2015-Mar 2016) /  Soccerbase  
Kevin MacDonald (Caretaker Manager, Oct 2015-Nov 2015) /  Soccerbase  
Tim Sherwood (Feb 2015-Oct 2015) /  Soccerbase  
Scott Marshall (Joint Caretaker Manager, Feb 2015) /  Soccerbase  
Andy Marshall (Joint Caretaker Manager, Feb 2015) /  Soccerbase  
Paul Lambert (Jun 2012-Feb 2015) /  Soccerbase  
Alex McLeish (Jun 2011-May 2012) /  Soccerbase  
Gerard Houllier (Sep 2010-Jun 2011) /  Soccerbase  
Kevin MacDonald (Caretaker Manager, Aug 2010-Sep 2010) /  Soccerbase  
Martin O'Neill (Aug 2006-Aug 2010) /  Soccerbase  
Roy Aitken (Caretaker Manager, Jul 2006-Aug 2006) /  Soccerbase  
David O'Leary (May 2003-Jul 2006) /  Soccerbase  
John Deehan (Joint Caretaker Manager, Jan 2002-Feb 2002) /  Soccerbase  
Stuart Gray (Joint Caretaker Manager, Jan 2002-Feb 2002) /  Soccerbase  
John Gregory (Feb 1998-Jan 2002) /  Soccerbase  
Brian Little (Nov 1994-Feb 1998) /  Soccerbase  
Ron Atkinson (Jul 1991-Nov 1994) /  Soccerbase  
Jozef Venglos (Jul 1990-May 1991) /  Soccerbase  
Graham Taylor (May 1987-Jul 1990) /  Soccerbase  
Billy McNeill
Graham Turner
Tony Barton
Ron Saunders
Vic Crowe
Tommy Docherty
Tommy Cummings
Dick Taylor
Joe Mercer
Eric Houghton
George Martin
Alex Massie
Jimmy Hogan
Jimmy McMullan
W J Smith
George Ramsey

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Useful Contacts

Club Reception:  / Phone: 0121 327 2299  / Fax: 0121 322 2107 
Ticket Office:  / Phone: 0333 323 1874  / Fax: 0121 328 5575 
Retail Orders:  / Phone: 0333 323 1984 
Retail Enquiries:  / Phone: 0121 326 1559 
Hospitality & Events:  / Phone: 0333 323 1982  / Fax: 0121 328 2099 
Media Department:  / Phone: 0121 327 2299  / Fax: 0121 326 1597 

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Club Media

Official Websites

/ Website: avfc.co.uk
/ Online Store: shop.avfc.co.uk
/ Ticket Information: avfc.co.uk/ticket-news
/ Buy Tickets: tickets.avfc.co.uk
/ AVTV: avfc.co.uk/avtv
/ Disabled Access Guide: avfc.co.uk/villa-park/accessibility
/ Stadium Guide: avfc.co.uk/villa-park
/ Travel Guide: avfc.co.uk/villa-park/travel-and-parking
/ Fan Guide: avfc.co.uk/villa-park/visiting-the-stadium
/ Stadium Tours: avfc.co.uk/villa-park/stadium-tours
/ Supporters Trust: villatrust.org.uk


Official Social Media

Aston Villa FC - Official Facebook  / Facebook: facebook.com/avfcofficial
Aston Villa FC - Official Instagram  / Instagram: instagram.com/avfcofficial
Aston Villa FC - Official Periscope  / Periscope: periscope.tv/avfcofficial
Aston Villa FC - Official Twitter  / Twitter: twitter.com/avfcofficial
Aston Villa FC - Official YouTube  / YouTube: youtube.com/avfcofficial


Official Apps

/ Club App: (iOS Compatible (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch))


Local Radio Stations

/ BBC WM 95.6: (95.6 FM / 11C (220.352MHz) DAB)

Club Trivia

Famous Supporters

Marc Baylis: (Former Coronation Street actor)  / Twitter: @Marc_Baylis
Ian Bell: (Warwickshire and England cricketer)  / Twitter: @ian_bell
David Bradley: (Harry Potter actor)  / Twitter: @bradders_david
Lee Child: (Author)  / Website: leechild.com  / Twitter: @LeeChildReacher
Stan Collymore: (Radio broadcaster and former professional footballer)  / Twitter: @StanCollymore
Domhnall Gleeson: (Actor) 
Nigel Kennedy: (Violinist and violist)  / Website: nigelkennedy.co.uk  / Twitter: @nigelkofficial
Mervyn King: (Former Governor of the Bank of England) 
Ian Lavender: (Dad's Army actor)  / Twitter: @lavender_ian
Pauline McLynn: (Father Ted actress and author)  / Website: paulinemclynn.com  / Twitter: @PaulineMcLynn1
Ozzy Osbourne: (TV Personality and Black Sabbath singer-songwriter)  / Website: ozzy.com  / Twitter: @OzzyOsbourne
Redd Pepper: (Movie trailer voiceover artist)  / Twitter: @TheReddPepper
Oliver Phelps: (Harry Potter actor)  / Twitter: @oliverphelps
Bob Stephenson: (Actor, producer and screenwriter)  / Website: bobstephenson.com  / Twitter: @bobstephenson
Prince William: (Duke of Cambridge)  / Website: royal.uk  / Twitter: @KensingtonRoyal
Mark Williams: (Actor, screenwriter and presenter) 
Chris Woakes: (Warwickshire and England cricketer)  / Twitter: @chriswoakes
Benjamin Zephaniah: (Poet, playwright and author)  / Website: benjaminzephaniah.com  / Twitter: @bzephaniah

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