About Aston Villa
Aston Villa remains one of the biggest, most historical clubs in England. Despite a lack of top-flight success in recent years, the club has endured ample amounts of silverware in the past. Founded in 1874 and nicknamed ‘Villa’ or ‘The Lions’, Aston Villa are currently battling in the Premier League. The club’s main rival is Birmingham City.
Throughout the years, Villa fans have been treated to some extremely talented footballers. However, the club’s last major trophy came in 2001 after winning the UEFA Intertoto Cup and they have failed to add to their spectacular collection of silverware.
Overall, Villa have won an impressive seven First Division titles but have failed to add to that number since the emergence of the Premier League. The club has also won the Second Division twice and the Championship play-off Final in 2019. Other domestic success has come in the way of seven FA Cups and five League Cup triumphs, as well as one FA Charity Shield in 1981.
And the success does not stop there. In terms of European competitions, Villa won the European Cup - now known as the Champions League - during the 1981/82 campaign. The club has also won the European Super Cup and the aforementioned Intertoto Cup.
Playing for Aston Villa is always a privilege and many players went on to become club legends; the likes of Dwight Yorke, Brian Little and the more modern Gabriel Agbonlahor all enticed the Villa fans with their determination, skill and overall commitment to wear the Claret and Blue shirt. It’s not easy to make a name for yourself at Villa Park and the Villa faithful will be hoping to see more in the coming years.
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