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Aston Villa

Aston Villa was founded in 1874 and were founder members of the Football League when it began in 1888 and also the Premier League. when it began in 1992. Villa play their home games at Villa Park, in Birmingham. The capacity of Villa Park is 42682 and it has hosted 55 FA Cup semi-finals, more than any other stadium, and 16 England internationals. Villa have played their home games at Villa Park since 1897. Aston Villa play in claret shirts with blue sleeves, white shorts and claret and blue socks. Aston Villa's nickname is 'The Villans'.

Villa reached the FA Cup Final in 2014/15.

Aston Villa are one of the oldest clubs in English football, Villa were created in 1874. Only Stoke City are older in the current Premier League. Villa are also one of the most successful football teams, they have won the league title 7 times, the FA Cup 7 times and the League Cup five times, but the last time they won a cup was in 1996 and the last time they won the league title was in 1981. In 1982, Villa also won the European Cup (now the Champions League) when they beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in the final.  

Villa fans outside Villa Park.

Aston Villa have some very famous fans, some of these famous supporters include:

David Cameron: The British Prime Minister has been a Villa fan since he was 13, when his uncle took him to a match. A TV interviewer asked Cameron whether Chelsea or Manchester United would win the Premier League. He said it didn’t matter, because for him, there was only one team - Aston Villa!

Tom Hanks: The Hollywood movie star lives in New York (USA), not in Birmingham (UK). So why is he a supporter of Aston Villa? He says that watching an Aston Villa match in London, ‘I thought: “I like their colours and I like the name, so I’m gonna be an Aston Villa man from now on!”. Hanks also says he wants to go to Aston Villa - when he finds out where it is!

Prince William: The future king of England has been a Villa supporter ever since he saw his first live game (Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers). And he’s a fan of the Villa fans too: ‘Villa supporters are dedicated – they are great because, although Villa don’t always win, they stay loyal,’ he says.

‘He clearly follows the team and you could tell he has done that for a good number of years. He is a true supporter.’ - Aston Villa’s Chief Executive talking about Prince William.

In 2014/15, Aston Villa finished 17th in the Premier League and successfully avoided relegation after a difficult season. Villa had a good second half to the season and also reached the FA Cup Final, but lost 4-0 to Arsenal. The ‘Villans’ top scorer was Belgian international Christian Benteke, with 13 goals. But, with Fabian Delph moving to Manchester City and Benteke moving to Liverpool, their fans will be worried about who is going to replace them. Can Villa finish in the top half of the Premier League this season?

Prediction 2014/15: 12th

Key player: Micah Richards

Did you know....?

Aston Villa hold the record for most goals scored in a single season in the top division. Villa scored 128 goals in the 1930-31 season!

The Holte End at Villa Park, one of the oldest stadiums in English football.

Learn about Aston Villa

The following activities will help you learn about Aston Villa football club.

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Aston Villa's, stadium, stadium capacity, club colours and most famous fan.
Can you match the facts and figures?

Aston Villa players celebrate

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This is Aston Villa's motto. You can see it on the club badge.

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Villans?


Activity 2: In this activity, you have to match the important years in the Aston Villa's history with important events.
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SajidaXI's picture
SajidaXI
29/06/2014
PK
0
points

No


SajidaXI's picture
SajidaXI
29/06/2014 15:29
Pakistan
Manchester United
0

No

neuro11's picture
neuro11
23/04/2015
BD
0
points

yes!!!


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neuro11
23/04/2015 11:44
Bangladesh
Arsenal
0

yes!!!

kharmxas
20/05/2015
UG
0
points

yahhhh...


kharmxas
20/05/2015 11:34
Uganda
Arsenal
0

yahhhh...

Rema's picture
Rema
10/08/2015
RS
538
points

Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke aren't anymore in Aston Villa squad.


Rema's picture
Rema
10/08/2015 08:45
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke aren't anymore in Aston Villa squad.

admin's picture
admin
10/08/2015
GB
7601
points

Hi Rema - Thanks. We're updating the club pages for the new season. We should have fixed this already. Jack


admin's picture
admin
10/08/2015 09:48
United Kingdom
Arsenal
7601

Hi Rema - Thanks. We're updating the club pages for the new season. We should have fixed this already. Jack

Rema's picture
Rema
10/08/2015
RS
538
points

I guess I'm a little rushed with this comment.


Rema's picture
Rema
10/08/2015 09:50
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I guess I'm a little rushed with this comment.

admin's picture
admin
10/08/2015
GB
7601
points

No, we're a little behind! ha ha


admin's picture
admin
10/08/2015 09:57
United Kingdom
Arsenal
7601

No, we're a little behind! ha ha

chriswar
16/09/2015
PL
44
points

I am not the Villans supporter but I like their.


chriswar
16/09/2015 08:45
Poland
Leicester City
44

I am not the Villans supporter but I like their.

Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1813
points

They are very good team


Abdallah
23/09/2015 18:45
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

They are very good team

Salloum's picture
Salloum
02/10/2015
SY
1308
points

Price William said the right . The Villans fans are loyal and I think they will be in the 11th site


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Salloum
02/10/2015 20:30
Syria
Manchester United
1308

Price William said the right . The Villans fans are loyal and I think they will be in the 11th site

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almirpereira
18/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Wow! I want to play in this team!!!!


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
18/10/2015 20:14
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Wow! I want to play in this team!!!!

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
23/10/2015
ME
6922
points

Villa is an old club, with loyal fans and most interesting t-shirt colours. Claret and blue, nice! They will stay in the Premier league I hope. The tradition is on their side.


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aragorn1986
23/10/2015 18:04
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

Villa is an old club, with loyal fans and most interesting t-shirt colours. Claret and blue, nice! They will stay in the Premier league I hope. The tradition is on their side.

mkoriev
08/11/2015
UZ
777
points

It seems they won Premier League the last time when I was born. It's interesting. Hope they'll win it again!


mkoriev
08/11/2015 17:00
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
777

It seems they won Premier League the last time when I was born. It's interesting. Hope they'll win it again!

Rich's picture
Rich
08/11/2015
ES
2921
points

Maybe not this season, but they had a good result against Man City today!


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Rich
08/11/2015 22:22
Spain
Liverpool
2921

Maybe not this season, but they had a good result against Man City today!

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

It's not among the teams I support


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 18:43
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

It's not among the teams I support

nikosonris
25/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I have a bad feeling about Aston Villa this season. The Villains might be relegated unless they change something more than just their coach.


nikosonris
25/11/2015 09:11
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I have a bad feeling about Aston Villa this season. The Villains might be relegated unless they change something more than just their coach.

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tokomoney
30/11/2015
GE
352
points

Who is Aston Villa's current manager? i answer Remy Garde but it's wrong (why?)


tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
30/11/2015 17:28
Georgia
Manchester City
352

Who is Aston Villa's current manager? i answer Remy Garde but it's wrong (why?)

Rich's picture
Rich
30/11/2015
ES
2921
points

Thanks for noticing this. I've changed it now. Welcome to Premier Skills English, I hope you enjoy the website. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
30/11/2015 18:06
Spain
Liverpool
2921

Thanks for noticing this. I've changed it now. Welcome to Premier Skills English, I hope you enjoy the website. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
30/11/2015
GE
352
points

thank you very much : ))


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tokomoney
30/11/2015 18:10
Georgia
Manchester City
352

thank you very much : ))

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Mirka Miladinović
30/11/2015
ME
82
points

Awesome 6 of 6 possible points!!!


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Mirka Miladinović
30/11/2015 19:12
Montenegro
Manchester United
82

Awesome 6 of 6 possible points!!!

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
08/12/2015
ME
6922
points

Villans are in a bad position even this season. They should buy some players, even their new manager says that his players can't compete with others this year. What are they waiting? To be relegated? The only team that has never been relegated? Come on guys, start winning! It would be real pitty to go down.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
08/12/2015 20:45
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

Villans are in a bad position even this season. They should buy some players, even their new manager says that his players can't compete with others this year. What are they waiting? To be relegated? The only team that has never been relegated? Come on guys, start winning! It would be real pitty to go down.

nikosonris
09/12/2015
UA
2453
points

I only wish their winning path would start just after this weekend's defeat against Arsenal))


nikosonris
09/12/2015 13:11
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I only wish their winning path would start just after this weekend's defeat against Arsenal))

nikosonris
28/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Villa's slowly earning points by securing draws to get out of relegation zone, but they do need some wins on this way.


nikosonris
28/12/2015 09:41
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Villa's slowly earning points by securing draws to get out of relegation zone, but they do need some wins on this way.

nikosonris
13/01/2016
UA
2453
points

Finally, Villans have showed some signs of survival.


nikosonris
13/01/2016 07:10
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Finally, Villans have showed some signs of survival.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
24/01/2016
ME
6922
points

I really hope Villa can stay in the PL but honestly they don't have a team for PL. They should have bought some new players. Only a draw with WBA yesterday.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
24/01/2016 20:23
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

I really hope Villa can stay in the PL but honestly they don't have a team for PL. They should have bought some new players. Only a draw with WBA yesterday.

papigm993
29/01/2016
RS
23
points

i hope the Villans are going to stay in the league this year


papigm993
29/01/2016 09:20
Serbia
Aston Villa
23

i hope the Villans are going to stay in the league this year

Tigrann
31/01/2016
AM
328
points

Aston Villa failed first half of the season, and i think they will not manage to avoid relegation, alltough they have solid squad


Tigrann
31/01/2016 20:11
Armenia
Southampton
328

Aston Villa failed first half of the season, and i think they will not manage to avoid relegation, alltough they have solid squad

nikosonris
08/02/2016
UA
2453
points

A massive win for the Villans against their neighbours in the relegation race!


nikosonris
08/02/2016 08:35
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

A massive win for the Villans against their neighbours in the relegation race!

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footballlearner
11/02/2016
ES
130
points

I'm an Aston Villa fan because I lived near Birmingham a long time ago. Though it's true I don't know much about them. I think I'm going to try and follow them for the rest of the season.


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footballlearner
11/02/2016 23:37
Spain
Aston Villa
130

I'm an Aston Villa fan because I lived near Birmingham a long time ago. Though it's true I don't know much about them. I think I'm going to try and follow them for the rest of the season.

nikosonris
16/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Poor poor Villans( 6 goals conceded in front of their own fans(


nikosonris
16/02/2016 07:55
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Poor poor Villans( 6 goals conceded in front of their own fans(

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HakanUslu1881
07/03/2016
TR
1761
points

No,I am not a fan of Aston Villa.


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HakanUslu1881
07/03/2016 05:22
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

No,I am not a fan of Aston Villa.

nikosonris
07/03/2016
UA
2453
points

Almost 99% sure Aston Villa will be relegated...


nikosonris
07/03/2016 12:20
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Almost 99% sure Aston Villa will be relegated...

assemjuve
06/04/2016
PS
3433
points

Unfortunately, i think they will be relegated,but they have a big history.


assemjuve
06/04/2016 18:37
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

Unfortunately, i think they will be relegated,but they have a big history.

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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
14285
points

I really do not like Aston villa


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:28
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

I really do not like Aston villa

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/06/2016
GH
14285
points

My favourite Aston villa player is Jordan Ayew


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kwesimanifest
10/06/2016 18:29
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

My favourite Aston villa player is Jordan Ayew

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Talapker
28/01/2017
KZ
205
points

Aston Villa is very strong team


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Talapker
28/01/2017 12:43
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
205

Aston Villa is very strong team

Mehmed92's picture
Mehmed92
29/01/2017
BA
113
points

Aston Villa -----> The Villans.


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Mehmed92
29/01/2017 07:42
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

Aston Villa -----> The Villans.

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2Arsenal84578
3Liverpool78150
4Chelsea62466
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6Manchester City23677
7Tottenham Hotspur13495
8Watford9893
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