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Aston Villa

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Aston Villa were founder members of the Premier League back in 1992/93 and one of the twelve teams that created the Football League when it all began in 1888/89. The Birmingham team would love to replicate what happened in that first-ever Premier League season. Villa finished second which is their best-ever Premier League finish.

The Club

The Villa

  • Stadium: Villa Park 
  • Stadium Capacity: 42,785
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Founded: 1874
  • Nickname: The Villa, The Villans
  • Manager: Unai Emery
  • Kit: Claret shirts with blue sleeves, white shorts and blue socks

Aston Villa's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho fights for the ball with Everton's Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi

Aston Villa are one of the oldest clubs in English football, Villa were created in 1874, and are the oldest club in the current Premier League. Villa are also one of the most successful football teams, they have won the league title seven times, the FA Cup seven 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 in the final.

The Fans

Famous Fans

The movie star, Tom Hanks, is one of Villa's most famous fans.

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

  • 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!”. Here is what Hanks said just before Aston VIlla played Derby County in the play-off final:

On Monday I will bleed claret and blue for Aston Villa. One match away for a return to the Premier League. Up the Villa! Hanx

— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) May 25, 2019

Prince WIlliam is an Aston VIlla fan and Villa are proud of their Royal connection.

  • 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.

Why does Prince William support Aston Villa? Find out in this video from the BBC.

Players

Players to Watch

Here are players to watch out for in the Premier League this season:

Striker

Ollie Watkins

Ollie Watkins joined Aston Villa in September 2020.

Ollie Watkins joined Aston Villa in September 2020. Watkins is from Torbay in Devon and played his first football at Exeter City’s academy. He joined the senior team when he was 18 and won the EFL Young Player of the Year award. He then moved to Brentford and helped the Bees win promotion to the Premier League, scoring 49 goals in 143 appearances.

At Aston Villa, he has continued his goalscoring ways, racking up 14 goals in the 20/21 campaign and earning a nomination for the League’s Player of the Year.

Full-back

Matty Cash

Matty Cash in action for Aston Villa

Matty Cash joined Aston Villa in September 2020 following six seasons at Nottingham Forest and soon made a name for himself with his fearless tackling and driving runs. He established himself as the first-choice right back and made 28 appearances in his first season. In 2021/22, he started all 38 of the club’s Premier League games and won the club’s Supporter’s Player of the Year award.

Matty Cash was born in England to a Polish Mother. He got a Polish passport in October 2021 and plays football internationally for Poland.

Fact

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 City

Birmingham

Aston Villa play Premier League football in Birmingham, the UK's second-biggest city. If you want to find out more about the city, its culture and learn some English that is connected to the city then listen to our podcast all about Birmingham:  

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  • What do you know about Aston Villa? Are you a Villa fan?
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  • Where do you think Villa will finish in the Premier League this season? Do you agree with our prediction?

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Rath6180's picture
Rath6180
29/11/2022
GB
759
points

I think that Villa will finish about 8th because they have a strong team and a strong manager.


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Rath6180
29/11/2022 10:21
United Kingdom
Liverpool
759

I think that Villa will finish about 8th because they have a strong team and a strong manager.

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Taher Koshen
08/08/2022
SO
357
points

Aston Villa is a big club. They know how to play the league even without a famous player like Jack Greenish. For me, I guess this club will finish 10th this season 2022/23.


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Taher Koshen
08/08/2022 06:38
Somalia
Chelsea
357

Aston Villa is a big club. They know how to play the league even without a famous player like Jack Greenish. For me, I guess this club will finish 10th this season 2022/23.

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Chelseaz_Ultimate682
01/05/2024
NZ
63
points

p.s. us blues did


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Chelseaz_Ultimate682
01/05/2024 00:26
New Zealand
Chelsea
63

p.s. us blues did

hsn's picture
hsn
30/07/2022
TR
5541
points

Until this lesson I supposed that Aston Villa is a London team.


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hsn
30/07/2022 16:37
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5541

Until this lesson I supposed that Aston Villa is a London team.

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Gabriel Amaral
14/04/2021
BR
1512
points

At first, I thought they were from London! Big mistake!


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Gabriel Amaral
14/04/2021 16:06
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

At first, I thought they were from London! Big mistake!

Davis1727
26/01/2021
PE
100
points

I remember the player Nolberto Solano in Aston Villa.
My prediction to Aston villa in this season is Europe league.


Davis1727
26/01/2021 17:07
Peru
Wolverhampton Wanderers
100

I remember the player Nolberto Solano in Aston Villa.
My prediction to Aston villa in this season is Europe league.

Naldo24
15/11/2020
PE
133
points

I don´t support the Aston Villa club, but I am impressed by its really good performance in these eight first matches.
I disagree with their prediction. I think Aston Villa will qualifier for the next Europa League or Champions league.


Naldo24
15/11/2020 03:00
Peru
Liverpool
133

I don´t support the Aston Villa club, but I am impressed by its really good performance in these eight first matches.
I disagree with their prediction. I think Aston Villa will qualifier for the next Europa League or Champions league.

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mobeckham
15/06/2020
TR
6511
points

Thanks for the club episodes.
They have been incredibly good :)


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mobeckham
15/06/2020 22:14
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Thanks for the club episodes.
They have been incredibly good :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
15/06/2020
TR
6511
points

Aston Villa is a prestigious team with history and one of the most successful team in the English football.
My favourite Aston Villa players are Trezeguet and Ahmed Elmohamady because they play with passion and they are from my original country.
Hope that Aston Villa remain in the Premier League next season.


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mobeckham
15/06/2020 21:05
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Aston Villa is a prestigious team with history and one of the most successful team in the English football.
My favourite Aston Villa players are Trezeguet and Ahmed Elmohamady because they play with passion and they are from my original country.
Hope that Aston Villa remain in the Premier League next season.

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Hector Pinzon
24/04/2020
CO
496
points

· I know that historical players likeTerry, Friedel and Mellberg have played for this team. I am not Aston Villa fan.
· I know that Danny Drinkwater was champion with Leicester City in the Premier League.
· I think that this team need best players because top teams like Manchester, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City they have better players.


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Hector Pinzon
24/04/2020 20:25
Colombia
Manchester United
496

· I know that historical players likeTerry, Friedel and Mellberg have played for this team. I am not Aston Villa fan.
· I know that Danny Drinkwater was champion with Leicester City in the Premier League.
· I think that this team need best players because top teams like Manchester, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City they have better players.

jinknn
23/04/2020
KR
15
points

In my country Aston villa has been famous for beating big clubs frequently, and now they have a promising star, Grealish.


jinknn
23/04/2020 03:21
South Korea
Manchester United
15

In my country Aston villa has been famous for beating big clubs frequently, and now they have a promising star, Grealish.

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miller gonzalez
14/04/2020
CO
17
points

in colombia we have the aston huila


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miller gonzalez
14/04/2020 17:57
Colombia
Chelsea
17

in colombia we have the aston huila

miller gonzalez's picture
miller gonzalez
14/04/2020
CO
17
points

in aston villa played juan pablo angel


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miller gonzalez
14/04/2020 17:55
Colombia
Chelsea
17

in aston villa played juan pablo angel

DaniOrtiz's picture
DaniOrtiz
29/11/2019
ES
12
points

I Knew that the club is the most oldest in history of Premier League.
A few players i knew, but i knew the captain.
Maybe them will save, but they will fight untill the final.


DaniOrtiz's picture
DaniOrtiz
29/11/2019 16:29
Spain
Leicester City
12

I Knew that the club is the most oldest in history of Premier League.
A few players i knew, but i knew the captain.
Maybe them will save, but they will fight untill the final.

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jjosebadillo
28/11/2019
MX
435
points

If I knew, because of documentaries but I didn't know about their history
I didn't know any of the players
I do not think so


jjosebadillo's picture
jjosebadillo
28/11/2019 01:44
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
435

If I knew, because of documentaries but I didn't know about their history
I didn't know any of the players
I do not think so

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
31/08/2019
ZW
1746
points

As a Zimbabwean, my connection to Aston Villa is Marvelous Nakamba, another Villa new signing who was playing in Belgium top division. I hope he will lift our flag high. He should follow the footsteps of other Zimbabweans Peter Ndlovu and Benjani Mwaruwari who made a name for themselves and left a mark at Coventry City and Manchester City respectively.

I would be happy if you could do a program on Marvelous Nakamba on your Players section. He is a good player and he is not going to disappoint Villa fans.


ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
31/08/2019 01:42
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1746

As a Zimbabwean, my connection to Aston Villa is Marvelous Nakamba, another Villa new signing who was playing in Belgium top division. I hope he will lift our flag high. He should follow the footsteps of other Zimbabweans Peter Ndlovu and Benjani Mwaruwari who made a name for themselves and left a mark at Coventry City and Manchester City respectively.

I would be happy if you could do a program on Marvelous Nakamba on your Players section. He is a good player and he is not going to disappoint Villa fans.

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RafaelRC
31/08/2019
BR
663
points

Aston Villa has two Brazilians Douglas Luiz and Wesley Morais. I remember Douglas at Vasco da Gama, good player. But I've never heard about Wesley Morais.

I think they will fight against relegation.


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RafaelRC
31/08/2019 01:36
Brazil
Arsenal
663

Aston Villa has two Brazilians Douglas Luiz and Wesley Morais. I remember Douglas at Vasco da Gama, good player. But I've never heard about Wesley Morais.

I think they will fight against relegation.

englishman
05/08/2019
DZ
1734
points

This lesson is very interesting


englishman
05/08/2019 19:07
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

This lesson is very interesting

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elghoul
04/08/2019
DZ
3988
points

Aston Villa will finish in the middle of the table this year. 


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elghoul
04/08/2019 19:47
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Aston Villa will finish in the middle of the table this year. 

englishman
04/08/2019
DZ
1734
points

I am so sorry because this is my first time that I know The Villa


englishman
04/08/2019 10:42
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

I am so sorry because this is my first time that I know The Villa

wsanta's picture
wsanta
02/08/2019
AR
5086
points

In River Plate, we love David Trezeguet, the King David.


wsanta's picture
wsanta
02/08/2019 17:43
Argentina
Leeds United
5086

In River Plate, we love David Trezeguet, the King David.

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