Aston Villa

Factfile:

Nickname: The Villa/ Villans

Founded: 1874

Manager: Dean Smith

Stadium: Villa Park

Current league position: 9th

Last season’s finish: 17th

Current top scorer: Ollie Watkins (11 goals in all competitions)

FFV’s one for the future: Louie Barry

INTRODUCTION…

The club competes in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system.

Founded in 1874, they have played at their home ground, Villa Park, since 1897.

Aston Villa were one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888 and of the Premier League in 1992.

Villa are one of only five English clubs to have won the European Cup, in 1981–82.

They have also won the Football League First Division seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup five times, and the European (UEFA) Super Cup once.

Jack Grealish looking to pick out one of his teammates in Aston Villa’s 3-1 defeat to West Ham. Credit: Aston Villa FC

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