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Aston Villa Stats And Facts


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Just a little something I put together a few years back, i've managed to update it all and thought you guys might appreciate it here!

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Aston Villa, nickname: The Villans, were formed in March 1874, by Four members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel...the four members were Jack Hughes, Frederick Matthews, Walter Price and William Scattergood.

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TROPHYS:

First Division/Premiership League Titles: 7 (Last in 1981) (10 if you include the the 2nd and 3rd divisions)

Runner-Up: 10 (Last in 1992)

Division Two Titles: 2 (Last in 1960)

Division Two Runner-Up: 2 (Last in 1988)

Division Three Titles: 1 (1972)

FA Cup: 7 (Last in 1957)

Runner-Up: 3 (Last in 2002)

League Cup: 5 (Last in 1996)

Runner-Up: 3 (Last in 2010)

"Charity" Shield: 1 (1981)

Runner-Up: 3 (Last in 1972)

European Cup: 1 (1982)

European Super Cup: 1 (1982)

Intercontinental Runners-Up: 1 (1982)

Intertoto: 2 (2001 + 2008)

Peace Cup: 1 (2009)

FA Youth Cup: 3 (1971, 1980, 2002)

Runner-Up: 3 (1978, 2004, 2010)

NexTGen Series: 1 (2013)

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VILLA PARK:

Villa Park opened in 1897 at the cost of £16,400. It was officially called the 'Aston Lower Grounds'. Before the Aston Lower Grounds, Villa played at 'Wellington Road' which they played their football at until 1897.

Villa Park comprises 42,640 seats shared between 4 stands.

The Holte End (capacity 13,472)

The North Stand (capacity 7,086)

The Doug Ellis Stand (capacity 9,081)

The Trinity Road Stand (capacity 12,954)

Villa Park has held more FA Cup semi finals than any other ground (55 semi-finals)

Villa Park also hosted the last ever final of the Cup Winners Cup (Lazio - Mallorca)

The first stadium to stage interational football in three different centuries

Highest Attendance at Villa Park:

League Game: 69,492 v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, 27th December 1949

FA Cup Game: 76,588 v. Derby County, 6th round, 2nd March 1946

As An All-Seater Stadium: 42,788 v. Manchester United, 10th February 2010

Lowest Attendance at Villa Park:

League Game: 2,900 v. Bradford City, Division One, 13th February 1915

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All Time League Table: (As of end of 11/12 season)

Aston Villa: 8th, behind Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Preston, Wolves, Sheff Utd, Everton (in that order!)

Played 4432,

(Home) Won 1237, Drew 512, Lost 467, GF 4421, GA - 2479

(Away) Won 603, Drew 553, Lost 1060, GF 2799, GA 3900

GD - +841

Points 5192

All Time PREMIERSHIP Table: (As of end of 11/12 season)

Aston Villa: 5th position behind Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool (in that order) (Finishing 2nd once and 4th once)

Played 772, Won 283, Drew 240, Lost 249, GF 973, GA 923

GD 50

Points 1089

Win Percentage 37%

Points Per Match 1.42

Average Points - 54.45

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RECORDS:

10, 000th Premier League Goal Marc Albrighton

Aston Villa are the 4th most successful English club with 20 major honours (21 if you include the European Super Cup)

(Behind Liverpool-41, Man Utd-40, Arsenal-27)

Most League goals scored in one season: 128 Goals (1930-31)

102 consecutive seasons spent in the top flight, topped only by Everton (109)

as a result Aston Villa - Everton is the most played fixture to date

More goals than any other team in the FA Cup, (817) to date

More wins (128) and goals (434) than any other club in the history of the League Cup to date

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HISTORICAL RECORDS:

Most Appearances:

Charlie Aitken (660)

Billy Walker (531)

Gordon Cowans (531)

Joe Bache (464)

Allan Evans (459)

Nigel Spink (460)

Tommy Smart (452)

Johnny Dixon (430)

Dennis Mortimer (406)

Billy George (402)

Most Goals:

Billy Walker (244)

Harry Hampton (242)

John Devey (187)

Eric Houghton (185)

Joe Bache (170)

Tom 'Pongo' Waring (167)

Johnny Dixon (144)

Peter McParland (120)

Dai Astley (100)

Len Capewell (100)

Premiership Appearaces: Gareth Barry (385)

Premiership Goals: Dwight Yorke (60)

Youngest Player: Jimmy Brown - 15 years and 349 days (v. Bolton 17th Sept. 1969)

Oldest Player: Brad Friedel - 40 years and 4 days (v. Liverpool 22nd May 2011)

Most Goals In A Season: Pongo Waring (50 Goals 1930-1931)

Most England Caps: Gareth Southgate (42)

Transfer Fees:

Received: James Milner - £26M

Paid: Darren Bent - £18M (Rising to £24M)

MATCHES:

Firsts:

First Match: Aston Villa 10 win v. Aston Brook St Mary's, March 1874

First League Match: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa, 8th September 1888

First match at Villa Park: friendly; 30 win v. Blackburn Rovers, on 17th April 1897

First FA Cup match: Stafford Road Works 11 Aston Villa, 13th December 1879. Aston Villa won the replay 31 on 24th January 1880

First League Cup match: Aston Villa 41 Huddersfield Town, 12th October 1960

First European match: Royal Antwerp 41 Aston Villa, 17th September 1975, UEFA Cup

Wins:

Record Premiership Win: 71 v. Wimbledon, 11th February 1995

Record Football League Win: 122 v. Accrington Stanley, 12th March 1892

Record FA Cup Win: 130 v. Wednesbury Old Athletic, 1st round, 3rd October 1886

Record League Cup Win: 81 v. Exeter City, 2nd round, 9th October 1985

Record European Win: 50 v. Valur Reykjavik in the European Cup, 16th September 1981 and v. Vitoria de Guimaraes in the UEFA Cup, 28th September 1983

Defeats:

Record Premiership Defeat: 71 v. Chelsea, 27th March 2010

Record League Defeat: 7-0 v. Blackburn Rovers (19th October 1899)

Everton (4th January 1890)

West Bromwich Albion (19th October 1935)

Manchester Uited (8th March 1950

Manchester United (24th October 1964)

Record FA Cup Defeat: 81 v. Blackburn Rovers, 3rd round, 16th February 1889

Record League Cup Defeat: 61 v. West Bromwich Albion, 2nd round, 14th September 1966

Record European Defeat: 41 v. Royal Antwerp, 1st round UEFA Cup, 17th September 1975

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LAST SEASON:

Average attendance last season: Aston Villa: 6th position (40,375)

LOUDEST Fans : Aston Villa: 4th position (126.5 decibels)

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RANDOM FACTS:

Aston Villa have provided the England team with more players than ANY other club with 71 players

The first English team to have a charity emblazoned on the shirt free of charge (Acorns Children's Hospice 2008-2010)

Aston Villa were one of the founder members of the original football league in 1888

And also one of the founder members of the premiership back in 1992

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VILLA HAVE NEVER LOST TO:

Brentford

Darwen

Gillingham

Lincoln City

Scunthorpe United

Stockport County

Tranmere Rovers

York City

VILLA HAVE NEVER BEATEN:

Mansfield Town

Lincoln City (We've played them twice and drew twice)

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FAMOUS SUPPORTERS:

Prince William (Future King)

Ian Bell - (Cricketer)

Tom Hanks - (Actor)

Mark Williams - (Comedian/Actor - The Fast Show)

Martin Shaw - (Actor - that judge guy(my dad actually went to school with him))

Oliver Phelps - (Actor - one of the weasley twins from harry potter)

David Bradley - (Actor - Argus Filch from harry potter)

Ian Lavendar (Actor - Dad's Army (the one with the scarf))

Godber - (Fictional character in sitcom 'Porridge')

Bob Monkhouse - (Old Comedian)

Nigel Kennedy (Violinist)

Emma B - (Radio 1 DJ)

Fioella Benjamen - (80's kids presenter)

Iain Duncan Smith - (Politician)

Ocean Colour Scene - (Band)

Ozzy Osbourne - (Singer, Star of "The Osbourne's")

Jane Sixsmith - (The ginger hockey player)

Kris Marshall - (BT Adverts + My Family)

Ritchie Neville - (Singer, from Five)

Amy Winehouse - (Singer)

Pauline McLynn - (Mrs Doyle from Father Ted!)

David Cameron - (Politician, Prime Minister)

Emma Griffiths - (MTV)

Simon Le Bon - (Lead singer of Duran Duran)

Mervyn King - (Govenor of the Bank of England)

Benjamin Zephaniah - (Poet)

Geezer Butler - (Black Sabbath Bass Player)

Jaqui Smith - (Mp and Former Home Secretary)

Nessa - (Fictional character from Gavin And Stacey)

Dave Ismay - (Comedian)

Bob Stephenson - (Actor)

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STUFF YOU WONT KNOW:

In 1066 Aston was known as Estone (meaning the East village, although the place it was East of is unknown).

The Domesday book of 1086 recorded that the manor of Estone had a church, mill, a wood 3 miles long and half a mile wide, and 8 hides, it was populated by 12 'bordars', 1 'serf' and non other than 30 'villeins....which, i believe, is where the nickname "The Villans" comes from.

During the 15th Century the heiress of Aston Manor married John atte Holte, meaning that Aston Manor was passed from generation to generation for over 400 years. In the early part of the 17th Century Thomas Holte built Aston Hall.

During the summer of 1938, Villa were the most popular club in the world, and were invited to take part in a tour of Germany, along with England. On May 14th 1938 England played Germany, before the match started England were told to do the Nazi salute, the players obliged, and won the match 6-3,

The next day Villa played in the same stadium (packed with over 110,000 people) and were also advised to do the Nazi salute...however the Villa players refused. villa won the game 3-2.

The last game was also against Germany, only this time, the German and English governments demanded that the players do the Nazi salute, the Villa players couldn't refuse but after the teams had done the salute the Villa players then proceeded to stick their two fingers up at the German players, who just applauded as they didn't have a clue what they were doing. Villa won the match 1-0.

At the beginning of Phillip Larkin's poem 'MCMXIV' it reads:

Those long uneven lines

Standing as patiently

As if they were stretched outside

The Oval or Villa Park

Bob Marleys 'One Love' video shows several Villa players from the 80/81 season celebrating a goal. (Does this mean Bob was a villa fan?!?!)

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Some very interesting info. May I use it on the main site?

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An interesting read, i'd pick you up on a couple of points. We only have 7 league titles( unless you count 2nd and 3rd division).

we have beaten northampton in the fa cup in the early 80s.

And famous villa fans you missed jacqui smith mp and former home secretary and nessa from gavin and stacey

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Apologies Dorset yes I did include the 2nd and 3rd divisions, i may change it to state as such I think, and ill add the famous fans as I wasn't aware of them 2!

If anyone else spots any faults let me know and ill ammend although the Northampton stat was in the svfc miscellany

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Apologies Dorset yes I did include the 2nd and 3rd divisions, i may change it to state as such I think, and ill add the famous fans as I wasn't aware of them 2!

If anyone else spots any faults let me know and ill ammend although the Northampton stat was in the svfc miscellany

No need to appologise rich, it was a good read.

Maybe the northampton thing was only refering to league games. But we did them in the cup as i will never forget there ground, it is by far the strangest i've ever been to.

Only two and a half stands, we were in the half stand behind one goal and the other half of the end was bowling greens which we were seperated from by a large privet hedge, it's the only time i've gone through a turnstile to be confronted with foliage. And the one side of the pitch opened up into the county cricket ground.

I had been drinking but i don't think i imagined any of this.

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The last game was also against Germany, only this time, the German and English governments demanded that the players do the Nazi salute, the Villa players couldn't refuse but after the teams had done the salute the Villa players then proceeded to stick their two fingers up at the German players, who just applauded as they didn't have a clue what they were doing. Villa won the match 1-0.

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Great read! Well done

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Ok ladies and gentleman, ive ammended what i needed to, and added a completely new section as well as adding a few bits and bobs to the historical records section. Hope you enjoy :)

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