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Howard Spencer

Aston Villa’s first England captain and most decorated player

Aston Villa and the Three Lions are inextricably linked with the Villans a cornerstone of English football history. After modern-day hero, Jack Grealish scooped the...

Thomas Hitzlsperger – from Aston Villa to the head of sport in Stuttgart

Thomas Hitzlsperger enjoyed a good spell at Aston Villa and was considered a firm fan favourite amongst the Villa faithful. Nicknamed Der Hammer (The...

Memory Lane: 1995-96

Up until relegation in the 2015/2016 season, Aston Villa was ever-present in the Premier League since its inception in 1992. In the inaugural 1992/93...

5 of the best Villa wins over rivals Birmingham

Being founder members of the Football League, Aston Villa has a long history of conflict with their local rivals, Birmingham City. The claret half...

Remembering the 1995-96 season

The summer of 1995 signalled a new era dawning around Villa Park. The 1994-95 season had been tough and largely disappointing. Ron Atkinson’s ageing...

Olof Mellberg – thanks 4 the memories

Since we are in the midst of an international break and following the reports yesterday linking us with Swedish international defender Victor Lindelof, I...

Luc Nilis – the legend that never was

The summer of 2000 is now but a distant memory and, put into the context of Aston Villa, it may as well be light...
Paul 'God' McGrath

Five famous Aston Villa players the fans adored

The 2015-16 season may not have gone to plan but over the years Aston Villa Football Club has had plenty of skilled footballers who...

The Vault: ‘World-Class’ Young Earns Villa Victory At Goodison

2008 was a year in which Martin O'Neill's Aston Villa side finished sixth in the Premier League, winning seventeen, drawing eleven and losing ten respectively. The club...

The Vault: Chelsea 4 – Aston Villa 4

Martin O'Neill's Aston Villa side headed down to the capital to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day in 2007. Avram Grant...