ASTON VILLA 

("The Villains")

Year formed1874
Turned professional1885
Limited company 1896 
Public limited company 1969 
Previous namesNone
GroundVilla Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham B6 6HE

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since1897
Pitch measurements115 x 75 yards (105 x 69 metres)
Ground capacity42,785 (all seated)
Record attendance at present ground76,588 v Derby County, FA Cup 6th round, 2nd March 1946 (lost 3-4)
First game at present ground17 April 1897 v Blackburn Rovers, friendly
First competitive game at present ground1 September 1897 v The Wednesday, Division One (won 5-2)
Previous grounds

Aston Park: 1874 - 1876

Wellington Road: 1876 - 1897

League careerFootball League/Division One: 1888 - 1936

Division Two: 1936 - 1938

Division One: 1938 - 1959

Division Two: 1959 - 1960

Division One: 1960 - 1967

Division Two: 1967 - 1970

Division Three: 1970 - 1972

Division Two: 1972 - 1975

Division One: 1975 - 1987

Division Two: 1987 - 1988

Division One/Premiership: 1988 - 2016

Championship: 2016 - .

First Football League game 

8th September 1888 v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Football League,

drew 1-1 

  
Honours 
EuropeanEuropean Cup winners: 1981-82.

European Super Cup winners: 1982-83.

Intercontinental Club Cup runners-up: 1982-83.

Intertoto Cup winners: 2001-02

Domestic - League

Division One champions: 1893-94, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99, 1899-1900,

1909-10, 1980-81

Division One/Premiership runners-up: 1888-89, 1902-03, 1907-08, 1910-11,

1912-13, 1913-14, 1930-31, 1932-33, 1989-90, 1992-93

Division Two champions: 1937-38, 1959-60

Division Two runners-up: 1974-75, 1987-88

Division Three champions: 1971-72

Second World War South Division runners-up: 1945-46

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 1886-87, 1894-95, 1896-97, 1904-05, 1912-13, 1919-20,

1956-57

FA Cup runners-up: 1891-92, 1923-24, 1999-2000, 2014-15

League/Coca-Cola Cup winners: 1960-61, 1974-75, 1976-77, 1993-94,

1995-96.

League Cup runners-up: 1962-63, 1970-71, 2009-10

Charity Shield joint holders: 1981-82

Charity Shield runners-up: 1909-10, 1957-58, 1972-73

FA Youth Cup winners: 1971-72, 1979-80, 2001-02

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1977-78, 2003-04, 2009-10

Second World War League North Cup winners: 1943-44

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position4th, Division Three, 1970-71
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points  
2 for a win70, Division Three, 1971-72
3 for a win78, Division Two, 1987-88
Fewest League points 
2 for a win18, Division One, 1890-91
3 for a win17, Premier League, 2015-16
Most League goals scored128, Division One, 1930-31
Most League goals conceded110, Division One, 1935-36
Fewest League goals scored27, Premier League, 2015-16
Fewest League goals conceded32, Division Three, 1971-72
Most wins in a League season32, Division Three, 1971-72
Fewest wins in a League season3, Premier League, 2015-16
Most draws in a League season17, Division One/Premiership, 1975-76, 2006-07
Fewest draws in a League season0, Division One, 1891-92
Most losses in a League season27, Premier League, 2015-16
Fewest losses in a League season4, Division One, 1896-97
Record League win12-2 v Accrington, Division One, 12th March 1892 
Record Cup win13-0 v Wednesbury Old Athletic, FA Cup 1st round, 30th October 1886
Record defeat1-8 v Blackburn Rovers, FA Cup 3rd round, 2nd March 1889
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season49, Pongo Waring, Division One, 1930-31
in total215, Harry Hampton, 1904-15
  
Most League goals in one match 5, Harry Hampton v The Wednesday, Division One, 5th October 1912

5, Harold Hulse v Derby County, Division One, 19th October 1912

5, Len Capewell v Burnley, Division One, 29th August 1925

5, George Brown v Leicester City, Division One, 2nd January 1935

5, Gerry Hitchens v Charlton Athletic, Division Two, 18th November 1959

Most League appearances 561, Charlie Aitken, 1961-76
Most capped player64, Steve Staunton, Republic of Ireland, 1991-98 and 2000-02
Youngest League playerJimmy Brown v Bolton Wanderers, 15 years 349 days, 17th September 1969 
Highest Transfer Fee Received£32,500,000 for Christian Benteke to Liverpool, July 2015
Highest Transfer Fee Paid

£18,000,000 (rising to £24,000,000) for Darren Bent from Sunderland,

January 2011