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Club information: Aston Villa

Club information: Aston Villa
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Club information page for Aston Villa Football Club.

Full name: Aston Villa Football Club

Nicknames: Villans, Villa, The Villa, Claret & Blue Army, The Lions

Founded: November 21, 1874

Owners: NSWE Group (55%), Recon Group (45%)

Stadium (capacity): Villa Park (42,785)

Most appearances: Charlie Aitken (660)

Most league appearances: Charlie Aitken (561)

Most goals: Billy Walker (244)

Most league goals: Harry Hampton (215)

Oldest player: Brad Friedel (40 years 4 days vs. Liverpool, May 22 2011)

Youngest player: Jimmy Brown (15 years 349 days vs. Bolton Wanderers, September 17 1969)

Biggest win: 13-0 vs. Wednesbury Old Athletic (FA Cup, October 3 1886)

Biggest league win: 12-2 vs. Accrington FC (March 12 1892)

Biggest defeat: 0-8 vs. Chelsea (Premier League, December 23 2012)

Highest transfer fee paid: £22m - Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge (June 13, 2019)

Highest transfer fee received: £32.5m - Christian Benteke to Liverpool (July 22, 2015)



Honours

First Division/Premier League (7): 1893–94, 1895–96, 1896–97, 1898–99, 1899–1900, 1909–10, 1980–81

Second Division/Championship (2): 1937–38, 1959–60

Third Division/League One (1): 1971-72

FA Cup (7): 1887, 1895, 1897, 1905, 1913, 1920, 1957

League Cup (5): 1961, 1975, 1977, 1994, 1996

Charity Shield/Community Shield (1): 1981

European Cup/Champions League (1): 1982

UEFA Super Cup (1): 1982

Intertoto Cup (1): 2001

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