ASTON VILLA

As featured on AstonVillaNews.com

Aston Villa Football Club is a professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, England. The club competes in the Premier League. It is the top tier of the English football league system. Meanwhile, the club was founded in 1874.

History

Moreover, they have played at their home ground in Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in England. They were the founding member of the Football League in 1888 and of the Premier League in 1992.

Achievements

They are one of the five English clubs to have won the European Cup. Meanwhile, they won it from 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. The club is currently ranked 5th in the all-time English top-flight table since its creation in 1888.

Rivalries and ownership

Villa has a fierce local rivalry with Birmingham City and the Second City derby between the teams has been played since 1879. The club’s traditional kit colors are claret shirts with sky blue sleeves, white shorts, and sky blue socks. Their traditional club badge is of a rampant lion. The club is currently owned by the NSWE group, a company owned by the Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris and the American billionaire Wes Edens.



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