Aston Villa was formed in 1874 by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel. They are nicknamed ‘The Villa’ which has it’s origins to its founder members. They were also founder members of the Football League in 1888 and the Premier League in 1992. They have played their home games at Villa Park since 1897. Villa Park has hosted 16 England international and hosted 55 FA Cup Semi-Finals
We an illustrious history behind them, Villa are one of only five English clubs to have won the European Cup, in 1982. They have a number of other honours including, winning the League seven times, FA Cup – also seven times (they had won 6 FA Cups by 1920!), the League Cup five times and the UEFA Super Cup once. They have spent 105 seasons in the top tier of English football, second only to Everton with 116 seasons.
Villa wear claret shirts with sky blue trim, white shorts and sky blue sock. Their badge is a rampant lion. Aston Villa have a large fanbase from the Midlands and beyond, with many supporters groups spread across the world. Their main rivals are Birmingham City, also known as the Blues.
Aston Villa are owned by the NSWE group, owned by Nassef Sawiris and Wed Edens, having previously been owned by Tony Xia