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Aston Villa: 10 Things

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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 4 May 2014
Posted in First Team
  1. Up until 2016 Aston Villa were an ever-present in the Premier League, having been in the top division since 1988.
  2. The villains have spent 105 seasons in the top-flight, only Everton with 112 have played in more.
  3. Villa Park has hosted 55 FA Cup semi-finals, more than any other ground in the country.
  4. Aston Villa have won seven league titles in their history which puts them as the fifth most successful league team in England.
  5. The club record transfer fee paid was £18 million for Darren bent back in 2010 when they purchased the striker from Sunderland.
  6. Billy walker is the club’s record goal scorer with 244 goals between 1919 and 1933.
  7. Villa have had 72 players from the club play for England, more than any other team.
  8. Aston villa were one of the 12 founder members of the football league back in 1888.
  9. They won the European Cup in 1982, when they defeated German giants Bayern Munich 1-0 in the final.
  10. Their biggest ever win came in 1995 when they beat Wimbledon 7-1 in the league, thanks to a hat trick from Tommy Johnson and two goals from Dean Saunders.

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