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Our Story

 We are Aston Villa.

We are at the heart of English football, a majestic name, with a decorated past that serves as a shining light among our peers.

In 1874 our cricketing founders met under a gas lamp and chose Football as their sport.

 Led by Aston Villa Director, William McGregor, the Football League was created in 1888, of which we are one of the founding members. We are one of only five English Clubs to have won the European Cup, in 1981-82.

Fast forward to more recent times, Aston Villa Football Club is proud that both of our First Teams compete in the topflight of English Men’s and Women’s Football.

In the 2018/19 Championship campaign, our Men’s First Team soared with a Club-record 10 league game winning streak and were successful in achieving promotion back to the Premier League.

Alongside this, in the 2019/20 campaign, our Women’s First Team secured promotion to the Women’s Super League.

OUR MILESTONES

Our Milestones

Aston Villa Football Club formed

In 1874 our cricketing founders met under a gas lamp and chose Football as their sport.

Football League formed

Led by Aston Villa Director, William McGregor, the Football League was created in 1888, of which we are one of the founding members.

Aston Villa Football Club win the European Cup

We are one of only five English Clubs to have won the European Cup, in 1981-82.

Men's First Team promoted back to Premier League

Men’s First Team soared with a Club-record 10 league game winning streak and were successful in achieving promotion back to the Premier League.

Women's First Team promoted to Women's Super League

In the 2019/20 campaign, our Women’s First Team secured promotion to the Women’s Super League.

Aston Villa U18 Team win the FA Youth Cup

​​In May 2021, our U18 Team won the FA Youth Cup for the first time since 2002 after beating Liverpool 2-1 at Villa Park.
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Joining Us

Do you want to Join Our Team Off the Pitch?

None of this would be possible without all of our staff working hard behind the scenes. At both Villa Park and Bodymoor Heath Training Ground, everyone has their own field of play which contributes to making the Club a success – we are one team.

 We strive towards delivering excellence, innovation, and being a unified team both on and off the pitch.

 If you are interested in joining our team and playing your part in making our Club a success read on to find out more and check out our Current Vacancies!