Aston Villa F.C. seasons

This is a list of seasons played by Aston Villa Football Club in English and European football, from 1879 (the year of the club's first FA Cup entry) to the most recent completed season. Aston Villa football club was founded in March, 1874, by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Aston. Throughout the 1870s Aston Villa played a small amount of games. At least one game, against Aston Brook St Mary's was played with one half under Rugby rules and the other under football rules.cite web |url=http://www.avfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/ClubHistory/0,,10265~422987,00.html |title=Aston Villa's history 1874–1887|publisher=Aston Villa F.C. |accessdate=2007-08-31] In the 1880s the game became more formalised and in 1888, William McGregor formed the Football League with 11 other clubs.cite web |url=http://www.avfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/ClubHistory/0,,10265~423093,00.html |title=Villa History 1888–1899 |publisher=Aston Villa F.C. |accessdate=2007-06-26]

The club has won the League Championship seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup five times, the Charity Shield once (shared), the European Cup once, the European Super Cup once and the Intertoto Cup once.cite web |url=http://www.avfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Honours/0,,10265,00.html |title=AVFC club Honours |publisher=Aston Villa F.C. |accessdate=2007-07-08]

This list details the club's achievements in all major competitions, and the top scorers for each season. Top scorers in bold were also the top scorers in the English league that season. Records of competitions such as the Birmingham Senior Cup are not included due to them being considered of less importance than the FA Cup and the League Cup.

easons

Key

*P = Played
*W = Games won
*D = Games drawn
*L = Games lost
*F = Goals for
*A = Goals against
*Pts = Points
*Pos = Final position
*FL = Football League
*Div 1 = Football League First Division
*Div 2 = Football League Second Division
*Div 3 = Football League Third Division
*Prem = Premier League
*n/a = Not applicable
*Divisions in bold indicate a change in division.
*R1 = Round 1
*R2 = Round 2
*R3 = Round 3
*R4 = Round 4
*R5 = Round 5
*QF = Quarter-finals
*SF = Semi-finals
*R/U = Runners Up
*W= Winners

Footnotes

References

*cite web|url=http://www.soccerbase.com/cup2.sd?competitionid=58|title=FA Cup seasons|publisher=Soccerbase.com|accessdate=2007-08-30
*cite web|url=http://www.soccerbase.com/cup2.sd?competitionid=60|title=League Cup seasons|publisher=Soccerbase.com|accessdate=2007-08-30
*cite web|url=http://www.soccerbase.com/league2.sd?competitionid=1|title=Premier League seasons|publisher=Soccerbase.com|accessdate=2007-08-30
*cite web|url=http://www.lerwill-life.org.uk/astonvilla/a_villa_summary.htm|title=Season Summaries|publisher=Lerwill-Life|accessdate=2007-08-30
*cite web|url=http://www.lerwill-life.org.uk/astonvilla/a_villan01.htm|title=Player data|publisher=Lerwill-Life|accessdate=2007-08-30
*cite web|url=http://www.avfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Honours/0,,10265,00.html |title=Official Website - Club Honours|publisher=AVFC|accessdate=2007-08-30
*cite web|url=http://web.telia.com/~u27301997/start.html|title=Comprehensive Aston Villa Player database|publisher=Jörn Mårtensson|accessdate=2007-08-30
*cite web |url=http://football.guardian.co.uk/theknowledge/story/0,13854,1393009,00.html| title=Villa's record breaking goal tally of 128 top-flight goals in 1930/31|publisher=The Guardian |accessdate=2007-06-26
*cite book |last=Hayes |first=Dean |title=The Villa Park Encyclopedia: A-Z of Aston Villa |publisher=Mainstream Publishing (2 Oct 1997) |isbn=978-1851589593


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