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Astn Villa Football Club was founded in 1874 and have played at their current home ground, Villa Park since 1897. Aston Villa were founder members of The Football League in 1888. They were also founder members of the Premier League in 1992. The club was floated by the previous owner and Chairman Doug Ellis, but in 2006 full control of the club was acquired by Randy Lerner.
After 23 years years as Chairman and single biggest shareholder (approximately 38%), Ellis finally decided to sell his stake in Aston Villa due to ill health. After much speculation it was announced the club was to be bought by the American Businessman Randy Lerner, owner of the NFL franchise the Cleveland Browns. The arrival of the new owner and manager Martin O’Neill marked the start of a new period of optimism at Villa Park and sweeping changes occurred throughout the club including a new crest, a new kit sponsor and team changes in the summer of 2007. The first Cup final of the Lerner era came in 2010 when Villa were beaten 2 – 1 in the 2010 Football League Cup Final. Villa made a second trip to Wembley in that season losing 3 – 0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup Semi Final.
They are one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in England, having won the First Division Championship seven times and the F A Cup seven times. Villa also won the 1981-82 European Cup, one of the only four English club to win what is now the UEFA Champions League. Aston Villa has the fourth higest total of major honours won by an English Club. Many visitors to Birmingham stay in Serviced Apartments
There have been many players who can be called notable througout Aston Villa’s history. These can be classified and recorded in several forms. Aston Villa have provided more England Internationals than any other club, 69 to date, with the most recent being James Milner.
Several Aston Villa players have won the PFAA Players’ Player of the Year award. At the end of every English football season, the members of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) vote on which of its members has played the best football in the previous year. In 1977 Andy Gray won the award. In 1990 it was awarded to David Platt, whilst Paul McGrath won it in 1993. Three villa players have won the PFA Young Player of the Year which is awarded to players under the age of 23. In 1977 Andy Gray won the award, in 1981 Gary Shaw received it and in 2009 Ashley Young was awarded it. The National Football Museum in Peston, England administers the English Football Hall of Fame which currently contains two villa teams, two villa players and one manager. The 1890s team and 1892 team were inducted into the Hall of Fame in July 2009. Joe Mercer was inducted into the Hall if Fame at the same timefor his career as a manager including his time at Aston Villa. The only two Villa players in the Hall of Fame are Danny Blanchflower and Peter Schmeichel. Service City Pads have a range of apartments in Birmingham City Centre please call 0844 335 8866 and speak to a member of the reservations team.