Premier League A-Z: Aston Villa

Premier League A-Z: Aston Villa

We look at our 2020/21 opponents.

Leeds United are returning to the Premier League for the 2020/21 season after being crowned Sky Bet Championship champions.

There is much anticipation, with the Whites heading back into the top-flight for the first time in 16 years.

Ahead of the campaign, which is due to begin on 12th September,  we take a closer look at our Premier League opponents in our A-Z.

 

 


Name: Aston Villa

 

Nickname: The Villa

 

Founded: 1874

 

Manager/head coach: Dean Smith

 

Major honours:

First Division/Premier League winners (7): 1893–94, 1895–96, 1896–97, 1898–99, 1899–1900, 1909–10, 1980–81

FA Cup winners (7): 1886–87, 1894–95, 1896–97, 1904–05, 1912–13, 1919–20, 1956–57

League Cup winners (5): 1960–61, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1993–94, 1995–96

FA Charity/ Community Shield winners (1): 1981

European Cup winners (1): 1981-82

European Super Cup: 1982

 

Ground: Villa Park

Villa Park

 

Stadium capacity: 42,095

 

Distance from Elland Road: 109 miles

 

2019/20 league position:18th (Premier League)

 

2019/20 top league goal scorer: Jack Grealish (8)

 

2020/21 Premier League title odds: 500/1

 

2020/21 Premier League relegation odds: 9/4

 

Previous encounters: 100

 

Leeds United wins: 31

 

Draws: 30

 

Aston Villa wins: 39

 

Last time at home:

Sunday 28th April 2019

Championship

Leeds United 1 (Klich 72)

Aston Villa 1 (Adomah 77)

Mateusz Klich

 

Last time away:

Sunday 23rd December 2018

Championship

Aston Villa 2 (Abraham 5, Hourihane 17)

Leeds United 3 (Clarke 56, Jansson 61, Roofe 90+5)

Kemar Roofe

 

Did you know? 

- Villa Park has played host to more FA Cup semi-finals than any other club ground (55)

- Aston Villa were the first winners of the League Cup in 1960-61

- Aston Villa were the second team to win a league and FA Cup double in 1896/97

 

From the photo archive:

Gary Kelly & Paul MersonMonday 3rd January 2000- Gary Kelly and Paul Merson battle for possession at Elland Road.

 

 

 

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