Aston Villa


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Formed in 1874, Aston Villa are the fifth most decorated club in English football history. As well as 19 major domestic honours, including seven league championships, Villa are one of just five British clubs to have won the European Cup. This they achieved in 1982 under manager Tony Barton when Peter Withe scored the only goal of the game to defeat Bayern Munich. They followed this a year later with the European Super Cup, which was won with a two-leg victory over Spanish giants Barcelona. In recent years, Villa have enjoyed three consecutive top six finishes in the Premier League under manager Martin O’Neill and the team has featured many of the country’s leading players including Gareth Barry (385 appearances), Dwight Yorke (60 goals) and Gareth Southgate (who won 42 England caps while at the Villa). This illustrated little book looks at the major events in the club’s history, the greatest matches and the legendary players including today’s superstars Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke. It’s not hard to see why Prince William and Prime Minister David Cameron are both lifelong fans!

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