A Summary of Villa's Competitive Achievements, by Season, from 1886.

 

Important stepping stones in national and international competition:

·          First entered the FA Cup in 1879; first Midland winners of the Cup (in 1887)

·          Founder member of the Football League in 1888 (and runner-up in first season)

·          ‘Double’ winners of the League and FA Cup in 1897 (the last club to do so until 1961)

·          Founder member of the Football League Cup in 1960 (and first winners in 1961)

·          First entered European competition in 1975 (the UEFA Cup); European Cup winners in 1982

·          Founder member of the Premier League in 1992 (and runner-up in first season)

 

Season

Team Manager

(from 1934)

Football

League

League
Place

Cup

Finals

Losing

Semi-final

Notable

Captains

Leading Scorers

(from 1889)

1886/87

 

 

 

FACW

 

Archie Hunter

 

87/88

 

 

Archie Hunter

 

88/89

Football League

Runners-up

 

 

Archie Hunter

Albert Allen(18 in 24 appearances)

89/90

Football League

8

 

 

 

Albert Allen(13/22)

90/91

Football League

9

 

 

 

Albert Brown(13/18), Billy Dickson(10/18)

91/92

FL Division 1

4

FACF

 

 

John Devey(30/30)

92/93

FL Division 1

4

 

 

John Devey

John Devey(21/31)

93/94

FL Division 1

Champions

 

 

John Devey

John Devey(22/33)

94/95

FL Division 1

3

FACW

 

John Devey

John Devey(19/30), Steve Smith(18/31)

95/96

FL Division 1

Champions

 

 

John Devey

Johnny Campbell(26/27)

96/97

FL Division 1

Champions

FACW

 

John Devey

Fred Wheldon(23/37)

97/98

FL Division 1

6

 

 

John Devey

Fred Wheldon(23/27)

98/99

FL Division 1

Champions

 

 

John Devey

John Devey(21/31)

99/1900

FL Division 1

Champions

 

 

John Devey

Billy Garratty(30/39)

00/01

FL Division 1

15

 

FAC

John Devey

John Devey(14/34)

01/02

FL Division 1

8

 

 

 

Jasper McLuckie(16/23)

02/03

FL Division 1

Runners-up

 

FAC

Howard Spencer

Jasper McLuckie(21/24)

03/04

FL Division 1

5

 

 

Howard Spencer

Joe Bache(15/29)

04/05

FL Division 1

4

FACW

 

Howard Spencer

Harry Hampton(22/28)

05/06

FL Division 1

8

 

 

Howard Spencer

Billy Garratty(21/37), Harry Hampton(20/35)

06/07

FL Division 1

5

 

 

 

Harry Hampton(21/30)

07/08

FL Division 1

Runners-up

 

 

 

Joe Bache(25/35), Harry Hampton(19/30)

08/09

FL Division 1

7

 

 

Joe Bache

Joe Bache(11/32), Harry Hampton(9/31)

09/10

FL Division 1

Champions

 

 

Joe Bache

Harry Hampton(29/35)

10/11

FL Division 1

Runners-up

 

 

Joe Bache

Harry Hampton(21/35)

11/12

FL Division 1

6

 

 

Joe Bache

Harry Hampton(28/36)

12/13

FL Division 1

Runners-up

FACW

 

Joe Harrop

Harry Hampton(30/38), Harold Halse(28/36)

13/14

FL Division 1

Runners-up

 

FAC

Joe Harrop

Harry Hampton(24/35)

14/15

FL Division 1

14

 

 

Joe Harrop

Harry Hampton(19/32)

15-19

WW1

Season

Team Manager

(from 1934)

Football

League

League
Place

Cup

Finals

Losing

Semi-final

Notable

Captains

Leading Scorers

19/20

 

FL Division 1

9

FACW

 

Joe Harrop/A. Ducat

Clem Stephenson(29/45)

20/21

FL Division 1

10

 

 

Frank Barson

Billy Walker(30/42)

21/22

FL Division 1

5

 

 

Frank Barson

Ian Dickson(28/42), Billy Walker(27/42)

22/23

FL Division 1

6

 

 

Frank Moss snr

Billy Walker(23/41)

23/24

FL Division 1

6

FACF

 

Frank Moss snr

Len Capewell(26/45)

24/25

FL Division 1

15

 

 

Frank Moss snr

Billy Walker(25/39)

25/26

FL Division 1

6

 

 

Frank Moss snr

Len Capewell(34/38)

26/27

FL Division 1

10

 

 

Frank Moss snr

Len Capewell(16/22), Billy Walker(16/34)

27/28

FL Division 1

8

 

 

Billy Walker

George Cook(27/38)

28/29

FL Division 1

3

 

FAC

Billy Walker

Pongo Waring(32/42)

29/30

FL Division 1

4

 

 

Billy Walker

George Brown(36/45)

30/31

FL Division 1

Runners-up

 

 

Billy Walker

Pongo Waring(50/40)

31/32

FL Division 1

5

 

 

Billy Walker

Pongo Waring(30/38)

32/33

FL Division 1

Runners-up

 

 

Billy Walker

George Brown(35/40)

33/34

FL Division 1

13

 

FAC

 

Dai Astley(33/44)

34/35

J. McMullan

FL Division 1

13

 

 

 

Dai Astley(21/33)

35/36

 

FL Division 1

21

 

 

 

Dai Astley(21/39)

36/37

J. Hogan

FL Division 2

9

 

 

 

Frank Broome(29/39)

37/38

 

FL Division 2

Champions

 

FAC

 

Frank Broome(26/45)

38/39

 

FL Division 1

12

 

 

 

Frank Broome(16/36), Frank O’Donnell(14/31)

39-45

WW2

Season

Team Manager

Football

League

League
Place

Cup

Finals

Losing

Semi-final

Notable

Captains

Leading Scorers

45/46

A. Massie

No league competition

 

 

George Cummings

 

46/47

 

FL Division 1

8

 

 

George Cummings

Dicky Dorsett(13/32)

47/48

 

FL Division 1

6

 

 

George Cummings

Trevor Ford(18/36)

48/49

 

FL Division 1

10

 

 

George Cummings

Trevor Ford(14/35), George Edwards(13/33)

49/50

No manager

FL Division 1

12

 

 

Ivor Powell

Trevor Ford(18/39)

50/51

G. Martin (from Dec)

FL Division 1

15

 

 

Ivor Powell

Johnny Dixon(16/36)

51/52

 

FL Division 1

6

 

 

 

Johnny Dixon(28/43)

52/53

 

FL Division 1

11

 

 

 

Johnny Dixon(14/32), Dave Walsh(13/34)

53/54

E. Houghton

FL Division 1

13

 

 

 

Tommy Thompson(21/35)

54/55

 

FL Division 1

6

 

 

 

Tommy Thompson(20/33)

55/56

 

FL Division 1

20

 

 

Johnny Dixon

Johnny Dixon(18/40)

56/57

 

FL Division 1

10

FACW

 

Johnny Dixon

Peter McParland(19/45), Jackie Sewell(18/48)

57/58

 

FL Division 1

14

 

 

Johnny Dixon

Peter McParland(18/44)

58/59

J. Mercer (from Dec)

FL Division 1

21

 

FAC

 

Gerry Hitchens(18/41), Peter McParland(16/47)

59/60

 

FL Division 2

Champions

 

FAC

 

Gerry Hitchens(25/41), Peter McParland(25/46)

60/61

 

FL Division 1

9

FLCW

 

Vic Crowe

Gerry Hitchens(42/56)

61/62

 

FL Division 1

7

 

 

Vic Crowe

Harry Burrows(20/41)

62/63

 

FL Division 1

15

FLCF

 

Vic Crowe

Harry Burrows(22/50), Bobby Thomson(18/43)

63/64

 

FL Division 1

19

 

 

Vic Crowe

Tony Hateley(19/39), Harry Burrows(17/43)

64/65

R. Taylor

FL Division 1

16

 

FLC

 

Tony Hateley(34/53)

65/66

 

FL Division 1

16

 

 

 

Tony Hateley(28/44)

66/67

 

FL Division 1

21

 

 

 

Lew Chatterley(13/36), Barry Stobart(11/20)

67/68

T. Cummings

FL Division 2

16

 

 

 

Brian Godfrey(13/35), Brian Greenhalgh(12/29)

68/69

T. Docherty (from Dec)

FL Division 2

18

 

 

 

Barry Hole(7/32), Brian Godfrey(7/41)

69/70

V. Crowe (from Jan)

FL Division 2

21

 

 

 

Bruce Rioch(6/46), Willie Anderson(5/42)

70/71

 

FL Division 3

4

FLCF

 

 

Andy Lochhead(13/52), Pat McMahon(12/47)

71/72

 

FL Division 3

Champions

 

 

 

Andy Lochhead(25/53)

72/73

 

FL Division 2

3

 

 

 

Alun Evans(11/33), Ray Graydon(10/35)

73/74

 

FL Division 2

14

 

 

 

Sammy Morgan(9/30), Ray Graydon(8/26)

74/75

R. Saunders

FL Division 2

Runners-up

FLCW

 

 

Ray Graydon(27/50), Brian Little(24/44)

75/76

 

FL Division 1

16

 

 

 

Ray Graydon(14/44), Andy Gray(12/33)

76/77

 

FL Division 1

4

FLCW

 

Andy Gray(29/48), Brian Little(26/56)

77/78

 

FL Division 1

8

 

 

Dennis Mortimer

Andy Gray(20/41)

78/79

 

FL Division 1

8

 

 

Dennis Mortimer

John Deehan(9/30), Andy Gray(8/19)

79/80

 

FL Division 1

7

 

 

Dennis Mortimer

Gary Shaw(12/33)

80/81

 

FL Division 1

Champions

 

 

Dennis Mortimer

Peter Withe(21/40), Gary Shaw(20/44)

81/82

A. Barton (from Feb)

FL Division 1

11

ECW

 

Dennis Mortimer

Peter Withe(15/52), Gary Shaw(14/42)

82/83

 

FL Division 1

6

ESCW

 

Dennis Mortimer

Gary Shaw(24/52), Peter Withe(20/47)

83/84

 

FL Division 1

10

 

FLC

Dennis Mortimer

Peter Withe(22/49)

84/85

G. Turner

FL Division 1

10

 

 

 

Paul Rideout(15/32)

85/86

 

FL Division 1

16

 

FLC

 

Simon Stainrod(21/42)

86/87

W. McNeil (from Sep)

FL Division 1

22

 

 

 

Allan Evans(8/35)

87/88

G. Taylor 1st

FL Division 2

Runners-up

 

 

 

Warren Aspinall(13/38), Garry Thompson(12/28)

88/89

 

FL Division 1

17

 

 

 

Alan McInally(22/40)

89/90

 

FL Division 1

Runners-up

 

 

 

David Platt(24/51)

90/91

J. Venglos

FL Division 1

17

 

 

 

David Platt(24/46)

91/92

R. Atkinson

FL Division 1

7

 

 

 

Dwight Yorke(17/40)

Season

Team Manager

Premier

League

League
Place

Cup

Finals

Losing

Semi-final

Notable

Captains

Leading Scorers

92/93

 

Premier League

Runners-up

 

 

Kevin Richardson

Dean Saunders(16/44), Dalian Atkinson(13/32)

93/94

 

Premier League

10

FLCW

 

Kevin Richardson

Dean Saunders(16/52), Dalian Atkinson(15/44)

94/95

B. Little (from Dec)

Premier League

18

 

 

Kevin Richardson

Dean Saunders(17/48)

95/96

 

Premier League

4

FLCW

FAC

Andy Townsend

Dwight Yorke(25/48)

96/97

 

Premier League

5

 

 

Andy Townsend

Dwight Yorke(20/43)

97/98

J. Gregory (from Feb)

Premier League

7

 

 

Gareth Southgate

Dwight Yorke(16/40)

98/99

 

Premier League

6

 

 

Gareth Southgate

Julian Joachim(16/43), Dion Dublin(11/24)

99/2000

 

Premier League

6

FACF

 

Gareth Southgate

Dion Dublin(15/32)

00/01

 

Premier League

8

 

 

Gareth Southgate

Dion Dublin(9/38), Julian Joachim(8/17)

01/02

G. Taylor 2nd (from Feb)

Premier League

8

 

 

 

Juan Pablo Angel(16/35), Darius Vassell(14/44)

02/03

 

Premier League

16

 

 

 

Dion Dublin(15/36)

03/04

D. O’Leary

Premier League

6

 

FLC

 

Juan Pablo Angel(23/39)

04/05

 

Premier League

10

 

 

 

Juan Pablo Angel(9/38), Nolberto Solano(9/39)

05/06

 

Premier League

16

 

 

 

Milan Baros(12/30)

06/07

M. O’Neill

Premier League

11

 

 

 

Gabby Agbonlahor(10/42), Gareth Barry(9/39)

07/08

 

Premier League

6

 

 

 

John Carew(13/33), Gabby Agbonlahor (11/40)

08/09

 

Premier League

6

 

 

Martin Laursen

John Carew(15/34), Gabby Agbonlahor (13/48)

09/10

 

Premier League

6

FLCF

FAC

 

John Carew(17/42), Gabby Agbonlahor (16/46)

10/11

G. Houllier (from Sep)

Premier League

9

 

 

 

Darren Bent(9/16), Ashley Young(9/40)

11/12

A. McLeish

Premier League

16

 

 

 

Darren Bent(10/25)

12/13

P. Lambert

Premier League

15

 

FLC

 

Christian Benteke(23/39)

13/14

 

Premier League

15

 

 

 

Christian Benteke(11/28)

 

Villa’s cumulative top-8 record in the league since 1888

Domestic Cups

Champions

Runners

-up

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

Total years in the top-8

FA Cup

Winners

FA Cup

Finalists

FL Cup

Winners

FL Cup

Finalists

7

10

2

6

5

15

5

9

59 in 115 league seasons

7

3

5

3

 

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