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

 

Dennis Mortimer

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)

 

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 116 league seasons

7

3

5

3

 

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