Aston Villa (for its day,
before 1915) was once the kind
of force that we today associate
with Manchester United.
But Aston Villa has rarely dropped
out of the elite in football in
over 125 years.
For more than 20 years before 1915 the club dominated world football after the club's former chairman, William McGregor, had founded the world's first football league.
In 1981, the club had still won more domestic honours than any other English club. In 1982, the club won the European Cup and throughout the 1990s was a leading club in the top-flight of English football. It still is.
Read a brief history.
Why 'Aston Villa'? For the origin of the Aston Villa name click here.
 » History & Timeline - for a general view on the club's history.
 » About the Players - for profiles & stats on all the main players.
 » Match Results History - for all the club's main results.
 » About Villa Park - for a history of the club's ground.
 » A Fan's History - for a fan's view over 60 years.
 » Main Records Page - for all the above, and a lot more.
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Aston Villa books
by John Lerwill
"The true measure of John's
labour of love [is that] he has
brought to life the early folk of
Aston Villa and rescued them
from obscurity."
Professor Carl Chinn MBE
These books are based on recent & deep
original research with fresh findings.

John's latest - a full (illustrated) history of the club, 1874-2012:

Aston Villa -
The First Superclub

" excellent book by John Lerwill ...
a remarkable tome ..." (B'ham Mail)
"So much history and information. I'm sure I will be dipping into it for years to come.
(A Villa fan)"
If you want to know the major parts of the club's history and experience the peaks and troughs of a great club, then this book should satisfy your yearning!
For SPECIAL OFFER and further info, click here.

The Inspirational
William McGregor
For info, click here

The Aston Villa Chronicles
(2 volumes)
For info, click here
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