1991–92 Aston Villa F.C. season

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Aston Villa
1991–92 season
Chairman Doug Ellis
Manager Ron Atkinson
Stadium Villa Park
First Division 7th
FA Cup Quarter finals
League Cup Second round
Full Members Cup Quarter finals
Top goalscorer League: Regis/Yorke (11)
All: Yorke (16)
Average home league attendance 24,818

During the 1991–92 English football season, Aston Villa competed in the Football League First Division. Ron Atkinson took charge of the team taking over from Josef Venglos.

Season summary[edit]

Aston Villa improved on the previous season's poor 17th place finish to finish 7th.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Leeds United 42 13 8 0 38 13 9 8 4 36 24 74 37 +37 82
2 Manchester United 42 12 7 2 34 13 9 8 4 29 20 63 33 +30 78
3 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 5 3 39 24 8 7 6 23 25 62 49 +13 75
4 Arsenal 42 12 7 2 51 23 7 8 6 30 24 81 46 +35 72
5 Manchester City 42 13 4 4 32 14 7 6 8 29 34 61 48 +13 70
6 Liverpool 42 13 5 3 34 17 3 11 7 13 23 47 40 +7 64
7 Aston Villa 42 13 3 5 31 16 4 6 11 17 28 48 44 +4 60
8 Nottingham Forest 42 10 7 4 36 27 6 4 11 24 31 60 58 +2 59
9 Sheffield United 42 9 6 6 29 23 7 3 11 36 40 65 63 +2 57
10 Crystal Palace 42 7 8 6 24 25 7 7 7 29 36 53 61 – 8 57
11 Queens Park Rangers 42 6 10 5 25 21 6 8 7 23 26 48 47 +1 54
12 Everton 42 8 8 5 28 19 5 6 10 24 32 52 51 +1 53
13 Wimbledon 42 10 5 6 32 20 3 9 9 21 33 53 53 ±0 53
14 Chelsea 42 7 8 6 31 30 6 6 9 19 30 50 60 – 10 53
15 Tottenham Hotspur 42 7 3 11 33 35 8 4 9 25 28 58 63 – 5 52
16 Southampton 42 7 5 9 17 28 7 5 9 22 27 39 55 – 16 52
17 Oldham Athletic 42 11 5 5 46 36 3 4 14 17 31 63 67 – 4 51
18 Norwich City 42 8 6 7 29 28 3 6 12 18 35 47 63 – 16 45
19 Coventry City 42 6 7 8 18 15 5 4 12 17 29 35 44 – 9 44
20 Luton Town 42 10 7 4 25 17 0 5 16 14 54 38 71 – 33 42
21 Notts County 42 7 5 9 24 29 3 5 13 16 33 40 62 – 22 40
22 West Ham United 42 6 6 9 22 24 3 5 13 15 35 37 59 – 22 38
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Key
League Champions, qualified for Champions League
FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for UEFA Cup
League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup
Relegated

Results[edit]

Aston Villa's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
17 August 1991 Sheffield Wednesday A 3–2 36,749 Atkinson, Regis, Staunton
21 August 1991 Manchester United H 0–1 39,995
24 August 1991 Arsenal H 3–1 29,684 Daley, Penrice, Staunton
28 August 1991 West Ham United A 1–3 23,644 Daley
31 August 1991 Southampton A 1–1 16,161 Richardson
4 September 1991 Crystal Palace H 0–1 20,740
7 September 1991 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–0 33,096
14 September 1991 Liverpool A 1–1 38,400 Richardson
18 September 1991 Chelsea A 0–2 17,182
21 September 1991 Nottingham Forest H 3–1 28,506 Blake, Yorke, Richardson
28 September 1991 Coventry City A 0–1 17,851
5 October 1991 Luton Town H 4–0 18,722 Yorke, Regis, Richardson, Mortimer
19 October 1991 Everton A 2–0 27,688 Daley, Regis
26 October 1991 Wimbledon H 2–1 16,928 Olney, Yorke
2 November 1991 Queens Park Rangers A 1–0 10,642 Yorke
16 November 1991 Notts County H 1–0 23,020 Yorke
24 November 1991 Leeds United H 1–4 23,713 Yorke
30 November 1991 Oldham Athletic A 2–3 15,370 Blake, Regis
7 December 1991 Manchester City H 3–1 26,265 Daley, Yorke, Regis
14 December 1991 Sheffield United A 0–2 18,401
26 December 1991 West Ham United H 3–1 31,959 Daley, Yorke, Richardson
28 December 1991 Southampton H 2–1 23,094 Yorke, Regis
1 January 1992 Norwich City A 1–2 15,318 Regis
11 January 1992 Arsenal A 0–0 31,413
18 January 1992 Sheffield Wednesday H 0–1 28,036
22 January 1992 Manchester United A 0–1 45,022
2 February 1992 Everton H 0–0 17,451
8 February 1992 Wimbledon A 0–2 5,534
22 February 1992 Oldham Athletic H 1–0 20,509 Regis
29 February 1992 Manchester City A 0–2 28,268
3 March 1992 Leeds United A 0–0 28,896
10 March 1992 Notts County H 0–0 8,389
14 March 1992 Queens Park Rangers H 0–1 19,630
21 March 1992 Crystal Palace A 0–0 15,368
28 March 1992 Norwich City H 1–0 16,985 Staunton
31 March 1992 Sheffield United H 1–1 15,745 Regis
4 April 1992 Tottenham Hotspur A 5–2 26,370 Olney, Yorke, Regis, Richardson, Daley
11 April 1992 Liverpool H 1–0 35,755 Daley
18 April 1992 Nottingham Forest A 0–2 22,800
20 April 1992 Chelsea H 3–1 19,269 McGrath, Parker, Staunton
25 April 1992 Luton Town A 0–2 11,178
2 May 1992 Coventry City H 2–0 31,984 Yorke, Regis

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1991-92 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 1992 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–0 29,316
R3R 14 January 1992 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–0 25,462 Yorke
R4 5 February 1992 Derby County A 4–3 22,452 Parker, Yorke (3)
R5 16 February 1992 Swindon Town A 2–1 16,402 Yorke, Froggatt
QF 8 March 1992 Liverpool A 0–1 29,109

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 25 September 1991 Grimsby Town A 0–0 13,835
R2 2nd leg 9 October 1991 Grimsby Town H 1–1 (lost on away goals) 15,338 Teale

Full Members Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
SR2 23 October 1991 Coventry City A 2–0 6,447
SQF 26 November 1991 Nottingham Forest H 0–2 7,858

Squad[edit]

[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Australia GK Mark Bosnich
England GK Les Sealey
England GK Nigel Spink
England DF Earl Barrett
England DF Neil Cox
England DF Ugo Ehiogu
Poland DF Dariusz Kubicki
Republic of Ireland DF Paul McGrath
England DF Chris Price
England DF Bryan Small
Republic of Ireland DF Steve Staunton
Germany MF Stefan Beinlich
England MF Trevor Berry
England MF Mark Blake
Germany MF Matthias Breitkreutz
England MF Tony Daley
No. Position Player
England MF David Farrell
Republic of Ireland MF Gareth Farrelly
England MF Steve Froggatt
Republic of Ireland MF Ray Houghton
Republic of Ireland MF Alan McLoughlin
England MF Garry Parker
England MF Kevin Richardson (captain)
England MF Shaun Teale
England FW Dalian Atkinson
England FW Martin Carruthers
England FW Neil Davis
England FW Graham Fenton
England FW Ian Olney
England FW Cyrille Regis
Trinidad and Tobago FW Dwight Yorke

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England DF Derek Mountfield (to Wolves)
Denmark DF Kent Nielsen (to AGF)
England MF Gordon Cowans (to Blackburn Rovers)
England MF Kevin Gage (to Sheffield United)
No. Position Player
England MF Paul Mortimer (to Crystal Palace)
England FW Ian Ormondroyd (to Derby County)
England FW Gary Penrice (to Queen's Park Rangers)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Michael Oakes
No. Position Player
England MF Lee Williams

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee
2 July 1991 FW Cyrille Regis Coventry City Free transfer
11 July 1991 FW Dalian Atkinson Real Sociedad £1,600,000
12 July 1991 DF Ugo Ehiogu West Bromwich Albion £40,000
19 July 1991 GK Les Sealey Manchester United Free transfer
24 July 1991 MF Paul Mortimer Charlton Athletic £350,000
25 July 1991 MF Shaun Teale Bournemouth £300,000
6 August 1991 MF Kevin Richardson Real Sociedad £450,000
7 August 1991 DF Steve Staunton Liverpool £1,100,000
28 August 1991 DF Dariusz Kubicki Legia Warsaw £200,000
29 November 1991 MF Garry Parker Nottingham Forest £650,000
6 January 1992 MF David Farrell Redditch United £45,000
25 February 1992 DF Earl Barrett Oldham Athletic £1,700,000
28 February 1992 GK Mark Bosnich Manchester United Free transfer
3 April 1992 MF Trevor Berry Bournemouth £50,000

Out[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee
18 July 1991 FW Tony Cascarino Celtic £1,100,000
20 July 1991 MF David Platt Bari £5,500,000
22 July 1991 GK Lee Butler Barnsley £165,000
1 August 1991 DF Craig Liddle Blyth Spartans Free transfer
6 August 1991 MF Gareth Williams Barnsley £200,000
8 August 1991 DF Andy Comyn Derby County £200,000
19 September 1991 FW Ian Ormondroyd Derby County £350,000
18 October 1991 MF Paul Mortimer Crystal Palace £500,000
29 October 1991 FW Gary Penrice Queens Park Rangers £625,000
7 November 1991 DF Derek Mountfield Wolverhampton Wanderers £150,000
15 November 1991 MF Kevin Gage Sheffield United £150,000
28 November 1991 MF Gordon Cowans Blackburn Rovers £200,000
Transfers in: Decrease £2,290,000
Transfers out: Increase £9,140,000
Total spending: Increase £7,150,000

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