2004–05 Aston Villa F.C. season

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Aston Villa
2004–05 season
Chairman Doug Ellis
Manager David O'Leary
FA Premier League 10th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer Nolberto Solano (8)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2004–05 season in English football was Aston Villa F.C.'s 13th consecutive season in the FA Premier League, and their second season under the management of David O'Leary.

Season summary[edit]

Villa went into the season with high hopes after finishing sixth the previous season, but this season the team's form dropped and Villa dropped to tenth in the Premiership.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Denmark GK Thomas Sørensen
2 Wales DF Mark Delaney
3 England DF Jlloyd Samuel[2]
4 Sweden DF Olof Mellberg (captain)
5 Denmark DF Martin Laursen
6 England MF Gareth Barry
7 England MF Lee Hendrie
8 England MF Gavin McCann
9 Colombia FW Juan Pablo Ángel
10 England MF Darius Vassell
11 Peru MF Nolberto Solano
12 Germany MF Thomas Hitzlsperger
No. Position Player
13 Netherlands GK Stefan Postma
14 Cameroon MF Eric Djemba-Djemba
15 Ecuador DF Ulises de la Cruz
16 France MF Mathieu Berson
17 England MF Peter Whittingham
18 England FW Carlton Cole (on loan from Chelsea)
19 England DF Liam Ridgewell
20 Czech Republic DF Václav Drobný (on loan from Strasbourg)
22 England FW Luke Moore
24 Northern Ireland MF Steven Davis
26 England FW Stefan Moore

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
14 Sweden FW Marcus Allbäck (to Hansa Rostock)
No. Position Player
-- Norway DF Ronny Johnsen (to Newcastle United)

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
25 Republic of Ireland GK Wayne Henderson
30 England FW Gabriel Agbonlahor
No. Position Player
-- England MF Stephen Cooke

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]