2008–09 Aston Villa F.C. season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Aston Villa
2008–09 season
Chairman Randy Lerner
Manager Martin O'Neill
Premier League 6th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Third round
UEFA Cup Round of 32
Top goalscorer League:
Gabriel Agbonlahor (12)
All:
John Carew (15)
Highest home attendance 42,585 vs Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle United
Lowest home attendance 21,541 vs Queens Park Rangers
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2008–09 season was Aston Villa's 134th professional season; their 98th season in the top-flight and their 21st consecutive season in the top flight of English football, the Premier League. They were managed by Martin O'Neill – in his third season since replacing David O'Leary. The 2008–09 season was the first spell in European competition for O'Neill, and the first for Villa, in 6 seasons.

The club's first summer signing was the permanent capture of on-loan West Brom centre-back, Curtis Davies, in July, while their first sale was made in May, as Luke Moore completed a move to West Brom in an initial £3 million deal, after he had spent the second half of the 2007–08 season there on loan.

The fixtures for the 2008–09 season were announced on Monday 16 June 2008, with Aston Villa beginning at home against Manchester City and finishing the season at home to Newcastle. Due to Birmingham's relegation at the end of the 2007–08 season, there was no "second-city" derby, however they faced local rivals West Brom on 20 September 2008 at The Hawthorns and on 10 January 2009 at home.[1]

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

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

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Brad Friedel
2 England DF Luke Young
3 Netherlands DF Wilfred Bouma
4 England MF Steve Sidwell
5 Denmark DF Martin Laursen (captain; retired during playing season)
6 England MF Gareth Barry (vice-captain)
7 England MF Ashley Young
8 England MF James Milner
9 England FW Marlon Harewood
10 Norway FW John Carew
11 England FW Gabriel Agbonlahor
13 England GK Stuart Taylor
14 England FW Nathan Delfouneso
No. Position Player
15 England DF Curtis Davies
16 England DF Zat Knight
17 Togo MF Moustapha Salifou
18 England FW Emile Heskey
19 Bulgaria MF Stiliyan Petrov
20 England MF Nigel Reo-Coker
21 England DF Nicky Shorey
22 United States GK Brad Guzan
24 Spain DF Carlos Cuéllar
26 England MF Craig Gardner
27 England MF Isaiah Osbourne
45 England MF Marc Albrighton
46 Scotland MF Barry Bannan

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
9 England FW Marlon Harewood (on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers)
18 England MF Wayne Routledge (to Queens Park Rangers)
27 England MF Isaiah Osbourne (on loan to Nottingham Forest)
No. Position Player
28 Scotland MF Shaun Maloney (to Celtic)
29 Republic of Ireland DF Stephen O'Halloran (on loan to Swansea City)
46 Scotland MF Barry Bannan (on loan to Derby County)

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
29 Republic of Ireland DF Stephen O'Halloran
43 United States DF Eric Lichaj
47 England DF Ciaran Clark
No. Position Player
48 England DF Nathan Baker
49 Australia MF Chris Herd
51 Republic of Ireland DF Shane Lowry

Transfers[edit]

Summer[edit]

Defender Curtis Davies signed a permanent deal at Aston Villa after a loan spell.[2][3] English midfielder Steve Sidwell joined from Chelsea on 10 July 2008.[4] On 26 July 2008, former USA shot-stopper Brad Friedel signed from Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee, thought to be £2million. On 7 August 2008 Aston Villa completed the signing of Nicky Shorey on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Also on 7 August 2008, Aston Villa completed the signing of Luke Young in a deal that could reach £6 million, on a three-year contract. On 12 August 2008, Aston Villa signed Carlos Cuéllar in a deal worth £7.8 million on a four year contract. Villa's offer had triggered a release clause in Cuéllar's contract with Rangers.

Luke Moore made his loan move to West Bromwich Albion a permanent deal[5][6] Defender Olof Mellberg left the club to sign for Italian giants Juventus after seven years at Aston Villa.[7] Thomas Sørensen was also released at the end of his contract after 5 years of service, Stoke City eventually signed the Denmark international on a free transfer. Twins Damian and Yago Bellon left Villa after 2 years with the club, as Damian signed for FC Vaduz in Liechtenstein, whilst Yago joined Swiss side FC St. Gallen. Elsewhere, Irish youngster Danny Earls joined American USL team Rochester Rhinos, and defender Erik Lund returned home to join IFK Göteborg in Sweden. Lund was the only released youngster who played for the first-team during his time with the club, coming on as a substitute in a pre-season victory over Walsall in August 2007. Shaun Maloney was the last to leave the club in the summer transfer window, returning to Celtic after a frustrating spell under Martin O'Neill.

In

3 July 2008 DF England Curtis Davies West Bromwich Albion Undisclosed
10 July 2008 MF England Steve Sidwell Chelsea £5,000,000
26 July 2008 GK United States Brad Friedel Blackburn Rovers Undisclosed
1 August 2008 GK United States Brad Guzan Chivas USA £600,000
7 August 2008 DF England Nicky Shorey Reading Undisclosed
7 August 2008 DF England Luke Young Middlesbrough £6,000,000
12 August 2008 DF Spain Carlos Cuéllar Rangers £7,800,000
29 August 2008 MF England James Milner Newcastle United £12,000,000

Out

Date Pos. Name To Fee
28 May 2008 FW England Luke Moore West Bromwich Albion £3,000,000
29 May 2008 MF Czech Republic Patrik Berger Sparta Prague Free
1 July 2008 DF Sweden Olof Mellberg Juventus Free
1 July 2008 GK Denmark Thomas Sørensen Stoke city Free
1 July 2008 MF Switzerland Yagó Bellón St. Gallen Free
1 July 2008 MF Switzerland Damian Bellón FC Vaduz Free
1 July 2008 DF Sweden Erik Lund IFK Gothenburg Free
1 July 2008 MF Republic of Ireland Danny Earls Rochester Rhinos Free
22 August 2008 FW Scotland Shaun Maloney Celtic Undisclosed

Winter[edit]

On 2 January 2009, Wayne Routledge signed a 3 and a half year deal with Queens Park Rangers, following a loan spell at fellow Championship club Cardiff City. Villa confirmed their first signing of the window four days later, in the form of 17-year-old Dutch defender Arsenio Halfhuid from SBV Excelsior, who signed for an undisclosed fee. On 23 January 2009, Emile Heskey followed, signing for £3.5 million from Wigan Athletic. Young winger Zoltán Stieber was the final player to leave Villa Park during January, as he signed for TuS Koblenz for an undisclosed fee, after failing to break into the first-team. Swiss U17 goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist also signed from FC Basel during this month.

In
Date Pos. Name From Fee
7 January 2009 DF Netherlands Arsenio Halfhuid Excelsior Undisclosed[8]
15 January 2009 GK Switzerland Benjamin Siegrist FC Basel Undisclosed
23 January 2009 FW England Emile Heskey Wigan Athletic £3,500,000[9]
Out
Date Pos. Name To Fee
2 January 2009 MF England Wayne Routledge Queens Park Rangers Undisclosed
29 January 2009 MF Hungary Zoltán Stieber TuS Koblenz Free

Out on loan[edit]

Pos Player To Start End Apps Goals
MF Scotland Barry Bannan Derby County 13 March 2009 13 April 2009 10 1
GK Republic of Ireland David Bevan Tamworth 23 September 2008 20 December 2008 12 0
FW England Marlon Harewood Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 March 2009 3 May 2009 5 0
DF Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Halloran Swansea City 5 November 2008 14 December 2008 3 0
MF England Isaiah Osbourne Nottingham Forest 2 March 2009 3 May 2009 8 0
GK England Stuart Taylor Cardiff City 13 March 2009 3 May 2009 8 0
FW England Sam Williams Colchester United 3 November 2008 30 November 2008 3 1
FW England Sam Williams Walsall 30 January 2009 26 February 2009 5 1
FW England Sam Williams Brentford 9 March 2009 2 May 2009 3 1

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League 6th 17 August 2008 24 May 2009
Football League Cup 3rd round 3rd round 24 September 2008 24 September 2008
FA Cup 3rd round 5th round 4 January 2009 15 February 2009

Last updated: 12 June 2008
Source: Competitions

Premier League[edit]

Premier League table[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 17 11 10 54 48 +6 62 7 9 3 27 21 +6 10 2 7 27 27 0

Matches[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents H/A Result Scorers Venue
10 July 2008 FC Wil 1900 A 6 – 0 Harewood (2), Carew, Delfouneso, Maloney, Routledge Sportpark Bergholz
12 July 2008 FC Zürich A 1 – 2 Agbonlahor Letzigrund
15 July 2008 Lincoln City A 1 – 3 Carew Sincil Bank
22 July 2008 Walsall A 3 – 2 Maloney (2), Routledge Bescot Stadium
2 August 2008 Reading A 1 – 1 Agbonlahor Madejski Stadium
6 August 2008 Real Balompédica Linense A 1 – 1 Carew Estadio Municipal de La Línea de la Concepción
8 August 2008 UD Marbella A 2 – 0 Delfouneso, Gardner Estadio Municipal de Marbella

First-Team[edit]

Date Opponents H/A Result Scorers Venue Attendance Competition
19 July 2008 Odense Boldklub A 2–2 Carew, Laursen Fionia Park 12,000 UEFA Intertoto Cup – 3rd Round
26 July 2008 Odense Boldklub H 1–0 A.Young Villa Park 34,394 UEFA Intertoto Cup – 3rd Round
14 August 2008 Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar A 4–1 Barry, A.Young, Agbonlahor, Laursen Laugardalsvöllur 2,200 UEFA Cup – Second Qualifying Round
17 August 2008 Manchester City H 4–2 Carew, Agbonlahor (3) Villa Park 39,955 Premier League
23 August 2008 Stoke City A 2–3 Carew, Laursen Britannia Stadium 27,500 Premier League
28 August 2008 Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar H 1–1 Gardner Villa Park 25,415 UEFA Cup – Second Qualifying Round
31 August 2008 Liverpool H 0–0 Villa Park 41,647 Premier League
15 September 2008 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–1 Reo-Coker, A.Young White Hart Lane 36,076 Premier League
18 September 2008 PFC Litex Lovech A 3–1 Reo-Coker, Barry, Petrov Lovech Stadium 7,000 UEFA Cup – First Round
21 September 2008 West Bromwich Albion A 2–1 Carew, Agbonlahor The Hawthorns 26,011 Premier League
24 September 2008 Queens Park Rangers H 0–1 Villa Park 21,541 League Cup
27 September 2008 Sunderland H 2–1 A.Young, Carew Villa Park 38,706 Premier League
2 October 2008 PFC Litex Lovech H 1–1 Harewood Villa Park 27,230 UEFA Cup – First Round
5 October 2008 Chelsea A 0–2 Stamford Bridge 41,593 Premier League
19 October 2008 Portsmouth H 0–0 Villa Park 37,660 Premier League
23 October 2008 Ajax H 2–1 Laursen, Barry Villa Park 36,657 UEFA Cup – Group Stage
26 October 2008 Wigan Athletic A 4–0 Barry, Agbonlahor, Carew, Sidwell JJB Stadium 20,249 Premier League
29 October 2008 Blackburn Rovers H 3–2 L.Young, Barry, Agbonlahor Villa Park 35,985 Premier League
3 November 2008 Newcastle United A 0–2 St James' Park 44,567 Premier League
6 November 2008 Slavia Prague A 1–0 Carew Synot Tip Arena 22,322 UEFA Cup – Group Stage
9 November 2008 Middlesbrough H 1–2 Sidwell Villa Park 36,672 Premier League
15 November 2008 Arsenal A 2–0 Clichy (OG), Agbonlahor Emirates Stadium 60,047 Premier League
22 November 2008 Manchester United H 0–0 Villa Park 42,585 Premier League
29 November 2008 Fulham H 0–0 Villa Park 36,625 Premier League
4 December 2008 MŠK Žilina H 1–2 Delfouneso Villa Park 28,797 UEFA Cup – Group Stage
7 December 2008 Everton A 3–2 Sidwell, A.Young (2) Goodison Park 31,922 Premier League
13 December 2008 Bolton Wanderers H 4–2 Agbonlahor (2), Davies (OG), A.Young Villa Park 35,134 Premier League
17 December 2008 Hamburger SV A 1–3 Delfouneso HSH Nordbank Arena 49,121 UEFA Cup – Group Stage
20 December 2008 West Ham United A 1–0 Neill (OG) Boleyn Ground 31,353 Premier League
26 December 2008 Arsenal H 2–2 Barry (pen), Knight Villa Park 42,585 Premier League
30 December 2008 Hull City A 1–0 Zayatte (OG) KC Stadium 24,727 Premier League
4 January 2009 Gillingham A 2–1 Milner (2) Priestfield Stadium 10,107 FA Cup – Third Round
10 January 2009 West Bromwich Albion H 2–1 Davies, Carson (OG) Villa Park 41,757 Premier League
17 January 2009 Sunderland A 2–1 Milner, Barry (PEN) Stadium of Light 40,350 Premier League
24 January 2009 Doncaster Rovers A 0–0 Keepmoat Stadium 13,517 FA Cup – Fourth Round
27 January 2009 Portsmouth A 1–0 Heskey Fratton Park 19,073 Premier League
31 January 2009 Wigan Athletic H 0–0 Villa Park 41,766 Premier League
4 February 2009 Doncaster Rovers H 3–1 Sidwell, Carew, Delfouneso Villa Park 24,203 FA Cup – Fourth Round Replay
7 February 2009 Blackburn Rovers A 2–0 Milner, Agbonlahor Ewood Park 24,267 Premier League
15 February 2009 Everton A 1–3 Milner Goodison Park 35,439 FA Cup – Fifth Round
18 February 2009 CSKA Moscow H 1–1 Carew Villa Park 38,038 UEFA Cup – Round of 32
21 February 2009 Chelsea H 0–1 Villa Park 42,585 Premier League
26 February 2009 CSKA Moscow A 0–2 Luzhniki Stadium 25,650 UEFA Cup – Round of 32
1 March 2009 Stoke City H 2–2 Petrov, Carew Villa Park 39,641 Premier League
4 March 2009 Manchester City A 0–2 City of Manchester Stadium 40,137 Premier League
15 March 2009 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–2 Carew Villa Park 41,205 Premier League
22 March 2009 Liverpool A 0–5 Anfield 44,131 Premier League
5 April 2009 Manchester United A 2–3 Carew, Agbonlahor Old Trafford 75,409 Premier League
12 April 2009 Everton H 3–3 Carew, Milner, Barry (PEN) Villa Park 40,188 Premier League
18 April 2009 West Ham United H 1–1 Heskey Villa Park 39,534 Premier League
25 April 2009 Bolton Wanderers A 1–1 A.Young Reebok Stadium 21,709 Premier League
2 May 2009 Hull City H 1–0 Carew Villa Park 39,607 Premier League
9 May 2009 Fulham A 1–3 A.Young Craven Cottage 25,660 Premier League
16 May 2009 Middlesbrough A 1–1 Carew Riverside Stadium 27,261 Premier League
24 May 2009 Newcastle United H 1–0 Duff (OG) Villa Park 42,585 Premier League

Reserves[edit]

Date Opponents H/A Result Scorers Venue
3 September 2008 Stoke City A 2 – 1 Delfouneso, Osbourne Britannia Stadium
8 September 2008 Tottenham Hotspur H 1 – 0 Herd Villa Park
29 September 2008 Arsenal A 4 – 1 Albrighton (2), Stieber (2) Underhill Stadium
13 October 2008 Chelsea A 1 – 0 Sidwell Griffin Park
20 October 2008 Portsmouth A 0 – 2 West Leigh Park
10 November 2008 West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 1 Bannan (2) The Hawthorns
25 November 2008 Fulham A 1 – 1 Bannan Motspur Park
13 January 2009 West Ham United H 0 – 0 De Montfort Park
16 February 2009 Arsenal H 0 – 0 De Montfort Park
2 March 2009 Chelsea H 4 – 3 Delfouneso (2), Hogg, Clark Villa Park
10 March 2009 Portsmouth H 6 – 1 Hogg (2), Lowry, Weimann, Lichaj, G.Gardner Villa Park
17 March 2009 West Ham United A 2 – 0 Weimann, Hofbauer Woodside Park
23 March 2009 Stoke City H 1 – 0 Collins Villa Park

Academy[edit]

Date Opponents H/A Result Scorers Competition
19 July 2008 Queens Park Rangers A 6 – 1 A.Stieber (2), Forrester (2), Weimann (2) Friendly
2 August 2008 Doncaster Rovers H 6 – 0 R.Simmonds (2), G.Gardner, Poyser, Berry, Chapman Friendly
9 August 2008 Plymouth Argyle H 4 – 0 R.Simmonds, G.Gardner, Forrester, Ja.Collins Friendly
23 August 2008 Sheffield United A 1 – 1 Ja.Collins Premier Academy League
30 August 2008 Barnsley H 3 – 0 Ja.Collins (2), Grocott Premier Academy League
6 September 2008 Chelsea H 2 – 0 Weimann, Ja.Collins Premier Academy League
13 September 2008 West Ham United A 0 – 3 Premier Academy League
20 September 2008 Norwich City A 1 – 1 Ja.Collins Premier Academy League
27 September 2008 Tottenham Hotspur H 0 – 2 Premier Academy League
4 October 2008 Cardiff City A 4 – 2 Hofbauer, Ja.Collins, Grocott, Forrester Premier Academy League
11 October 2008 Coventry City H 5 – 0 Ja.Collins (3), Poyser, Grocott Premier Academy League
19 October 2008 Birmingham City A 5 – 0 Poyser (3), Clark, Berry Premier Academy League
8 November 2008 Reading A 3 – 1 Ja.Collins, Weimann, Forrester Premier Academy League
15 November 2008 Watford H 3 – 2 Forrester, Ja.Collins (2) Premier Academy League
22 November 2008 Bristol City H 4 – 2 Berry, Weimann (2), Hofbauer Premier Academy League
6 December 2008 MK Dons A 3 – 0 Ja.Collins, Blythe, A.Stieber Premier Academy League
10 December 2008 Arsenal H 2 – 3 Ja.Collins (2) FA Youth Cup
17 January 2009 Leicester City A 0 – 2 Premier Academy League
24 January 2009 Reading H 2 – 1 A.Stieber, Ja.Collins Premier Academy League
31 January 2009 Watford H 3 – 1 Grocott, Bradley, Ja.Collins Premier Academy League
14 February 2009 MK Dons H 4 – 0 Ja.Collins, G.Gardner (2), Moore Premier Academy League
21 February 2009 Tottenham Hotspur A 4 – 4 Ja.Collins (2), Weimann, A.Stieber Premier Academy League
28 February 2009 Birmingham City H 2 – 2 Forrester, Ja.Collins Premier Academy League
7 March 2009 Cardiff City H 3 – 2 Forrester, Ja.Collins (2) Premier Academy League
14 March 2009 Coventry City A 0 – 0 Premier Academy League
21 March 2009 Ipswich Town H 4 – 2 Weimann (2), Ja.Collins, A.Stieber Premier Academy League

Statistics[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

First-Team[edit]

No. Pos. Nationality Player Apps Goal Goals Assists Yellow card.svg YC Red card.svg RC Total Apps Total Goals
1 GK United States United States Friedel, BradBrad Friedel 46 0 0 1 1 46 0
2 DF England England Young, LukeLuke Young 43 1 0 7 0 43 1
3 DF Netherlands Netherlands Bouma, WilfredWilfred Bouma 2 0 0 0 0 90 1
4 MF England England Sidwell, SteveSteve Sidwell 25 4 1 6 1 25 4
5 DF Denmark Denmark Laursen, MartinMartin Laursen 24 4 2 1 0 91 11
6 MF England England Barry, GarethGareth Barry 48 8 9 10 0 440 52
7 MF England England Young, AshleyAshley Young 48 9 15 8 1 100 19
8 MF England England Milner, JamesJames Milner 43 6 8 7 0 79 9
9 FW England England Harewood, MarlonMarlon Harewood 15 1 3 1 0 40 7
10 FW Norway Norway Carew, JohnJohn Carew 34 15 4 3 0 78 31
11 FW England England Agbonlahor, GabrielGabriel Agbonlahor 48 13 10 4 0 139 35
13 GK England England Taylor, StuartStuart Taylor 2 0 0 0 0 17 0
14 FW England England Delfouneso, NathanNathan Delfouneso 13 3 0 1 0 13 3
15 DF England England Davies, CurtisCurtis Davies 45 1 1 3 0 59 2
16 DF England England Knight, ZatZat Knight 26 1 0 1 0 54 2
17 MF Togo Togo Salifou, MoustaphaMoustapha Salifou 9 0 1 0 0 13 0
18 FW England England Heskey, EmileEmile Heskey 14 2 0 0 0 14 2
19 MF Bulgaria Bulgaria Petrov, StiliyanStiliyan Petrov 47 2 4 9 0 112 5
20 MF England England Reo-Coker, NigelNigel Reo-Coker 36 2 1 4 0 75 3
21 DF England England Shorey, NickyNicky Shorey 33 0 2 2 0 33 0
22 GK United States United States Guzan, BradBrad Guzan 8 0 0 1 0 8 0
24 DF Spain Spain Cuéllar, CarlosCarlos Cuéllar 36 0 0 4 0 36 0
26 MF England England Gardner, CraigCraig Gardner 30 1 2 4 0 77 6
27 MF England England Osbourne, IsaiahIsaiah Osbourne 6 0 0 1 0 29 0
29 DF Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland O'Halloran, StephenStephen O'Halloran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 DF United States United States Eric Lichaj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 MF England England Albrighton, MarcMarc Albrighton 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
46 MF Scotland Scotland Bannan, BarryBarry Bannan 2 0 0 1 0 2 0
47 DF England England Ciaran Clark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 DF England England Nathan Baker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
49 MF Australia Australia Herd, ChrisChris Herd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 MF Republic of Ireland Ireland Shane Lowry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Last Update: End of season
  • Data includes all competitive competitions

Reserves/Academy[edit]

No. Pos. Nationality Player Reserve Apps Goal Reserve Goals Academy Apps Goal Academy Goals Total Apps Goal Total Goals
45 MF England England Albrighton, MarcMarc Albrighton 10 2 2 0 12 2
48 DF England England Nathan Baker 4 0 12 0 16 0
46 MF Scotland Scotland Bannan, BarryBarry Bannan 11 3 4 0 15 3
FW England England Berry, DurrellDurrell Berry 0 0 9 2 9 2
MF England England Richard Blythe 1 0 16 1 17 1
MF England England Daniel Bradley 0 0 6 1 6 1
47 DF England England Ciaran Clark 12 1 9 1 21 2
FW England England James Collins 10 1 22 24 32 25
GK Austria Austria Thomas Dau 0 0 14 0 14 0
14 FW England England Delfouneso, NathanNathan Delfouneso 9 3 1 0 10 3
* GK Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Conor Devlin 0 0 1 0 1 0
MF England England Jack Dyer 1 0 13 0 14 0
DF England England Calum Flanagan 1 0 17 0 18 0
41 MF England England Harry Forrester 3 0 18 5 21 5
MF England England Gary Gardner 2 1 11 2 13 3
MF England England Will Grocott 1 0 18 4 19 4
DF Netherlands Netherlands Arsenio Halfhuid 0 0 5 0 5 0
* GK Kosovo Kosovo Aldi Haxhia 0 0 1 0 1 0
49 MF Australia Australia Herd, ChrisChris Herd 7 1 0 0 7 1
42 MF Austria Austria Dominik Hofbauer 6 1 17 3 23 4
MF England England Jonathan Hogg 5 3 0 0 5 3
MF England England Jason Lampkin 0 0 8 0 8 0
43 DF United States United States Eric Lichaj 10 1 0 0 10 1
MF England England Ben Love 0 0 5 0 5 0
51 DF Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry 8 1 0 0 8 1
FW Sweden Sweden Mikaelsson, TobiasTobias Mikaelsson 3 0 0 0 3 0
FW England England Ethan Moore 0 0 1 1 1 1
29 DF Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland O'Halloran, StephenStephen O'Halloran 2 0 0 0 2 0
53 GK England England Elliott Parish 9 0 3 0 12 0
FW England England Kofi Poyser 0 0 13 4 13 4
DF Wales Wales Tomos Roberts 0 0 12 0 12 0
DF England England Matthew Roome 5 0 14 0 19 0
GK Switzerland Switzerland Benjamin Siegrist 0 0 4 0 4 0
MF England England Ryan Simmonds 0 0 13 0 13 0
DF England England Sam Simmonds 1 0 6 0 7 0
MF Hungary Hungary András Stieber 0 0 11 4 11 4
* MF Hungary Hungary Stieber, ZoltánZoltán Stieber 8 2 0 0 8 2
FW Austria Austria Andreas Weimann 10 2 18 6 28 8
DF Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Derrick Williams 0 0 1 0 1 0
FW England England Williams, SamSam Williams 4 0 0 0 4 0
  • Last Update: 25 March 2009
  • Data includes all competitions
  • Zoltán Stieber signed for TuS Koblenz on 29 January 2009. Conor Devlin and Aldi Haxhia were signed on emergency short-term loan deals. Both returned to Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App(GS/Sub)
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  USA Brad Friedel 37 Non-EU 2008 16 (16/0) 0 2011 £2.5m
13 GK  ENG Stuart Taylor 27 EU 2005 17 (14/3) 0 2009 Undisclosed
22 GK  USA Brad Guzan 23 Non-EU 2008 2 (2/0) 0 2011 £0.6m
2 RB  ENG Luke Young 29 EU 2008 14 (13/1) 1 2011 £6m
3 LB  NED Wilfred Bouma 30 EU 2005 90 (87/3) 1 2011 £3.5m
5 CB  DEN Martin Laursen 31 EU 2004 83 (81/2) 11 2010 £3m
15 CB  ENG Curtis Davies 23 EU 2008 27 (22/5) 1 2012 Undisclosed
16 CB  ENG Zat Knight 28 EU 2007 34 (32/2) 1 2011 £3.5m
21 LB  ENG Nicky Shorey 27 EU 2008 16 (16/0) 0 2011 Undisclosed
24 CB  ESP Carlos Cuéllar 27 EU 2008 12 (9/3) 0 2012 £7.8m
29 LB  IRL Stephen O'Halloran 20 EU 2008 0 (0/0) 0 2009 Academy
4 CM  ENG Steve Sidwell 25 EU 2008 6 (3/3) 1 2011 Undisclosed
6 CM  ENG Gareth Barry 27 EU 1997 410 (393/17) 49 2010 Undisclosed
7 LM  ENG Ashley Young 23 EU 2007 70 (67/3) 14 2011 £9.6m
8 RM  ENG James Milner 22 EU 2008 45 (40/5) 3 2012 £12m
17 CM  TOG Moustapha Salifou 25 Non-EU 2007 9 (3/6) 0 2009 Undisclosed
19 CM  BUL Stiliyan Petrov 29 EU 2006 82 (75/7) 4 2010 £6.5m
20 CM  ENG Nigel Reo-Coker 24 EU 2007 56 (56/0) 3 2011 £8.5m
26 CM  ENG Craig Gardner 21 EU 2005 58 (37/21) 6 2011 Academy
27 CM  ENG Isaiah Osbourne 20 EU 2006 26 (13/13) 0 2011 Academy
9 CF  ENG Marlon Harewood 29 EU 2006 34 (7/27) 7 2010 £4m
10 CF  NOR John Carew 28 EU 2007 59 (57/2) 23 2010 Part-Exchange
11 CF  ENG Gabriel Agbonlahor 21 EU 2006 110 (102/8) 29 2011 Academy
14 CF  ENG Nathan Delfouneso 17 EU 2008 3 (0/3) 0 2010 Academy
18 CF  ENG Emile Heskey 29 EU 2009 3 (3/0) 1 2012 £3.5m
  • Last updated: 12 May 2008
  • Source: avfc.co.uk, players' Wikipedia articles
  • Ordered by position on pitch (from back right to front left).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League 2008/09 fixtures announced". Premier League. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Permanent Villa move for Davies". BBC Sport. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Curtis Eyes Albion Return". AVFC website. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Sidwell signs for Villa". AVFC website. 10 July 2008. Archived from the original on 12 January 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "West Brom sign Moore from Villa". BBC Sport. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Mowbray tipping Moore to flourish". BBC Sport. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Mellberg to leave Villa for Juve". BBC Sport. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  8. ^ http://www.avfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~1511274,00.html Halfhuid signs
  9. ^ "Villa sign England striker Heskey". BBC. 23 January 2009. Archived from the original on 25 January 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2009. 

External links[edit]