List of Aston Villa F.C. seasons

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The Aston Villa team of 1897 that won The Double.

This is a list of seasons played by Aston Villa Football Club in English and European football, from 1879 (the year of the club's first FA Cup entry) to the most recent completed season. Aston Villa football club was founded in March, 1874, by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Aston. Throughout the 1870s Aston Villa played a small amount of games. At least one game, against Aston Brook St Mary's was played with one half under Rugby rules and the other under football rules.[1] In the 1880s the game became more formalised and in 1888, William McGregor formed the Football League with 11 other clubs.[2]

The club has won the League Championship seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup five times, the Charity Shield once (shared), the European Cup once, the European Super Cup once and the Intertoto Cup once.[3]

This list details the club's achievements in all major competitions, and the top scorers for each season. Top scorers in bold were also the top scorers in the English league that season. Records of competitions such as the Birmingham Senior Cup are not included due to them being considered of less importance than the FA Cup and the League Cup.

Seasons[edit]

Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup League
Cup
[4]
Charity Shield/
Community Shield[5]
Europe Name Goals
League Top goalscorer[6]
1879–80 n/a R3
1880–81 n/a R4
1881–82 n/a R4
1882–83 n/a QF
1883–84 n/a QF
1884–85 n/a R3
1885–86 n/a R2
1886–87 n/a Winners
1887–88 n/a R5
1888–89
Details
FL[7] 22 12 5 5 61 42 29 2nd R3 Albert Allen 19
1889–90
Details
FL 22 7 5 10 43 51 19 8th R2 Dennis Hodgetts 11
1890–91 FL 22 7 4 11 45 58 18 9th R2 Arthur Brown 13
1891–92 FL 26 15 0 11 89 56 30 4th Runners-up John Devey 34
1892–93 Div 1[8] 30 16 3 11 73 62 35 4th R1 John Devey 19
1893–94 Div 1 30 19 6 5 84 42 44 1st R3 John Devey 22
1894–95 Div 1 30 17 5 8 82 43 39 3rd Winners John Devey 19
1895–96 Div 1 30 20 5 5 78 45 45 1st R1 John Campbell 26
1896–97[9] Div 1 30 21 5 4 73 38 47 1st Winners Fred Wheldon 22
1897–98 Div 1 30 14 5 11 61 51 33 6th R5 Fred Wheldon 23
1898–99 Div 1 34 19 7 8 76 40 45 1st R1 John Devey 21
1899–1900 Div 1 34 22 6 6 77 35 50 1st R3 Billy Garraty 30
1900–01 Div 1 34 10 10 14 45 51 30 15th SF John Devey 15
1901–02 Div 1 34 13 8 13 42 40 34 8th R1 Jasper McLuckie 16
1902–03 Div 1 34 19 3 12 61 40 41 2nd SF Jasper McLuckie 20
1903–04 Div 1 34 17 7 10 70 48 41 5th R2 Joe Bache 16
1904–05 Div 1 34 19 4 11 63 43 42 4th Winners Harry Hampton 22
1905–06 Div 1 38 17 6 15 72 56 40 8th R3 Billy Garraty 22
1906–07 Div 1 38 19 6 13 78 52 44 5th R2 Harry Hampton 21
1907–08 Div 1 38 17 9 12 77 59 43 2nd R3 [10] Joe Bache 25
1908–09 Div 1 38 14 10 14 58 56 38 7th R1 Joe Bache 11
1909–10 Div 1 38 23 7 8 84 42 53 1st R3 Harry Hampton 29
1910–11 Div 1 38 22 7 9 69 41 51 2nd R2 Runners-up Harry Hampton 21
1911–12 Div 1 38 17 7 14 76 63 41 6th R2 Harry Hampton 28
1912–13 Div 1 38 19 12 17 86 52 50 2nd Winners Harry Hampton 30
1913–14 Div 1 38 19 6 13 65 50 44 2nd SF Harry Hampton 24
1914–15 Div 1 38 13 11 14 62 72 37 14th R2 Harry Hampton 20
No competitive football was played between 1915 and 1919 due to the First World War
1919–20 Div 1 42 18 6 18 75 73 42 9th Winners Clem Stephenson 29
1920–21 Div 1 42 18 7 17 63 70 43 10th R4 Billy Walker 31
1921–22 Div 1 42 22 3 17 74 55 47 5th R4 Ian Dickson 28
1922–23 Div 1 42 18 10 14 64 51 46 6th R1 Billy Walker 23
1923–24 Div 1 42 18 13 11 52 37 49 6th Runners-up Len Capewell 26
1924–25 Div 1 42 13 13 16 58 71 39 15th R3 Billy Walker 25
1925–26 Div 1 42 16 12 14 86 76 44 6th R5 Len Capewell 34
1926–27 Div 1 42 18 7 17 81 83 43 10th R3 Len Capewell 16
1927–28 Div 1 42 17 9 16 78 73 43 8th R5 George Cook 27
1928–29 Div 1 42 23 4 15 98 81 50 3rd SF Pongo Waring 32
1929–30 Div 1 42 21 5 16 92 83 47 4th QF George Brown 30
1930–31 Div 1 42 25 9 8 128[11] 78 59 2nd R3 Pongo Waring 50[12]
1931–32 Div 1 42 19 8 15 104 72 46 5th R4 Pongo Waring 30
1932–33 Div 1 42 23 8 11 92 67 54 2nd R4 George Brown 35
1933–34 Div 1 42 14 12 16 78 75 40 13th SF Dai Astley 33
1934–35 Div 1 42 14 13 15 74 88 41 13th R3 Dai Astley 21
1935–36 Div 1 42 13 9 20 81 110 35 21st↓ R3 Dai Astley 21
1936–37 Div 2 42 16 12 14 82 70 44 9th R3 Frank Broome 29
1937–38 Div 2 42 25 7 10 73 35 57 1st SF Frank Broome 25
1938–39 Div 1 42 16 9 17 71 60 41 12th R4 Frank Broome 16
No competitive football was played between 1939 and 1946 due to the Second World War
1945–46 n/a[13] QF
1946–47 Div 1 42 18 9 15 67 53 45 8th R3 Dicky Dorsett 13
1947–48 Div 1 42 19 9 14 65 57 47 6th R3 Trevor Ford 18
1948–49 Div 1 42 16 10 16 60 76 42 10th R4 Trevor Ford 14
1949–50 Div 1 42 15 12 15 61 61 42 12th R3 Trevor Ford 18
1950–51 Div 1 42 12 13 17 66 68 37 15th R4 Johnny Dixon 16
1951–52 Div 1 42 19 9 14 79 70 47 6th R3 Johnny Dixon 28
1952–53 Div 1 42 14 13 15 63 61 41 11th QF Johnny Dixon 14
1953–54 Div 1 42 16 9 17 70 68 41 13th R3 Tommy Thompson 21
1954–55 Div 1 42 20 7 15 72 73 47 6th R4 Tommy Thompson 20
1955–56 Div 1 42 11 13 18 52 69 35 20th R4 Johnny Dixon 18
1956–57 Div 1 42 14 15 13 65 55 43 10th Winners Runners-up Peter McParland 19
1957–58 Div 1 42 16 7 19 73 86 39 14th R3 Peter McParland 17
1958–59 Div 1 42 11 8 23 58 87 30 21st↓ SF Gerry Hitchens 18
1959–60 Div 2 42 25 9 8 89 43 59 1st SF Gerry Hitchens 25
1960–61[14] Div 1 42 17 9 16 78 77 43 9th R5 Winners[15] Gerry Hitchens 42
1961–62 Div 1 42 18 8 16 65 56 44 7th QF R3 Harry Burrows 20
1962–63 Div 1 42 15 8 19 62 68 38 15th R4 Runners-up Harry Burrows 22
1963–64 Div 1 42 11 12 19 62 71 34 19th R3 R3 Tony Hateley 19
1964–65 Div 1 42 16 5 21 57 82 37 16th R5 SF Tony Hateley 34
1965–66 Div 1 42 15 6 21 69 80 36 16th R3 QF Tony Hateley 28
1966–67 Div 1 42 11 7 24 54 85 29 21st↓ R4 R2 Lew Chatterley 13
1967–68 Div 2 42 15 7 20 54 64 37 16th R4 R2 Brian Godfrey 13
1968–69 Div 2 42 12 14 16 37 48 38 18th R5 R2 Brian Godfrey 7
1969–70 Div 2 42 8 13 21 36 62 29 21st↓ R3 R2 Bruce Rioch 6
1970–71 Div 3 46 19 15 12 54 46 53 4th R1 Runners-up Andy Lochhead 13
1971–72 Div 3 46 32 6 8 85 32 70 1st R1 R4 Andy Lochhead 25
1972–73 Div 2 42 18 14 10 51 47 50 3rd R3 R3 Runners-up Alun Evans 11
1973–74 Div 2 42 13 15 14 48 45 41 14th R5 R2 Sammy Morgan 9
1974–75 Div 2 42 25 8 9 79 32 58 2nd↑ R5 Winners Ray Graydon 27
1975–76 Div 1 42 11 17 14 51 59 39 16th R3 R3 UEFA CupR1 Ray Graydon 14
1976–77 Div 1 42 22 7 13 76 50 51 4th QF Winners Andy Gray 29
1977–78 Div 1 42 18 10 14 57 42 46 8th R3 R4 UEFA CupQF Andy Gray 20
1978–79 Div 1 42 15 16 11 59 49 46 8th R3 R4 John Deehan 10
1979–80 Div 1 42 16 14 12 51 50 46 7th QF R3 Gary Shaw 13
1980–81 Div 1 42 26 8 8 72 40 60 1st R3 R3 Peter Withe 21
1981–82[16] Div 1 42 15 12 15 55 53 57[17] 11th R5 QF Shared[18] European CupWinners Peter Withe 17
1982–83 Div 1 42 21 5 16 62 50 68 6th QF R2 Super CupWinners[19]
European CupQF
Intercontinental CupRunners-up
Gary Shaw 24
1983–84 Div 1 42 17 9 16 59 61 60 10th R3 SF UEFA CupR2 Peter Withe 22
1984–85 Div 1 42 15 11 16 60 60 56 10th R3 R3 Paul Rideout 15
1985–86 Div 1 42 10 14 18 51 67 44 16th R4 SF Simon Stainrod 21
1986–87 Div 1 42 8 12 22 45 79 36 22nd↓ R3 R4 Allan Evans 8
1987–88 Div 2 44 22 12 10 68 41 78 2nd↑ R4 R4 Warren Aspinall 13
1988–89 Div 1 38 9 13 16 45 56 40 17th R4 QF Alan McInally 22
1989–90 Div 1 38 21 7 10 57 38 70 2nd QF R3 David Platt 24
1990–91 Div 1 38 9 14 15 46 58 41 17th R3 QF UEFA CupR2 David Platt 24
1991–92 Div 1 42 17 9 16 48 44 60 7th QF R2 Dwight Yorke 17
1992–93 Prem 42 21 11 10 57 40 74 2nd R4 R4 Dean Saunders 16
1993–94 Prem 42 15 12 15 46 50 57 10th R5 Winners UEFA CupR2 Dean Saunders 16
1994–95 Prem 42 11 15 16 51 56 48 18th R4 R4 UEFA CupR2 Dean Saunders 17
1995–96 Prem 38 18 9 11 52 35 63 4th SF Winners Dwight Yorke 25
1996–97 Prem 38 17 10 11 47 34 61 5th R4 R4 UEFA CupR1 Dwight Yorke 20
1997–98 Prem 38 17 6 15 49 48 57 7th R5 R3 UEFA CupQF Dwight Yorke 16
1998–99 Prem 38 15 10 13 51 46 55 6th R4 R3 UEFA CupR2 Julian Joachim 16
1999–00 Prem 38 15 13 10 46 35 58 6th Runners-up SF Dion Dublin 16
2000–01 Prem 38 13 15 10 46 43 54 8th R4 R3 Intertoto CupSF Dion Dublin 9
2001–02 Prem 38 12 14 12 46 47 50 8th R3 R4 Intertoto CupWinners[20]
UEFA CupR1
Juan Pablo Ángel 16
2002–03 Prem 38 12 9 17 42 47 45 16th R3 QF Intertoto CupSF Dion Dublin 14
2003–04 Prem 38 15 11 12 48 44 56 6th R3 SF Juan Pablo Ángel 23
2004–05 Prem 38 12 11 15 45 52 47 10th R3 R3 Juan Pablo Ángel 9
2005–06 Prem 38 10 12 16 42 55 42 16th R5 R4 Milan Baroš 12
2006–07 Prem 38 11 17 10 43 41 50 11th R3 R4 Gabriel Agbonlahor 10
2007–08 Prem 38 16 12 10 71 51 60 6th R3 R3 John Carew 13
2008–09 Prem 38 17 11 10 54 48 62 6th R5 R3 Intertoto Cup – Co-winners[21]
UEFA CupR32
John Carew 15
2009–10 Prem 38 17 13 8 52 39 64 6th SF Runners-up UEFA Europa LeaguePOR John Carew 17
2010–11 Prem 38 12 12 14 48 59 48 9th R5 QF UEFA Europa LeaguePOR Darren Bent

Ashley Young

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2011–12 Prem 38 7 17 14 37 53 38 16th R4 R3 Darren Bent 10
2012–13 Prem 38 10 11 17 47 69 41 15th R4 SF Christian Benteke 23

Key[edit]

Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ "Aston Villa's history 1874–1887". Aston Villa F.C. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Villa History 1888–1899". Aston Villa F.C. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Club Honours". AVFC.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  4. ^ The League Cup was founded in 1961.
  5. ^ The Charity/Community Shield was founded in 1908.
  6. ^ Goals in all competitions (Football League or Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and European) are counted.
  7. ^ Aston Villa was a founding member of the Football League.
  8. ^ The Football League expanded to two divisions in 1892, absorbing most of the teams from the Football Alliance. The league previously known simply as the Football League became the Football League First Division.
  9. ^ In this season Aston Villa was the second team to win the double. As of September 2007 it is one of six English clubs to have done so.
  10. ^ The Charity Shield later known as the FA Community Shield is formed.
  11. ^ English record goals total for any club in the top flight, and for any club in a 42-game season. Aston Villa's 86 goals scored at home this season is a record for any club in the top division. "Football League Records: Goals". The Football League. Retrieved 10 September 2007. 
  12. ^ Club record for most league goals (49) and most goals in total (50) scored in a season.
  13. ^ The FA Cup was contested in 1945–46 but the Football League did not resume until the following season.
  14. ^ The League Cup.
  15. ^ First winner of the League Cup.
  16. ^ When Villa won the European Cup it became the fourth English club to do so.
  17. ^ The 1981–82 season saw the introduction of three points for a win.
  18. ^ From 1939 to 1993, in the event of a draw, the Charity Shield would be shared between the two competing teams, with each team having possession of the trophy for six months.
  19. ^ The European Super Cup was played over two legs in January 1983.
  20. ^ Intertoto Cup winners entered the first round of the UEFA Cup this season.
  21. ^ Winners of this season's Intertoto Cup entered the second qualifying round of the UEFA Cup, the outright winners were Braga who progressed furthest in the UEFA Cup.
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