1989–90 Aston Villa F.C. season

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Aston Villa
1989–90 season
Chairman England Doug Ellis
Manager England Graham Taylor
Stadium Villa Park
First Division 2nd
FA Cup Sixth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
David Platt (21)
All:
David Platt (24)

During the 1989–90 English football season, Aston Villa competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Aston Villa improved drastically on the 17th place of the previous season and spent most of the season challenging for the title, finishing in second behind Liverpool. This was their highest finish since 1980–81, and a great result for a team in only its second consecutive season in the top flight.

At the end of the season, manager Graham Taylor accepted an offer to take over management of the England national football team. He was replaced by Czechoslovakian Jozef Vengloš, who had just led Czechoslovakia to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. In taking the Villa hot-seat, Vengloš became the first manager from outside of Britain of a top flight club in English football history.

Kit[edit]

Aston Villa's kit was manufactured by Danish company Hummel and sponsored by Mita Copiers.

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1][2]

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 Lee Butler
England GK Nigel Spink
England DF Andrew Comyn
England DF Darrell Duffy
England DF Kevin Gage
England DF Bernard Gallacher
England DF Derek Mountfield
England DF Chris Price
England DF Steve Sims
Republic of Ireland DF Paul McGrath
Denmark DF Kent Nielsen
England MF Paul Birch
No. Position Player
England MF Mark Blake
England MF Nigel Callaghan[3]
England MF Gordon Cowans
England MF Tony Daley
England MF Stuart Gray (captain)
England MF David Platt
England MF Gareth Williams
England FW Ian Olney
England FW Ian Ormondroyd
England FW Dean Spink
Republic of Ireland FW Tony Cascarino
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 FW Adrian Heath (to Manchester City)
No. Position Player
England FW Mark Lillis (to Scunthorpe United)

Youth and reserves[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 Glen Livingstone
England DF Christopher Boden
England DF John Elliott
England DF Bryan Small
England DF Andrew Smith
England MF Steve Froggatt
No. Position Player
England MF Craig Liddle
England MF Lee Williams
England FW Martin Carruthers
England FW Thomas Mooney
England FW Mark Parrott
Wales FW David Jones

Trainees[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 FW Ian Tyrrell

Apprentices[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

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

No. Position Player
England FW Neil Floate

Other players[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 Russell Bullivant
England DF David Watt
England MF Richard Crisp
England MF Brian Nicholas
England FW David Travis
No. Position Player
England FW Stephen Walker
Noel Callaghan
Shepherd
England Stephen Slocombe
C Williams

Trialists[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Trinidad and Tobago MF Colvin Hutchinson
Denmark FW Lars Jakobsen (on trial from OB)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Results[edit]

First Division[edit]

[6]

  • Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa
  • Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool
  • Aston Villa 6-2 Everton
  • Everton 3-3 Aston Villa
  • Aston Villa 0-3 Wimbledon
  • Chelsea 0-3 Aston Villa
  • Millwall 2-0 Aston Villa
  • Aston Villa 3-0 Manchester United
  • Aston Villa 4-1 Coventry City
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Liverpool 38 23 10 5 78 37 +41 79
2 Aston Villa 38 21 7 10 57 38 +19 70
3 Tottenham Hotspur 38 19 6 13 59 47 +12 63

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

FA Cup[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Round Date
Blackburn Rovers 2–2 Aston Villa Third round proper 6 January 1990
Aston Villa 3–1 Blackburn Rovers Third round proper replay 10 January 1990
Aston Villa 6–0 Port Vale Rovers Fourth round proper 27 January 1990
West Bromwich Albion 0–2 Aston Villa Fifth round proper 17 Febuary 1990
Oldham Athletic 3–0 Aston Villa Sixth round proper 14 March 1990

League Cup[edit]

References[edit]