2005–06 Aston Villa F.C. season

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Aston Villa
2005–06 season
Chairman Doug Ellis
Manager David O'Leary
FA Premier League 16th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer Milan Baroš and Luke Moore (8)
Average home league attendance 34,059
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2005–06 English football season, Aston Villa competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

After a disappointing campaign saw Villa narrowly avoid relegation with a 16th-place finish, manager David O'Leary was sacked,[1] to be replaced by Northern Irishman Martin O'Neill.[2]

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Chelsea 38 29 4 5 72 22 +50 91
CLG 2 Manchester United 38 25 8 5 72 34 +38 83
CLQ 3 Liverpool 38 25 7 6 57 25 +32 82
CLQ 4 Arsenal 38 20 7 11 68 31 +37 67
UC 5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 18 11 9 53 38 +15 65
UC 6 Blackburn Rovers 38 19 6 13 51 42 +9 63
INTO. 7 Newcastle United 38 17 7 14 47 42 +5 58
  8 Bolton Wanderers 38 15 11 12 49 41 +8 56
UC 9 West Ham United 38 16 7 15 52 55 −3 55
  10 Wigan Athletic 38 15 6 17 45 52 −7 51
  11 Everton 38 14 8 16 34 49 −15 50
  12 Fulham 38 14 6 18 48 58 −10 48
  13 Charlton Athletic 38 13 8 17 41 55 −14 47
  14 Middlesbrough 38 12 9 17 48 58 −10 45
  15 Manchester City 38 13 4 21 43 48 −5 43
  16 Aston Villa 38 10 12 16 42 55 −13 42
  17 Portsmouth 38 10 8 20 37 62 −25 38
R 18 Birmingham City 38 8 10 20 28 50 −22 34
R 19 West Bromwich Albion 38 7 9 22 31 58 −27 30
R 20 Sunderland 38 3 6 29 26 69 −43 15

Pre-season[edit]

Date Opponents Home/
Away
Result
F – A
Scorers Competition
18 July 2005 Wycombe Wanderers A 2 – 0 Friendly
20 July 2005 Gallstad FK A 14 – 0 Friendly
23 July 2005 Jonkopings Sodra A 1 – 1 Friendly
26 July 2005 GAIS A 3 – 3 Friendly
30 July 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1 – 2 Friendly
2 August 2005 Walsall A 3 – 0 Friendly
5 August 2005 FC Utrecht A 2 – 1 Friendly

Results[edit]

Aston Villa's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 August 2005 Bolton Wanderers H 2–2 38,026 Phillips, Davis
20 August 2005 Manchester United A 0–1 67,934
23 August 2005 Portsmouth A 1–1 19,778 Hughes (own goal)
27 August 2005 Blackburn Rovers H 1–0 31,010 Baroš
12 September 2005 West Ham United A 0–4 29,582
17 September 2005 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–1 33,686 Milner
24 September 2005 Chelsea A 1–2 42,146 Moore
2 October 2005 Middlesbrough H 2–3 29,719 Moore, Davis
16 October 2005 Birmingham City A 1–0 29,312 Phillips
22 October 2005 Wigan Athletic H 0–2 32,294
31 October 2005 Manchester City A 1–3 42,069 Ridgewell
5 November 2005 Liverpool H 0–2 42,551
19 November 2005 Sunderland A 3–1 39,707 Phillips, Barry, Baroš
26 November 2005 Charlton Athletic H 1–0 30,023 Davis
3 December 2005 Newcastle United A 1–1 18,255 McCann
10 December 2005 Bolton Wanderers A 1–1 23,646 Angel
17 December 2005 Manchester United H 0–2 37,128
26 December 2005 Everton H 4–0 32,432 Baroš (2), Delaney, Angel
28 December 2005 Fulham A 3–3 20,446 Moore, Ridgewell (2)
31 December 2005 Arsenal H 0–0 37,114
2 January 2006 West Bromwich Albion A 2–1 27,073 Davis, Baroš (pen)
14 January 2006 West Ham United H 1–2 36,700 Hendrie
21 January 2006 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–0 36,243
1 February 2006 Chelsea H 1–1 38,562 Moore
4 February 2006 Middlesbrough A 4–0 27,299 Moore (3), Phillips
11 February 2006 Newcastle United H 1–2 37,140 Moore
25 February 2006 Charlton Athletic A 0–0 26,594
4 March 2006 Portsmouth H 1–0 30,194 Baroš
11 March 2006 Blackburn Rovers A 0–2 21,932
18 March 2006 Everton A 1–4 36,507 Agbonlahor
25 March 2006 Fulham H 0–0 32,605
1 April 2006 Arsenal A 0–5 38,183
9 April 2006 West Bromwich Albion H 0–0 33,303
16 April 2006 Birmingham City H 3–1 31,229 Baroš (2), Cahill
18 April 2006 Wigan Athletic A 2–3 17,330 Angel, Ridgewell
25 April 2006 Manchester City H 0–1 26,422
29 April 2006 Liverpool A 1–3 44,479 Barry
7 May 2006 Sunderland H 2–1 33,820 Barry, Ridgewell

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 2006 Hull City A 1–0 17,051 Barry
R4 28 January 2006 Port Vale H 3–1 30,434 Baroš (2), Davis
R5 19 February 2006 Manchester City H 1–1 23,847 Baroš
R5R 14 March 2006 Manchester City A 1–2 33,006 Davis

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 20 September 2005 Wycombe Wanderers A 8–3 5,365 Davis (2), Baroš, Milner (2), Easton (own goal), Barry (2, 1 pen)
R3 22 October 2005 Burnley H 1–0 26,872 Phillips
R4 29 November 2005 Doncaster Rovers A 0–3 10,590

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[4]

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 Sorensen
2 Wales DF Mark Delaney
3 England DF Jlloyd Samuel[5]
4 Sweden DF Olof Mellberg
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 Angel
10 Czech Republic FW Milan Baroš
11 England MF James Milner (on loan from Newcastle United)
12 Northern Ireland MF Steven Davis
13 England GK Stuart Taylor
No. Position Player
14 Cameroon MF Eric Djemba-Djemba
15 Ecuador DF Ulises De la Cruz
16 Netherlands DF Wilfred Bouma
17 England MF Peter Whittingham
18 Northern Ireland DF Aaron Hughes
19 England DF Liam Ridgewell
20 England FW Kevin Phillips
21 England DF Gary Cahill
22 England FW Luke Moore
23 Czech Republic MF Patrik Berger
26 England FW Craig Gardner
30 England FW Gabriel Agbonlahor

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
11 Peru MF Nolberto Solano (to Newcastle United)
16 France MF Mathieu Berson (on loan to Auxerre)
24 Norway MF Eirik Bakke (on loan from Leeds United)
No. Position Player
25 Republic of Ireland GK Wayne Henderson (to Brighton & Hove Albion)
Netherlands GK Stefan Postma (to Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Republic of Ireland MF Steven Foley (to Bournemouth)

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
39 Austria GK Bobby Olejnik

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Player name Previous club League Transfer fee Notes
27 June 2005 GK England Stuart Taylor England Arsenal FA Premier League Undisclosed

Out[edit]

Loan out[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O'Leary parts company with Villa". BBC Sport. 19 July 2006. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "O'Neill named Aston Villa manager". BBC Sport. 4 August 2006. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/aston-villa/2005-2006/results
  4. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2005-2006/faprem/avilla.htm
  5. ^ Samuel was born in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, but also qualified to represent England internationally and has represented them at U-21 level. However, he later chose to represent the country of his birth and made his full international debut for Trinidad and Tobago in September 2009
  6. ^ "Berger set for Aston Villa move". BBC. 17 May 2005. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Hughes completes switch to Villa
  8. ^ "Phillips completes Villa switch". BBC Sport. 29 June 2005. Retrieved 25 September 2007. 
  9. ^ "Baros completes transfer to Villa". BBC Sport. 23 August 2005. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Villa land Dutch defender Bouma". BBC Sport. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Transfers - August 2005". BBC News. 1 September 2005. 
  12. ^ "Stuttgart seal Hitzlsperger deal". BBC Sport. 13 April 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2008. 
  13. ^ "Villa striker makes switch to QPR". BBC Sport. 13 June 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  14. ^ "Man City complete Vassell signing". BBC. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2007. 
  15. ^ "Solano makes return to Newcastle". BBC Sport. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Postma extends his stay at Wolves". BBC News. 6 January 2006. 
  17. ^ "Wolves sign keeper Postma on loan". BBC News. 19 August 2005. 
  18. ^ "Villa's Berson loaned to Auxerre". BBC News. 25 August 2005.