List of Aston Villa F.C. players

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Aston Villa F.C. is an English professional association football club based in Aston, Birmingham, who currently play in the Football League Championship. The club was founded in 1874 and have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa were founding members of The Football League in 1888 and the Premier League in 1992.[1]

They are one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in England, having won the First Division Championship seven times and the FA Cup seven times.[2] Villa are also one of only five English clubs to win the European Cup, which they did in 1982.[3] Aston Villa are one of the most successful clubs in English football history, having won 25 honours in their history.

This is a list of its notable players, generally this means players that have played 100 or more first-class matches for the club. However, some players who have played fewer matches are also included; players from the club's pre-Football League days, when they played fewer matches in a season than the present day, and club captains are included. Players who hold club records have footnotes describing the record. Players are listed according to the date of their first-team debut for the club. Appearances are for first-team competitive matches only including those as a substitute; wartime matches are excluded.

Notable players[edit]

  • Statistics correct as of 26 January 2014.

  This and the † indicate that they are a club record holder
  This and the * indicate that they played their full career at Aston Villa.
(n/a) = Information not available
Players in bold are still playing for the club.

Name Nationality Position[4] Aston Villa career Captaincy Appearances Goals Notes
Walter H. Price England  England Defender 1874 1874–1876 n/a n/a [5][6]
George Ramsay Scotland  Scotland Forward 1876–1882 1876–1884 n/a n/a [7]
Archie Hunter Scotland  Scotland Forward 1878–1890 1884–1891 73 42 [8]
Gershom Cox England  England Defender 1878–1893 101 0
Howard Vaughton England  England Forward 1880–1888 26 15
Arthur Brown England  England Forward 1884–1894 114 58 [9]
Dennis Hodgetts England  England Midfielder 1886–1896 215 91
Jimmy Warner England England Goalkeeper 1886–1892 101 0
James Cowan Scotland  Scotland Midfielder 1889–1902 354 27
Charlie Athersmith England  England Winger 1891–1901 307 85
Jack Devey England  England Forward 1891–1902 1891–1898 304 187 [10]
Howard Spencer England  England Defender 1892–1907 1902–1906 292 2
Jack Reynolds England  England Midfielder 1893–1897 110 17
Stephen Smith England  England Forward 1893–1901 184 42
Jimmy Crabtree England  England Defender 1895–1904 1898–1902 200 7
Albert Evans England England Defender 1896–1906 206 0
Fred Wheldon England  England Forward 1896–1900 137 74
Billy George England  England Goalkeeper 1897–1911* 401 0
Billy Garraty England  England Forward 1897–1908 255 112
Tommy Bowman Scotland  Scotland Midfielder 1897–1901 113 2
George Johnson England England Forward 1897–1905 110 47
Albert Wilkes England  England Midfielder 1898–1907 157 8
Joe Pearson England  England Midfielder 1900–1908 118 7
Joe Bache England  England Forward 1900–1914 1906–1914 474 185
Alf Wood England England Defender 1900–1905 111 7
William Brawn England England Forward 1901–1906 107 20
Alf Miles England England Defender 1902–1914 269 0
Alex Leake England England Midfielder 1902–1907 140 9
Bert Hall England England Forward 1903–1913 214 62
Harry Hampton England  England Forward 1904–1920 376 242 [11]
James Logan Scotland Scotland Defender 1905–1912 157 4
George Tranter England England Midfielder 1905–1915 174 1
Joe Walters England England Forward 1905–1912 121 41
Chris Buckley England England Forward 1906–1914 143 3
Tom Lyons England England Defender 1907–1915 238 0
Charlie Wallace England  England Forward 1907–1921 349 57
Clem Stephenson England  England Forward 1910–1921 216 96 [8]
Tommy Weston England England Defender 1911–1922 179 0
Jimmy Harrop England England Defender 1912–1921 171 4
Andy Ducat England  England Midfield 1912–1921 1919–1921 87 4
Sam Hardy England  England Goalkeeper 1912–1921 183 0 [8]
Frank Moss England  England Defender
Midfielder
1914–1929 1921–1927 283 9
Richard York England  England Forward 1915–1931 390 86
Jimmy Gibson Scotland  Scotland Defender 1927–1936 197 9
Danny Blair Scotland Scotland Defender 1931–1936 138 0
Arthur Dorrell England England Forward 1919–1931 390 65
Frank Barson England  England Midfielder 1919–1922 108 10
Tommy Jackson England England Goalkeeper 1919–1930 186 0
Billy Kirton England England Forward 1919–1928 261 59
Billy Walker England  England Forward 1919–1933* 1927–1933 531 244 [12][13]
Tommy Ball England England Defender 1920–1923 77 0 [14][15]
George Blackburn England  England Midfielder 1920–1926 145 2
Tommy Smart England  England Defender 1920–1934 452 8
Cyril Spiers England England Goalkeeper 1920–1927 112 0
Len Capewell England England Forward 1921–1930 156 100
John Johnstone Scotland Scotland Defender 1921–1927 115 1
Thomas Mort England England Defender 1921–1935 368 2
Vic Milne Scotland Scotland Defender 1923–1929 175 1
Alec Talbot England  England Defender 1923–1936 1933–1934 263 7
Teddy Bowen England England Defender 1923–1934 199 0
Joe Tate England England Midfielder 1925–1935 193 4
Billy Kingdon England England Midfielder 1926–1936 241 5
Joseph Beresford England  England Forward 1927–1935 251 73
Eric Houghton England  England Forward 1927–1946 1934–1936 392 170 [7]
Tom Waring England  England Forward 1928–1935 226 167 [16]
George Brown England England Forward 1929–1934 126 89
Jack Mandley England England Forward 1929–1934 112 26
Ernie Callaghan England  England Defender 1930–1947* 142 0 [17]
Harry Morton England England Goalkeeper 1930–1937 207 0
Fred Biddlestone England England Goalkeeper 1930–1939 160 0
Dai Astley Wales  Wales Forward 1931–1936 173 100
Ronnie Dix England England Striker 1932–1937 104 30
Jimmy Allen England England Midfielder 1934–(n/a) 160 3
Frank Broome England  England Forward 1934–1946 151 90
Frederick Haycock Ireland Ireland Forward 1936–1939 110 33
George Cummings Scotland  Scotland Defender 1935–1949 1938–1939 232 0
Tom Griffiths Wales  Wales Midfielder 1935–1939 1936–1937 67 1
Alex Massie Scotland  Scotland Midfielder 1935–1945 1937–1938 152 5
Bob Iverson England England Defender 1936–1948 153 12
Billy Goffin England England Forward 1937–1954 173 42
George Edwards England England Forward 1938–1956 152 41
Frank Moss England England Midfielder 1938–1951 313 3
Harry Parkes England  England Defender
Utility
1939–1955* 345 4
Joe Rutherford England England Goalkeeper 1939–1951 156 0
Johnny Dixon England  England Forward 1945–1961* 1955–1959 430 144
Eddie Lowe England England Midfielder 1945–1950 117 3
Amos Moss England England Defender 1945–1956 109 5
Leslie Smith England England Forward 1945–1952 197 37
Dicky Dorsett England  England Defender 1946–1953 1949–1951 271 36
Keith Jones Welsh Wales Goalkeeper 1946–1957 199 0
Trevor Ford Wales  Wales Forward 1947–1950 128 61 [7][8]
Peter Aldis England  England Defender 1948–1960 294 1
Con Martin Ireland  Ireland Goalkeeper
Utility
1948–1956 213 1
Colin Gibson England England Forward 1949–1956 167 26
Stan Lynn England  England Defender 1950–1961 323 38
Derek Pace England England Forward 1950–1958 107 42
Tommy Thompson England England Forward 1950–1955 165 75
Davy Walsh Ireland Ireland Striker 1950–1955 114 40
Vic Crowe Wales  Wales Midfielder 1951–1964 1959–1964 351 12
Danny Blanchflower Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland Midfielder 1951–1954 1951–1955 155 10 [8][18]
Peter McParland Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland Forward 1952–1962 340 120 [7][19]
Billy Baxter England England Midfielder 1953–1957 108 6
Gordon Lee England England Defender 1955–1966 142 2
Pat Saward Ireland Ireland Defender 1955–1961 168 2
Jackie Sewell England England Forward 1955–1959 144 40
Harry Burrows England England Forward 1956–1965 181 73
Alan Deakin England  England Midfielder 1956–1969 1964–1969 270 9
Jimmy Dugdale England England Defender 1956–1962 244 3
Nigel Sims England  England Goalkeeper 1956–1964 308 0
Leslie Smith England England Forward 1956–1960 129 25
Mike Tindall England England Midfielder 1956–1961 134 4
Gerry Hitchens England  England Forward 1957–1961 160 96
Ron Wylie Scotland  Scotland Midfielder
Forward
1958–1965 244 28
Charlie Aitken Scotland  Scotland Defender 1959–1976* 1966–1973 660 16 [7][20]
Jimmy MacEwan Scotland Scotland Forward 1959–1966 181 31
John Neal England England Defender 1959–1963 114 0
Bobby Thomson Scotland Scotland Forward 1959–1963 171 70
Alan Baker England England Defender 1960–1966 109 17
John Sleeuwenhoek England England Defender 1961–1967 260 1
Lew Chatterley England England Defender
Midfielder
1960–1971 160 27
Phil Woosnam Wales  Wales Forward 1962–1966 125 30
Mick Wright England England Defender 1962–1973 315 1
Keith Bradley England England Defender
Midfielder
1962–1972 135 9
Tony Hateley England  England Forward 1963–1966 148 86
Dave Pountney England England Midfielder 1963–1968 128 7
Johnny MacLeod Scotland Scotland Right-winger 1964–1968 139 18
Colin Withers England England Goalkeeper 1964–1969 163 0
William Anderson England  England Forward 1967–1973 263 45
John Dunn England England Goalkeeper 1967–1971 118 0
Brian Godfrey England England Midfielder
Forward
1967–1971 260 25
Fred Turnbull England England Defender 1967–1975 183 3
Brian Tiler England England Defender 1968–1973 127 4
Chico Hamilton England England Forward 1969–1976 234 48
Pat McMahon Scotland Scotland Midfielder 1969–1976 149 30
Bruce Rioch Scotland Scotland Midfielder 1969–1974 175 37
Brian Little England  England Forward 1970–1979 301 82 [7]
Andy Lochhead Scotland  Scotland Forward 1970–1973 153 47
Jimmy Cumbes England England Goalkeeper 1971–1976 182 0
Ray Graydon England  England Forward 1971–1977 230 81
Geoff Vowden England England Striker 1971–1974 114 25
John Gidman England England Defender 1972–1980 243 9
Chris Nicholl England  England Defender 1972–1977 1976–1977 251 20
John Robson England England Defender 1972–1978 176 1
Ian Ross Scotland  Scotland Defender 1972–1976 1974–1976 204 3
John Deehan England  England Midfielder 1973–1979 139 51
Leighton Phillips Wales Wales Defender 1974–1978 175 4
Frank Carrodus England England Midfielder 1974–1979 196 10
Andy Gray Scotland  Scotland Forward 1975–1979
1985–1987
209 78 [21][22]
Gary Williams England  England Defender 1975–1987 303 2
Dennis Mortimer England  England Midfielder 1975–1985 1977–1984 405 36 [7]
Gordon Cowans England  England Midfielder 1976–1985
1988–1991
1993–1994
528 59 [7][23]
Colin Gibson England  England Defender 1976–1985 238 17
Jimmy Rimmer England  England Goalkeeper 1977–1983 287 0
Allan Evans Scotland  Scotland Defender 1977–1989 1984–1989 469 62
Ken McNaught Scotland  Scotland Defender 1977–1983 259 14
Nigel Spink England  England Goalkeeper 1977–1996 454 0
Brendan Ormsby England England Defender 1978–1986 140 7
Gary Shaw England  England Forward 1978–1988 165 78 [22]
Kenny Swain England  England Defender 1978–1983 178 2
Paul Birch England  England Midfielder 1978–1991 188 25
Des Bremner Scotland  Scotland Midfielder 1979–1984 226 10
Tony Morley England  England Midfielder 1979–1983 179 34
Peter Withe England  England Forward 1980–1985 182 90 [7]
Mark Walters England  England Midfielder 1981–1987 224 48
Tony Dorigo England England Defender 1983–1987 135 1
Tony Daley England  England Midfielder 1985–1994 290 38
Kevin Gage England England Defender 1987–1992 145 12
Stuart Gray England  England Midfielder 1987–1991 1989–1992 132 15
David Platt England  England Midfielder 1988–1991 145 68 [21]
Chris Price England England Defender 1988–1992 142 4
Paul McGrath Ireland  Ireland Defender 1989–1996 321 10 [7][8][21]
Dwight Yorke Trinidad Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Forward 1989–1998 288 97
Dalian Atkinson England  England Forward 1991–1995 124 38
Ugo Ehiogu England England Defender 1991–2000 285 17
Garry Parker England England Midfielder 1991–1995 119 14
Kevin Richardson England  England Midfielder 1991–1995 1992–1995 188 16
Steve Staunton Ireland  Ireland Defender 1991–1998
2000–2003
2002–2003 350 19
Shaun Teale England England Defender 1991–1995 185 5
Dean Saunders Wales  Wales Forward 1992–1995 142 49
Earl Barrett England  England Defender 1992–1995 132 2
Mark Bosnich Australia  Australia Goalkeeper 1992–1999 227 0
Ray Houghton Ireland Ireland Midfielder 1992–1995 121 11
Andy Townsend Ireland  Ireland Midfielder 1993–1997 1995–1997 177 11
Lee Hendrie England  England Midfielder 1993–2007 308 32
Ian Taylor England  England Midfielder 1994–2003 293 43
Savo Milošević Serbia Serbia Serbia Forward 1995–1998 117 34
Mark Draper England England Midfielder 1995–2000 141 14
Gareth Southgate England  England Defender 1995–2001 1997–2001 244 9
Alan Wright England  England Defender 1995–2003 331 5
Saša Ćurčić Serbia Serbia Serbia Midfielder 1996–1998 29 0
Julian Joachim England England Striker 1996–2001 173 46
Darius Vassell England  England Forward 1997–2005 162 35
Gareth Barry England  England Defender
Midfielder
1998–2009 2006–2008 441 52
Dion Dublin England  England Defender
Forward
1998–2004 190 59
Paul Merson England  England Midfielder 1998–2002 2001–2002 145 19
Steve Stone England  England Midfielder 1999–2002 121 7
Mark Delaney Wales  Wales Defender 1999–2007 193 2
George Boateng Ghana Ghana Midfielder 1999–2002 127 5
Jlloyd Samuel Trinidad Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Defender 1999–2007 199 3
Thomas Hitzlsperger Germany Germany Midfielder 2001–2005 110 13
Juan Pablo Ángel Columbia  Colombia Forward 2001–2007 205 66
Olof Mellberg Sweden  Sweden Defender 2001–2008 2003–2006 263 8 [24]
Gavin McCann England England Midfielder 2003–2007 129 5
Thomas Sørensen Denmark Denmark Goalkeeper 2003–2008 158 0
Martin Laursen Denmark Denmark Defender 2004–2009 2008–2009 91 11
Steven Davis Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland Midfielder 2004–2007 109 9
Gabriel Agbonlahor England England Forward 2005–2018 2015–2016 401 86 [a]
James Milner England  England Midfielder 2005–2006
2008–2010
126 22
Stiliyan Petrov Bulgaria Bulgaria Midfielder 2006–2013 2009–2012 187 8
Ashley Young England England Winger 2007–2011 190 38
John Carew Norway Norway Forward 2007–2011 143 47
Nigel Reo-Coker England England Midfielder 2007–2011 122 3
Brad Friedel England United States Goalkeeper 2008–2011 130 0
Brad Guzan England United States Goalkeeper 2008–2016 127 0
Carlos Cuéllar Spain Spain Defender 2008–2012 120 3
Emile Heskey England England Forward 2008–2012 110 14
Fabian Delph England England Midfielder 2009–2015 2015 134 8
Ciaran Clark Ireland Ireland Defender 2009–2016 159 10
Marc Albrighton England England Midfielder 2009–2014 101 9
Stephen Warnock England England Defender 2009–2012 104 4
Richard Dunne Ireland Ireland Defender 2009–2013 111 4
James Collins Wales Wales Defender 2009–2012 110 6
Andreas Weimann Austria Austria Forward 2010–2015 129 24
Alan Hutton Scotland Scotland Forward 2011– 168 1
Ashley Westwood England England Midfielder 2012–2017 102 3
Ron Vlaar Netherlands Netherlands Defender 2012–2015 2012–2015 88 2
Christian Benteke Belgium Belgium Forward 2012–2015 101 49
Jack Grealish England England Midfielder 2014– 110 9
Tommy Elphick England England Defender 2016– 2016 32 0
James Chester Wales Wales Defender 2016– 2016–2017 & 2018- 96 7
John Terry England England Defender 2017–2018 2017–2018 37 1

References[edit]

Footnotes

  1. ^ Gabriel Agbonlahor was designated club captain while Micah Richards was designated team captain during the 2015-16 Premier League campaign. Agbonlahor resigned the position following a suspension from first team duties in April 2016. Richards was replaced by Tommy Elphick as captain in August 2016.

Specific

  1. ^ "Villa History 1874–1887". Aston Villa F.C. Archived from the original on 29 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  2. ^ "FA Cup history". Football Association (FA). Archived from the original on 2006-03-26. Retrieved 2007-07-02.
  3. ^ "European Cup Win". Aston Villa F.C. Archived from the original on 24 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  4. ^ For a full description of positions see football positions.
  5. ^ One of the four founding members (founding fathers) of the club.
  6. ^ First official club captain of Aston Villa.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j One of 12 players to be inducted into the Aston Villa Hall of Fame in 2006.
  8. ^ a b c d e f Football League 100 Legends Hall of Fame entrant.
  9. ^ Aston Villa's first England player in 1882.
  10. ^ Third all time goalscorer.
  11. ^ Second all time goalscorer.
  12. ^ Club record goalscorer.
  13. ^ Second all time appearances.
  14. ^ The only Football League player to have been murdered.
  15. ^ Cowan, Mark (6 May 2010). "The star Villa player shot dead by neighbour". From the archives. Birmingham Mail. Archived from the original on 8 May 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  16. ^ Club record for most league goals (49) and most goals in total (50) scored in a season, in 1930–31.
  17. ^ Club record holder for oldest first team player; 39 years 86 days old.
  18. ^ English Football Hall of Fame inductee (2003).
  19. ^ First Aston Villa player to participate in a World Cup.
  20. ^ Charlie Aitken is the all time appearance record holder.
  21. ^ a b c Won the PFA Players' Player of the Year award.
  22. ^ a b Won the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
  23. ^ Third all time appearance record holder.
  24. ^ First club captain not from Britain or Ireland.

General

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