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Aston Villa Football Club

Based in Aston, part of Birmingham, and affectionately known as ‘Villa’ by the club’s loyal fan base, Aston Villa won the Championship play-off final – cheered on by Prince William at Wembley – to return to the Premier League after a three-year absence in 2019.

Having been founded in 1874, the club has played at its Villa Park home since 1897 and wears a claret and blue kit. In 1888, the club was one of 12 teams that ultimately shaped the English football league, and their crest has been The Rampant Lion of Scotland since the club's formation.

As one of only five English teams to win the European Cup, Aston Villa has a rich history, having won the League seven times, alongside a further seven FA Cup triumphs and five League Cup wins.