Aston Villa F.C. 2004/2005  
Aston Villa F.C. Aston Villa F.C.
Official site http://www.avfc.premiumtv.co.uk/
Also known as The Villans
Formed 1874
Chaieman Douglas Ellis
Club Honours
League Champions 1893-94, 1895-96, 1896-97,
1898-99, 1899-00, 1909-10,
1980-81
Charity Shield Winners 1981
F.A.Cup Winners 1887, 1895, 1897, 1905, 1913,
1920, 1957
League Cup Winners 1961, 1975, 1977, 1994, 1996
UEFA Champions Cups Winners 1982
Uefa Supercups Winners 1982
Stadium Image Stadium
Villa Park, Trinity Road, Birmingham, B6 6HE
Inauguration 1897
Capacity 42,584
Pitch Size 105 x 69 m
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Ticket Info Hotline 0121 327 5353
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All time records
Attendance 76,588: vs Derby County 1946/03/02 FA Cup R6
Gate receipts 1,067,620: Chelsea vs Man Utd 1996/03/31 FA Cup SF
Best league win 12 - 2: vs Accrington Stanley 1892/03/12 Division 1
Worst league loss 0-7: vs Blackburn Rovers 1899/10/19 Division 1
Best cup win 13 - 0: vs Wednesbury Old Athletic 1886/10/30 FA Cup R1
Most capped player Paul McGrath: 51 Republic of Ireland
League appearances Charlie Aitken: 561 1961-76
League goals Harry Hampton: 215 1904-15
Goals in a season Pongo Waring: 49 1930-31 Division 1
Transfer fee received £12.6m: Dwight Yorke to Man Utd. 1998/08
Transfer fee paid £9.5m: Juan Pablo Angel from River Plate 2001/01/13
Average age of players 24 years
Number of foreigners 17
Longest serving player Lee Hendrie (9 years)
Player Profile
# Name Position Born Nationality
1 Thomas Sorensen GK 1976/06/12 Denmark
2 Mark Delaney DF 1976/05/13 Wales
3 Jlloyd Samuel DF 1981/03/29 England
4 Olof Mellberg DF 1977/09/03 Sweden
5 Martin Laursen DF 1977/07/26 Denmark
6 Gareth Barry DF 1981/02/23 England
7 Lee Hendrie MF 1977/0/18 England
8 Gavin McCann MF 1978/01/10 England
9 Juan Pablo Angel FW 1975/10/21 Colombia
10 Darius Vassell FW 1980/06/30 England
11 Nolberto Solano MF 1974/12/12 Peru
12 Thomas Hitzlsperger MF 1982/04/05 Germany
13 Stefan Postma GK 1976/06/10 Netherlands
14 Marcus Allback FW 1973/07/05 Sweden
15 Ulises De la Cruz MF 1974/02/08 Ecuador
16 Mathieu Berson MF 1980/02/23 France
17 Pete Whittingham MF 1984/09/08 England
19 Liam Ridgewell DF 1984/07/21 England
24 Steven Davis MF 1985/01/01 England
31 Luke Moore FW ----/--/-- England
Technical Staff
Manager
Manager Image David O'Leary
Born 1958/03/02
Joined 2003/05/20
Club as manager/coach Leeds Utd,
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Name Born Position
Roy Aitken ----/--/-- Assistant Manager
Transfer Zone
In
08/06/2004 Mathieu Berson (FRA) MF Nantes (FRA) Undisc. ?
08/02/2004 Vaclav Drobny (CZE) DF Strasbourg (FRA) Loan ?
07/12/2004 Carlton Cole (ENG) ST Chelsea (ENG) Loan ?
05/21/2004 Martin Laursen (DEN) DF AC Milan (ITA) £3m ?
Out
08/10/2004 Wayne Henderson (IRL) GK Notts Co (ENG) Loan ?
08/03/2004 Stefan Moore (ENG) FW Millwall (ENG) Loan ?
07/20/2004 Rob Edwards (ENG) DF Wolves (ENG) £0.15m ?
07/20/2004 Rob Edwards (ENG) DF Wolves (ENG) £150k ?
07/09/2004 Peter Crouch (ENG) ST Southampton (ENG) £2m ?
06/06/2004 Hassan Kachloul (MAR) - Un-attached Released -
05/14/2004 Ronny Johnsen (NOR) - Un-attached Released -
05/14/2004 Dion Dublin (ENG) ST Un-attached Released -
  2003/2004 Data  
Player Profile
# Name Position Nationality
1 Peter Enckelman G Finland
2 Mark Delaney D Wales
4 Olof Mellberg D Sweden
5 Alpay Ozalan D Turky
6 Gareth Barry D England
8 Juan Pablo Angel F Columbia
9 Dion Dublin F England
10 Darius Vassell F England
11 Steve Staunton D Rep of Ireland
12 Thomas Hitzlsperger M England
13 Stefan Postma G England
14 Marcus Allback F Sweden
15 Ulises De la Cruz D England
16 Peter Crouch F England
17 Lee Hendrie M England
20 Moustapha Hadji M Morocco
21 Jlloyd Samuel D England
22 Hassan Kachloul M Morocco
23 Michael Boulding F England
24 Liam Ridgewell M England
25 Stefan Moore F England
26 Mark Kinsella M Rep of Ireland
27 Ronnie Johnsen D Norway
28 Oyvind Leonhardsen M Norway
29 Pete Whittingham M England
30 Rob Edwards D England
31 Stephen Cooke M England
37 Bosko Balaban G England
39 Wayne Henderson G Rep of Ireland
- Bosko Balaban F Croatia
- Jonathan Bewers D England
- Keith Fahey M Rep of Ireland
- Danny Jackman D England
- Gavin Melaugh M Northern Ireland
Technical Staff
  Name Position
  David O'Leary Manager
  Roy Aitken Assistant Manager
  Stuart Gray First Team Coach
  Eric Steele Goalkeeping Coach
  Kevin MacDonald Reserve Team Coach
  Tony MadAndrew Youth Team Manager
  Gordon Cowans Youth Team Coach
  Bryan Jones Football Academy Director
  Steve Burns Assistant Academy Director
  Roy Aitken Physiotherapist
  Alan Miller Youthn Development Officer
  Warwick Adams Football In The Community Officer
  Phil Mepham Media and Communications Team
  Barrie Smith Medical Officer
Hercules + Bella Club Mascot
Transfer Zone
In
08/08/2003 Thomas Sorensen (Den) GK Sunderland (Eng) £2.25m 06/2006
07/24/2003 John McGrath LM Sunderland (Eng) £2.25m 06/2006
07/14/2003 Michael Boulding DM Paris-SG (Fra) Trial 1 week
07/07/2003 Gavin Melaugh GK FK Austria (Aut) £? 06/2007
Out
09/04/2003 Peter Crouch (Eng) ST Norwich City (Eng) Loan 12/2003
09/01/2003 Hassan Kachloul (Mor) AM Wolves (Eng) Loan 01/2004
08/29/2003 Colin Marshall (Sco) MF Clyde (Sco) Loan 01/2004
08/15/2003 Steve Staunton (Ire) CD Coventry City (Eng) Free 06/2005
08/06/2003 Boaz Myhill (Eng) GK Macclesfield (Eng) Loan 11/2003
07/01/2003 Joey Gudjonsson (Ice) CM Real Betis (Spa) ended Loan 06/2006
07/01/2003 Michael Boulding MF Un-attached Released -
07/01/2003 Gavin Melaugh LWB Un-attached Released -
Premirship
08/16/2003 v Portsmouth (A) 1○2
08/24/2003 v Liverpool (H) 0△0
08/27/2003 v Arsenal (A) 0○2
08/30/2003 v Leicester City (H) 3●1
09/14/2003 v Manchester City (A) 1○4
09/20/2003 v Charlton Athletic (H) 2●1
09/27/2003 v Chelsea (A) 0○1
10/05/2003 v Bolton Wanderers (H) 1△1
10/19/2003 v Birmingham City (A) 12:00
10/25/2003 v Everton (H) 15:00
11/01/2003 v Newcastle United (A) 15:00
11/08/2003 v Middlesbrough (H) 15:00
11/23/2003 v Tottenham Hotspur (A) 16:05
11/29/2003 v Southampton (H) 15:00
12/06/2003 v Manchester United (A) 15:00
12/13/2003 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 15:00
12/20/2003 v Blackburn Rovers (A) 15:00
12/26/2003 v Leeds United (A) 15:00
12/28/2003 v Fulham (H) 15:00
01/07/2004 v Portsmouth (H) 19:45
01/10/2004 v Liverpool (A) 15:00
01/17/2004 v Arsenal (H) 15:00
01/31/2004 v Leicester City (A) 15:00
02/07/2004 v Leeds United (H) 15:00
02/11/2004 v Fulham (A) 19:45
02/22/2004 v Birmingham City (H) 12:00
02/28/2004 v Everton (A) 15:00
03/13/2004 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 15:00
03/20/2004 v Blackburn Rovers (H) 15:00
03/27/2004 v Charlton Athletic (A) 15:00
04/03/2004 v Manchester City (H) 15:00
04/10/2004 v Bolton Wanderers (A) 15:00
04/12/2004 v Chelsea (H) 15:00
04/17/2004 v Newcastle United (H) 15:00
04/24/2004 v Middlesbrough (A) 15:00
05/01/2004 v Tottenham Hotspur (H) 15:00
05/08/2004 v Southampton (A) 15:00
05/15/2004 v Manchester United (H) 15:00
League Cup
Date Opposition   Score
09/23 v Wycombe Wanderers (A) 5●0
10/29 LC 3rd Round   TBC
12/03 LC 4th Round   TBC
12/17 LC 5th Round   TBC
01/21 LC Semi Finals 1st Round   TBC
01/28 LC Semi Finals 2md Round   TBC
02/29 LC Final   TBC
F.A. Cup
Date Opposition   Score
01/03 FA 3rd Round   TBC
01/24 FA 4th Round   TBC
02/14 FA 5th Round   TBC
03/06 FA 6th Round   TBC
04/03 FA Semi Finals   TBC
05/22 FA Final   TBC
  2002/2003 Data  
Player Profile
# Name Position Nationality
1 Peter Enckelman G Finland
2 Mark Delaney D Wales
3 Alan Wright D England
4 Olof Mellberg D Sweden
5 Alpay Ozalan D Turky
6 Gareth Barry D England
7 Ian Taylor M England
8 Juan Pablo Angel F Columbia
9 Dion Dublin F England
10 Darius Vassell F England
11 Steve Staunton D Rep of Ireland
12 Thomas Hitzlsperger M England
13 Stefan Postma G England
14 Marcus Allback F Sweden
15 Ulises De la Cruz D England
16 Peter Crouch F England
17 Lee Hendrie M England
18 Steve Stone M England
19 Bosko Balaban F Croatia
20 Moustapha Hadji M Morocco
21 Jlloyd Samuel D England
22 Hassan Kachloul M Morocco
23 Michael Boulding F England
24 Liam Ridgewell M England
25 Stefan Moore F England
26 Mark Kinsella M Rep of Ireland
27 Ronnie Johnsen D Norway
28 Oyvind Leonhardsen M Norway
- Jay Smith D England
Technical Staff
  Name Position
  Graham Taylor Manager
  John Deehan Assistant Manager
  Stuart Gray First Team Coach
  Eric Steele Goalkeeping Coach
  Kevin MacDonald Reserve Team Coach
  Tony MadAndrew Youth Team Manager
  Gordon Cowans Youth Team Coach
  Bryan Jones Football Academy Director
  Steve Burns Assistant Academy Director
  Jim Walker Physiotherapist
  Alan Miller Youthn Development Officer
  Warwick Adams Football In The Community Officer
  Phil Mepham Media and Communications Team
  Barrie Smith Medical Officer
Hercules + Bella Club Mascot
Transfer Zone
In
06/01/2003 Bosko Balaban (Cro) Dinamo (Cro) loan return
05/12/2003 John McGrath Dag & Red ended loan
05/05/2003 Michael Boulding Grimsby ended loan
05/04/2003 Gavin Melaugh Rochdale ended loan
05/04/2003 Michael Husbands Hereford ended loan
01/01/2003 Boaz Myhill Bradford ended loan
08/30/2002 Oyvind Leonhardsen Tottenham Hotspur full ownership
08/29/2002 Ronny Johnsen Man Utd. full ownership
08/23/2002 Mark Kinsella Charlton Athletic joint ownership
07/27/2002 Ulises De La Cruz Hibernian (SCO) full ownership
07/08/2002
Michael Boulding Grimsby (ENG/D1)
full ownership
Out
07/01/2003 John McGrath (Ire) Un-attached sign
07/01/2003 Ian Taylor Un-attached sign
07/01/2003 Alan Wright Un-attached sign
05/13/2003 Michael Husbands   retired
05/13/2003 John McGrath   retired
05/12/2003 Alan Wright   retired
05/12/2003 Ian Taylor   retired
05/12/2003 Joey Gudjonsson Real Betis ended loan
01/10/2003 Michael Boulding Grimsby loan
12/28/2002 Michael Husbands Hereford loan
12/20/2002 Steve Stone Portsmouth free transfer
11/29/2002 John McGrath Dag & Red loan
11/21/2002 Boaz Myhill Bradford loan
11/20/2002 Jay Smith Southend free transfer
11/07/2002 Gavin Melaugh Rochdale loan
10/23/2002 Steve Stone Portsmouth (ENG/D1) loan
10/13/2002 Liam Ridgewell Bournemouth loan
09/27/2002 Michael Boulding Sheff Utd loan
08/27/2002 Bosko Balaban Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) loan
08/15/2002 Jay Smith Southend loan
08/09/2002 Boaz Myhill Bristol C loan
08/06/2002 Paul Merson Portsmouth (ENG/D1) free transfer
08/05/2002 George Boateng
Middlesbrough
full ownership
07/01/2002 Peter Schmeichel Man City free transfer