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Aston Villa Football Club Limited

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Traditional Aston Villa football shirt

The club was founded in 1874 and were founder members of the Football League (in 1888). Aston Villa have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897 (current capacity = 42,640). The club was floated on the London Stock Exchange by the previous owner and chairman 'Deadly' Doug Ellis in May 1997, but in 2006 full control of the club was acquired by the American businessman Randy Lerner. Major honours include: 1 European Cup (in 1981–82), 7 English Championships, 7 FA Cups and 5 League Cups.

Financial Overview

Year
Turnover
Pre-tax profit
Wages / Turnover ratio (%)
Employees

2007/08**

75.538

-0.769

13.8

191

2006/07**

52.674

-19.803

12.1

211

2005/06

48.982

-8.188

78.1

1293

2004/05

51.263

-2.488

64.2

1251

2003/04

55.859

-10.652

60.5

1239

2002/03

45.447

-11.552

71.1

1182

2001/02

46.724

-0.350

66.1

1120

2000/01

39.400

0.100

63.1

1162

1999/00

35.848

-4.850

60.1

1193

1998/99

34.876

20.156

47.6

206

1997/98

31.769

11.740

39.0

192

1996/97

18.865

-0.065

45.6

148

1995/96

13.001

3.717

40.9

124

1994/95

13.014

1.118

 

113

1993/94

10.175

-0.191

 

113

** = Aston Villa FC Ltd - other figures refer to the plc

 

Average Match Attendances

Season
Ave. No. Spectators

2009/10

38575

2008/09

39810

2007/08

39870

2006/07

36214

2005/06

34112

2004/05

37355

2003/04

36625

2002/03

34975

2001/02

35011

2000/01

31597

1999/00

31697

1998/99

36936

1997/98

36136

1996/97

36027

1995/96

34877

1994/95

29756

Website: 
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