History of Villa
Aston Villa are one of the most decorated sides in English football history. They won the old First Division on no fewer than seven occasions and are regular fixtures in the later stages of the domestic cup competitions. However, their crowning glory to date has come in Europe. Aston Villa won the European Cup – the predecessor to the Champions League – in 1982. That victory put them into an elite group of European Cup-winning clubs alongside the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.