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11 Facts About Aston Villa That Aston Villa Fans Already Know

Here's 11 facts about Aston Villa that Aston Villa fans already know.

1. Aston Villa is one of an elite group of seven clubs that has played in every Premiership season. Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are the other six.

2. Villa currently holds the record number of league goals scored by any team in the English top-flight - 128 goals were scored in the 1930-31 season.

3. The record fee Aston Villa have paid for a player was £18 million for Darren Bent from Sunderland in January 2011.

4. Villa legend Archie Hunter became the first player to score in every round of the FA Cup in Villa's victorious 1887 campaign.

5. Aston Villa are one of four English Teams that have won the European Cup. They did so on 26 May 1982 beating Bayern Munich 1-0. The others are Liverpool, Manchester United and Nottingham Forest.

6. Charlie Aitken holds the record for the most appearances for Aston Villa - 657 between 1959–1976.

7. The club's all time top-scorer is Billy Walker, who played for 20 years from 1919. He scored an impressive 244 goals in 531 appearances.

8. Aston Villa have spent 100 seasons in the top-flight, the only club to have spent longer in the top-flight is Everton with 107 seasons.

9. Aston Villa have had more England internationals than any other club - 71 to date.

10. Villa were the first British club to give up a shirt sponsorship fee - in order to promote the Axorns Children’s Hospice charity beween 2008/2010.

11. Aston Villa have scores more goals in the history of the FA Cup than any other league club - 817 so far.

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