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Category: 3. Team Profiles


Full Name: Aston Villa Football Club

Nicknames: The Villa, The Villians, The Clarets

Founded: March 1874

Staduim: Villa Park ( 42,788)

Owner: Reformer Acquisitions LLC

Chairman: Randy Lerner

Manager: Paul Lambert

EPL 2011-12 Position: 16th

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Most Appearances: Charlie Aitken (657)

Youngest First-Team Player: Jimmy Brown (15 years 349 days)

Oldest First-Team Player: Brad Friedel (40 years 4 days)

Top Goal-Scorer:  Billy Walker (244)

Most Goals In A Season: Tom Waring (50)

Most League Goals in A Season: Tom Waring (49)

Top 5 Record Transfers: Darren Bent (£18m), Stewart Downing (£12m), Ashley Young (£9.65m), Juan Pablo Angel (£9.5m), James Milner (£8.5m)

First Manager: George Ramsay

Longest-Serving Manager: George Ramsay (41 years, 10 months)

Record Win: 13-0 vs Wednesbury Old Athletic

Record Defeat: 8-1 vs Blackburn Rovers

Highest Attendance: 76 588

Lowest Attendance: 2 900

Key Players: Shay Given, Richard Dunne, Stephen Ireland, Charles N’Zogbia, Darren Bent, Gabriel Agbonlahor 




Full Name: Arsenal Football Club

Nickname: The Gunners

Founded: 1886 as Dial Square

Stadium: Emirates Stadium ( Holds 60 361 people)

Owner: Arsenal Holdings plc

Chairman: Peter Hill-Wood

Manager: Arsène Wenger


Most Appearances: David O’Leary (772)

Youngest First-Team Player: Cesc Fabregas (16 years 177 days)

Oldest First-Team Player: Jock Rutherford (41 years 159 days)

Top Arsenal Goal Scorer: Thierry Henry (228)

Most Goals In A Season: Ted Drake ( 42 goals)

Most Goals In A Single Match: Ted Drake (7)

Youngest Goal Scorer: Cesc Fabregas (16 years,212 days)

Oldest Goal Scorer: Jock Rutherford (39 years, 352 days)

First Full-Time Manager: Thomas Mitchell

Longest-Serving Manager: Arsene Wenger (15 years 261 days)

Record Home Win: 26-1 (Paris XI)

Record Away Win: 7-0 (Standard Liege)

Record Home Defeat: 0-6

Record Away Defeat: 0-8

Highest Attendance: 73 707

Lowest Attendance: 4 554

Key Players: Van Persie, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Vermalaen