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1 Manchester United beat Villa to the first Premier League title in 1992-93. What was the score when the sides met at Old Trafford in March of that season?
Answer: 1-1

Steven Staunton was Villa's scorer that day.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Premiership Years
2 In what year was the Aston Villa football club formed?
Answer: 1874

In March, 1874, four members of the Aston Villa cricket club decided to form a football club. They did this so they could keep in shape during the winter months.
  From Quiz: History of Aston Villa
3 In the summer of 1997, Aston Villa signed England striker Stan Collymore. From which English team was he purchased?
Answer: Liverpool

Collymore retired from professional football in 2001. During the course of his career he made a total of 251 first team appearances and scored 99 goals. Stan made three appearances for the senior England team. Collymore made appearances for 11 professional teams during his career. Collymore went on to have a career in the media, writing articles for daily newspapers and appearing as a pundit on BBC Radio 5 Live.
    Your options: [ Nottingham Forest ] [ Liverpool ] [ Millwall ] [ Everton ]
  From Quiz: Aston Villa 1997-98
4 Steven Davis emerged from the youth ranks at Aston Villa during the 2004-05 season. This progress was recognised with a call up by which country?
Answer: Northern Ireland

Davis made 29 appearances, scoring 1 goal, for Aston Villa in his first full season as a member of the senior squad.
    Your options: [ Republic of Ireland ] [ Northern Ireland ] [ Wales ] [ Scotland ]
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Internationals [2]
5 In the 1992-93 season, Dean Saunders was Aston Villa's top goal scorer. Which national side did he represent?
Answer: Wales

Deano formed a formidable striking team with Ian Rush and Mark Hughes for Wales in the early 1990s.
    Your options: [ Northern Ireland ] [ England ] [ Wales ] [ Scotland ]
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Internationals [1]
6 Goalkeeper Mark Bosnich left Aston Villa for which massive club?
Answer: Manchester United

Bosnich returned to the then European champions Manchester Utd in 1999. Bosnich had had a spell at United between 1989 and 1991. He had some big gloves to fill as Peter Schmeichel had just ended his career at Old Trafford by lifting the Champions League trophy.
    Your options: [ Chelsea ] [ Manchester United ] [ Liverpool ] [ Arsenal ]
  From Quiz: Villa Stars Went Where?
7 Aston Villa's season got off to the worst possible start. Which club defeated them in the opening game at Villa Park?
Answer: Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday won 2-1 at Villa Park. The Villa then proceeded to beat the other three teams listed in their next three games. Wednesday went on to complete a league double over Villa with a 2-1 victory at Hillsborough.
    Your options: [ Everton ] [ Blackburn Rovers ] [ Sheffield Wednesday ] [ Derby County ]
  From Quiz: Aston Villa 1996-97
8 1995-96 was the season that Alan Hansen made his famous "you can't win anything with kids" quote about eventual champions Manchester United. Aston Villa faced these kids on the opening day of the season. What was the score?
Answer: 3-1 to Aston Villa

Goals from Ian Taylor, Mark Draper on his debut, and Dwight Yorke sent United to this defeat and prompted Mr. Hansen's comment.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa 1995-96
9 Where did Aston Villa finish in the FA Premier League at the end of the 1994-95 season?
Answer: 18th

An away draw at Norwich City on the final day of the season was enough to secure Aston Villa's Premiership status. Steve Staunton's goal was the saving strike. The point and the 18th place relegated Crystal Palace instead. At the end of this season the number of club sides was reduced from 22 to 20 teams. 4 sides were relegated, Crystal Palace, Ipswich Town, Leicester City and Norwich City. Only 2 sides were promoted from Division One, Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa 1994-95
10 What league position did Aston Villa finish in the 1993-94 season?
Answer: 10th

Villa finished in 10th.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa: 1993-94
11 In their first ever Premiership season, what position did Aston Villa finish?
Answer: 2nd

Villa's second place was achieved due to an impressive home record. Only Chelsea and Norwich City left Villa Park with the 3 points.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Premiership: 1992-93
12 Which year did Villa win the Intertoto Cup?
Answer: 2001

They beat FC Basle in the final. The first leg was drawn 1-1 and in the second leg, Villa won 4-1.
    Your options: [ 2001 ] [ 2000 ] [ 2002 ] [ 1999 ]
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13 When was Aston Villa founded?
Answer: 1874

Aston Villa was founded by cricketers!
  From Quiz: Ultimate Aston Villa
14 What was Aston Villa's original name?
Answer: Aston Villa

Aston Villa have always had this name since their formation in 1874.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa FC History
15 In what year were Aston Villa FC formed?
Answer: 1874

Aston Villa were formed in 1874 by a group of cricketers looking for ways to keep fit during the Winter. Their name comes from the Aston district of north Birmingham, and a large house situated near the Wesleyan chapel where they were founded.
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16 Ron Atkinson was sacked in November 1994 following a 4-3 defeat to which team?
Answer: Wimbledon

Brian Little was installed as his replacement and kept Villa in the Premier League.
    Your options: [ West Ham ] [ Norwich City ] [ Manchester United ] [ Wimbledon ]
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Premiership Years
17 Aston Villa's first ever opponent was St. Mary's. How many players did each team have?
Answer: 15

The St. Mary's team was made up of rugby players. This first match was played at Aston Park, where many of the Villains' first matches were played. The game was played where the first half was by rugby rules and used a rugby ball. The second half was played by soccer rules and used a soccer ball. Aston Villa won the game.
  From Quiz: History of Aston Villa
18 In what position did Aston Villa finish at the end of the 1997-98 Premiership season?
Answer: 7th

The Villa finished the season in seventh place. The club won 17 of its league matches, drew five games and lost 15, giving a return of 57 points. Blackburn Rovers were the team that finished above Villa, in sixth, with West Ham United in eighth position.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa 1997-98
19 How many Aston Villa players appeared in the 2006 World Cup in Germany?
Answer: 3

Olof Mellberg of Sweden, Milan Baros of the Czech Republic, and Ulises De La Cruz of Ecuador, were the three Villa men at the World Cup.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Internationals [2]
20 Former striker Dwight Yorke represented which Caribbean nation at international level?
Answer: Trinidad and Tobago

Yorke was spotted playing football on a beach by former Villa manager Graham Taylor. He came over to England in 1990 and had a glittering club career. A personal dream of his was fulfilled when his national side qualified for World Cup 2006 in Germany.
    Your options: [ St Kitts and Nevis ] [ Jamaica ] [ Trinidad and Tobago ] [ Bahamas ]
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Internationals [1]
21 Former Villa captain, Gareth Southgate, left the club in 2001. Which side did he join?
Answer: Middlesborough

Southgate was a regular in the staring line up in his 6 seasons at Villa, making nearly 250 appearances in all competitons. During his time at Villa, Southgate also became a regular England international.
    Your options: [ Crystal Palace ] [ Middlesborough ] [ Tottenham Hotspur ] [ Everton ]
  From Quiz: Villa Stars Went Where?
22 What was Aston Villa's final league position in the 1996-97 Premiership season?
Answer: 5th

Villa finished fifth with 61 points, sandwiched between Liverpool in fourth and Chelsea in sixth.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa 1996-97
23 What league position did Aston Villa achieve in the 1995-96 season?
Answer: 4th

Villa finished in fourth place, sandwiched between Liverpool in third and Arsenal in fifth.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa 1995-96
24 Which 2 teams did the Villa do the league "double" over in the 1994-95 season?
Answer: Ipswich Town and Tottenham Hotspur

The 4 victories over these 2 sides all featured goals from Dean Saunders.
    Your options: [ Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United ] [ Manchester United and Liverpool ] [ Ipswich Town and Tottenham Hotspur ] [ Liverpool and Ipswich Town ]
  From Quiz: Aston Villa 1994-95
25 Who finished top scorer in all competitions during the 1993-94 season?
Answer: Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders was top scorer for the second consecutive season with 16 goals in all competitons. Dalian Atkinson was second with 15, Kevin Richardson scored 7 and Ray Houghton 5.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa: 1993-94
26 Villa's highest victory was 5-1. Who was this against?
Answer: Middlesborough

There were 5 different scorers for the Villa in this match. Villa completed a "double" over Middlesborough, with a 3-2 victory in the away fixture.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Premiership: 1992-93
27 What stadium became Aston Villa's permanent home in 1897?
Answer: Villa Park

Villa Park was constructed in the grounds of Aston Hall. The first game there, in April, 1897, saw Aston Villa defeat Blackburn Rovers 3-0. A record attendance was set in March 1946, when 76,588 people attended a match against Derby County.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa FC
28 In February 1995, Villa beat Wimbledon 7-1 at Villa Park. Who scored a first-half hat-trick in that game?
Answer: Tommy Johnson

The other scorers were Alan Reeves (OG), Dean Saunders (2) and Dwight Yorke.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Premiership Years
29 Aston Villa moved from Aston Park to Perry Bar in 1876. What was the profession of the man they rented Perry Bar from?
Answer: Butcher

They played at Perry Bar from 1876-1897. In 1897, they moved to their home of Villa Park.
  From Quiz: History of Aston Villa
30 Who was Aston Villa's top goal scorer during the 1997-98 football season?
Answer: Dwight Yorke

Dwight Yorke had a fairy tale introduction to professional football. In 1989, Aston Villa toured the West Indies. Yorke played against Villa in one of the matches. Graham Taylor, who was the clubs manager at the time, was impressed and offered him a trial. The trial was a success and he made his debut for Villa in March 1990 against Crystal Palace.

Yorke went on to make 232 appearances, scoring 73 goals, at Villa. In August 1998, he joined Manchester United, where he was part of the 1998-99 "Treble" winners: the Premiership, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League titles all in the same year.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa 1997-98
31 Aston Villa signed Shaun Maloney in 2007 from Scottish side Celtic. Which country did he represent?
Answer: Scotland

Maloney made history in his homeland when he became the first player to win the Player of the Year, and Young Player of the Year in Scotland in 2006.
    Your options: [ England ] [ Scotland ] [ Wales ] [ Canada ]
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Internationals [2]
32 Former right back Fernando Nelson represented which country?
Answer: Portugal

Nelson made several appearances fro his national side. He was a part of Portugal's "Golden Generation" which won the U-21 world title in the early 1990s. This team included the likes of Rui Costa and Fernando Cuoto.
    Your options: [ Brazil ] [ Spain ] [ Portugal ] [ Mexico ]
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Internationals [1]
33 Legendary centre back, Paul McGrath, left Aston Villa in 1996 for which, at the time, Premiership team?
Answer: Derby County

Despite his "dodgy" knees and only training once a week, McGrath was the defensive lynch pin of the side that ran Manchester United close for the first Premiership title.
    Your options: [ Manchester United ] [ Derby County ] [ Sheffield Wednesday ] [ Southampton ]
  From Quiz: Villa Stars Went Where?
34 Who was Aston Villa's top goalscorer in the 1995-96 season?
Answer: Dwight Yorke

After 3 seasons, consecutively, and as top goalscorer, Dean Saunders was sold to Galatasaray in the summer of 1995. Trinidad and Tobago international, Yorke, was the new hero at Villa Park with 25 goals.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa 1995-96
35 Who was top goal scorer for Aston Villa in all competitions in the 1994-95 season?
Answer: Dean Saunders

Dean was top scorer for the third season in a row. He was the only player in the squad to reach double figures throughout the whole campaign.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa 1994-95
36 From which club did Aston Villa sign Andy Townsend?
Answer: Chelsea

He had played previously for Southampton and Norwich City, and subsequently moved to Middlesborough in August 1997.
    Your options: [ Southampton ] [ Chelsea ] [ Norwich City ] [ Middlesborough ]
  From Quiz: Aston Villa: 1993-94
37 Who was Aston Villa's top goal scorer in all competitions?
Answer: Dean Saunders

Dean scored 13 in league fixtures and 4 in the cup competitions.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa Premiership: 1992-93
38 In 1897, Villa were the ________ team to win the double?
Answer: 2nd

Preston North End were first. The others are Man United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham.
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39 Against which team did Aston Villa play in the 1957 FA Cup final?
Answer: Manchester United

Aston Villa won the match 2-1. Peter McParland scored for the Villains in the 67th and 71th minutes. Tommy Taylor scored a consolation goal in the 84th minute for Man United.
    Your options: [ Liverpool ] [ Arsenal ] [ Manchester United ] [ Tottenham Hotspur ]
  From Quiz: Ultimate Aston Villa
40 When did Aston Villa win their first league title?
Answer: 1894

Villa were the league champions four times in the 19th century, in 1894, 1896, 1897 and 1899.
  From Quiz: Aston Villa FC History
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