Aston Villa Football Club (also known as The Villa, Villa and The Villans) is an English professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, who play in the Premier League. The club was founded in 1874 and have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa were founder members of The Football League in 1888. They were also founder members of the Premier League in 1992.
Villa Park is a football stadium in the district of Aston, in Birmingham, England. It has been the home of Aston Villa Football Club since 1897. It is a UEFA Elite stadium and it has hosted 16 England internationals at senior level. The first international was in 1899 with the most recent being in 2005. It was the first English ground to stage international football in three different centuries. Villa previously played at Aston Park from 1874 to 1876 and Perry Barr from 1876 to 1897.
The Atlanta Chiefs were a soccer team based out of Atlanta, Georgia that played in the NPSL and NASL from 1967 to 1972. Their home fields were Atlanta Stadium (1967-1969, 1971-1972) and Tara Stadium (1970). The club was the brainchild of Dick Cecil, then Vice President of the Atlanta Braves baseball franchise who were the Chiefs' owners. Cecil was intrigued with the 1966 World Cup in England and decided that a professional soccer team would add valuable events for Atlanta Stadium.
The History of Aston Villa Football Club between 1874 and 1961 covers their time from the club's foundation, through the first two major periods of success (the late 1880s, and the early 1900s) and the club's League Cup success. Aston Villa Football Club were formed in March, 1874, by four members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Handsworth. The four founders were Jack Hughes, Frederick Matthews, Walter Price and William Scattergood.
The history of Aston Villa F.C. from 1961 to the current season covers the fluctuating fortunes of the club during the 1960s and 1970s, the European Cup victory in 1982 and the present day's Premiership club. The late 1960s was a turbulent time for the club and pressure from fans led to a change of ownership and management. The problems started when the club was relegated from the first tier of English football for the third time, under manager Dick Taylor in 1967.
Aston Villa Reserves are the reserve team of Aston Villa, they have been part of the FA Premier Reserve League since its foundation in 1999 and are current holders of the Premier Reserve League South title. The team plays its home games at Villa Park - during the months of Autumn and Spring - and the Marston's Stadium - during the winter months.
Aston Villa Ladies Football Club is an English women's football team affiliated with Aston Villa F.C. , currently playing in the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division. The club has been in existence under several names since 1973. Originally titled Solihull FC, the team became officially affiliated with Aston Villa F.C. in 1996. The club have a Senior team, a reserve team and several other teams of younger age groups under a Centre of Excellence.
The History of Aston Villa Football Club is described in two separate articles: History of Aston Villa F.C. (1874–1961) – This article covers the period from the club's formation in 1874 by four members of a cricket team, to the first League Cup win in 1961. This period includes the Golden Age of the late 19th century up to the First World War, during which time the club had won the League Championship six times and the FA Cup five times. The inter-war years were ones of mediocrity.
20D/Westphal is a periodic comet in our solar system, originally discovered by the German astronomer J. G. Westphal on July 24, 1852. It was independently discovered by the American astronomer Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters on August 9. The comet was last seen between September 27 and November 26, 1913, first by Pablo T. Delavan and then others. It was predicted to return in 1976 but was never observed, and is now considered a lost comet.
Virgil Suárez is a Cuban American poet and novelist. He is a professor of English at Florida State University. He is one of the leading writers in the Cuban American community, known for such novels as Latin Jazz and Going Under.
Dilek Peninsula is a peninsula lying between the districts of Didim and Kuşadası in Aydın Province, western Turkey. The peninsula was made into a national park of 109.85 square kilometres (27,145 acres), Dilek Yarimadası Milli Parki ("Dilek Peninsula National Park"), in 1966, which is in part accessible to the public.
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