Season 120 | 2008-09

2008-09 Aston Villa Squad.jpg

Season Summary

League
Position
FA Cup Progress
League Cup Progress
European Progress
Biggest Win
Premier League
6th
5th Round
3rd Round
Round of 32
4-0 vs. Wigan Athletic (a), Premier League

Manager Summary

P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

Manager
From
To
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
Martin O'Neill
Saturday, 19 July 2008
Ongoing
55
24
16
15
40
44%
27%
73%
29%
1.60
Chairman
Club Secretary
Randolph Lerner
Sharon Barnhurst

Season Statistics

Pos: Final League Position; P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; F: Goals Scored; A: Goals Conceded; Pts: Final League Points; GD: Goal Difference (A-F); PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); GR: Goal Ratio (F/A); GPG: Goals Scored per Game; CPG: Goals Conceded per Game; CS: Clean Sheets; CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

Results - All Competitions

P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PPG
GR
GPG
CPG
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U
U%
2008-09
55
24
16
15
78
69
9
1.63
1.14
1.42
1.25
16
29%
44%
27%
40
73%

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
2008-09
6th
38
17
11
10
54
48
62
6
1.42
1.26
1.13
13
34%
45%
26%
74%

Runs

Season
Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
2008-09
4
2
11
12
4

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Manchester United
38
28
6
4
68
24
44
90
2
Liverpool
38
25
11
2
77
27
50
86
3
Chelsea
38
25
8
5
68
24
44
83
4
Arsenal
38
20
12
6
68
37
31
72
5
Everton
38
17
12
9
55
37
18
63
6
Aston Villa
38
17
11
10
54
48
6
62
7
Fulham
38
14
11
13
39
34
5
53
8
Tottenham Hotspur
38
14
9
15
45
45
0
51
9
West Ham United
38
14
9
15
42
45
-3
51
10
Manchester City
38
15
5
18
58
50
8
50
11
Wigan Athletic
38
12
9
17
34
45
-11
45
12
Stoke City
38
12
9
17
38
55
-17
45
13
Bolton Wanderers
38
11
8
19
41
53
-12
41
14
Portsmouth
38
10
11
17
38
57
-19
41
15
Blackburn Rovers
38
10
11
17
40
60
-20
41
16
Sunderland
38
9
9
20
34
54
-20
36
17
Hull City
38
8
11
19
39
64
-25
35
18
Newcastle United
38
7
13
18
40
59
-19
34
19
Middlesbrough
38
7
11
20
28
57
-29
32
20
West Bromwich Albion
38
8
8
22
36
67
-31
32

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Intertoto Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 19 July 2008
Odense Boldklub
2-2
Aston Villa
D
Intertoto Cup 3rd Round
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Aston Villa
1-0
Odense Boldklub
W
UEFA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar
1-4
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Aston Villa
4-2
Manchester City
W
Premier League
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Stoke City
3-2
Aston Villa
L
UEFA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Aston Villa
1-1
Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar
D
Premier League
Sunday, 31 August 2008
Aston Villa
0-0
Liverpool
D
Premier League
Monday, 15 September 2008
Tottenham Hotspur
1-2
Aston Villa
W
UEFA Cup 1st Round
Thursday, 18 September 2008
PFC Litex Lovech
1-3
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Sunday, 21 September 2008
West Brom
1-2
Aston Villa
W
League Cup 3rd Round
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Aston Villa
0-1
Queens Park Rangers
L
Premier League
Saturday, 27 September 2008
Aston Villa
2-1
Sunderland
W
UEFA Cup 1st Round
Thursday, 2 October 2008
Aston Villa
1-1
PFC Litex Lovech
D
Premier League
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Chelsea
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Aston Villa
0-0
Portsmouth
D
UEFA Cup Group F Game 1
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Aston Villa
2-1
AFC Ajax
W
Premier League
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Wigan Athletic
0-4
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Aston Villa
3-1
Blackburn Rovers
W
Premier League
Monday, 3 November 2008
Newcastle United
2-0
Aston Villa
L
UEFA Cup Group F Game 2
Thursday, 6 November 2008
SK Slavia Prague
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Aston Villa
1-2
Middlesbrough
L
Premier League
Saturday, 15 November 2008
Arsenal
0-2
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Aston Villa
0-0
Manchester United
D
Premier League
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Aston Villa
0-0
Fulham
D
UEFA Cup Group F Game 3
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Aston Villa
1-2
MŠK Žilina
L
Premier League
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Everton
2-3
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Aston Villa
4-2
Bolton Wanderers
W
UEFA Cup Group F Game 4
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Hamburger SV
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 20 December 2008
West Ham United
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Friday, 26 December 2008
Aston Villa
2-2
Arsenal
D
Premier League
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Hull City
0-1
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 3rd Round
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Gillingham
1-2
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Aston Villa
2-1
West Brom
W
Premier League
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Sunderland
1-2
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 4th Round
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Doncaster Rovers
0-0
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Portsmouth
0-1
Aston Villa
W
Premier League
Saturday, 31 January 2009
Aston Villa
0-0
Wigan Athletic
D
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Aston Villa
3-1
Doncaster Rovers
W
Premier League
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Blackburn Rovers
0-2
Aston Villa
W
FA Cup 5th Round
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Everton
3-1
Aston Villa
L
UEFA Cup Round of 32
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Aston Villa
1-1
CSKA Moscow
D
Premier League
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Aston Villa
0-1
Chelsea
L
UEFA Cup Round of 32
Thursday, 26 February 2009
CSKA Moscow
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Sunday, 1 March 2009
Aston Villa
2-2
Stoke City
D
Premier League
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Manchester City
2-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Sunday, 15 March 2009
Aston Villa
1-2
Tottenham Hotspur
L
Premier League
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Liverpool
5-0
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Manchester United
3-2
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Aston Villa
3-3
Everton
D
Premier League
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Aston Villa
1-1
West Ham United
D
Premier League
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Bolton Wanderers
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Monday, 4 May 2009
Aston Villa
1-0
Hull City
W
Premier League
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Fulham
3-1
Aston Villa
L
Premier League
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Middlesbrough
1-1
Aston Villa
D
Premier League
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Aston Villa
1-0
Newcastle United
W

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Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
From
For
James Milner
Winger
Wednesday, 31 August 2005, Friday, 29 August 2008
Newcastle United
Loan, £13,500,000
Samir Carruthers
Midfielder
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Arsenal
Free
Nathan Delfouneso
Forward
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Youth Team
Free
Ciaran Clark
Centre Back
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Youth Team
Free
Steve Sidwell
Midfielder
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Chelsea
£5,670,000
Brad Friedel
Goalkeeper
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Blackburn Rovers
£2,250,000
Brad Guzan
Goalkeeper
Friday, 1 August 2008
Club Deportivo Chivas USA
£900,000
Nicky Shorey
Left Back
Friday, 1 August 2008
Reading
£3,960,000
Luke Young
Right Back
Friday, 8 August 2008
Middlesbrough
£2,700,000
Carlos Cuéllar
Centre Back
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Glasgow Rangers
£9,000,000

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Player
Position
On
To
For
Thomas Sørensen
Goalkeeper
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Stoke City
Free
Shaun Maloney
Midfielder
Friday, 22 August 2008
Glasgow Celtic
£2,790,000
Wayne Routledge
Winger
Saturday, 3 January 2009
Queens Park Rangers
£603,000
Stuart Taylor
Goalkeeper
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Manchester City
Free
Martin Laursen
Centre Back
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Retired
Released

Debut Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Steve Sidwell
Player #811
Odense Boldklub (a), Intertoto Cup
Saturday, 19 July 2008
Brad Friedel
Player #812
Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar (a), UEFA Cup
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Nicky Shorey
Player #813
Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar (a), UEFA Cup
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Nathan Delfouneso
Player #814
Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar (a), UEFA Cup
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Luke Young
Player #815
Manchester City (h), Premier League
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Carlos Cuéllar
Player #816
PFC Litex Lovech (a), UEFA Cup
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Brad Guzan
Player #817
Queens Park Rangers (h), League Cup
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Barry Bannan
Player #818
Hamburger SV (a), UEFA Cup
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Emile Heskey
Player #819
Portsmouth (a), Premier League
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Marc Albrighton
Player #820
CSKA Moscow (a), UEFA Cup
Thursday, 26 February 2009

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Wilfred Bouma
Player #788
Odense Boldklub (h), Intertoto Cup
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Stuart Taylor
Player #792
Odense Boldklub (h), Intertoto Cup
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Wayne Routledge
Player #810
PFC Litex Lovech (h), UEFA Cup
Thursday, 2 October 2008
Martin Laursen
Player #779
West Bromwich Albion (h), Premier League
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Marlon Harewood
Player #806
CSKA Moscow (a), UEFA Cup
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Zat Knight
Player #807
Fulham (a), Premier League
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Gareth Barry
Player #728
Newcastle United (h), Premier League
Sunday, 24 May 2009

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
34
27.18
24.17 | CSKA Moscow (a), UEFA Cup
28.52 | West Ham United (h), Premier League
Youngest Starter
Youngest Substitute
Nathan Delfouneso | 17.85 | Thursday, 4 December 2008
Nathan Delfouneso | 17.54 | Thursday, 14 August 2008
Oldest Starter
Oldest Substitute
Brad Friedel | 38.04 | Sunday, 24 May 2009
Emile Heskey | 31.39 | Sunday, 24 May 2009

First Team Squad

Player
Number
Villa Career
Gareth Barry
Player #728
1998-09 Aston Villa, Tribunal, 440 (52) |
Martin Laursen
Player #779
2004-09 Aston Villa, £3.6m, 89 (2) | 12 |
Wilfred Bouma
Player #788
2005-10 Aston Villa, £4.23m, 87 (3) | 1 |
James Milner
Player #789
2005-06 Aston Villa, (L), 2008-10 Aston Villa, £13.5m, 119 (7) | 22 |
Stuart Taylor
Player #792
2005-08 Aston Villa, Free, 14 (3) | 0 |
Craig Gardner
Player #793
2005-09 Aston Villa, Free, 49 (31) | 6 |
Gabby Agbonlahor
Player #794
2006-18 Aston Villa, Free, 343 (51) | 89 |
Stiliyan Petrov
Player #795
2006-13 Aston Villa, £9m, 208 (13) | 12 |
Isaiah Osbourne
Player #798
2006-10 Aston Villa, Free, 14 (16) | 0 |
Ashley Young
Player #801
2007-11, £11.88m, 2021- Free, Aston Villa, 192 (9) | 38 |
John Carew
Player #802
2007-11 Aston Villa, Exchange, 103 (28) | 48 |
Shaun Maloney
Player #803
2007-08 Aston Villa, £1.35m, 18 (15) | 7 |
Nigel Reo-Coker
Player #804
2007-11 Aston Villa, £11.25m, 107 (17) | 3 |
Marlon Harewood
Player #806
2007-09 Aston Villa, £4.95m, 9 (31) | 6 |
Zat Knight
Player #807
2007-09 Aston Villa, £4.23m, 52 (2) | 2 |
Curtis Davies
Player #808
2007-11 Aston Villa, (L), £9m, 60 (7) | 3 |
Moustapha Salifou
Player #809
2007-11 Aston Villa, £450k, 7 (6) | 0 |
Wayne Routledge
Player #810
2008-09 Aston Villa, £1.53m, 2 (6) | 0 |
Steve Sidwell
Player #811
2008-11 Aston Villa, £5.56m, 37 (27) | 4 |
Brad Friedel
Player #812
2008-11 Aston Villa, £2.25m, 131 (0) | 0 |
Nicky Shorey
Player #813
2008-10 Aston Villa, £3.96m, 37 (2) | 0 |
Nathan Delfouneso
Player #814
2008-14 Aston Villa, Free, 15 (39) | 9 |
Luke Young
Player #815
2008-11 Aston Villa, £2.7m, 88 (3) | 2 |
Carlos Cuéllar
Player #816
2008-12 Aston Villa, £9m, 114 (7) | 3 |
Brad Guzan
Player #817
2008-16 Aston Villa, £900k, 170 (1) | 0 |
Barry Bannan
Player #818
2007-13 Aston Villa, Free, 51 (34) | 2 |
Emile Heskey
Player #819
2009-12 Aston Villa, £3.33m, 72 (40) | 14 |
Marc Albrighton
Player #820
2008-14 Aston Villa, Free, 60 (44) | 8 |
Shane Lowry
Player #823
2008-12 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (2) | 0 |
Ciaran Clark
Player #824
2008-16 Aston Villa, Free, 145 (18) | 10 |
Eric Lichaj
Player #831
2008-13 Aston Villa, Free, 30 (12) | 2 |
Chris Herd
Player #833
2008-15 Aston Villa, Free, 36 (6) | 2 |
Nathan Baker
Player #838
2008-17 Aston Villa, Free, 114 (8) | 1 |
Elliot Parish
Unused Substitute
2008-09 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (0) |

Appearances

Player
Total
League Starts
League Subs
FA Cup Starts
FA Cup Subs
EFL Cup Starts
EFL Cup Subs
Europe Starts
Europe Subs
Unused Sub
F Gabby Agbonlahor
48
35
1
2
0
0
1
8
1
2
M Gareth Barry
48
38
0
1
0
1
0
5
3
1
W Ashley Young
48
36
0
3
0
1
0
8
0
1
M Stiliyan Petrov
47
36
0
3
0
1
0
7
0
3
GK Brad Friedel
46
38
0
3
0
0
0
5
0
6
CB Curtis Davies
45
34
1
4
0
0
0
5
1
5
RB Luke Young
43
33
1
2
0
0
0
7
0
1
W James Milner
43
31
5
3
0
0
0
3
1
1
CB Carlos Cuéllar
37
24
4
2
0
1
0
6
0
1
M Nigel Reo-Coker
36
19
7
2
0
0
0
8
0
9
CF John Carew
34
18
9
2
0
1
0
4
0
2
LB Nicky Shorey
33
19
2
3
0
1
0
8
0
17
M Craig Gardner
30
3
11
3
1
1
0
10
1
25
CB Zat Knight
26
13
0
3
0
1
0
9
0
29
M Steve Sidwell
25
11
5
4
0
0
0
5
0
11
CB Martin Laursen
24
19
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
4
CF Marlon Harewood
15
0
6
0
1
1
0
5
2
26
CF Emile Heskey
14
11
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
F Nathan Delfouneso
13
0
4
2
1
0
0
3
3
25
M Moustapha Salifou
9
0
0
1
0
0
0
6
2
31
GK Brad Guzan
8
0
1
1
0
1
0
5
0
41
W Wayne Routledge
7
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
3
6
M Isaiah Osbourne
6
0
0
0
1
1
0
2
2
12
RB Wilfred Bouma
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
M Barry Bannan
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
GK Stuart Taylor
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
5
W Marc Albrighton
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
6

Goals