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All Sports Jamaica

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Aston Villa

Aston Villa Football Club is an English professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham. The club competes in the Premier League, the highest level of the English football league system. Founded in 1874, it has played at its home stadium, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa was one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888 and the Premier League in 1992.[3] Villa are one of five English clubs to have won the European Cup in 1981–82. They have also won the Football League First Division seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup five times and the European Super Cup (UEFA) once. The club is currently fifth in the English top flight table of all time, since its inception in 1888.[4]

Villa has a fierce local rivalry with Birmingham City and the Second City derby between the teams has been played since 1879. [5] The club’s traditional kit colors are burgundy shirts with light blue sleeves, white shorts and light blue socks. The traditional insignia of his club is a lion rampant.[6][7] The club is currently owned by the NSWE group, a company owned by Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris and American billionaire Wes Edens.