Aston Villa books

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

One of the 12 original clubs, Aston Villa are a leading light in English football, responsible for many pivotal moments in the game, such as the formation of the Football League in 1888.

As you would expect for a club of this stature, there are Aston Villa books on many elements of the club’s intriguing history.

The European Cup triumph of 1982 certainly warrants its own title and the wonderful Ticket to the Moon definitely hits the target.

Have you heard of Andy Ducat, a cricket and football legend?

And then there’s choosing Villa’s best 50 games! James Fisher had a go…

If we’ve missed any, please drop us a line: missedbooks@englishfootballbooks.com

You’ll find some best Aston Villa books below.

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The Aston Villa A - Z​

The Aston Villa A - Z

Hardcover
By Simon Goodyear

Aston Villa are the fifth most decorated club in English football history. Formed in 1974, the club gave won 19 major domestic honours – including seven league championships – and, of course, are one of just six British clubs to have won the European Cup.

In this illustrated A to Z, Simon Goodyear looks at the big events in the club’s history…

The Odd Man Out: The Fascinating Story of Ron Saunders' Reign at Aston Villa​

The Odd Man Out: The Fascinating Story of Ron Saunders' Reign at Aston Villa

Hardcover
By Graham Denton

Aston Villa legend Ron Saunders is the only manager in over a century to guide the club to English football’s very top.

The Odd Man Out is an exhaustive account of how he did it!

Aston Villa The Complete Record​

Aston Villa The Complete Record

Hardcover
By Rob Bishop, Frank Holt

This impressive 600-page hardback provides a comprehensive guide to the club’s fortunes since Aston Villa’s formation in 1874, with an illustrated season-by-season guide…

Villa’s history, in fine detail.

Immerse yourself in everything claret and blue.

So you think you know Aston Villa: Over 250 quiz questions to test your knowledge​

So you think you know Aston Villa: Over 250 quiz questions to test your knowledge

Paperback
By James Redland

Gather your Villa-supporting friends to find out who knows the most about your favourite club…

Memories made in Aston: A Book for the Fans written by the Fans​

Memories made in Aston: A Book for the Fans written by the Fans

Paperback
By Simon Goodyear

“A great book for all Villa fans, old and new. As well as the usual mini history of the club and biographies of Villa legends, by far the most interesting items in the book are the memories of the fans and players themselves. Their best games, anecdotes funny and sad. Altogether a most unusual and worthwhile addition to the many books about this great club.”

Amazon review.

Life and Death of Andy Ducat

The Life and Death of Andy Ducat

Hardback
By Jonathan Northall

The Life and Death of Andy Ducat is the captivating biography of one of England football’s earliest sporting heroes.

This is the captivating story of someone who scored more than 23,000 first-class runs, and captained Aston Villa to FA Cup glory in 1920.

Greatest Games Aston Villa​

Greatest Games Aston Villa

Hardcover
By James Fisher

With thousands to choose from – covering 140 years – Greatest Games Aston Villa somehow picks 50 from the club’s illustrious history in English football.

Ticket to the Moon Aston Villa

Ticket to the Moon

Hardcover
By Richard Sydenham

Aston Villa’s remarkable European Cup triumph in 1982 was a bit of a shock, to everyone outside the West Midlands at least…

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