Aston Villa F.C. in the 1870s

Aston Villa F.C. in the 1870s

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Aston Villa Football Club was formed in 1874, by members of the Villa Wesleyan Cross Chapel. These were players of cricket in search of a summer pastime. The first meeting to discuss the new team was held on the fringes of Birchfield and Lozells, not far from where Villa Park now stands on Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham. After appointing Walter H. Price as first-ever captain, the newly-formed 'Aston Villa Football Club' set about the task of trying to find suitable opponents. This was difficult, as rugby was more popular in Birmingham at the time. Some football clubs, such as Calthorpe FC and Stafford Road FC works team of Wolverhampton were considered too strong.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136744295
  • 9786136744292