Aston Villa is an English soccer club based in the city of Birmingham. The club plays in the Premier League, the top division of English football, and plays its home matches at the Villa Park stadium, a facility with 42,785 seats.
Founded in 1874, Aston Villa was a founding member of the Football League in 1888 and the Premier League in 1992. It is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in England, with twenty-three official trophies including a UEFA Champions League, although the most of these titles came before World War II. Aston Villa is also the second club in terms of number of seasons spent in the top flight, behind Everton.
The club's colors are burgundy and light blue. There were various coats of arms used, all characterized by the presence of a rampant lion; the historic circular symbol of the team that won the Champions Cup was replaced a few years later by a burgundy and light blue striped shield with the lion in the centre, while in 2007 a golden lion was further inserted on a light blue background.