Aston Villa Football Club: Ex Premier League Players

Aston Villa: 

Ex Premier League Footballers

Welcome to the Aston Villa legends page – the gateway to information on ex Aston Villa players who have played in the Premier League.

In addition to information on ex Aston Villa players we have also added Aston Villa’s Premier League statistics which include the top Aston Villa scorers in the Premier League, most Premier League appearances by an Aston Villa player and also Aston Villa football club’s final league position for each year that they have featured in the English Premier League.

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Mark Bosnich

Premier League Appearances: 206

Clean Sheets: 77

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David James

Premier League Appearances: 572

Clean Sheets: 170

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Brad Friedel

Premier League Appearances: 450

Clean Sheets: 132

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Gareth SouthgatePremier League Appearances: 426 | Goals Scored: 17

Gareth Southgate finished his playing career at Middlesbrough in 2006 when he was appointed manager of the side after Steve McLaren left to take over as coach of the England national side. Read More..


Richard Dunne

Premier League Appearances: 431

Goals Scored: 11

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Martin Laursen

Premier League Appearances: 84

Goals Scored: 9

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Steve Staunton

Premier League Appearances: 288

Goals Scored: 13

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Gary Charles

Premier League Appearances: 98

Goals Scored: 3

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Ronnie Johnsen

Premier League Appearances: 151

Goals Scored: 8

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Alan Wright

Premier League Appearances: 305

Goals Scored: 5

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Kevin Richardson

Premier League Appearances: 207

Goals Scored: 7

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Olof Mellberg

Premier League Appearances: 232

Goals Scored: 8

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George Boateng Premier League Appearances: 384 | Goals Scored: 17

Considered a legend at each of the four of the Premier League teams he played for, George Boateng retired from playing in 2013 after a season in Malaysia with Liga Super side T-Team FC. Read More..


Steve Stone

Premier League Appearances: 263

Goals Scored: 25

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Ray Houghton

Premier League Appearances: 105

Goals Scored: 8

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Dwight Yorke

Premier League Appearances: 375

Goals Scored: 123

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Paul MersonPremier League Appearances: 280 | Goals Scored: 46

After a long career in the top divisions, Paul Merson finally retired from playing in 2006 after dropping down the leagues and turning out for Tamworth FC.

His brief time at Tamworth preceded an unsuccessful two-year spell as player-manager at Division One side Walsall. Read More..


Ian Taylor

Premier League Appearances: 247

Goals Scored: 29

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Earl Barrett

Premier League Appearances: 195

Goals Scored: 1

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Paul McGrath

Premier League Appearances: 166

Goals Scored: 6

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Dion Dublin

Premier League Appearances: 312

Goals Scored: 111

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Lee Hendrie

Premier League Appearances: 251

Goals Scored: 27

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Gavin McCann

Premier League Appearances: 301

Goals Scored: 12

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Premier League Appearances: 123

Goals Scored: 38

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Ugo Ehiogu – Premier League Appearances: 355 | Goals Scored: 19

Premier League legend Ugo Ehiogu retired from playing professionally in 2009 after his contract was terminated by Sheffield United in a bid to cut costs. Read More..


Premier League Appearances: 196

Goals Scored: 45

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Nolberto Solano

Premier League Appearances: 302

Goals Scored: 49

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Premier League Appearances: 183

Goals Scored: 13

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Andy TownsendPremier League Appearances: 215 | Goals Scored: 13

After winding down his career with West Bromwich Albion, Andy Townsend was forced into retirement in 2000 due to a recurrent knee injury. Read More..


Darius Vassell

Premier League Appearances: 265

Goals Scored: 52

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Dalian Atkinson

Premier League Appearances: 73

Goals Scored: 22

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Julian Joachim

Premier League Appearances: 156

Goals Scored: 42

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Emile Heskey

Premier League Appearances: 516

Goals Scored: 110

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Aston Villa Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most Premier League appearances for Aston Villa and who has scored the most goals for Aston Villa in the Premier League (info correct as of 17/05/16).

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Gabby Agbonlahor73Gareth Barry365
Dwight Yorke60Gabby Agbonlahor315
Dion Dublin51Alan Wright260
Juan Pablo Angel44Lee Hendrie251
Christian Benteke42Steve Staunton244
Gareth Barry41Ian Taylor233
Julian Joachim39Olof Mellberg232
Dean Saunders39Ugo Ehiogu229
John Carew37Gareth Southgate191
Darius Vassell35Stiliyan Petrov185

Statistics provided by Statbunker