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Villa supporters have been asking the question for several years: When will the new Complete Record be published? Now we can provide the answer - it will be available from 16 September 2022. Written by former programme editor Rob Bishop and statistician Frank Holt, Aston Villa, The Complete Record will bring the club’s history right up to the end of the 2021/22 season.

An impressive 600-page hardback publication, The Complete Record provides a comprehensive guide to the fortunes of the boys in claret and blue since Villa’s formation in 1874.  

The Complete Record includes: 


  • An illustrated season-by-season guide, providing the highlights of every campaign, plus squad photos and images from memorable games.

  • Two pages on every one of the club’s seasons since becoming founder members of the Football League in 1888, featuring line-ups, scorers, attendances and final league tables.

  • An A-Z of Villa stars, with profiles and photos of nearly 200 players who have helped to shape Villa’s history, from Gabby Agbonlahor to Ashley Young. 

  • Profiles and photos of every Villa manager, from Jimmy McMullan in 1934 to Steven Gerrard, who took over as head coach in November 2021.

  • A comprehensive list of every player to play a first-team league or cup game, together with career statistics.

  • The story of Villa Park. 

  • Players’ appearances and scorers during the Second World War.

  • The history of the Villa News & Record

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