ENGLAND V HOLLAND: MATCH CENTRE
Aston Villa's century-old Villa Park.

Villa Park

Thursday, 04 November 2004.

Club: Aston Villa (Founded 1874)
Capacity: 42,573
Record Attendance: 76,588, Aston Villa v Derby County, FA Cup Sixth Rd, 02 March 1946
Opened: 1897
Address: Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE

Villa Park has been Aston Villa’s home ground for more than a century and has a wonderful history.

Opened in 1897, it soon staged an Inter-League match, followed by an international against Scotland and the first of many FA Cup semi-finals.

Villa Park has hosted a number of England internationals at senior level. That first one, against the Scots in 1899, finished 2-1 to England and was watched by a crowd of 25,590. Three years later the teams fought out a 2-2 draw on the same ground.

England have also played Wales and Northern Ireland there in the Home International Championship and Villa have had the honour of staging matches in the 1966 World Cup, the 1995 Umbro Cup and the 1996 European Championship.

More recently England took on Spain in February 2001 and Sven-Goran Eriksson could hardly have wished for a better start as the new Head Coach as England ran out convincing 3-0 winners in a friendly.

In September 2002, in another friendly, Sven’s England grabbed a 1-1 draw there against Euro 2004 hosts Portugal.

England at
Villa Park

Date

Opponents

Venue

Comp

Result

08 Apr 1899

Scotland

Villa Park, Birmingham

BC

2-1

03 May 02

Scotland

Villa Park, Birmingham

BC

2-2

08 Apr 22

Scotland

Villa Park, Birmingham

BC

0-1

10 Nov 48

Wales

Villa Park, Birmingham

BC

1-0

14 Nov 51

Northern Ireland

Villa Park, Birmingham

BC

2-0

26 Nov 58

Wales

Villa Park, Birmingham

BC

2-2

28 Feb 01

Spain

Villa Park, Birmingham

F

3-0

07 Sept 02

Portugal

Villa Park, Birmingham

F

1-1


Total: Played 8, Won 4, Drawn 3, Lost 1, For 13, Against 7

 
© 2003/2004 The Football Association, All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Copyright Notice