Aston Villa FC
Aston Villa Football Club (also known as Villa, The Villa, The Villans and The Lions) was founded in 1874 and have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa were founder members of The Football League in 1888. They were also founder members of the Premier League in 1992, and have remained there ever since.
They are one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in England, having won the First Division Championship seven times and the FA Cup seven times. They have a fierce local rivalry with Birmingham City. The Second City derby between Aston Villa and Birmingham City has been played since 1879. The club's traditional kit colours are claret shirts with sky blue sleeves, white shorts and sky blue socks. Their traditional crest is of a rampant gold lion on a light blue background with the club's motto "Prepared" underneath.