2016–17 Aston Villa F.C. season

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Aston Villa
2016–17 season
Chairman Tony Xia
Manager Roberto Di Matteo
(until 3 October)
Steve Bruce
(from 12 October)
Stadium Villa Park
Championship 13th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Jonathan Kodjia (19)
All: Jonathan Kodjia (19)
Average home league attendance 32,107 (2,137 at VP)
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The 2016–17 season was Aston Villa's first season in the Football League Championship following their relegation from the Premier League last season in their 142nd year in existence. It was also their first season in the second tier of English football since the formation of the Premier League.[1]

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Transfers out[edit]

  1. ^ Following Richardson's release, he signed for Cardiff City.[26]
  2. ^ Following Kinsella's release, he signed for Colchester United.[41]
  3. ^ Following Donacien's release, he signed for Accrington Stanley.[43]
  4. ^ Following Bannister's release, he signed for Watford.[45]
  5. ^ Following Webb's release, he signed for Kilmarnock.[46]
  6. ^ Following Lyons-Foster's release, he signed for Bristol City.[47]
  7. ^ Undisclosed compensation fee agreed between clubs after Robinson turned down new contract offer.[48]

Loans in[edit]

Loans out[edit]

Non-competitive[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Competitions[edit]

Football League Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
11 Preston North End 46 16 14 16 64 63 +1 62
12 Cardiff City 46 17 11 18 60 61 −1 62
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 47 48 −1 62
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 64 67 −3 58
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 16 10 20 54 58 −4 58
Source: English Football League, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Points in head-to-head matches; 5) Goal difference in head-to-head matches; 6) Goals scored in head-to-head matches; 7) Play-off.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 16 14 16 47 48  −1 62 12 8 3 33 20  +13 4 6 13 14 28  −14

Last updated: 7 May 2017.
Source: Football League Championship

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A A H H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A A H H A A H A A H H A H H A A H A H H A H A H A H
Result L W D D L D D D D D L D W W D W D W L W L W W D L L D L L L L L W W W L W W W W D L L W L D
Position 19 11 11 12 16 17 17 18 17 17 19 20 18 16 15 14 13 11 15 13 15 13 10 9 12 13 13 14 14 16 16 17 17 15 13 15 13 13 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 13
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 2017. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

On 22 June 2016, the fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[66]

FA Cup[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

EFL Cup[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

First team squad[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK Italy Pierluigi Gollini 24 EU 2016 17 0 2020 £4.1M On loan at Atalanta
2 CB England Nathan Baker 28 EU 2009 99 1 2019 YS Academy Graduate
4 RB England Micah Richards 31 EU 2015 31 2 2019 Free
5 CM England Henri Lansbury 28 EU 2017 1 0 2021 £2.75M
6 CB England Tommy Elphick 31 EU 2016 14 0 2019 £3M
7 MF Curaçao Leandro Bacuna 27 Non-EU 2013 110 7 2020 £800,000
8 MF England Aaron Tshibola 24 EU 2016 7 1 2020 £5M On loan at Nottingham Forest
10 FW Ghana Jordan Ayew 27 Non-EU 2015 53 10 2020 £9M
11 FW England Gabriel Agbonlahor 32 EU 2005 375 84 2018 YS Academy Graduate
12 DF Wales James Chester 30 EU 2016 17 0 2020 Undisclosed Captain
13 GK England Jed Steer 26 EU 2013 4 0 2019 Free
14 MF Republic of Ireland Conor Hourihane 28 EU 2017 0 0 2020 Undisclosed
16 DF England James Bree 21 EU 2017 0 0 2021 Undisclosed
18 FW Czech Republic Libor Kozák 30 EU 2013 20 4 2017 £4.88M
19 LW England Andre Green 21 EU 2016 8 0 2018 YS Academy Graduate
20 RB Iceland Birkir Bjarnason 31 EU 2017 0 0 2020 Undisclosed
21 RB Scotland Alan Hutton 34 EU 2011 109 1 2017 £3.38M
22 CM England Gary Gardner 27 EU 2011 29 1 2018 YS Academy Graduate
23 LB France Jordan Amavi 25 EU 2015 25 0 2020 £8.25M
25 CM Australia Mile Jedinak 35 Non-EU 2016 13 0 2019 £4M
26 FW Ivory Coast Jonathan Kodjia 29 EU 2016 13 7 2020 £15M
27 DF Belgium Ritchie De Laet 30 EU 2016 3 0 2019 £2M
28 LB France Aly Cissokho 31 EU 2014 58 0 2018 £1.88M On loan at Olympiacos
29 FW England Rushian Hepburn-Murphy 20 EU 2015 3 0 2017 YS Academy Graduate
31 GK England Mark Bunn 34 EU 2015 15 0 2017 Free
33 GK Montenegro Matija Sarkic 22 EU 2016 0 0 2017 YS Academy Graduate
34 GK England Sam Johnstone 26 EU 2016 2 0 2017 Loan On loan from Manchester United
36 FW England Jerell Sellars 23 EU 2015 0 0 2017 YS Academy Graduate
37 RW Ghana Albert Adomah 31 EU 2016 11 1 2020 £6M
38 DM Australia Jordan Lyden 23 Non-EU 2016 4 0 2017 YS Academy Graduate
39 FW England Keinan Davis 21 EU 2016 2 0 2018 YS Academy Graduate
40 MF England Jack Grealish 23 EU 2012 60 3 2018 YS Academy Graduate
42 CB England Niall Mason 22 EU 2016 0 0 2017 YS Academy Graduate
On loan at Doncaster Rovers
44 FW Scotland Ross McCormack 32 EU 2016 13 2 2020 £12M On loan at Nottingham Forest
46 CB Republic of Ireland Kevin Toner 23 EU 2012 4 0 2018 YS Academy Graduate
On loan at Bradford City
RW Spain Carles Gil 26 EU 2015 (Winter) 31 3 2019 £3.15M On loan at Deportivo
DM Colombia Carlos Sánchez 33 Non-EU 2014 38 1 2018 £4.5M On loan at Fiorentina
MF France Jordan Veretout 26 EU 2015 29 0 2020 £7.5M On loan at Saint-Étienne

Last updated: 26 November 2016
Source: avfc.co.uk
Ordered by squad number. Appearances include all competitive league and cup appearances, including as substitute.

Squad statistics[edit]

As of 7 May 2017

Appearances (Apps.) numbers are for appearances in competitive games only including sub appearances
Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute
Red card numbers denote: Numbers in parentheses represent red cards overturned for wrongful dismissal.

No. Nat. Player Pos. Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goal Yellow card Red card Apps Goal Yellow card Red card Apps Goal Yellow card Red card Apps Goal Yellow card Red card
2 England Nathan Baker CB 31 (1) 1 5 1 1 1 33 (1) 1 5 1
3 Wales Neil Taylor CB 14 2 1 14 2
4 England Micah Richards CB 1 (1) 1 2 (1)
5 England Henri Lansbury CM 17 (1) 2 17 (1) 2
6 England Tommy Elphick CB 20 (6) 4 20 (6) 4
7 Curaçao Leandro Bacuna RB 22 (8) 1 9 1 1 23 (8) 1 9 1
9 England Scott Hogan CF 9 (4) 1 2 9 (4) 1 2
11 England Gabriel Agbonlahor CF 4 (9) 1 2 1 5 (7) 1
12 Wales James Chester DF 45 3 6 1 46 3 6
13 England Jed Steer GK
14 Republic of Ireland Conor Hourihane MF 13 (4) 1 3 13 (4) 1 3
16 England James Bree RB 6 (1) 6 (1)
18 Czech Republic Libor Kozák FW 0 (2) 0 (2)
19 England Andre Green LW 4 (11) 1 0 (1) 1 5 (12) 1
20 Iceland Birkir Bjarnason LM 5 (3) 5 (3)
21 Scotland Alan Hutton RB 31 (3) 5 1 0 (1) 32 (4) 5
22 England Gary Gardner CM 18 (8) 1 2 1 19 (8) 1 2
23 France Jordan Amavi LB 26 (8) 6 1 1 28 (8) 6
25 Australia Mile Jedinak DM 33 8 1 34 8
26 Ivory Coast Jonathan Kodjia FW 36 19 5 1 36 19 5 1
27 Belgium Ritchie De Laet DF 3 1 3 1
29 England Rushian Hepburn-Murphy FW 0 (3) 0 (3)
31 England Mark Bunn GK 5 (1) 1 1 6 (1) 1
34 England Sam Johnstone GK 21 1 22
35 England Corey Blackett-Taylor MF 0 (1) 1 0 (1)
37 Ghana Albert Adomah MF 30 (8) 3 1 1 31 (8) 3 1
38 Australia Jordan Lyden DM
39 England Keinan Davis FW 0 (6) 0 (1) 0 (7)
40 England Jack Grealish MF 20 (11) 5 5 1 1 1 22 (11) 5 5 1
46 Republic of Ireland Kevin Toner CB
1 Italy Pierluigi Gollini* GK 20 20
5 Denmark Jores Okore* CB 1 1
8 England Aaron Tshibola* MF 5 (3) 1 3 1 1 7 (3) 1 3
10 Ghana Jordan Ayew* FW 17 (4) 2 5 1 1 1 18 (4) 3 6
14 Benin Rudy Gestede* FW 8 (10) 4 3 0 (1) 8 (11) 4 3
15 England Ashley Westwood* MF 18 (5) 3 18 (5) 3
20 Spain Adama Traoré* RW 0 (1) 0 (1)
28 France Aly Cissokho* LB 11 (1) 2 11 (1) 2
44 Scotland Ross McCormack* FW 13 (7) 3 4 0 (1) 1 1 14 (8) 3 5
Own goals 1 0 0 0
Totals 47 80 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 48 82 4

Source: (for players and positions) First Team Squad 00(for squad numbers) Squad Profiles 00(for actual stats.) Squad Stats.

  • (*)Player made appearance(s) before leaving the club on loan or permanently.

Suspensions[edit]

As of 31 January 2017
Player Date Received Offence Length of suspension
Curaçao Leandro Bacuna Yellow card v Barnsley, 27/9/16
5 cautions
1 match Preston North End, Football League Championship
England Jack Grealish
15/10/16
Stamp; retrospective ban.[67] 3 matches Reading, Fulham, Birmingham City, Football League Championship
Ghana Jordan Ayew Yellow card v Birmingham City, 30/10/16
5 cautions
1 match Blackburn Rovers, Football League Championship
Scotland Ross McCormack Yellow card v Blackburn Rovers, 5/11/16
5 cautions
1 match Brighton & Hove Albion, Football League Championship