2. Paul McGrath
Regarded by many as the greatest player in Aston Villa’s history, Paul McGrath’s name is still the most chanted by the Villa Park faithful.
He won the 1993 PFA Footballer of the Year while he was playing for Aston Villa. During his seven years at Aston Villa, he also won two League Cups. Villa fans affectionately refer to him as ‘God’. He made 253 league appearances for his club and scored 9 goals to his name.
His achievements are all the more surprising seeing that he played with dodgy knees and had a drinking problem.
1. Gordon Cowans
Gordon Cowans is considered one of the greatest Aston Villa players ever. Renowned for his sublime passing, he is among the most decorated players in Villa’s modern-day history.
Arriving as a 12-year-old schoolboy he went on to score 59 goals and make 527 appearances for Villa in three spells.
The talented player enjoyed quite a successful career at Aston Villa. He won the European Cup, the European Super Cup, the League Cup and the First Division championship for Villa fans.
He also represented England at the international level several times and scored 2 goals against Egypt and Scotland.