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Aston Villa / League: Premier League (England)

2010 Revenue: 109.4 million euros ($158.1 million)
2009 Revenue: 99.0 million euros ($143 million)

The team from England's second largest city Birmingham have never won the Premier League, but "Villa"has a rich history as one of England's most successful teams, winning the European Cup (known now as the Champions League) in 1982, they remain one of only four English clubs to have done so.

Villa's last domestic cup success came in 1996, but the claret and blue side counts Prince William and Prime Minister David Cameron among its supporters.

The Birmingham club also has a strong sense of social responsibility, foregoing lucrative corporate sponsorship on their jerseys in 2009/10, they chose instead to donate the front of their shirts to the Acorns Child Hospice, and players regularly visit sick children there.

The charity partnership meant that the club's commercial revenue of 16 million euros ($23 million) was comparatively low, but from 2010/11 Villa began a three year deal with FX Pro.

Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner took over ownership of Aston Villa in August 2006 and the Villa Park stadium achieves an average league attendance of 38,600, around 90 percent of capacity.

Broadcast revenue accounted for 58 percent of Villa's overall income in 2010, but the team will struggle to remain in the top twenty without European success.

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