You might say these Villans are looking to steal a championship. Aston Villa owns and operates the Aston Villa Football Club, which competes in the UK's Premier League. One of the country's oldest and most successful soccer teams, Aston Villa F.C. (known to supporters as The Villans) was formed in 1874 and boasts seven FA Cups and five League Cups (its last in 1996), as well as seven First Division championships. The company also owns the team's home ground, Villa Park in Birmingham. American businessman Randy Lerner, who owns the Cleveland Browns franchise of the National Football League, has owned Aston Villa since 2006.