Ex-Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel celebrated his former club’s return to the Premier League yesterday by posting a picture of himself on Instagram.
The Colombian was a fan favourite at Villa Park after signing for £9.5 million in 2001 – a club-record fee at the time.
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WE ARE ASTON VILLA AND …. WE. ARE. BAAACKKK ????⚽️⚽️. @premierleague Congratulations to every @avfcofficial Fan, to everyone involved with the Football Club, proud of this group of players and coaching staff! #PartOfThePride #AVFC #Backtowherewebelong 2019 championship winners! #PremierleagueFootball @jackgrealish @johnterry.26
Only Dwight Yorke and Gabby Agbonlahor have scored more goals for Villa in the Premier League era than Angel after he bagged 62 goals in 205 games.
The Villans secured their return to top flight yesterday after beating Frank Lampard’s Derby County at Wembley.
Anwar El Gazi bagged the first before John McGinn capitalised on a goalkeeper error to add a second.
Derby pulled one back, but it was too little too late as Dean Smith’s side clinched promotion.
Villa have been an outspokenly ambitious club with plans to take the Premier League by storm, which is looking more likely as Smith is set to have money to bolster an already impressive-looking squad.
Gallery: Villa's best promotion pictures
McGinn lifts the trophy
Match-winner John McGinn lifts the trophy aloft after playing a decisive role for Villa at Wembley.
Celebrations on the pitch
All the players were taking in the historic moment after achieving promotion back to the Premier League.
JT gets in on the action
Terry has been an influential figure at Aston Villa this season and it was great to see him get his hands on the trophy.
Smith and Grealish
A picture that will delight every single Villa fan up and down the country. Two Aston Villa fans at heart.
Celebrating in the streets
The celebrations poured out into the streets as Villa fans milked every bit of the atmosphere.
Smith joins in
Dean Smith was keen to get involved as he celebrated with his supporters.