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2017/18 record: Aston Villa boast best accumulative home attendance in the Championship

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2017/18 record: Aston Villa boast best accumulative home attendance in the Championship

Our match against Derby County at the weekend confirmed us as the best supported Sky Bet Championship club at home this season.

A total of 41,745 turned out for our final home match of the regular campaign – the highest figure this term.

It took our aggregate home attendance this season to 738,219, which puts us more than 43,000 clear of the next best side in the division, Leeds United.

The Whites have one more home game remaining, but our cushion exceeds their Elland Road capacity, meaning we finish top spot after 23 regular season encounters.

The Derby crowd was also the highest single attendance across the Championship in 2017/18, while our 32,000+ average gate is also unparalleled.

As if those numbers didn't do the incredible support justice, Saturday was our strongest turnout for nearly three years – since the 42,200 came for our clash with Manchester United in August 2015.

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Perhaps the biggest tribute to our following this term is that the accumulative 738,219 attendance places us among the top 10 clubs in England, and ahead of the likes of Chelsea and Everton.

We now expect our final season total at Villa Park to approach 780,000, with a Play-Off semi-final second leg to come in a fortnight.

Dan Connor
By @danconnor 29th April 2018