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Staunton signs for the first time

Staunton signs for the first time

On this day in 1991, Steve Staunton joined Villa from Liverpool for £1.1m. 

The Republic of Ireland international, popularly known as Stan, holds the unique distinction of having had two spells for both Villa and the Anfield club. 

He returned to Merseyside in June 1998, having played 263 games for Villa, but was brought back by John Gregory on a free transfer two years later and took his combined total in claret and blue to 350 appearances and 20 goals.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 2nd August 1991