21 players you forgot played for Aston Villa - from Liverpool legend to talkSPORT pundit - gallery

From Liverpool and Arsenal icons to complete and utter flops – here are 21 players you probably forgot played for Aston Villa over the years.

With an international break upon us, it may only be a couple of weeks away from league action, but fans up and down the country will be missing club football.

It’s been an intense few months since the World Cup break, with teams trying their hardest to fit countless fixtures into a tight schedule – but now things have gone rather quiet.

Seeing players head off on international duty is great but these periods often see fans reminiscing about their clubs as well as their countries.

One topic of conversation is often the ‘I bet you forgot this player played here’, and Aston Villa are no exception to that. In fact, there are so many that we’ve had to limit it to just 21 for the purpose of this article.

Some arrived at Villa Park on a temporary loan basis, whereas others were actually around for multiple years - yet many Villans supporters will have completely forgotten their presence.

Without further ado, here are the 21 players we’ve picked out that may well have slipped your mind. How many of these did you know once donned the claret and blue of The Lions?