Jack Grealish of Aston Villa lifts the trophy with Dean Smith of Aston Villa following victory in the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium

Every member of Aston Villa’s 2018/19 promotion winning squad - Where are they now? Retired, key player, abroad

Dean Smith guided his boyhood club back to the Premier League three years ago, after three years away.

Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 3:25 pm

2018/19 will live long in the memory of Aston Villa fans.

It was the year they returned to England’s top flight after three seasons playing in the Championship.

A 2-1 victory over Derby County at Wembley in the play-off final sealed the deal and saw Villa back in the big leagues, where they belong.

Whilst the team wasn’t the most naturally gifted in terms of talent, they will forever go down as legends for restoring pride in the shirt and bringing Premier League football back to Villa Park.

And despite that achievement being just three short years ago - only five first team players from that matchday squad remain - a number that is expected to shrink further over the coming weeks and months.

So where exactly are the 17 lads now that featured in the squad on that memorable day in May.

BirminghamWorld have taken a look so you don’t have to.

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